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Eskaton Innovation Lab


As an Aging2.0 member, Eskaton invests in partnerships with technology companies that are focused on improving the lives of older adults. Eskaton engages its residents in the development process to provide valuable feedback to engineers. Our recent innovations have been focused in the following areas.

Hip Protection

Eskaton partnered with Active Protective in developing and testing a hip protector that senses a fall, deploys airbags around the hips, and sends an alert to a designated person. For more information, visit www.activeprotective.com. Watch video:

Resident and Family Portal

Eskaton partnered with K4 Connect to test a resident and family portal solution. During the three month pilot, 22 residents at two Eskaton communities received a tablet and a suite of smart home devices to make connecting with their family, home and community easier. Eskaton Connect brings innovative ways to enhance the well being of all our residents.

Eskaton partnered with K4 Connect to test a resident and family portal solution.

Fall Reduction

Eskaton and Dignity Health entered into partnership and piloted a program for Fall Prevention. Watch video:


Smart Lighting

Eskaton and SMUD partnered to test a new type of lighting to improve the quality of life of seniors and reduce energy bills. Read more about this pilot’s results at www.eskaton.org/hazel. Watch video: