mazon might have signaled an interest in entering the home care market without actually referring to aging, the elderly or home care.
The Seattle-based online services giant announced last week that it plans to acquire iRobot — the Bedford, Massachusetts-based manufacturer of the Roomba vacuum cleaner robots — for $1.7 billion in cash.
The announcement comes two weeks after Amazon announced an agreement to acquire One Medical, a San Francisco-based company that provides primary care through brick-and-mortar offices and telehealth systems, for $3.9 billion.
Colin Angle, the iRobot CEO, has talked about often about the role robots could play in health care and elder care.
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