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Tech use rising among older Americans

May 31, 2017Spencer Ives

I've been hearing a lot about PERS and mPERS lately. Specifically, I've been interested to hear views on how older PERS users feel about technology. When discussing Essence's Care@Home Active offering, which uses a Bluetooth connection to a smartphone, company head of marketing Rafi Zauer said, “The obvious question is: How many seniors have smartphones now-a-days? There's ample evidence … [smartphone use] is going to become almost ubiquitous over the next few years with seniors for several...

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Essence to release mobile solution

May 17, 2017Spencer Ives

HERZLIYA, Israel—Essence announced a new PERS product for a more mobile demographic today, the Care@Home Active, which Essence's head of marketing Rafi Zauer called a “seamless extension of current PERS capabilities.”This is the company's first foray into mobile monitoring in PERS. Care@Home Active is not a traditional mPERS solution, Zauer explained, because the wearable device uses RF communication to a PERS unit while the user is home and uses Bluetooth connectivity with a smartphone...

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Essence notes trends from 2016, makes predictions for 2017

January 24, 2017Spencer Ives

TEL AVIV, Israel—Smart home device provider Essence made some predictions about 2017's landscape for the Internet of Things. The company highlighted voice recognition, new business models, and enhanced user experience as positive trends in 2016. Essence also pointed out negative trends in the year, such as interconnectivity issues and cybersecurity problems. For 2017, Essence predicted that companies will begin to analyze data, such as energy consumption reports, into profitable information,...

Essence, Internet of Things (IoT), Rafi Zauer

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