HITLAB and AgeTech CollaborativeTM from AARP Announce Winners of “Building Tomorrow’s Smart Homes for Longevity” Pitch Competition

HITLAB Team • June 21, 2024

New York, NY, June 21, 2024 – HITLAB and the AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP announced the 3 winners of their 2024 “Building Tomorrow’s Smart Homes for Longevity” pitch competition. This challenge was aimed at uncovering digital innovations that revolutionize health and wellness at home, empowering active lives for aging in place. The five finalists, which include PONS, Celcy, Sensoria Health, FibriCheck and XRAI Glass, presented their solutions during the virtual pitch competition on June 20th.

The winners were selected by a panel of judges that included Glennis Mehra, Director at Biolabs@NYU Langone, Tiffany Yu, Principal at 7WireVentures and Yasmin Shah, CEO of VillageCore.

The winners were as follows:

Second and third Place winners will receive diffusion services from HITLAB valued at $5,000 and $7,500. The first-place winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by the AgeTech Collaborative from AARP.

“We are incredibly proud of all the participants and winners of this year’s Aging in Place Challenge,” said Amelia Hay, VP, Startup Programming and Investments, AgeTech Collaborative from AARP. “Their innovative solutions address critical needs and open up new possibilities for seniors to live independently with dignity and joy. We look forward to seeing these projects come to life and make a significant impact on communities around the world.”

“These three digital health solutions empower older individuals to age in place with dignity, offering them enhanced safety, independence, and connectivity to loved ones and caregivers, ” said John Hammit, Executive Director, HITLAB.

About AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP:

AgeTech Collaborative™ from AARP is an unparalleled innovation ecosystem bringing together cutting-edge thinkers in the longevity tech space to champion meaningful advances so that ehree veryone can choose how they live as they age. AARP’s decades of exclusive longevity insights, the breakthrough collaborative ecosystem and community of innovators positions the AgeTech Collaborative to lead the future of AgeTech.


HITLAB is a digital health innovation firm that engages in research, product development, and consulting. With a mission to improve healthcare through technology, HITLAB identifies and supports innovative solutions that have the potential to transform the healthcare landscape.