February 26, 2019
Alongside its artificial intelligence coach, Apple Health and Google Fit integrations, activity-tracking sensors and language translation functionalities, the Livio AI connected hearing aid has a new slew of feature to brag about — chief among which is automatic fall detection and alerts.
As of an update announced yesterday, Minnesota-based Starkey Hearing Technologies’ device can now identify...
December 5, 2013
AT&T on Wednesday officially launched its mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) to both the consumer and enterprise markets.
The system, called AT&T EverThere, provides modern passive monitoring — with automatic fall detection — as well as GPS location and cellular connectivity over the public AT&T wireless network for use outside the home. There also is a panic button for...
October 29, 2012
By Padma Nagappan
Count Cambridge, Massachusetts-based BioSensics among those companies working on a fall prevention offering that uses wearable devices equipped with accelerometers and other devices to help diagnose the early signs of a fall before it happens. By studying gait, stance, time to get up, time to sit down, and other metrics, BioSensics hopes to help the elderly and others whose...
April 23, 2012
Last week Numera announced that it had acquired BlueLibris, maker of a wearable, cellular-enabled personal emergency response device. Numera plans to integrate the device, called the Libri, into its own suite of telehealth products and services, but it also intends to expand the device's capabilities by adding new sensors.
The BlueLibris device enables two-way, hands-free voice communication via...
August 11, 2011
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2010, a new startup named Wellcore launched a fall detection system for aging in place. This week Wellcore officially announced the launch of a new product called NewYu, a fitness monitor that can identify specific body movements and track fitness progress via an Android app. The device weighs less than an ounce.
Quite a pivot for a fall detection startup...