MobileHelp launches cell-based PERS device

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Monday, January 6, 2014

BOCA RATON, Fla.—MobileHelp’s new Cellular DUO mobile PERS unit, launched Jan. 2, features an in-home cellular base station and a mobile device. It also comes with an optional fall detector, which senses falls and automatically calls for help.

The Cellular DUO System uses AT&T’s nationwide network. Users may press a button to send an alarm to the staffed emergency call center, according to the release. The unit’s base can be set to deliver medication reminders, in the first of a series of interactive applications due to be released in the first quarter of the year, according to the statement.

“We know that in the U.S. alone, more than 12 million seniors will experience a fall in any given year—and that more than 40 percent of those falls will occur outside of the home,” said Robert Flippo, MobileHelp CEO, in a prepared statement. “We designed the Cellular DUO System to provide our clients with the extra protection they need combined with the freedom they want.”

The system incudes the cellular base station, a mobile device with pouch and portable charger, and a choice of a waterproof neck pendant or wrist button, according to the release.