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Numera Acquires BlueLibris and Expands Offerings Into Telecare

04/19/2012

SEATTLE, Apr 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Numera announced today the acquisition of BlueLibris, LLC, a leader in personal health monitoring and safety technologies. The acquisition adds a novel, mobile telecare platform to Numera's existing telehealth products, social engagement solutions, and professional services portfolio. The combined telehealth + telecare offering enhances Numera's business partners' offerings with the goal of improving outcomes in Transitions in Care, Independent Aging, and Chronic Condition Management programs.

Frost & Sullivan Highlights GreatCall’s Success in Offering High-Touch Customer Service for mHealth and Communication

03/23/2012

Frost & Sullivan Highlights GreatCall’s Success in Offering High-Touch Customer Service for mHealth and Communication

GreatCall’s experience and high degree of customer support positions it as the mHealth channel of choice

 

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Boca Raton Medical Alert Company to add 55 Jobs

12/14/2011

 


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MobileHelp closes $5 Million funding round.  Art Cahoon and Robbie Raybon added to Board.

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Mobile HERO 24-7 is there when You can’t be!

01/25/2012

Presently there are over 65,000,000 volunteer family member caregivers or friend caregivers looking after a loved one in the United States.  It is, by far, one of the hardest jobs around and many times it is a thankless job.   None the less, many feel guilty when they can’t be there.  Many families would prefer to get professional services to take over, but in today’s economic environment, a lot of families don’t have that option.  What can be done?

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2012 -- 10 Updated Tips for launching a product or service

This post first appeared in late 2010 prior to CES -- with CES coming up next week, given the last year of launches, again let's remind new product and service vendors of what they need to do to launch properly.

So you want to launch a boomer/senior, home health tech, etc product or service.  It's getting to be that time of year for launches and the press that accompanies them. This year, as always there are many vendors that have or will have new products and services or enhanced capabilities -- and want to get attention, prowling the vast aisles of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in search of possible channel partners, media attention and a list of who is in their space. In conjunction with that event, perhaps they will 'officially' launch. Or perhaps an existing company will officially launch a new product or service. Here is a checklist as derived from recent encounters and discussions:

Aging in Place Technology Watch December 2011 Newsletter - 2011 wrap and 2012 trends to watch

The basic technologies that have changed the user experience for everyone are well-known in the consumer electronics world. They are GPS/cellular tracking, touch screens, voice activation, battery technology, cameras, accelerometers, and sensors. But these are migrating slowly if at all into the market of offerings to enable older adults to live well for longer, aging at home if they wish. This could be because of a soft economy, a risk-averse senior housing community, a tech-averse home care industry, or other factors. But it is a truism of vendor-hood that switching to new technologies involves a cannibalization of existing markets – one must pick the right time. Looking through the aging-in-place technology lens into 2012, there many points of light that will shape the year:

December 2011 Newsletter -- 2011 wrap and 2012 trends to watch

The basic technologies that have changed the user experience for everyone are well-known in the consumer electronics world. They are GPS/cellular tracking, touch screens, voice activation, battery technology, cameras, accelerometers, and sensors. But these are migrating slowly if at all into the market of offerings to enable older adults to live well for longer, aging at home if they wish. This could be because of a soft economy, a risk-averse senior housing community, a tech-averse home care industry, or other factors. But it is a truism of vendor-hood that switching to new technologies involves a cannibalization of existing markets – one must pick the right time. Looking through the aging-in-place technology lens into 2012, there many points of light that will shape the year:

Recently Announced Technologies for Aging in Place

It’s a few months before CES 2012 and a flurry of new product announcements will soon flutter out leading up to and including the Silvers Summit and Digital Health events in Las Vegas. Ahead of those to-be-determined announcements, other companies (and one core technology) have announced offerings worth noting that can help seniors and/or caregivers of seniors and deserve a heads-up to learn more via the links below. Information here is quoted from the press or vendor announcement:

GreatCall Introduces 5Star Responder and 5Star Urgent Response iPhone App

10/19/2011

Today GreatCall introduced two new products, the 5Star Responder and 5Star Urgent Response iPhone app.  The Responder is a first-of-its-kind wireless, mobile device that is an easy, convenient, and affordable way to gain immediate assistance through our 5Star service center when individuals find themselves in vulnerable situations, at home or on the go. The first Responders were purchased this morning via our direct response sales center and on-line at our website.  Beginning October 23rd, the device will also be available nationwide at Walmart and Sears.

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New Generation Mobile Personal Emergency Response System – An Android™ App named Mobile HERO 24-7

09/28/2011

Charlotte, NC, – ARCI Enterprises will soon be releasing a new generation Mobile Personal Emergency Response System (MPERS), an Android™ Mobile Application named Mobile HERO 24-7.

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