Tadiran LifeCare, an Israeli manufacturer, has unveiled a compact wearable mobile communication and safety device for the elderly and for those prone to getting lost:
SKeeper™ is intended to provide peace of mind for its users, their families and caregivers. It enables users to carry on with their daily routines without compromising safety and well being, by enabling them to stay in touch with relatives and caregivers in case of need. With SKeeper™ elderly people get immediate assistance by simply pressing a single button on the device, and parents can rest assured that their children can easily contact them should they be lost or need assistance.
“SKeeper™ is taking Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) and social alarm systems, to the next level,” says Ofer Atzmon, business development manager at Tadiran LifeCare, “Fitted with a dedicated safety call button it can activate a warning signal or initiate a voice call in case of need, enabling wearers to get immediate care and assistance.”
Using its embedded Siemens MC55 wireless module and built-in speakerphone, SKeeper™ can activate cellular voice calls to pre-defined numbers (e.g. a relative or a health professional) or receive calls from anyone. When a call is made to a monitoring center, a pre-defined SMS message can be sent automatically to a relative. Incoming calls can be screened and/or answered automatically. Most of the product features, such as speed dialing numbers, auto-answering, predefined text messages, etc. are remotely programmable by the monitoring center, or by the users or their authorized relatives via a Web based interface.
SKeeper™ takes advantage of location based services provided by many operators, so that users can be located in case of need or upon wandering outside of a specified zone (e.g. a neighborhood or a school area). In such cases the system sends automatic alerts via SMS messages to the monitoring center and/or to another mobile phone. Tadiran LifeCare plans to launch a GPS based system, with higher location accuracy, later this year.
It is amazing that while the entire Middle East spends all of its energy on hate, tiny Israel continues churning out great products for the health.
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The press release…
(hat tip: Gizmodo)