SafeMotion is the latest innovation in medical alert systems that’s revolutionizing how older adults age in place—or on the go. The company recently won a SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Award.
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Care@Home Smart Alerting is a combination of technologies that ensures the safety of seniors through various intelligent emergency detection and alerting methods. The company recently won a SilverEco® and Ageing Well International Award.
Marianne Shores took the first roller coaster ride of her life as a 16-year-old out on her first date at the Long Beach boardwalk. 60 years have passed since that moment, and Shores gets around now with a walker at the Atria Carmichael Oaks residential facility. Yet, on a recent Saturday, she was back speeding down the tracks and gripping the safety bar while wearing cutting-edge virtual reality goggles, created by Gamers Gift.
Domalys, selected to represent the FrenchTech during the CES of Las Vegas, had the opportunity to present its innovation: Aladin, a smart lamp “with a genie inside”. Explanations…
Developped by Telegrafik, Otono-me is an innovative telecare service where the person doesn’t need to wear anything. Otono-me has been designed for elderly, weakened or disabled people who could fall or need assistance.
[Read more…] about Otono-me: an innovative telecare service developped by Telegrafik
Viva Technology has, for its second edition, exceeded its objectives and successfully positionned France a major hub for tech start-ups and innovation worldwide: over 60,000 visitors, over 500 international speakers, over 6,000 startups and exhibitors from over 50 countries in 3 days! [Read more…] about Viva Technology: an even bigger success for 2017!
Developped by Vitalbase, Vibby OAK is a new generation of wrist and neck-worn automatic fall detector, featuring a fall trigger, replacing conventional push buttons. The enhanced reliability and the new design allow to protect frail people of any age.
During its annual conference “Build 2017”, Microsoft has presented a bracelet that allows to comfort Parkinson-related tremors. It is a real innovation for patients who could write their names normally again. Explanations…
To meet the challenges of the global demographic change, Tarkett, global leader in innovative flooring solutions, is committed to developing solutions that help improve the quality of life of older people and their carers.
A year after launching to healthcare providers FloorInMotion Care, a solution to bring more security and comfort for residents or patients as well as facilitate the work of carers and reassure family, Tarkett is enriching its offer to meet the needs and expectations of residents and their care-givers in senior independent living facility .
For the past 3 years Wistiki has been busy changing the market of connected devices by offering a solution that is both useful and efficient in helping scatterbrains all over the worls keep track of their belongings.
With the ‘Wistiki by Starck’ collection the company called on the great designer Philippe Starck to create a line of premium and reliable products.
Now, the company presents its new innovative product: the Wistiki Ahā!
Linkoo Technologies will present its voice-controlled personal assistant: Alyssa at the CES 2017 in Las Vegas. This first participation will be an opportunity for Linkoo to present this new innovative product, created to help family members organize themselves.
Vibby is a range of connected devices and smart solutions for people protection designed by VitalBase. Those streamlined, “non-stigmatizing” products aim at fostering autonomy among home-dwelling seniors and ensuring the safety of care facilities residents. [Read more…] about Detecting falls- Autonomy: VitalBase launches a range of connected devices dedicated to people protection
French e-health start-up Withings announced that it would soon be bought by Finnish company Nokia, noting that “joining forces Nokia will allow Withings to assert its position on the fast-growing global e-health market.”
The acquisition is a means to one end: allowing Withings to become the e-health global leader.
People with disabilities and the elderly still face a number of challenges to using digital products and services. The rapid development of the “Internet of Things” should help to remedy this situation as specialised and contextualised services become available to the user when and where they are needed. This premise will be developed and discussed at the 10th European e-Accessibility Forum which will be held on the 30th May 2016 at the Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie in Paris. [Read more…] about Paris: 10th European e-Accessibility Forum
The second edition of the Healthcare Summit was held on October 6th, in Luxemburg. During the ceremony, the 2015 winners were presented, as well as their achievements and innovative projects on the field. This year’s main theme focused on connected objects and the patients of tomorrow. [Read more…] about Luxembourg Healthcare Summit 2015
The Internet of Things (IoT) revolution is ongoing; daily objects are being connected to the Internet one way or another.
