fall detection

By Jonah Comstock October 27, 2015
Nortek Security and Control (NSC), which bought mPERS and telehealth company Numera Libris this past summer, has announced the first new product from the Numera brand post-acquisition. Numera EverThere, a cloud-based data analytics and notification platforms for seniors aging in place. "We’re bringing together personal safety and emergency response with health monitoring and providing services...
By Jonah Comstock April 28, 2015
San Diego, California-based GreatCall, which makes easy to use smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has added automated fall detection to GreatCall Splash, the company's waterproof mobile personal emergency response (mPERS) device. When the technology detects a fall, it will contact trained operators at GreatCall's 5Star urgent response service. The company is partnering with Cambridge,...
By Aditi Pai November 3, 2014
Philips has finally launched its cellular-enabled, mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) device GoSafe, which was first announced at CES 2013 with an expected launch of March 2013. "The tools and technology Philips Lifeline has developed enable people to have greater independence while managing their own health care," Philips Lifeline General Manager Kimberly O'Loughlin said in a...
By Jonah Comstock June 21, 2013
A new mobile health startup has emerged from stealth mode with a first round of funding, FDA 510(k) clearance, and an app launch, not to mention a partnership. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Sway Medical, formerly Capacity Sports, raised $750,000 from individual angel investors and the OKAngel Sidecar Fund, a fund financed by the state of Oklahoma to promote entrepreneurship. The iOS app, called Sway...
By Jonah Comstock April 29, 2013
The Numera Home Hub is connected to AT&T's cellular network. Harry Wang, director of health and mobile product research at Parks Associates, believes M2M, cellular-connected devices for home monitoring and, especially, aging in place, are ripe to take off in the next few years. In a column at E-Commerce Times, Wang shared some new Parks data about the role of machine to machine computing (...

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