Startup Shaking Up PERS Market?

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 04, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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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Product *********

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

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PERS **********

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  • ******** *******:***** ******* *** ********* *****-**** ******* station **********, ***** ***** ***** ********* uses ***** ******* ** **** ********** who ******** ********. ********** ************** *** flexible, *** *** *** * ****** central ******* ** '****** ****' ** individual *******.
  • *** ******:'*** *******" ***** *** *** **** buys ** ********* *** ******* ******** from * *******, *** ******** *** appliance **********. ***** ******** ********* *** tied ** **** *** ********** ******** and ********* ****** ******.

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Comments (1)

i like the concept of a mobile pers unit that utilizes gsm, cdma or wifi... we do a bit of pers installations and quite frankly the technology has become dated, granted for most customers it suits the needs just fine... i can already see having to charge/replace batteries as a initial hurdle for this device... i am also curious about the size of the pendant...

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