#AccessibleOlli

How innovative technologies help an aging population stay healthier and happier

Written by Lisa DeLuca | October 1, 2018 | Article, Blog

The developed world is grappling with the challenges of an aging population. By 2050, it’s estimated that at least 40 percent of the population in Germany, Italy, Japan and Singapore will be over the age of 60. For the United Kingdom, Canada, United States and Brazil, it’s anticipated that proportion will stand at 30 percent. ...read more


Combatting loneliness in the aging population with #AccessibleOlli

Written by Kal Gyimesi | March 15, 2018 | Automotive

Earlier this year, IBM’s Institute for Business Value published a report entitled ‘Loneliness and the aging population.’ At its heart was a desire to understand and address the challenges of global demographic aging trends, and one in particular: loneliness. Download the report from the IBM Institute for Business Value There are many triggers for loneliness ...read more


#AccessibleOlli drives us forward at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 12, 2018 | Automotive, Blog, Events

Did you know that 15 percent of us live with disabilities? That jumps to 25 percent for people 50+. And by the time we’re 65, half of us will have one or more impairments. That’s why #AccessibleOlli was such a draw at this year’s CES with it’s very worthy mission: autonomous for all of us. ...read more


5 smart reasons to find us at CES

Written by Laura Langendorf | January 8, 2018 | Events

What better way to start of 2018 than with this year’s CES. For the past 50 years, it’s been a proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies. This year, major expectations center around smart cars and (our favorite) the Internet of Things. Of note is the keynote by Ford CEO Jim Hackett, who will share Ford’s ...read more


#AccessibleOlli: Creating freedom in transport

Written by Lynne Slowey | March 22, 2017 | Automotive

Self-driving shuttle bus Olli has become something of a celebrity in the Automotive world. He’s made public appearances at World of Watson and CES 2017, and is already hard at work on the streets of National Harbor Maryland and Berlin. Now, Olli has become the centre of a new challenge: the #AccessibleOlli project – a ...read more


MIT & Watson: hacking assistive technology for #AccessibleOlli

Written by Bambi Grundwerg | March 7, 2017 | Automotive, Blog

It’s a frigid Saturday morning and I’m on my way to attend the Assistive Technology Hackathon at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. I knew that one of the hack challenges presented by IBM Research and IBM technology partner Local Motors was designed to address difficulties that the blind and visually impaired face on urban transportation, ...read more