u-blox, the Swiss positioning and wireless chip and module company, has been chosen for global positioning and embedded 2G/3G wireless technologies by MobileHelp, an American provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based on u-blox’ LISA 2G/3G wireless modem and MAX GPS modules, the comprehensive system includes compact, portable alert devices that function in and around the home, and while traveling.
“As the population ages, more and more people are choosing to remain independent for as long as possible” said Robert Flippo, President of MobileHelp. “With the help of u-blox’ reliable, low-power positioning and wireless technologies, our MobileHelp medical alert systems are giving a whole generation of people the freedom to live in their homes and travel independently knowing that simple and fast emergency assistance is just a push-button away.”
Unlike traditional 911 direct dial services, MobileHelp devices deliver instant positional information as well as personalized medical data to an emergency response center at the touch of a button. The system is integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and satellite GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services, location tracking, and instant voice contact with trained emergency response operators. MobileHelp also offers Caregiver Tools, an innovative event notification and online tracking platform that keeps families and caregivers informed of an emergency event. With AT&T as connectivity partner, the devices work in 97 percent of the inhabited areas of the USA.
MobileHelp comes in three configurations, “Classic” for home-monitoring over fixed line telephone, “Solo” for travelling and at homes without a fixed line telephone connection, and “Duo,” for travelling and at homes that have a fixed line telephone connection.
MobileHelp’s alert products have been developed with Singapore-based Daviscomms, a design and manufacturing partner providing advanced engineering services to customers in the consumer and industrial markets worldwide.