Wearable Tech World Feature Article
August 03, 2015

Medical Care Alert Launches New Emergency Pendant

Medical Care Alert, a manufacturer of wearable medical alert products for senior citizens, recently announced the launch of its HOME & AWAY ELITE pendant.

The new pendant weighs only two ounces and can be worn on a necklace or clipped to a user's hip. It connects directly to the AT&T Wireless network to provide seniors with instant access to emergency services in case of a fall or other personal emergency. The pendant is distinct in that it can notify emergency personnel of the user's GPS coordinates and can act as a two-way voice communication device. It also may provide automatic fall detection as an option.

Bryan Stapp, the president of medical care alert, said in a statement that the pendant conforms to users' active lifestyles.

“Today's older Americans live very active lifestyles,” Stapp said. “They want 24/7 protection everywhere they go. The HOME & AWAY ELITE system fits their active lifestyle with an easy-to-use, lightweight emergency pendant that protects them anywhere they go in the U.S.A.”

According to Stapp, the optional automatic fall detection technology can detect the difference between an actual fall and the effect of a user sitting down too quickly. It is meant to act as fail-safe when users cannot press the pendant's alert button themselves. The pendant first uses internal sensors to record a fall-style event and then connects with Medical Care Alert databases which compare that recorded data to thousands of logged fall patterns. It will then only connect to emergency services if an actual fall has occurred.

In addition to contacting emergency service, Medical Care Alert also indicated that the HOME & AWAY ELITE can contact a neighbor or family member who is programmed into the system. This way, no matter who users determine as their first line of emergency contact, they can also be connected with someone who can respond to their needs.

Edited by Dominick Sorrentino

Comments powered by Disqus

Featured Video

Dedicated to Wearable Tech: Mobile, Sports, Fitness, Audio, Fashion, Design

Featured Podcasts

The Business of Wearable Computing: An Interview with Brand Finance An interview with Edgar Baum, Managing Director North America with Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation and strategy consultancy. Mr. Baum specializes in marketing ROI and financially quantified brand strategy.
Getting Attention for Your Wearables Joe Daniels of Loeb & Loeb discusses how wearable tech entrepreneurs can gain exposure for their ideas and what to do once they've won attention from potential investors.
Wearable Success Rides on Actionable Intelligence Lux Capital's Adam Goulburn focuses on the traits sought by investors as they consider wearable startups, such as how well their software turns collected data into actionable intelligence.
Wearable Tech Startup Strategy CRV's George Zachary talks wearable startups and how they can secure the attention of the right investors as the seek to become the next great thing in wearables.
How to Win the Wearable Tech Funding Game Donatella Giacometti speaks with Canary Ventures' Alex Goldberg about what the investment community looks for in startups, such as the many new wearable tech companies that are emerging.

Wearable Tech World Media Sponsors