Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 04/28/2015 - 16:57
SAN DIEGO (April 28, 2015) - GreatCall, the leader in creating mobile health and safety solutions for active aging, today added automatic fall detection to its 5Star urgent response service. As falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, this technology enables them to go about their lives safely and independently, knowing the device will automatically alert a highly trained 5Star agent in the event of a fall. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Tue, 04/07/2015 - 12:33
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 15:47
These are tech transition times for everyone – including seniors and their devices. In case you didn’t see it, the Pew numbers about smartphone use are out – 27% of the 65+ have smartphones, up from 19% last year. Given the date of that data (from last fall), let’s just assume that this number is actually lower than today's reality. So why should a PERS reseller or manufacturer care? First because carriers don’t want to sell feature/clamshell phones any more. They make it difficult to even find them. They are selling smartphones to people who don’t want or use all of the features they have, but they’re buying them anyway because that is what they’re being sold. In retrospect, Philips Lifeline might have seen the near term PERS future – and it could be a smartphone – and thus an app. And thus -- why have more than one device? And why not pair a tiny pendant or clip to a smartphone? Or make a watch? >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 03/23/2015 - 17:28
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - Personal security and safety are things everyone values, but they're often taken for granted. Today, VSN Mobil introduces the V.ALRT, Personal Emergency Alert Device, a small wearable device that works with a smartphone to send out urgent calls and texts at the touch of a small button, summoning help wherever and whenever someone should need it. The V.ALRT is available for purchase starting on May 29th at www.VSNMobil.com and Amazon.com for $59.99.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:48
Should smart watches target and serve seniors? Erik Wicklund observed in mHealth News that the smartwatch hype about Apple’s rock-the-world has mesmerized the media. He mentions Microsoft Band and Pebble. Really from a hype-opmeter perspective, that was gracious, but those products already shipping are not generally thought of as ‘MAGICAL.’ Do seniors need a Smartwatch? Does anyone need all the smarts being invented? Let’s just call that a rhetorical question for now. Note these five smart watches for seniors, in alphabetical order, information from websites or reviews. These are available now or planned to be released soon: >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:27
Nyack, N.Y. – Burg, the maker of cellphone-equipped smart watches, is targeting its latest wearable to kids and seniors.
The $129 Burg 31, which comes with analog hands, incorporates GPS to track kids and seniors. For emergencies, it provides one-touch 911 calls and speed dialing of up to three pre-set numbers without the use of a Bluetooth-connected smartphone.
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 03/19/2015 - 09:15
G2i, Inc. announced today that it will be introducing the Swiss made Limmex AG Emergency Watch to its offerings. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:50
ADT Corp.'s year-old health business grew this week when it launched an emergency response device developed by another Boca Raton firm, MobileHelp.
The On-The-Go Emergency Response System is a small, wearable mobile device that allows users to press a button for emergency assistance, no matter where they are. >>> Read more . . .
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Wed, 02/18/2015 - 09:54
Submitted by Laurie Orlov on Mon, 01/19/2015 - 09:21
LAS VEGAS — January 5, 2015 — In order to provide consumers with a more comprehensive monitoring solution, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) Life Care Solutions, a global leader in health management technologies and remote patient monitoring, and MobileHelp, an industry leader in mobile medical alert technology, today announced they have expanded their existing business collaboration.