Lecture and panel discussion will focus on the future of smart home technology and developing cutting edge solutions for older adults
Raleigh, N.C. and Middletown, Pa. — April 10, 2018 — K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company that creates connected-life solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, and those who support them, today announced that its President, Derek Holt, will be lecturing as part of the TE Connectivity Engineering Lecture Series at Penn State Harrisburg, and participating in a panel, along with other experts, at the Smart Technology Summit for Homes and Health. Both events will take place on April 10, 2018 on the Penn State Harrisburg campus.
“The future of smart technology is an important topic to examine – especially when it comes to its use for older adults, a demographic that is rapidly growing and is drastically underserved by technology,” said Holt. “We’ve seen firsthand how technology can change the lives of the people we serve at K4Connect. I’m thrilled to be speaking on such a vital topic at my alma mater, alongside renowned experts in their respected fields. I very much hope we are able to inspire the next generation engineers, designers, product managers and innovators to focus on building these types of solutions which can ultimately improve lives.”
Holt’s presentation for the TE Connectivity Lecture Series will take place from 11:30am – 1:30pm in the Capital Union Building (CUB) Events Room. The lecture will be focused on Advances and Innovations in Smart Home Technologies and is open to Penn State Harrisburg faculty, staff, and students, along with TE employees.
Later in the day, Holt will participate in a panel moderated by Tom Richard, Director of Penn State Institutes for Energy and the Environment. The panel will explore the future of smart technology in health, wellness and home design, and how it can improve quality of life. Daniel Godfrey, Partner at RLPS Architects, and Joseph Murphy, CEO of Masonic Village, will join Holt on the panel. K4Connect is serving as an organizer and sponsor for the summit that will take place from 2:30pm – 6:00pm at the Capital Union Building.
“Bringing alumni to campus to speak on their experiences is a key component in creating an engaging educational environment for students, faculty and staff. We’re excited to have Derek participating, and look forward to the insight he will bring to the areas of smart home automation, connectivity, health and wellness through his presentations,” says Marissa Hoover, Director of Development and Alumni Relations for Penn State Harrisburg.
Holt will discuss the current and future state of smart home technology and the benefits it can bring for older adults and those living with a disability. Smart home technology, health and wellness tracking and community engagement are key components of K4Connect’s connected-life product, K4Community, which is designed specifically for members and operators of senior living communities. Currently, K4Communmity is being used by thousands of residents, staff and operators around the country.
To learn more about K4Connect and K4Community, visit www.k4connect.com.
K4Connect is a mission-centered technology company creating connected-life solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, and those that support them. K4Connect’s products encourage simpler, healthier and happier lives by integrating the latest technologies, enabling more independent and healthier lives, while fostering social connection. The Company’s first product, K4Community, is specifically designed for the residents, staff and operators of senior living communities and currently serves thousands across the U.S. For more information, please visit www.k4connect.com.