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Jun 16, 2021

Each person has different emotional needs and preferences. How do we meet those needs? How do we measure the emotional well-being of older adults in real-time? How do we quantify emotions?


Roy Tal is the CEO and founder of SOLO, a well-being virtual assistant that utilizes artificial intelligence to scan an older adult's face using a responsive algorithm to offer a personalized experience to improve the emotional well-being of the older adult in your community. Roy brings humanity to technology by marrying advanced facial recognition with value-driven data to improve care and overall health of older adults.


"SOLO is an interactive, contactless app to ensure the mental and emotional health of your community residents, all without relying on the physical presence of staff or family members. Using Facial Recognition, SOLO gives each resident personalised interaction, has the power to improve mood, is highly adaptable to the emotional needs of each resident, and is available any time of day or night!"


Roy shares about:

  • The story of SOLO
  • Some of the challenges that senior living communities and families face in trying to meet the emotional needs of the older adults in their care
  • The benefits of using SOLO for older adults
  • As emotions can be hard to identify and measure - how does tech like SOLO measure emotional well-being
  • How AI identifies emotions better than humans
  • How family members can successfully facilitate SOLO for loved ones
  • How data can be leveraged and deployed to improve elder care
  • Varying loneliness and caregiving concerns in Israel vs. Japan vs. the USA

Today, SOLO provides services to more than 30 Communities throughout the World including Israel, Japan, USA and more.


For more information about SOLO, please visit


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