New and Improved Claris Companion 2.0 released in 2016!
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On January 21st, 2015 tech reporter Lindsay Smith drops by Global TV to introduce the new ClarityLife phone powered by Claris. The new amplified phone with 8 inch touch screen offers the functionality of Claris Companion to “help seniors be more independent” and provide “baby boomers peace of mind”. Watch video…

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Fox News profiles Claris Companion on their Digital MD segment saying, “Senior citizens are the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population, according to the Administration on Aging. Now, a new tablet called the Claris Companion has been created with their specific needs in mind.” Read more…

Claris Companion on CTV News

Consumer reporter Lynda Steele profiles Claris Companion for the “sandwich” generation, describing Claris Companion as “brilliant”, “very cool”, and “a good idea if your parents want to stay in their home and you’re worried and want to help them out.” Read more…

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Jim Miller senior’s expert from Savvy Senior drops by the studio at KFOR-TV to review Claris Companion. Anchor Linda Cavanaugh calls Companion “really cool!… it’s really good for parents that may live a thousand miles away and you just want some contact to know they’re okay.” Read more…

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Geof Auchinleck (co-founder of Claris Healthcare) and Mark Ainley (Claris Companion user) talk about the Claris Companion, an in-home communication device designed for seniors to keep them connected with family and home care providers. Watch video…

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Tech guru Lindsay Smith discusses how Claris Companion is “super simple” for older seniors and helps bring families closer together while host Fiona Forbes calls Claris Companion “such a smart idea!”. Watch video…

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See what Breakfast Television thinks about Claris Companion, calling it “amazing!” Read more…

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Boston Globe technology report reviews Claris Companion saying that it’s the “cleverest senior tablet I’ve seen” with an “excellent high-def screen”. He does mention that Claris Companion is costly, but for our customers, we know the peace of mind and trouble-free operation is worth it. For those concerned about cost, please check out our Claris One. Read more…

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The New York Times features Claris Companion in print and online saying, “The best gadget for an older person may be a tablet, because it is easier to handle than a laptop and the Claris Companion takes that idea a step further, because it is monitored and configured by a caregiver or family member. Read more…

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“The Claris Companion tablet is designed to offer tech appeal to skeptical seniors through a simple interface and attractive design…it may be the most welcoming-looking tablet ever created.”

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“The Claris Companion allows seniors to surf online safely and communicate easily with their family and health care providers such as doctors and social workers. Avoiding useless advertising and spam, the tablet is controlled remotely by a caregiver’s computer.” Read more…

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“This device is well thought out and takes into consideration all the potential roadblocks seniors may encounter with technology. What I especially like is that the Companion doesn’t skimp on quality where it counts. Real bamboo, a simple charging station and amplified speakers make for a nice package at a reasonable price point. Smart design, pleasing esthetics and a strong value are the qualities that make the Claris Companion. Dr. Alexis Approved! Read more…

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Luciana Gravotta writes, “Helping seniors live at home independently is one of Canadian health care’s big challenges. Designed to sit like a picture frame on surfaces around the home, the Claris Companion assists users with audio reminders for appointment and medication times.  If a user forgets to take pills or check in, family members can opt to receive an email or text message alert.” Read more…

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If you’re interested in something mobile, there are several new senior-specific tablets on the market you should look into the Claris Companion, which combines a computer, digital picture frame, mobile phone and passive monitoring device into one package.” Read more…

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“A new tablet called Claris Companion aims to make it easier for old people to use technology, and to make the experience of aging easier–both for the elderly who experience it and for the family members who provide care.” Read more…

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“This simplified, button-free tablet could be the answer to keeping older senior citizens healthy and happy in their own homes” writes Jeff Bukhari from the New York Daily News. Read more…

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As a guest blogger for Wired, Geof Auchinleck comments, “We’ve always had to ‘come to the technology’ – learn how to use it. With Companion, we had to make the technology come to the seniors – make it something they can simply use without a huge learning curve to climb.” Read more…

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Mark Miller from Reuters writes, “The design challenge was how make something that would work for people who really have no interest in technology… [Claris Companion is] specifically designed for seniors living at home who need some level of care and monitoring. Read more…

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CTV News reports, “There’s a lot of technology out there to help adult children care for aging parents. Only problem: Many seniors are intimidated to use it. The Claris Companion is a customizable device keeps track of medications, sends reminders and uploads photos. All the while, family members and caregivers can remotely control and monitor activity on the device.”

