Okay, yeah, we make fun of it, right? “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!” But it’s a genuinely serious problem, and it could even happen to you thought you don’t believe it. Keith Olbermann’s father, for example, suffered a stroke (I think) and it was something like a day and a half before anyone came to help him because no one knew. Best to avoid situations like that if you can. Which is why companies like MobileHelp exist:
u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen for global positioning and embedded 2G/3G wireless technologies by MobileHelp, America’s leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based on u-blox’ LISA 2G/3G wireless modem and MAX GPS modules, the comprehensive system includes compact, portable alert devices that function in and around the home, and while travelling.
Unlike traditional 911 direct dial services, MobileHelp devices deliver instant positional information as well as personalized medical data to an emergency response center at the touch of a button. The system is integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and satellite GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services, location tracking, and instant voice contact with trained emergency response operators. MobileHelp also offers Caregiver Tools, an innovative event notification and online tracking platform that keeps families and caregivers informed of an emergency event. With AT&T as connectivity partner, the devices work in 97% of the inhabited areas of the USA.
MobileHelp comes in three configurations, “CLASSIC” for home-monitoring over fixed line telephone, “SOLO” for travelling and at homes without a fixed line telephone connection, and “DUO”, for travelling and at homes that have a fixed line telephone connection.
MobileHelp’s innovative alert products have been developed together with Singapore-based Daviscomms, a leading design and manufacturing partner providing advanced engineering services to customers in the consumer and industrial markets worldwide.
Sound like something you or a loved one might need? Then surf on over and check it out. And if you get something from these folks, be sure to let us know about your experiences below!