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Asbury Launches COVID-sensing Platform with ThriveWell Tech

Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Gaithersburg, Md. is proud to be taking part in a study to transform predictive data of COVID onset into preventive care that is funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Aging.

Harvard University’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., the study’s principal investigator, is working with resident volunteers, and ThriveWell Tech.

Using Brigham and Women’s data on COVID cases, Harvard’s Machine Learning Team has created a risk-prediction model to predict and detect early indicators of COVID. They are partnering with Asbury to gather resident volunteers who can help them refine the predictive algorithm and test a COVID-sensing platform which uses biosensing technology to monitor such areas as temperature, activity levels, and heart and respiratory rates. ThriveWell Tech will play a key role in generating “streaming data” to feed the model and working with partners on a biosensing watch that will monitor and relay key vital signs in real time.

“We are extremely excited with the potential this pilot will have to use advanced cloud platforms to generate, consume, organize and analyze resident data for targeted actions and outcomes that will benefit residents,” says ThriveWell Tech President Nick Patel.

“This is truly the next phase of the evolution in post-acute care and a true reflection of how critical it is for senior living operators to adapt and consume new technology,” adds Doug Leidig, CEO of Asbury Communities, which operates Asbury Methodist Village. “We are honored for the support of members of the Asbury philanthropic family and grant-funding institutions that are helping to make these innovative pilots possible.”

“We are grateful that Asbury Methodist Village can serve as the staging ground for such important work,” says Michele Potter, Executive Director of Asbury Methodist Village. “We are thrilled to be able to work with this caliber of people and organizations as we help the seniors of today and tomorrow.”