Robert Flippo of Mobile Help joined the TPN CES Live broadcast. Mobile Health is a remote help system to help elderly. Using cellular technology, these devices are a simple button press to get help.
This year, Mobile Help launched the automatic fall detection pendant. This device detects if you have fallen and contact EMTs. The information can also be monitored and recorded so you can review later – especially the GPS data location – for review of how active the person is.
Since the pendant is monitored, they will send a new one when the battery is low.
A complete system is $40 a month for the system (which can be shared by more than one). For more information, check out mobilehelp.com
This is a developers dream project, from a new company called Pairasight. It has been over two years in development – with a prototype that has been fabricated on a 3D printer. The capture device links to a smartphone which then transmits the signal to a website where it is displayed, and is viewable in 3D. The full 1080p video streams are both at 30 frames per second, from separate left and right 5 megapixel cameras, and include audio as well. The on-board processer CPU has less than 5% loading, and the developers anticipate that onboard realtime image processing will be in the next version of the device. With 600 mAh hour battery, it gives about 90 minutes of streaming – or about six hours without continuous streaming. Developers can have early access to the modules used in the device at SomThings.com, with single unit pricing of $200.
The initial applications for the device will be for EMT responses and repair or do-it-yourself advice with the realtime expert being connected on a wireless link. The developer’s hope that with early adoption efforts, it will become another tool for getting the right knowledge and skillset on site and on target. TPN Interview by Andy McCaskey, SDRNews and Scott Ertz, F5 Live: Refreshing Technology .