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Let's remember ten tips for startups entering the market

So you want to launch a boomer/senior, home health tech product or service.  As your new company get ready to travel into battle later this spring at the Silicon Valley Boomer Venture Summit, the Digital Health Summer Summit, Health 2.0, mHealth Summit, and all remaining 2015 launch events to-be-marketed, it is time to for you to revisit this guidance....

GREATCALL’S INNOVATIVE FALL DETECTION BRINGS NEW LEVEL OF SAFETY TO ACTIVE AGING

04/28/2015 SAN DIEGO (April 28, 2015) - GreatCall, the leader in creating mobile health and safety solutions for active aging, today added automatic fall detection to its 5Star urgent response service. As falls are the leading cause of injury among older adults, this technology enables them to go about their lives safely and independently,...

Better Alerts Launches New App Offering Increased Independence to Seniors

04/07/2015 read more

The PERS industry must do a better job of serving seniors

These are tech transition times for everyone – including seniors and their devices.  In case you didn’t see it, the Pew numbers about smartphone use are out – 27% of the 65+ have smartphones, up from 19% last year. Given the date of that data (from last fall), let’s just assume that this number is actually lower than today's reality.  So why should...

Wearable Alert Device From VSN Mobil Is Crucial Connection to Summon Help Anywhere

03/23/2015 FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - Personal security and safety are things everyone values, but they're often taken for granted. Today, VSN Mobil introduces the V.ALRT, Personal Emergency Alert Device, a small wearable device that works with a smartphone to send out urgent calls and texts at the touch of...

Five (pretty smart) watches – acknowledging that seniors exist

Should smart watches target and serve seniors? Erik Wicklund observed in mHealth News that the smartwatch hype about Apple’s rock-the-world has mesmerized the media. He mentions Microsoft Band and Pebble. Really from a hype-opmeter perspective, that was gracious, but those products already shipping are not generally thought of as ‘MAGICAL.’  Do seniors...

Burg's Cellphone Watch Targeted To Kids, Seniors

03/10/2015 Nyack, N.Y. – Burg, the maker of cellphone-equipped smart watches, is targeting its latest wearable to kids and seniors. The $129 Burg 31, which comes with analog hands, incorporates GPS to track kids and seniors. For emergencies, it provides one-touch 911 calls and speed dialing of up to three pre-set numbers without...

G2I INTRODUCES SWISS MADE LIMMEX EMERGENCY WATCH TO THE U.S. MARKET

10/01/2014 G2i, Inc. announced today that it will be introducing the Swiss made Limmex AG Emergency Watch to its offerings. read more

ADT releases emergency response device developed by Boca’s MobileHelp

02/19/2015 ADT Corp.'s year-old health business grew this week when it launched an emergency response device developed by another Boca Raton firm, MobileHelp. The On-The-Go Emergency Response System is a small, wearable mobile device that allows users to press a button for emergency assistance, no matter where they are. read more

UnaliWear Launches Wearable "OnStar for People" on KickStarter

02/18/2015 read more

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