MobileHelp Strengthens Its M-PERS Technology with Acquisition of Halo Monitoring, Inc.
September 5, 2012
Mobile automatic fall detection and advanced activity monitoring incorporated into MobileHelp’s medical alert system will enhance senior well-being beyond the home
BOCA RATON, Fla. -- September 5, 2012 -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MobileHelp announced today that it has acquired Halo Monitoring, Inc., a leading technology innovator in the home healthcare monitoring business. This acquisition marks the next step in the execution of MobileHelp’s strategy to expand its capabilities in the Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) business by adding automatic fall detection and advanced activity monitoring to its MobileHelp suite of M-PERS products.
“The acquisition of Halo Monitoring is an important step on our journey to expand our solution portfolio of Home Healthcare and Monitoring solutions that further improve the well-being of seniors who rely on our products,” said Rob Flippo, CEO for MobileHelp. “We are excited to add additional capabilities to our best-in-class M-PERS offerings, in addition to bringing on board talent to further expand our technology capabilities.”
Halo Monitoring , is a pioneer in the field of automatic fall detection and the first company to provide a wearable device to send an automatic alert in the event of a fall. According tothe Center for Disease Control, seniors who fall tend to exercise less due to fear of another fall. Reduced activity causes a decrease in balance and actually increases their risk for future falls. Roughly 40% of all seniors will fall each year. In the U.S. alone, this accounts for 12 million seniors each year.According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, falls account for 70% of the accidental deaths in the elderly population.
Incorporating fall detect technology into MobileHelp’s mobile medical alert systems, will give seniors the confidence to be more active and improve their overall health.
MobileHelp is America's leading provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response System) technology. Based in Boca Raton, Florida, MobileHelp services clients in all 50 states. MobileHelp develops and distributes market leading products such as DUO, the first fully integrated medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, SOLO, an innovative alert solution for people without home telephone lines and Classic Help, a traditional Medical Alert System. MobileHelp's M-PERS devices are integrated with nationwide wireless voice and data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. MobileHelp also offers Caregiver Tools, an innovative event notification and online tracking platform for families and caregivers. MobileHelp has built a reputation for quality and affordable solutions for personal protection and peace-of-mind in or away from your home. For sales or more information about MobileHelp, call 1-800-800-1710 or go online towww.MobileHelpNow.com.
About Halo Monitoring
Halo Monitoring’s products assure security for seniors and peace of mind for their caregivers. The advanced myHalo system is the first medical alarm that sends an automatic alert- no need to push a button- in the event of a fall. While most medical alarms are only able to react to an emergency, myHalo is the first system of its kind to provide 24/7 activity and health monitoring. Seniors get proactive care when they need it, while remaining independent.
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