Odyssey Medal

Kenneth R. Nixon

View Nixon's Odyssey medal acceptance speech.

Kenneth Nixon imageKenneth Nixon was awarded the Odyssey Medal for Special Projects. Nixon was lauded for his development of a distance care giving system that enables informal care to be provided to elderly family members over the Internet, allowing older adults to stay independent in their homes longer. The system, which has been featured by NBC’s Today Show and in major news publications throughout the world, was originally created by Nixon and his two brothers Vic ’62 and Wade ’81 so their mother, who had Alzheimer’s, could remain independent on their family farm in Lavaca. Nixon used the technology to create Caregiver Technologies, Inc.