Numera releases new line of wearables

Wearables aims to make Libris users more comfortable
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Monday, May 16, 2016

CARLSBAD, Calif.—Numera’s new line of wearables is designed to be used by Libris mPERS users when they’re  at home.

The wearables come in three different form factors: a Fall Detection Pendant; a Convertible Help Button, which can be worn as a pendant or on the wrist; and a Simple Help Button Pendant.

The system uses a new Smart Cradle to charge the Libris mPERS device and as a connectivity hub between the Libris mPERS device and the wearables, Anu Herranen, marketing manager for Nortek Security and Control, told Security Systems News.

The Smart Cradle is upgradable, via over-the-air software updates.

The new systems allow end users to have a personal safety device while the Libris is charging. The Libris has a battery life of 36 hours. The wearables have batteries that last for several years. The wearables are also designed to be  more comfortable than the Libris.

Herranen said that the biggest difference between the Fall Detection Pendant and the Libris device is weight. The Libris weighs 2.1 ounces, while the Fall Detection Pendant only weighs about half an ounce. The pendant is also 40 percent smaller.

The new wearables also continue to track users in the EverThere program, Numera’s platform for monitoring users’ activity levels. “The Smart Cradle connected with any of the wearables provides exactly the same experience in EverThere that we do in the Libris device,” Herranen said.

Herranen said a wrist-worn wearable is a new option, that was specifically designed for users to wear while sleeping.

The wearables do not replace the Libris because they do not have features such as voice capabilities and GPS location.