6 December, 2021 | 1 min read

Eskaton and Aging2.0 Partner to Find Technologies to Enhance Lives of Seniors

Sacramento, CA (August 2016) -- Eskaton, the largest nonprofit community-based organization serving seniors in the greater Sacramento area, hosts the Aging2.0 event.

Eskaton, a nonprofit provider of aging services, recently hosted Aging2.0, where seven startups presented innovative products and services aimed at enhancing the lives of seniors. A panel of expert judges announced the winner, Stack Labs, which is now part of the virtual competition where people can vote online for their favorite startup until August 19, 2016. The winners of the virtual competition will advance to the final round in San Francisco on October 13, 2016.

“The Aging2.0 Global Startup Search is the ideal event to discover well-designed products and solutions that focus on improving the way we age," said Lola Rain, director of digital media at Eskaton who also emceed the event. “The winner, Stack Labs, was also voted the favorite startup by the audience. Stack light bulbs address circadian rhythm. The bulbs intelligently adjust color temperature to time of day, helping seniors sleep soundly and wake up alert, making them happier and also less likely to fall.”

At the Global Startup Search, all the startup were given the opportunity to network with their target audience -- the elders. Many residents attended the event from Eskaton Village Carmichael, which regularly hosts technology forums, such at the Longevity Collective by Dr. Richard Caro. Eskaton, which means “the dawning of a new day,” is committed to finding innovative technologies that will have a positive impact on aging. Stack Labs will partner with Eskaton in September to pilot its product in 13 independent living apartments in Sacramento.

“As you age, your eyesight changes, making it harder to see light, so dim lighting can be dangerous,” said Rain. “These new lights by Stack Labs contain sensors and provide alerts to loved ones and caregivers in the case of a potential fall or a sleepless night.”