GlobalLogic Inc., a leader in Digital Product Engineering, announced its collaboration with K4Connect, a mission-driven technology company that integrates the best in technology to serve and empower older adults and those living with disabilities. GlobalLogic initially partnered with K4Connect’s in-house app team in 2019 to support development of its new K4Community Plus resident-facing application that is part of the company’s holistic Smart Senior Living Community solution. K4Community Plus helps community residents and staff use technology to stay connected, enhance overall engagement, stay informed and improve wellness. The partnership quickly evolved in March 2020 when, responding to COVID-19, GlobalLogic invested additional engineering capacity in kind to speed project completion. As a result, K4Connect was able to launch critical features of the K4Community Plus resident and guest app two months ahead of schedule.
Unique Technology Solutions for an Underserved Community
K4Community Plus offers user interfaces and feature sets tailored to the comfort levels and specific needs of older adults such as:
- Smart Home: temperature, lighting, voice-activation, remote controls.
- Wellness: event reminders, meal services, connected health, family connection.
- Communication: messaging, video calling (resident to guest, resident to resident), voice-activated dialing.
- Community Engagement: concierge services, group games, community directories.
Responsive, Reliable Engineering Services
COVID-19’s onset as well as its significant health and social impact on senior living community residents caused K4Connect to reprioritize features and dramatically shorten K4Community Plus’ development schedule. This would bring a wealth of new features to people that needed them most at a crucial time.
“The pandemic really underscores the importance of our technologies as the communities we serve immediately went into strict lockdown and continue to experience those challenges,” said Scott Moody, CEO and Co-founder, K4Connect. “We understood K4Community Plus’ critical role in helping people safely maintain their physical and mental health. We aligned with GlobalLogic on revised, aggressive roadmaps that cut more than two months from our original release plans and got to work. Supplementing our engineering team with GlobalLogic’s engineering talent, who demonstrated commitment to our cause, has been an incredible experience. We deeply value this partnership and the capabilities we were able to bring to our customers.”
GlobalLogic worked with K4Connect’s Bay Area and Salt Lake City, Utah teams to deliver important timely K4Community Plus COVID response functions such as:
- Friends & Family App: keeping friends and family connected to residents, especially while under lockdown.
- Community Social Feed: keeping residents constantly informed of community news, updates, and activities in the style of popular social media feeds.
- Video Calling: seamlessly connecting residents to family members and other residents through video.
- Video Streaming: simplifying access to entertainment via YouTube content.
- Advanced Amazon Alexa Integration: introducing new and expanded capabilities and controls.
“GlobalLogic’s mission aligns well with K4Connect’s. Both companies understand the transformative impact digital solutions can have when designed to the inherent nature of its end users,” said Nitesh Banga, COO, GlobalLogic. “We felt it our duty to contribute the best we have to offer to quicken the delivery of the K4Community apps as they can make a tremendous difference in fragile time. Given the project scope, we quickly ramped our Argentina team and were able to meet K4Connect’s new launch objectives—demonstrating that different time zones and distance are no challenges for our engineers. We were honored to receive this opportunity and look forward to our continued partnership.”
K4Community Plus (www.k4connect.com/k4community-plus) is now available and has been deployed to communities nationwide.
K4Connect is a mission-driven technology company that integrates the best in technology to serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities together with the people, communities and organizations that also serve them. We believe the future of senior living is in enabling Smart Senior Living Communities through tech-based solutions that truly impact the lives of older adults, wherever they live. Its premier solution, K4Community, provides smart products and features across Home, Wellness and Engagement for residents and Productivity, Building and Insight for staff and operators.
Based in Raleigh, N.C., K4Connect currently serves tens of thousands of senior living residents and staff at over 800 continuing care, independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the nation. For more information, please visit www.k4connect.com.
GlobalLogic (www.globallogic.com) is a leader in digital product engineering. We help our clients design and build innovative products, platforms, and digital experiences for the modern world. By integrating strategic design, complex engineering, and vertical industry expertise—we help our clients imagine what’s possible and accelerate their transition into tomorrow’s digital businesses. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, GlobalLogic operates design studios and engineering centers around the world, extending our deep expertise to customers in the communications, financial services, automotive, healthcare, technology, media and entertainment, manufacturing, and semiconductor industries.
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