SARASOTA, Fla. – Companion Call for Help, a voice-activated medical alert system developed by Ways Security, was named one of eight national finalists in the AARP’s Caregiver Accelerator Competition. Using Amazon Alexa’s voice technology, the system offers 24/7 emergency support by two-way voice, without the need for a wearable panic button or pendant, said Mark Gray, CEO of Ways Security, in a statement. “Just say, ‘Alexa, call for help,’ and our patented alert system will connect you instantly to our highly trained, urgent response agents,” he said. “With the U.S. population of older adults growing rapidly, we will need 40 million caregivers by 2025, so it’s essential to use innovative technology like Companion Call for Help to support those human resources.” Companion Call for Help allows seniors to speak up and request assistance from anywhere in their home, or from a car using a smartphone and mobile application. Ways Security provides Companion Call for Help subscribers with Amazon Echo devices preloaded with Alexa, and installs and maintains them as part of the service.
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