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...
July 2, 2015
Seattle, Washington-based Numera, a longtime mobile health company that offers mobile personal emergency response devices as well as other telehealth tools, has had its mPERS and telehealth assets acquired by Carlsbad, California-based Nortek Security and Control. According to a Nortek FAQ, Nortek funded the transaction, valued at $12 million "plus contingent consideration based on future sales...
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...
March 14, 2013
Don't look now, but we may have our next hot spot in mobile health: mobile personal emergency response systems, or mPERS.
You're probably waiting for me to come down hard on the expected gold rush from venture capitalists and entrepreneurs who see dollar signs in our aging population. Nope. Come and get it, I say.
"Players in the market will enter from the security, [wireless] carrier, remote...
June 28, 2012
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
This week at its Uplinq 2012 developer conference in San Diego, Qualcomm released a software development kit (SDK) for its forthcoming Qualcomm Life 2net app, which will act as a hub for personal medical devices. Curiously the SDK will initially only be available for creating Android apps, while an Apple iOS and Windows version of the SDK will launch in the future. (UPDATE:...
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...
October 25, 2011
Numera announced this week the launch of a free iOS app, NumeraNET, for uploading health data collected from connected devices to an online portal. The app supports data collected from consumer weight scales, pedometers and blood pressure monitors via an ANT+ gateway, with more device support expected in the future.
Numera recently launched Numera Social, a white-labeled platform for care...
September 29, 2011
Health 2.0 ostensibly is about interactive technologies and user-generated content for health and healthcare (yes, they are two different things). The Internet is the primary enabler for these types of innovations, but as the Internet has become more mobile, so has the idea of health 2.0.
Many of the sessions featured demos and even introductions of mobile apps, some more...