SAN DIEGO – A year after GreatCall acquired Healthsense, a provider of remote monitoring services for seniors, the company is moving deeper into the senior living and health care markets.
The two companies joined forces to offer predictive analytics technology to more customers, increasing their independence and reducing the total costs associated with their care.
“The acquisition was like a tuck-in for us,” said Bryan Adams, COO at GreatCall. “We put the two companies together and now they’re stronger as one.”
Now known as Lively Home, the remote monitoring arm of GreatCall uses in-home sensors to monitor daily movement, including eating and sleeping, and learns a person’s patterns.
The company is currently enhancing its Lively Mobile device with predictive analytics to measure a senior’s gait and identify those who might be at risk for falling.
The mission for Lively Home is to keep aging seniors in their homes for as long as possible. Using predictive analytics and other technologies makes that more possible than before, said Adams.
“With sensors around their environment we can extend the time seniors can stay healthy at home,” he said. “We want to make it so that the senior never has to touch any of the technology—the sensors just collect the information and artificial intelligence transforms that data into actionable insights.”
The focus for 2018 will be engaging with consumers, Adams said.
“We’ve got a full speaking calendar for the year to reach out to the senior population,” he said. “Technology is a great entry point.”