Hi all! I'm on the team at Intuition Robotics where we built ElliQ. I'm very happy that Bettina contributed ElliQ and to read the comments below that I'd like to address. We are assessing what kind of technology we should use to help with fall prevention in a proactive way. ElliQ does have sensors so there is potential for such capabilities. The idea of the balance exercises is very good and I passed it along to our product team. Please continue to give us great ideas :)
The ElliQ companion is indeed intended to help its users communicate easily with family and friends through common applications such as facebook messenger and skype. It is very important to us to empower and respect our users and that is exactly why we built a device that "celebrates aging" and doesn't focus on one's disabilities. We hope that even non-tech savvy adults will adopt this and see how easy it is to enjoy the technologies that are wide spread among all age groups.