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Market Overview for Technology for Aging in Place

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Personal Emergency Response Systems: Moving beyond fear

PERS – A long-time tradition. The Medical Alarm Systems and PERS (Personal Emergency Response Systems) industry is long-standing and largely unchanged from the days of Lifeline, prior to its purchase by Philips.  This business segment has historically focused on the at-risk individuals who are 65+ with a typical user in the 75-85 range. Today, the industry is variously estimated from $1 to 2 billion in North America, largely based on monthly service plans that guarantee the immediate availability of staffed professional call center response. Those staff members contact relevant and local emergency responders such as EMTs, family, or 911, pre-configured in their systems once the device is activated.  Traditionally, the devices transmit from the wearer to a base unit nearby.

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CARE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES CUTTING-EDGE FALL PREVENTION SYSTEM

12/05/2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn., (December 5, 2012) – Care Technology Systems, Inc., a company that helps seniors age in place, today announced the addition of an Active-PERS (personal emergency response system) device to its Fall Detection By Logic System.

The new pendant will help caregivers more quickly respond to a fall, even if the senior fails to -- or can't – press the pendant's alert button.

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CARE TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS & QUALCOMM LIFE JOIN FORCES

09/12/2012

                NASHVILLE, Tennessee (September 12, 2012) -- Care Technology Systems (CTS), a company that helps seniors safely age in place, today announced the availability of CTS’ monitoring suite on the 2net™ Platform operated by Qualcomm Life Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

National Safety Month: 89% of Americans Don't Have Emergency Contact

06/21/2012

Hermosa Beach, Calif. —June 12, 2012—EmergencyLink, the first and only free emergency ID network, today celebrates National Safety Month with its official launch and the findings of its national “Ready for Emergencies” survey. While nearly all Americans (92 percent) believe it’s important to be prepared for an emergency, almost as many (89 percent) have not done the basic preparation of storing emergency information in their wallet and mobile phone.

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Securus, Inc. Announces General Availability of eZoom GPS Locator

06/05/2012

Cary, NC (June 5, 2012) — Securus, Inc., the leading provider of mobile safety and security GPS products, announced today the general availability of eZoom GPS locators.  eZoom locators utilize the latest technologies to help consumers keep their loved ones and prized possessions safe.

ASA’s Aging in America: so much talk about tech – so little tech

A plethora of sessions -- but where are the exhibitors?  For the past few days at ASA’s Aging in America, I heard various speakers talk about the importance of technology for older adults -- I babbled on about it a bit myself. It will make this the ‘age to age’, learn to ‘love the device you’re with’, so that you can attend sessions about designing technology for older adults, learn about tech training for seniors, see what's coming and who is doing what. The many sessions that discussed technology were categorized in the program book as ‘Housing, accessibility and technology’ – so I wondered how many consumer-focused tech vendor exhibitors were in the exhibit hall. I reasoned that all of these aging services professionals would want to know about all of the useful software and devices that they could refer to clients to improve their quality of life. Not counting the back office systems (the ERPs of aging services), I looked through the book and show floor, searching for tech to connect older adults with professionals, families and caregivers. And there it wasn’t.

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