It’s no laughing matter that elderly and disabled persons fall and injure themselves with no help around. When you’re younger, seeing TV ads for devices like Life Alert or something of the sort may end in a laugh, but as you get older, the reality is that you might be in the market for a device like that one day. Well, those looking for a wearable device in case of a fall now have another option, through AT&T, called the EverThere.
EverThere is a small wearable device that can allow the user to contact a call center for support in case of a fall. The personal emergency response system is small and compact, as well as water and impact resistant.
AT&T is now offering the EverThere both on contract and off contract. On contract pricing for the EverThere starts at $99.99 for $29.99 a month and off contract pricing for the EverThere is $199.99 with a $29.99 monthly service charge.
Here are a few more highlights for the EverThere:
• EverThere brings sophisticated, state-of-the-art accuracy to fall detection with multi-senseor technology that is fast and precise
• Rapid response to falls—wherever its wearer may be
• EverThere tells responders you’ve fallen, even when you can’t
• Adapts to the individual’s unique activity patterns—reducing the occurrence of false alarms
• GPS technology that determines your location, sending help where you need it
• Hands-free, voice communication with your Care Center
• Highly trained Care Center available 24/7
• The power of the AT&T Mobile Broadband Network
• Discrete and easy-to-wear
• Water resistant and impact resistant
EverThere offers up a piece of mind for you or a loved one, ensuring that assitance will be available if no one else is.
Press release below.
AT&T Launches EverThere, Portable Peace of Mind, in the Home or On the Go
When a fall occurs, EverThere connects to trained care center when help is needed
Dallas, Texas, December 04, 2013
At least one-third of adults over 65 in North America fall each year and this is a serious issue that often leads to many other severe and chronic concerns for older adults.* To provide peace of mind for the elderly and their families, AT&T EverThere®, a small wearable device, can detect falls and quickly identify location. EverThere will be available at www.att.com/everthere beginning Wednesday, Dec. 4.
When a fall occurs, AT&T EverThere® can detect a fall and automatically connect to a 24/7 call center for response and support, using the AT&T wireless network.
This personal emergency response system (PERS) in one simple, mobile solution is durable, lightweight, easy to setup and has a rechargeable battery. The device is hands-free and allows two-way voice communication with the call center for fast assistance. The device also offers GPS location service that helps first responders determine where a fall has occurred.
AT&T EverThere® has two options for service coverage, including a no-annual contract option:
- $99.99 for an 11-month contract, with a monthly service charge of $29.99.
- $199.99 for no annual contract, with a monthly service charge of $29.99, and no cancellation fee.
Purchase of either option gives the customer an AT&T EverThere® device, a charger, a lanyard and a belt clip.
“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&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.”
“Today’s seniors are unlike generations past; they are on the go and committed to living active lives,” said Tim Smokoff, CEO of Numera, the device manufacturer. “With EverThere, people no longer have to choose between safety and independence. We’re pleased to work with AT&T in offering seniors a service that can give them the peace of mind to live active lifestyles longer.”
EverThere will also be available to the health industry: insurance companies, healthcare providers, home health agencies and assisted living operators. “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, Advanced Solutions, AT&T Business Solutions.
This solution is part of AT&T’s complete suite of remote patient monitoring (RPM) care solutions, including the AT&T RPM software-as-a-service and an end-to-end managed RPM service. Together, these solutions provide a foundation for full aging-in-place care.
Created in late 2010 the AT&T ForHealth practice was founded to focus on the AT&T technology and communications solutions sold into healthcare for decades. As a solution provider with capabilities to build on a world class network, AT&T ForHealth is continuing to accelerate the delivery of innovative application, mobile, cloud-based and networking services to improve communication among providers, patients and healthcare teams, leading to a more integrated approach to healthcare delivery. To learn more about AT&T EverThere, visit www.att.com/everthere.
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*Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Older Adult Falls - Falls Among Older Adults: http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/falls/adultfalls.html
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