Reemo Launches Wearable Gesture Pilot With Ohio Masonic Home

ReemoMinneapolis startup Reemo (formerly Playtabase), has partnered with an unnamed — yet widely known — home automation provider to launch a paid pilot with Ohio Masonic Home based in Springfield, Ohio.

Consistent with the origins and mantra of empowering independent living, Reemo is combining its technology with wearable wrist devices such as Samsung’s Smartwatch, to provide gesture controlled assistance for those needing safer home interactions with their surroundings.

A control group of 60 residents will begin testing the service next week, using Reemo to lock & unlock their doors, turn lights off/on, adjust thermostats, and communicate with healthcare professionals on demand — all with the flick of a wrist.

Ohio Masonic Home cares for approximately 9,000 individuals through housing, skilled nursing, and such’age in place’ services.  If all goes well, Reemo has a shot at expanding throughout their client base and winning it’s first major customer of critical mass.

Formed has a hardware/software product play in 2012, Reemo has since refined focus on machine learning software as the core competency and value proposition, gravitating naturally to the healthcare industry and ditching the cumbersome hardware element.

In May, the venture was accepted to Nashville’s Jumstart Foundry accelerator program and will be participating in the Nashville Health:Further conference/demo day tomorrow in culmination of the experience.

“Our goal is to demonstrate how Reemo’s technology can be applied to help people to live longer, more independent lives in their residence,” CEO Al Baker says. “Once we do that, there’s a good chance of Reemo spreading throughout the Ohio Masonic Home network, in addition to other assisted care environments across the United States.”


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  • Benjamin Hohl

    Congrats Al & Reemo team!