Startup Shaking Up PERS Market?

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 04, 2013

Few markets are as technologically stagnant as PERS, or Personal Emergency Response Systems, yet with mobile technology advancing and increasingly aging populations, an opportunity for major disruption exists. A startup named Amulyte has attracted strong backers positioning the company to raise millions. Does the company indeed have a winning, market changing product? In this note we examine Amulyte and contrast it with existing offerings.

The YC Effect

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System *************

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PERS **********

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