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“Built into the Claris Companion’s nostalgic styling are potentially life-saving communication tools and interactive health and wellness features.” says Lee Rickwood of the Calgary Herald. Read more…

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“A digital platform that families could use to stay in touch, regardless of their level of computer experience. Read more…

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“Claris combines the best of a tablet, computer, digital picture frame, mobile phone, and monitoring device into one simple device that is managed remotely.” Read more…

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John Laposky from Twice Magazine writes that “Simple surveys that require a response can be scheduled. With the touch of one screen button, the senior can respond Yes, Maybe or No to any question configured. For users with mild dementia, Alzheimer’s or memory loss, questions can be scheduled in advance and repeated daily so well-being and compliance with daily routine can be regularly tracked.” Read more…

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“Its user-friendly interface will help maintain the ever-important connection between the elderly and their loved ones declares Michael Andronico from Laptop Magazine. Read more…

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“Geof Auchinleck realized that, as communication changed with the advent of the Internet, email, social media, texting, digital photos and mobile devices, seniors were being left out. He also realized there were e-health opportunities to be harnessed with tablet technology, so he set about designing one that is simplified specifically with seniors in mind.” Read more…

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Candice So from IT Business News says that “[Claris Companion] gives seniors’ grown kids peace of mind about their parents’ medical needs, but it also allows the seniors themselves to be more socially connected with the help of previously-unfamiliar technology.” Read more…

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Geof Auchinleck CEO of Claris Healthcare describes why we developed Claris Companion, “By giving the seniors tools that’ll allow them to avoid hospital admission. In other words, looking after their own medications, looking after their own care, being able to use a video link to consult with physicians and medical professionals, so that they can look after themselves without having to leave home.” Read more…

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Helen Peterson of the Courier speaks to Paul Sharman of Claris Healthcare who comments, “We all have busy lives, it’s great to know that with the touch of a screen you can have instant peace of mind.”

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The Observer observes, “In order to enable a more appropriate escalation of care, Claris Companion is an innovative communication appliance that helps promote self-managed care for seniors in their homes and includes visual consultations via video conferencing to ensure seniors are not unnecessarily admitted to hospital.” Read more…

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Unlike other computers, tablets or devices, Claris Companion was designed specifically for seniors who may not be comfortable with technology by combining the familiar aesthetics of both a 1950’s TV and bamboo picture frame.” Read more…

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“The Claris Companion is a socialization device for the elderly. Wrapped in bamboo, the 10-inch Android tablet uses a customized, locked-down interface, offers specific services which can be configured from a website, so that the user doesn’t get lost in a sea of programs.” Read more…

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“Claris Companion is all about simplifying the user experience so that elderly people don’t have to worry about technical configuration or advertising.” Read more…

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“The Claris Companion offers a piece of mind for busy families and caregivers by allowing them to keep in touch with the older adults and monitor their well-being from anywhere in the world.” Read more…

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“Claris Companion is a digital tablet designed specifically for seniors who aren’t comfortable with technology. The new device helps busy families and caregivers keep in touch with seniors and monitor their wellbeing in a non-invasive way, regardless of the distance.” Read more…

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“Claris Healthcare comments on how to get seniors to use technology at Sparksheet” Read more…

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Claris Companion lives up to it’s name. It’s a non-intrusive observation platform that allows seniors the ability to remain independent and live their lives without feeling like they are being managed.” Read more…

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“Claris Companion aims to address both of these issues by connecting generations and improving the wellbeing of seniors by promoting self-managed care.” Read more…

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Clearly this is a product that is a major game changer as I don’t know of another tablet on the market that is like this one. Read more…

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“We are living in a time of unprecedented social connection but senior citizens, are being left out of the conversation because this technology wasn’t designed with them in mind.” Read more…

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“Claris Healthcare was founded with the goal of enabling seniors to increase connectivity with loved ones while limiting unnecessary hospital admissions.” Read more…

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Listen to CEO Geof Auchinleck talk to News 1130 about Claris Companion. Listen…

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Listen to CEO Geof Auchinleck speak about senior care issues on LA talk radio. Listen…

Claris Companion on Vancouver Sun Podcast

Listen to CEO Geof Auchinleck talk about Claris Companion during this thoughtful podcast from the Vancouver Sun. Listen…

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Listen as CEO Geof Auchinleck visits LA Talk radio for a second time to speak about how Claris Companion is helping connect isolated seniors with family, friends and careigvers. Listen…