uWink, InSite Software to Make Senior Housing Living More Convenient

By Anuradha Kher, Online News EditorLos Angeles–uWink Inc., a digital entertainment software company headquartered in Los Angeles, has signed a software licensing and development agreement with InSite Development, a Calif.-based real-estate developer, to provide unique touch-based technology for the senior housing market.Under this agreement, uWink’s interactive digital content operating system and real-time, multi-player game platform will initially be deployed at Arbor Court, a housing community in Lancaster, Calif.In addition, InSite and uWink will partner in developing customized senior housing specific applications and will license to third parties in the senior housing market.The uWink technology allows users to touch to access and interact with various forms of digital content and custom applications including menus, games, videos and music.Each residential unit at Arbor Court contains a touch screen terminal. InSite plans to deploy the uWink software and custom applications on these terminals in order to provide residents easy, one-touch connectivity to a wide variety of information and services, including food and pharmacy ordering, video conferencing, assistance and maintenance requests, and games and other digital content. InSite also plans to use uWink’s multi-player game platform to offer group entertainment as well as memory muscle games that have been shown to enhance brain function in seniors and also to reverse damage caused by Alzheimer’s, strokes and surgery.“Our goal with Arbor Court is to create an affordable alternative for seniors and disabled adults to allow them to age in a place with dignity,” says Scott Ehrlich, principal developer with InSite. “If we give our residents an extra 10 years of independence before being institutionalized in a nursing home, then we’ve hit a home run,” he adds.