Who We Are
Caregiver Technologies develops and markets innovative software solutions for caregivers. The Company focuses on providing solutions for remote and long-distance caregivers of the elderly, including individuals with chronic and disabling diseases, such as Alzheimer's.
AttentiveCare, an Internet-based caregiver support system, has been developed. AttentiveCare enables informal care to be delivered remotely over the Internet.
Caregiver Technologies, and AttentiveCare, grew out of the personal need of three brothers, who were long-distance caregivers for their mother who had Alzheimer's. In 2001, the three brothers put together a prototype of AttentiveCare. The technology became an integral component of their intervention strategy. See AttentiveCare History
The Alzheimer's Association learned about the AttentiveCare prototype and gave Ken Nixon's name to an Associated Press writer who wrote an article entitled, Technology and the Elderly, featuring the caregiving technology - complete with a picture of Mr. Nixon, his mother, and her great grandson. The article appeared in almost every major newspaper in the United States. It was featured on 100+ websites, including USA Today.
Research and Development
In 2002, Mr. Nixon put together two proposals: one to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program and the other to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST). Both were funded. The OCAST proposal received a #1 ranking of all proposals submitted. These awards provided the initial research and development funding.
In May, 2003, Mr. Nixon formed Caregiver Technologies, Inc. Since then Caregiver Technologies has received additional grants: A NIH SBIR Phase II Award from the National Institute on Aging and another OCAST Oklahoma Applied Research Support (OARS).
Initial development focused on remote caregivers for persons with dementia because of Ken Nixon's caregiving experience with Alzheimer's. The Company in 2006 broadened its research and development to include remote caregiving of person with other chronic conditions, specifically focusing on caregivers of persons with diabetes, arthritis, congestive heart failure (CHF), hypertension, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Field testing of the Remote Chronic Disease Management Extensions to AttentiveCare will begin in the 3rd quarter of 2006.
In 2006, Caregiver Technologies received an "Innovator of the Year" Award, presented by The Journal Record, Oklahoma's leading business newspaper.
Caregiver Technologies, Inc. is located on the campus of Moore-Norman Technology Center – Business Development Center in Oklahoma City.
Kenneth R. Nixon is founder and president.