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Mobile Medical Alarm Tracks Users Location

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 18 Feb 2015
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Image: The iHelp mobile medical alarm mPERS (Photo courtesy of Medical Alarm Concepts).
Image: The iHelp mobile medical alarm mPERS (Photo courtesy of Medical Alarm Concepts).
A next generation pendant alert device uses global positioning system (GPS) technology so that users can be located while on the go.

The iHelp medical alarm is a mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) that offers powerful communication capabilities. With three times more battery power, iHelp users can get up to 72 hours of use per full battery charge. Advanced functions include the ability for the user to send their location directly to the iHelp operator or a loved one, using a dedicated GPS navigation system. The iHelp also uses a US nationwide wireless cellular network to instantly contact a team of emergency operators once a call for assistance is received.

The GPS functionality offers two other benefits; a “Find Me Function,” which enables family members or caregivers to pinpoint the location of the device at any time, and without wearer intervention, by using either an iOS or Android Smartphone and Google Maps; and a lost pendant location function, so that if it is ever misplaced, the iHelp operator can help the user to locate it. The iHelp mobile medical alarm is a product of Medical Alarm Concepts (MAC; Plymouth Meeting, PA, USA).

“The addition of the iHelp mobile medical alarm to our product line will enable MAC to increase its market share, as well as further build and innovate on top of our existing platforms,” said Ronnie Adams, president and CEO of Medical Alarm Concepts. “The market for mobile personal emergency response systems is only in the beginning phase of growth, thus iHelp provides MAC a strong first-movers advantage.”

Suggested uses for mPERS devices include the elderly, people who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, children, people with autism, people with falling tendencies, the physically or mentally disabled, and people with poor motor or dexterity skills. The systems are also useful in the short term for patients recuperating after surgery or injury, those living alone, or for personal or occupational safety reasons.

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