Continua-CABA partnership pushes connected home agenda

Continua Health Alliance, an organization of 240-plus technology companies that are developing personal connected health solutions, has struck a "liaison agreement" with the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA).

An international association of nearly 400 companies, CABA promotes "intelligent home and intelligent building technologies" in such areas as safety, security, health, energy management, monitoring, entertainment, home control and automation.

The liaison agreement will allow both organizations to benefit from CABA's collaborative research study, entitled "Aging in the Connected Home." The study will examine and determine potential home product, service and business opportunities based on the needs and expectations of the senior consumer market.

CABA is focused on working with other organizations that are "committed to expanding integrated systems for connected homes and intelligent buildings," the company said in an announcement. Continua's members have a parallel goal: They want to exploit the new capabilities of technology to help elderly people live longer at home while managing their health conditions and maintaining their quality of life.

"This partnership will allow us to examine new cost-effective ways to enable individuals who wish to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible to use personal connected healthcare to do so," said Chuck Parker, executive director of Continua Health Alliance. 

To learn more:
- read the press release (.pdf)
- check out the CABA website