Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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An important update regarding the FallCall Lite App

08/16/2018
 
I'm writing to you today to announce our very latest update from FallCall Lite. We've teamed up with Mytrex, Inc (d.b.a. Rescue Alert) to bring fully-integrated emergency medical monitoring services into the Apple Ecosystem.
 
 
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Best Buy Acquires GreatCall, A Leading Connected Health Services Provider

08/15/2018

Minneapolis, August 15, 2018 – Best Buy Co., Inc. (NYSE: BBY), a leading technology products and services provider, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire GreatCall, Inc. for $800 million in cash.  

FallCall: A New Generation of Personal Emergency Assistant App Comes to Apple Watch® and iPhone®

08/02/2018

TRUMBULL, Conn., Aug. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- FallCall Solutions, a Connecticut-based technology startup committed to creating simplified communication solutions for Elders and Caregivers, announced today that the company has launched its second product, FallCall™ Lite, a Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) app built exclusively for Apple Watch and iPhone.

The more technology changes, the more some categories will remain

The more things change… Life expectancy is long – tech attention span from investors and innovators can be short.  Reviewing the past 10 years of blog posts (from 2008 until 2018), in the beginning, consider the categories and innovations. To mitigate social isolation, for example, note the video phone and the printing mailbox. The objective was to communicate with grandma or grandpa, who might be bereft of email – or for that matter, WiFi, Skype, tablet, smartphone, PC or MAC. Imagine the blissful simplicity or those times -- for the grandparents.  Largely forgotten now --  Mailbug, BigKeys – and printing mailboxes Presto and fax-machine based MyCelery. But the PERS market, around since 1975 in the US, has repeatedly been predicted to be obsolete and about to be replaced with something else.

MedHab Announces Official Launch of MyNotifi Clip, an Automatic Fall Detection

05/18/2018
San Angelo, Texas– MedHab, the creator of wearable sports, wellness and healthcare
devices, announces a new addition to its line of MyNotifi® fall detection wearables, the
belt-mounted MyNotifi clip. MyNotifi is a fall detection device which automatically
detects falls and notifies selected family, friends or neighbors.
 
MyNotifi can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a belt. It connects via Bluetooth to the
wearer’s smartphone. The device does not require a button push to summon help. If

Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge Winners Announced

04/24/2018

2018 winners were announced, including first place winner, "Ride Rite" -- an computer-integrated bicycle handle that offered lind spot warning, navigational information, fall detection and automated reporting to an emergency contact.

MedHab Announces Official Launch of MyNotifi Clip, an Automatic Fall Detection Wearable

04/10/2018

SAN ANGELO, Texas, April 10, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- MedHab, the creator of wearable sports, wellness and healthcare devices, announces a new addition to its line of MyNotifi® fall detection wearables, the belt-mounted MyNotifi clip. MyNotifi is a fall detection device which automatically detects falls and notifies selected family, friends or neighbors.

Six Offerings from 2018 What’s Next Business Boomer Summit

The 2018 Boomer Business Summit, now in its 15th year, built this year’s conference as the ‘Blueprint for the Longevity Economy’. That blueprint depends on the enthusiasm and foresight of innovators and leaders of technology companies that focus on the boomer-senior market, increasingly offering Voice First interfaces to new capabilities. Here are Six offerings from companies whose founders are passionate about serving the needs of older adults, those who care for them and those who serve them. All of the material included here is from the firms, listed in alphabetical order.

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