The creators of the MediPendant personal medical alarm device, Medical Alarm Concepts Holding, Inc., has launched iHelp mobile medical alarm, calling it the next generation device in the mobile personal emergency response system market.
Like other mobile alarms, iHelp allows users to wear and use their medical alert pendant both inside and outside the house. They work wherever there is cellular service, whereas home medical alert systems work from a base in the home. The systems give users a reliable way to contact and communicate with emergency personnel and loved ones when they need medical help, usually by pressing a button on a devise worn as a necklace or on their wrist.
Lightweight and compact, iHelp weighs 2 1/2 ounces but has triple the battery power of regular medical alarms. It offers up to 72 hours of use per full battery charge. Billed as being an advanced model of the company’s MediPendant product, iHelp uses its own dedicated BPS navigation system to let users send their location directly to the iHelp operator.
The unit has a ‘Find Me Function’, letting loved ones determine the location of their family member at any time, by using either an iOS or Android Smartphone and Google Maps. It also has a lost pendant location function, so if the pendant is ever misplaced, the iHelp™ operator assists in locating it.
According to the National Institute of Health, the global market for medical alert systems is expected to grow from approximately $14.1 billion in 2013 to $21.6 billion by 2020. “The addition of the iHelp™ mobile medical alarm to our product line will enable Medical Alarm Concepts to increase its market share, as well as further build and innovate on top of our existing platforms,” said MDHI CEO & President, Ronnie Adams.
For additional information about the iHelp™, go to www.ihelpalarm.com.