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By Jonah Comstock 06:56 am 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 05:59 am January 8, 2014
GreatCall has launched an app, GreatCall Link, at CES, which connects those who use GreatCall's personal emergency response service 5Star with their family members. GreatCall Link is available on Android and iOS. Later in January, the company says it will expand the service to link to Jitterbug Plus and Jitterbug Touch 2 users who also have the option of using 5Star right from their phones....
By Aditi Pai 05:00 am August 20, 2013
Y-Combinator-backed Amulyte made news last week when the Canadian startup launched its senior monitoring system, offering the elderly an on-the-go device connected to a companion app. Features of the device include a help button, fall detection, and activity tracking, while the app offers phone, email and text notifications. Amulyte founder Jaclyn Konzelmann wrote on the company's website about...