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KORE, MobileHelp partner on elderly health

William Payne
February 4, 2016
 
Georgia based managed IoT wireless network provider KORE is extending its partnership with medical alerts specialists MobileHelp. Through the KORE network, MobileHelp provides the elderly, their carers and care providers with proactive solutions for home-based and on-the-go health and safety monitoring.

MobileHelp has operated its applications over the KORE network for over six years. MobileHelp is now expanding its offering to provide customers with new health management solutions, which requires the KORE network to become even more integral to the company’s supporting infrastructure.

“When it comes to health and safety, network reliability is a critical component,” said MobileHelp CEO Rob Flippo. “Our partnership with KORE ensures that our customers have reliable access to the products and services we provide to help keep them safe, healthy and in charge.”

“With an aging population, it’s vital for people to live independently as long as possible and as safely as possible,” said KORE CEO Alex Brisbourne. “MobileHelp provides seniors with the ability to proactively manage their medications, track their activity levels and vital signs such as weight and blood pressure, and receive emergency assistance – which in turn gives them the option to stay in their homes longer. We’re pleased that our partnership with MobileHelp is helping make this possible.”

MobileHelp is a provider of M-PERS (Mobile-Personal Emergency Response Systems) and personal health management technology. The company develops and distributes a medical alert system with GSM/GPS technology, integrated with nationwide wireless voice, data and GPS technology to provide real-time medical alert monitoring services and location tracking for expedited personal emergency assistance. In addition to emergency response services, MobileHelp offers proactive health management services such as Activity Tracking and Medication Reminders.