New company to offer mobile Personal Emergency Response products and services
(Press Release) ATLANTA – May 12, 2010 – Hughes Telematics, Inc. (“HTI”), (OTCBB: HUTC, HUTCW), Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and American Medical Alert Corp. (Nasdaq: AMAC) today announced a joint venture to deliver mobile health services through Lifecomm LLC. The entity, formed with cash and in-kind contributions by the parties, will operate as a majority-owned subsidiary of HTI and plans to launch a mobile Personal Emergency Response Service (PERS) focused on seniors and their caregivers in the United States in 2011.
The introduction of a state-of-the-art mobile PERS solution, designed to extend affordable and potentially lifesaving emergency assistance to its users, is expected to be a major advancement in providing connected location-based services. The mobile PERS solution will consist of a wearable lightweight device with one-touch access to an emergency assistance call center. Inside the device, a cellular modem will enable wireless voice and data communications, and an embedded GPS combined with other sensors will enable location-based tracking and monitoring of the person wearing the device. A personalized web portal for the user and/or caregiver will provide access to information about user activity and location.