In light of the worldwide demographic transition, the IoT and Silver economy are connected in many ways.
iFamCare is an American startup co-founded by Elnaz Sarraf and… her cat Homer. She designed Helmet, a connected security camera to keep an eye on your household. It includes several functionalities and is remotely controllable thanks to a free app. [Read more…] about Helmet: a connected camera to watch over your relatives
Weenect is a new company specialized in GPS family tracking. They have recently launched Weenect Silver, a tracking beacon especially conceived for the elderly. With it, not only can the elderly be easily localized by their family members, but they can also send an alert in case of a problem. [Read more…] about Weenect Silver: a GPS beacon for the elderly
Despite Google’s world-class reputation and their recent investments in eHealth, the Google Glasses were far from being as successful as the group had hoped. Indeed, the general public seemed skeptical about its utility and design, which they qualified as “too futuristic”. Consequently, the group decided to put a temporary end to the production and selling of the product. Nevertheless, they haven’t given up: they recently signed a partnership with the Italian company Luxottica, in order to change the look of the Google Glasses. [Read more…] about A new look for Google Glasses
Asus group ventures into the domotics sector by announcing the next Smart Home System. Due to several fashion devices connected to a main station, this new system allows the user to manage their home interior. [Read more…] about Smart Home System: a high tech solution by Asus
According to the latest Orange’s Infographic, in 2013, 60% of the wearable products belonged to the fitness or medical care sectors.
Whether we speak about smart contact lenses, smart watches or fitness bands, this new generation of wearables conquered the healthcare field.
Moreover, 1 in 3 British and American people trust the use of connected objects for their medical recovery. [Read more…] about Infographic: Healthcare and wearable technology
BeeWi, a wireless specialist proposes to ease the quick access to wireless technologies and make them part of everyone’s daily life. Therefore, BeeWi launches the newest proximity sensor: HomeSmart. It can find any lost item, within a maximum range of about 100 feet (30 meters). [Read more…] about BeeWi launches the new proximity sensor: SmartHome
Gigaset launches G-tag in order to minimize the risk of losing important items (keys, wallet, sports bag, the youngest child stroller …) and to allow users to find them easily and simply thanks to an application.
It is a Bluetooth 4.0 beacon which allows to localise the object to which it is connected in a very short period of time.
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In the United States, major insurance companies like UnitedHealth Group, Humana, Cigna and Highmark offer their clients to wear a connected bracelet to save money on insurance.
According to these insurance companies, wearing the Fitbit bracelet allows insured persons to become aware of health issues in favour of a healthier lifestyle. However, this trend has been criticised in the name of private life and the protection of health data.
An American study conducted by Technology Advice focused on the relationship between American patients and their doctors, especially through Internet and the “Patient Portals”.
Patient Portals are internet portals which allow patients to communicate; to be safely monitored by their doctors; to receive analysis results; to take appointments, etc…
Satish Movva, “serial healthcare entrepreneur”, has come with a new wearable invention, CarePredict™ Tempo™, that helps adult children keep track of their aging parents’ health from afar.
“Adult children in the sandwich generation often struggle to keep up with the demands of working, raising a family of their own and taking care of their parents. Movva created Tempo™ with his own parents in mind, both of whom are over the age of 75 and aging independently in their own home”. [Read more…] about CarePredict Tempo : a wearable technology for Seniors
We imagined it when the first Smartwatches were launched : Telecare on smartwatches is now a reality. Let’s introduce two applications and their functionality: Emergency Alert for Wear and Emergency Panic Button (SOS).
« Some have reinvented the live bulb, the bathroom scale, the door lock, the toothbrush or the thermostat… we reinvented mothers. Soon, connected life will have a new face ». That is Sen.se’s catch phrase, a young French company’s award-winning at CES 2014’s show for its innovative concept of connected object called Mother.
Vivago Care 8001 watch has been rewarded at the 2014 German Design Awards . This watch is the only one equipped with a system which triggers an automatic alarm in case the person who uses it is unable to do it herself.
The VIVAGO watch also uses a system that allows continuous analysis of person’s level of activity. VIVAGO has received several international awards including the best solution for the medical and social establishments, Frost and Sullivan Award 2006 and the 2012 Red Dot Design Award. [Read more…] about Vivago Care 8001 watch rewarded at the 2014 German Design Awards