Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wireless Technology to Help Seniors

Independa introduced Artemis™ a collection of wireless health, safety, and activity sensors that are part of the company’s integrated telecare solutions to help the elderly remain independent longer with greater health and well-being. Artemis was introduced at the 2011 mHealth Summit recently held in the Washington area.

Artemis will be fully integrated with and complement Independa’s Caregiver Web App and Angela™. Artemis connects sensors to monitor vital signs, safety and home conditions via a wireless hub to Independa’s cloud solution. Care providers will use the Caregiver Webb App to create automatic reminders to track care recipients remotely. The Independa Angela, a personal interaction device for the care receiver will also be used

Independa’s new integrated monitoring solution is tailor-made for the non technical elderly. Running as an out-of-the box power and play suite of home sensors, Artemis will support a custom package of monitors preconfigured to the individual’s activities and daily challenges.

Artemis will offer wireless sensors and connectivity to the internet where Independa will aggregate information collected from the in-residence sensors. Users won’t need to worry about pairing or matching devices with a wireless hub or computer because the sensors will be paired prior to shipment.

“Independa Artemis, in conjunction with other cloud-based integrated telecare offerings, delivers on our vision of providing Independa customers and channel partners the most integrated solution for supported independence,” said Independa CEO Kian Saneii.

To support the project, Independa is going to partner with Boston Life Labs LLC and Artemis will include the Boston Life Labs Smart Medical Home Hbox Hub and other plug-and play wireless telehealth sensors.

Independa Artemis is scheduled for beta testing in February 2012 and will be available in the second quarter of 2012 and will be sold through Independa partners.

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