AT&T Launches Fall Detection Tech for Home Health
In efforts to address the prevalence of falls among seniors, AT&T has launched a new device that its making available to the home health industry, as well as other healthcare providers.
With at least one-third of adults over age 65 in North America experiencing a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AT&T believes it’s EverThere product can help to address this concern.
AT&T EverThere is a small, wearable device that can detect falls and identify the location of where a fall has occurred, which it then connects to a 24/7 call center for response and support using the AT&T wireless network. This type of personal emergency response system has a rechargeable battery, GPS location services and allows two-way voice communication with the call center to expedite assistance when a fall occurs.
The national communications leader is making its device available to the healthcare industry, including home health, assisted living and insurance companies with the intent of helping these healthcare providers improve patient outcomes, while also promoting seniors’ independence and their desires to age-in-place.
“We’re focused on helping to improve patient outcome by developing innovative mHealth services for both consumers and businesses within the healthcare ecosystem,” said Chris Hill, senior vice president of Advanced Solutions at AT&T.
The EverThere device is part of AT&T’s suite of remote patient monitoring care solutions aimed toward building a foundation for aging-in-place care.
“EverThere offers powerful and reliable technology that can monitor for falls in and out of the home,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president of Emerging Devices at AT&T. “With the inclusion of AT&T’s nationwide wireless service, we are giving our customers greater peace of mind and the flexibility to go where they want and live active lifestyles.”
EverThere offers two options for service coverage, including a no-annual contract option. An 11-month contract costs $99.99 and has a monthly service charge of $29.99. For no annual contract, the device costs $199.99 with a monthly service charge of $29.99.
Written by Jason Oliva