Improving senior's quality of life requires the efforts of many stakeholders. Vigil works with experts from the healthcare and technology industries, governments, universities, and consumer groups to leverage research and deliver technology solutions that improve the healthcare experience for seniors and those who help them.
Vigil's dedication to new product development and continued improvement requires both internal resources and good working relationships with world class technology and medical leaders.
CAST, a national coalition of more than 400 technology companies, aging-services organizations, research universities, and government representatives. CAST is leading the national charge to develop and deploy emerging technologies that can improve the experience of aging in America.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products. NEMA also makes numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping public policy development and operating as a central agency for gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data.
ORCATECH is a collaboration with the Oregon Health Sciences University to drive evidence-based technology research in "living laboratories" across the state to accelerate commercial systems. Through interactive and cross-disciplinary research, ORCATECH seeks to identify technologies to help seniors maintain independence as they age.
Vigil has partnered with the University of Victoria to research the development of new computer vision-based methods for home-based sleep monitoring. It is anticipated that a new technology for automatic, inexpensive sleep monitoring will enable more precise correlations between specific disturbances and health problems, and allow for better care for the elderly. Vigil is sponsoring the project along with MITACS Inc., an organization connecting university research with industry innovation.