New GoSafe Lifelines Comming Soon

08 January 2013 Categories: Latest News

January 08, 2012
Philips Lifeline debuts GoSafe at Consumer Electronics Show, bringing mobile innovation to Personal Emergency Response system technology.
Las Vegas, Nev., U.S.A. – Today at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Philips Lifeline (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) announces GoSafe, a new mobile personal emergency response system (PERs), designed to help seniors get more out of life. Philips’ latest innovation provides a unique combination of fall detection capabilities along with a suite of locating technologies and 2-way cellular voice communication to help provide users the confidence to continue to do the activities they enjoy knowing they have access to help if they need it.
Building on Lifeline’s more than 38 years of experience of empowering seniors, GoSafe incorporates many of Philips Lifeline’s trusted features and expands PERs functionality beyond the home, providing users access to the Philips Lifeline Response Center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,
“Lifeline’s legacy is built around helping seniors age with grace and independence,” said Rob Goudswaard, Senior Director of Product and Service Programs for Philips Home Monitoring. “Our intention is that GoSafe will provide users with the confidence to get back to activities or go to places they have scaled back on, knowing that help is easily accessible.”
Philips Lifeline is redefining the PERs category and changing the way people think about aging. GoSafe provides a number of advantages, including:
• Widely adopted AutoAlert fall detection capabilities that can automatically detect a fall and place a call for help if it detects a fall and the user is unable to push the GoSafe button
• 2-way cellular voice communication
• Use of up to seven user-locating technologies designed to help identify the user’s location in a variety of situations
• A single, attractive, easy to wear, waterproof button. The same button is all you need to access help while in your home or on the go
• A power-efficient design that allows for up to 7 days between charges, and a senior-friendly charging cradle that lets the GoSafe help button be worn even while charging
• System pairing with an in-home communicator to maximize performance, redundancy and reliability.
• Offered by Philips Lifeline, an FDA registered medical device manufacturer

Similar to the existing Lifeline service, users wear the GoSafe button around their neck as a pendant at all times, both inside and outside the home. In the event of an emergency, the user can push the button to initiate a help call to the Lifeline Response Center or, if a fall is detected, the AutoAlert feature can automatically place the call to the Lifeline Response Center without the need of the user pushing the button.
“Caregivers often worry about their parents leaving their homes as they age,” Goudswaard added. “GoSafe will give caregivers peace of mind and help them worry less about their loved ones staying safe during every day activities; and seniors the courage to continue to live their lives independently.”
GoSafe will be on display at Consumer Electronics Show in booth #26722.