MobileHelp® launched MobileHelp Smart, a wearable medical alert system through integration with the new Samsung Galaxy Watch, augmenting its current offering with additional stylish form factors.
When a user presses the “Help” button on the MobileHelp Smart interface, the call is received by trained professionals who know about the user, their location and contact them through the watch to determine the scope of the emergency and provide the right level of response.
The watch comes in two sizes (46mm and 42mm) and in 3 styles (Silver, Midnight Black and Rose Gold). The smart alert system makes it easy for anyone wearing the device to get help in an emergency situation. It also allows the user to take advantage of Samsung Health fitness-monitoring features, such as heart rate, sleep, steps and other activities, with an enhanced battery life to minimize device charging, said a press release.
Parks Associates, the IoT market research firm estimates there are currently a little over three million users of personal emergency response products and services in the United States, mostly in older households.
Currently, the MobileHelp app provides medical alert mainly to seniors, but the company is planning to make it available for patients with chronic illnesses and those who simply want to be able to access emergency help while out living their lives.
“Since introducing this new wearable solution in early 2018, we’ve found it represents an emergency response option for a much wider range of people,” said Rob Flippo, CEO of MobileHelp. “We hope the smaller size and increased style options will broaden accessibility even further, to provide consumers such as women exercising outside at night or kids walking home from school with an additional safety net – the peace of mind that comes from knowing help is just a button press away.”
MobileHelp is a leading provider of mobile Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and health management solutions. MobileHelp’s PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical alert monitoring services and expedited personal emergency assistance.