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Mobile PERS

Six recent product announcements in the PERS market

What’s new with PERS?  For several years now pseudo-statistics have been floating about the long-standing PERS market – asking the same question over and over hasn’t changed the paraphrased answer: 'The market is approximately $1.5 billion in the US and changes very slowly. Is it true that only 10% of the purchased devices are mobile – that is usable away from the home? Insiders today say that 20% of the sales are for mobile devices. So what else is apparent and new with the PERS space in the past four months -- from the companies own material: Read more ... about Six recent product announcements in the PERS market

ADT releases mobile PERS

03/20/2015

BOCA RATON, Fla.—ADT has added a wearable, mobile PERS device to its health product portfolio.

The On-The-Go Emergency Response System allows seniors, along with younger folks—hikers and runners, for example—to contact specially trained monitoring personnel in the event they take a tumble or a more life-threatening fall. What’s new for ADT is that this GPS-enabled device worn as a necklace allows for communication and emergency response outside of the clients’ home bases. Read more ... about ADT releases mobile PERS

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Consumer Cellular Enters the Personal Emergency Response Market With Launch of the Ally

07/08/2015

PORTLAND, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 07/08/15 -- Consumer Cellular, the mobile carrier with the highest overall customer satisfaction according to Nielsen Mobile Insights, has entered the mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) market with the launch of the Ally. This marks Consumer Cellular's first mPERS offering and is available through the Consumer Cellular website and customer call centers. Read more ... about Consumer Cellular Enters the Personal Emergency Response Market With Launch of the Ally

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Speak to us -- voice interfaces make the audible difference

Alexa made me write about voice.  We signed up early for this Amazon Echo home control/music library accessed through a Pringle can looking box.  True, it needs to be connected to broadband and yes, it needs to be plugged into a wall outlet. But it has no keyboard, only voice input through a lighted-ring of seven microphones listening, continuously learning speech patterns. What to ask this smart-aleck Alexa?  Well, it turns out, it can play an amazing ‘shuffle’ of music you may have purchased through Amazon, but if you are an Amazon Prime member ($99/year), it can also play any of a million songs.  And it has the ability to set up logic scripts (If This, Then That) – links between wake-up alarms and turning on the lights. Oh, and did you know that to encourage voice-tech adoption, Amazon is also launching a $100 million Alexa Fund? Read more ... about Speak to us -- voice interfaces make the audible difference

Nortek Security & Control Acquires Health and Wellness Technology Business from Numera

07/01/2015

Carlsbad, CA July 1, 2015 - Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek, Inc. company (Nasdaq: NTK) and a leader in the residential and commercial security and smart control markets, today announced it acquired mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) and telehealth business assets from privately held Numera, Inc. Read more ... about Nortek Security & Control Acquires Health and Wellness Technology Business from Numera

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Let's remember ten tips for startups entering the market

So you want to launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service.  As your new company get ready to travel into battle later this spring at the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, the Digital Health Summer Summit, Health 2.0, mHealth Summit, and all remaining 2015 launch events to-be-marketed, it is time to for you to revisit this guidance. Perhaps some time soon, your new or existing company will officially launch a new product or service, or perhaps a long-awaited, over-described and much-anticipated offering will finally ship. First read the AARP-sponsored Challenging Innovators research report. Then look over this mid-year updated checklist that continues to hold true – with a few links that are merely examples:

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GREATCALL’S INNOVATIVE FALL DETECTION BRINGS NEW LEVEL OF SAFETY TO ACTIVE AGING

04/28/2015

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 ... about GREATCALL’S INNOVATIVE FALL DETECTION BRINGS NEW LEVEL OF SAFETY TO ACTIVE AGING

The PERS industry must do a better job of serving seniors

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 ... about The PERS industry must do a better job of serving seniors

Wearable Alert Device From VSN Mobil Is Crucial Connection to Summon Help Anywhere

03/23/2015

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.

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