personal emergency response

By Laura Lovett 08:53 am March 21, 2018
Connected home monitoring company TruSense has just released a new smart personal emergency response pendent (PERS) that, when combined with TruSense home, integrates its sensors with Amazon Echo and Alexa. The company’s latest technology also uses GPS to notify caregivers when the pendent isn’t being worn. “Anyone who has ordered a PERS wearable device for their loved ones knows the biggest...
By Neil Versel 09:25 am 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...
By Brian Dolan 02:16 am September 6, 2012
Boca Raton, Florida-based MobileHelp has acquired competing mobile personal emergency services (mPERS) provider Halo Monitoring for an undisclosed sum this week. The acquisition brings two important features to MobileHelp's mPERS offering: automatic fall detection technology and advanced activity monitoring. The deal comes shortly after Alere's acquisition of home health monitoring company...
By Neil Versel 03:43 am August 21, 2012
Less than two years after its founding, the Intel-GE Care Innovations joint venture is making some changes to its product line and operating structure to reflect a new emphasis on care coordination and senior living, including aging in place. Care Innovations, which Intel and GE Healthcare set up in January 2011, is considering whether to sell or discontinue Intel Reader, a text-to-speech...
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...