At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Wellcore out of San Jose, CA is showing off its personal activity monitor and emergency notification system targeted at the elderly folks that live independently.It’s the modern “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up,” except the clip-on device can automatically detect the fall and places a call to emergency services. If paired up with a GPS enabled cell phone, it will even send the exact GPS coordinates of where the incident occurred. The package comes with a wireless base capable of recharging two units and a built-in messaging system that vocalizes text messages sent from cell phones for easy listening by your grandma.
Detects falls automatically and sends help in an emergency. Wellcore distinguishes falls from other types of motion with unprecedented accuracy–all without having to press a button. When a fall is automatically detected, a Wellcore specialist contacts the wearer to assess the level of urgency. If an emergency is determined or there is no response, Wellcore sends emergency services and alerts designated caregivers and family. The button can also be pressed at any time to initiate the same immediate response. Asks to be worn when forgotten. When forgotten, Wellcore sends friendly reminders through the base unit, asking to be worn, and a notification appears on the online dashboard. If the sensor is left unworn for an extended period of time, an email message is sent to a designated caregiver or family member. Monitors activity and provides an online dashboard for at-a-glance reassurance. Accessible 24/7, a password-protected dashboard tracks motion and learns daily patterns over time, highlighting significant changes when they occur. The dashboard also displays notifications and alerts concerning everyday activity and safety. Delivers messages to stay connected. Text messages created on the online dashboard are converted to voice and played on the base unit, similar to voice messages on an answering machine. Protects on the go–not just at home — for a safe, active lifestyle. When paired with a Wellcore-compatible cell phone, Wellcore allows 24/7 protection anywhere within the cell phone’s coverage range. When a fall is detected, the cell phone summons emergency responders to the exact location of the fall using the cell phone’s GPS, and caregivers are alerted. Innovative design. Made of brushed aluminum, the Wellcore device and base unit feature contemporary design from one of the world’s most renowned industrial designers, Dr. Hartmut Esslinger, founder of frog design. Unlike other Personal Emergency Response devices, the Wellcore solution is stylish as well as waterproof.