June 3, 2019
Update/Correction: This story has been updated with an additional statement from GreatCall. In addition, the headline originally referred erroneously to the Lively Mobile device, which was not affected by the defect or the recall.
Best Buy subsidiary GreatCall has quietly and voluntarily recalled some portion of its recently-launched Lively MobilePlus devices, and has halted the sale of new units...
January 28, 2019
To complement its catalogue of connected hearing aids, New York City-based Lively has launched a telehealth service that will allow users to complete an online hearing assessment, conduct a virtual video consultation with an audiologist and have their device remotely tuned.
According to Lively’s website, device owners in need of an appointment can now request a virtual consultation and receive a...
January 5, 2016
Only a month after GreatCall announced that it had acquired the assets of aging in place startup Lively, GreatCall unveiled the Lively Wearable by GreatCall.
The device, worn on the wrist or around the neck, tracks activity and offers a mobile emergency response service via a one-touch button that connects seniors to a team of highly trained agents in emergency situations. The Lively Wearable...
December 3, 2015
San Diego-based GreatCall, which offers digital health services and devices to seniors, has acquired the assets of aging in place startup Lively for an undisclosed amount.
"GreatCall's leadership in active aging is rooted in customer knowledge. With a deep understanding of the needs of our customers, we have been uniquely positioned to build awareness of key issues and develop products and...
December 10, 2013
As yesterday's baby boomers become tomorrow's seniors, America's already overburdened healthcare system is in trouble. And according to Stephen Johnston, cofounder of Aging 2.0, and Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch, technology represents our best hope to avoid the crunch.
"If you make it to 65 today, you have another 20 years on average," Orlov said at the mHealth Summit...
September 18, 2013
Aging-in-place startup Lively has put its home monitoring product in general release this week after landing $4.8 million in venture capital. Cambia Health Solutions led the Series A round, while Lively's seed investor Maveron also contributed, San Francisco-based Lively announced Tuesday.
Lively, which combines stylish wireless sensors and a data-collection hub with biweekly printed mailers, is...
May 24, 2013
The Misfit Shine raised $846,000 on Indiegogo in January.
Like the Misfit Shine before it, Scanadu proved this week that in digital health, the combination of a hip, hyped product and a crowdfunding platform can lead to impressive results. The company raised their goal of $100,000 in just two hours, and they're now up to more than three times that.
Of course, not all digital and mobile health...
April 16, 2013
A startup company is touting its system for remotely monitoring elderly people with chronic illnesses as having three advantages over existing products: elegant design, a focus on social connection rather than "fear of death," as the CEO puts it, and price.
Lively, a San Francisco-based startup, is launching its eponymous system Tuesday, combining a series of wireless sensors, a data-collection...