PERS, telehealth, security on the move!
PERS and telehealth are really making leaps and bounds, it would seem. Which is a good thing, given the aging population, increasing life spans and decreasing financial resources. In other words, the more care givers can do at home for their aging loved ones, the better.
SSN has given a lot of coverage to PERS lately.
I wrote recently about the Medical Alert Monitoring Association’s annual Spring meeting at which MAMA board member and American Two-Way president Christopher Baskin told me discussion on GSM PERS were heated and protracted. Other PERS companies have been growing despite the tough economy because of their IP PERS solutions.
I also wrote recently about a new PERS solution that is forthcoming from Lifecomm, a new company comprising American Medical Alert Corp., Hughes Telematics, Inc. and Qualcomm. The new solution promises to deliver wireless voice and data communication. It will be cellular two-way voice and have a GPS unit as well. Not all seniors want to be or need to be completely housebound. For that matter, maybe PERS is starting to move away from a strictly senior market. I wrote about such a trend last year in a story about SafetyCare and Sonitec.
I wrote a story back in 2009 about the need for mobile solutions, such as SafetyNet from LoJack. I also spoke on ssnTVnews about the need in relation to a story I was working on about GPS solution company WindTrac.
Seems like the trend of everything becoming more personalized and more mobile is extending to personal health and perhaps to personal security, which is good because it means more opportunity for all of you.