AT&T will now be the connectivity provider for Philips GoSafe, its mobile medical alert service. GoSafe gives seniors the chance to get help if they need it whether they are at home or on-the-go. The mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) connects seniors with Philips’ 24/7, U.S-based emergency call response center.

Philips uses advanced locating technologies, which allows call centers to locate seniors in areas where GPS may not be available, such as indoors or in a parking garage.

“People of any age want the freedom to come and go,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things Organization, AT&T Mobility. “When medical and health devices are wirelessly connected, network reliability is a necessity. We provide that vital link.”

“GoSafe, with its advanced fall detection and location capabilities, is a key step forward as it provides seniors a better experience in staying safe while on the go,” said Kimberly O’Loughlin, General Manager for Philips Home Monitoring. “Our mission is to make the aging experience better for seniors, caregivers and clinicians.”