After previous startups sold to Texas Instruments and Apple, I started LifeAssist because my mother is 80, and she isn’t willing to wear today’s emergency alert products, nor do they provide the full complement of assistance that she needs to live independently. Focus groups have named the company “OnStar for people”, because we help seniors when they’re hurt, lost, or forgetful.
Disguised as a traditional watch, our patent-pending technology combines cellular, wifi, and GPS to provide an active medical alert that works anywhere, along with data-driven artificial intelligence that learns the wearer’s lifestyle. With an easy-to-use speech interface, we provide discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and as a guard against wandering.
Both AT&T and Verizon want to sell our products in their stores. We’ve closed initial seed funding, are members of StartUp Health accelerator, and we will be piloting in 2015.