Home care providers willing to participate in an app trial are being sought.

The makers of an iPad-based virtual personal assistant designed to help older people live independently at home for longer are looking for home care providers to participate in the next stage of program’s trial.

Created by researchers at Flinders University and being developed by spin-off company Clevertar, the app features Anna Cares, an interactive avatar who assists clients with tasks such as medications, appointments, messages and requests via reminders and feedback. Work ‘n’ Care featured Anna in the August issue.

Clevertar CEO Tanya Newhouse said home care providers interested in participating or finding out more can contact her on 08 7324 5453, or email tanya.newhouse(at)clevertar.com or visit www.annacares.com