AT&T EverThere Device Fall Detector Launches
The personal emergency response system (PERS) is designed to be durable, lightweight, easy to set up and includes a rechargeable battery.Telecommunications giant AT&T is moving into the wearable medical device market with the launch of EverThere, a small wearable device that can detect falls and quickly identify location, then automatically connect to a 24/7 call center for response and support using the AT&T wireless network. EverThere has two options for service coverage: $99.99 for an 11-month contract, with a monthly service charge of $29.99, and $199.99 for no annual contract, with a monthly service charge of $29.99 and no cancellation fee. The purchase of either option gives the customer an EverThere device, a charger, a lanyard and a belt clip. The personal emergency response system (PERS) is designed to be durable, lightweight, easy to set up and includes a rechargeable battery. "EverThere offers powerful and reliable technology that can monitor for falls in and out of the home," Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices with AT&T, said in a statement. "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."
The solution is part of AT&T's suite of remote patient monitoring (RPM) care solutions, including the company’s RPM software-as-a-service (SaaS) and an end-to-end managed RPM service. Together, these solutions provide a foundation for aging-in-place care.