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IRobot, based in Bedford, MA, launches a new “aging in place” home healthcare unit aimed at senior citizens November 11, 2009

Posted by HubTechInsider in Robotics.
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IRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT), the Bedford, MA-based maker of robots such as the Roomba for vacuuming and the PackBot for the military, revealed early this month that it has created a healthcare unit to focus on developing robots that help seniors “age in place”, living independently in their homes. Technology veteran Tod Loofbourrow is heading the new healthcare unit as its president and will report directly to iRobot CEO Colin Angle, according to the company. Angle is expected to discuss the company’s healthcare strategy at the TEDMED conference in San Diego.

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