mobile personal emergency response

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 Brian Dolan May 28, 2014
San Diego, California-based GreatCall, which offers the Jitterbug mobile phones and service for seniors, launched two new devices this week: the GreatCall Splash and the Jitterbug5. The Splash device is a dedicated, one-button mobile personal emergency response system powered by GreatCall's 5Star mPERS offering. The small device clips onto a keychain or a purse and the company says it is...
By Neil Versel June 25, 2012
Vyzin, maker of the VESAG mobile personal emergency response system (MPERS), has received three key certifications for its product, including the important CE Mark necessary to access European markets. In addition to the CE Mark, Somerset, N.J.-based Vyzin also announced that the VESAG "mHealth watch" – which can be worn on the wrist or as a pendant – achieved Restriction of Hazardous Substances...
By Brian Dolan 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...
By Brian Dolan 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...