Sign up for our monthly newsletter!

Get the latest information and inspirational stories for caregivers, delivered directly to your inbox.

go back

High School Inventors Create Virtual Friend to Help With Loneliness

McKnights Senior Living

hand holding smart phone

For skilled nursing and senior living residents, loneliness typically is a pressing concern, worsened by living away from loved ones or by dementia. Technology can be a powerful tool to combat this issue, as two high school inventors have shown by creating a new virtual friend to keep older adults company and loneliness at bay. Rishi Ambavanekar and Rohan Kulkarni, high school juniors from Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, CA, developed Geri, an app using ChatGPT’s artificial intelligence, to provide lonely individuals with companionship. Geri is designed specifically for people living with Alzheimer’s disease or social isolation.

See full story at McKnights Senior Living

More Stories From


collage of assistive technology

5 Ways Technology Can Make Life Easier for Caregivers


voice assistant visualization

AI May Detect Early Alzheimer’s in Speech Patterns

Everyday Health

speaker with musical notes

Music App for Dementia Patients

Drug Store News

MCI and Beyond

© 2022 MCI and Beyond. All rights reserved.