Independa, IDEAL LIFE team up on health monitoring
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 1, 2012—Home health, home care and other professional caregivers face a bewildering array of options for monitoring the independent elderly, and they often have to play integrator to make disparate devices work together. A new agreement between Independa and IDEAL LIFE will help avoid that hassle, time and expense by providing caregivers and caregiving organizations a suite of solutions that are connected and ready to use right out of the box.
Independa will integrate IDEAL LIFE’s wireless health monitoring products—including scales, glucometers, pulse oximeters, blood pressure cuffs, medication dispensers and a wireless hub—into the Independa Artemis solution.
Caregivers and the independent elderly will simply unpack and power up the devices, which will automatically connect wirelessly to other Artemis elements. This turnkey “out of the box” experience is ideal for quickly establishing monitoring systems, such as when a person returns home after surgery or moves into an independent living facility.
Artemis, scheduled for general availability this fall, will feature a wide selection of health, safety and activity sensors, with support for a variety of health-care communications protocols. Artemis will be offered through Independa partners, including home health, home care and senior living providers that want to provide next-generation telecare services.
“Technology is a means to achieve longer and better independent living, more cost-effective care and peace of mind,” said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. “Through our relationship with IDEAL LIFE, technology will fade into the background the moment caregivers and the older adults open the box. In the process, our companies are setting the standard for integrated, cloud-based telecare and eliminating a major barrier to adoption.”
“Many IDEAL LIFEand Independa customers were searching for such a complete and plug-and-play solution, urging our companies to work together,” said IDEAL LIFE President Jason Goldberg. “The integration of IDEAL LIFE solutions into Artemis creates an innovative platform that meets this need by providing a turnkey experience allowing caregivers to focus on what they do best.”
For more information about Artemis and the rest of Independa’s telecare portfolio, visit independa.com/solutions. For more information about IDEAL LIFE’s health and wellness products, visit www.ideallifeonline.com/products.