PERS

By Neil Versel 03:36 am October 18, 2012
Embedded Wireless Labs, a Dallas-based maker of a remote patient monitoring platform and a new mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS), has signed an exclusive deal with AT&T to add 4G LTE connectivity to its products. AT&T will provide the ultrafast mobile data service for continuous monitoring of the elderly, people with chronic diseases and others recently discharged from...
By Brian Dolan 03:09 am July 18, 2012
San Diego-based aging in place technology platform provider Independa has inked a deal with GreatCall, which offers the Jitterbug mobile phone service for seniors, to bring the company's 5Star Urgent Response mPERS offering to its Artemis wireless monitoring platform. Independa has previously announced health and activity-related sensors will be a part of the platform. 5Star will become a feature...
By Brian Dolan 02:38 am June 21, 2012
San Diego-based GreatCall, which offers the 5Star cellular-enabled personal emergency response (mPERS) device and service as well as the Jitterbug mobile phone service, has raised $7 million in a venture loan from NXT Capital Venture Finance. GreatCall's existing investors include Charles River Ventures, Court Square Ventures, Nauta Capital, Steelpoint Capital Partners and Sumitomo. GreatCall...
By Brian Dolan 12:43 pm July 21, 2010
At the Healthcare Unbound conference in San Diego this week, Parks Associates Director of Health & Mobile Research Harry Wang presented topline findings from the firm's recently published report: Uptake of Personal Health Tools & Services. Parks surveyed 1,948 U.S. "Internet heads of household" during the second and third weeks of June 2010. The most interesting slide from Wang's...
By Brian Dolan 06:49 am September 9, 2009
Wireless healthcare technology company Halo Monitoring has connected its personal health monitoring and alert system to Microsoft's online health data repository, HealthVault. Halo Monitoring unveiled its myHalo product at the beginning of 2009 during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. myHalo "wirelessly transmits secure vital signs, activities of daily living, and critical event...