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Tech-enhanced Life Publishes Comprehensive Online Guide for Selecting Personal Emergency Response Systems

06/21/2016

SAN FRANCISCO, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "How do I choose the best medical alert system for myself or an older adult I care about?" is a question that Tech-enhanced Life has conclusively – and objectively – answered with its personal emergency response system selection guide. Sifting through the marketing clutter, the selection guide is designed for two groups of people: older adults who want to live independently, and friends and family who want to help select an appropriate product.

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Essence wins ESX Innovation Award in PERS category for the 2nd year running

05/16/2016
Tel Aviv – May 16, 2016 – Essence, a leading provider of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions, announces that it has again won the ESX Innovation award for excellence in the PERS field of personal emergency technologies with the breakthrough Voice Panic Detector.
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Nortek Security & Control Launches the Numera Home Safety Hub

03/31/2016
 Carlsbad, CA- March 31, 2016- Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK) and a leader in the security, smart home and wellness technology markets, introduces the Numera® Home Safety Hub, a next-generation PERS system. The hub combines information from sensing devices such as CO and smoke detectors, and glass-break, motion and window/door sensors with alerts from wireless personal emergency sensors in a single PERS console for seniors or others needing support while living alone.

Event Showcases Technology’s Power to Transform Home Care

01/11/2016

The Home Health Technology Summit will take place March 13-15 at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, offering tailored education on the technologies that homecare providers can leverage to transform business and care.

From PERS to remote patient monitoring to telehealth, technology has the potential to make homecare providers a differentiator in post-acute care.

In this first tech event tailored to homecare providers, hear from experts on the cutting edge of these technologies, and learn how they can reduce costs, improve care and generate revenues for businesses today.

Aging in place tech firm Lively is out of business – what can we learn?

Lively’s failure is making other market entrants nervous – so let’s consider.  This past week, the remaining assets (no people) of the Silicon Valley firm Lively (mylively.com) were acquired. So let’s take a few moments and reflect on what might have happened. What can startups and current players learn from this? Actually, not too much -- Lively was not typical of the industry it entered. It was founded in late 2012, launching in the spring of 2013 and sank quickly, going out of business just last week.

Consider the focus for elder care technologies -- what should it be?

Just as interest is heating up, could adoption stall?  Turns out we’ve been in an innovators' bubble for Digital Health's Hype-and-Hope (HAH). Who knew there were 10 indicators of doom ahead? Stating the obvious, 'entrepreneurs are creating products patients don’t want to use' and there aren’t enough 'reimbursement incentives to drive providers to prescribe.'  And those creating wearable and mobile variants seem to have missed sight of the target market – that is, boomers and beyond.

Medical Alerts -- seller and comparison sites mislead

The medical alert industry chugs on…and websites mislead.  [Rant on] Fear-based medical alert marketing enjoys robust web traffic, an enhancement to its senior-centric TV advertising. Searchers with an at-risk family member or who saw an older woman at the bottom of a TV staircase can find a plethora of matches. That particular you-know-who staircase vendor was founded in 1987 and salvaged a slogan from a defunct originator, adding the word 'help' in its next trademarked life. But by now, shouldn’t this market have been transformed by technology or undergone a business model change that would mandate a new name?  Well, it truly was transformed by a technology – SEO. Go ahead, Google the term. The not-so-medical alert is an SEO marvel, injecting old content with fresh dates. As you scan the list, note multi-device review sites that appear to be pay-to-play, whether they are or not.

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