SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa™ today announced that its Independa Integrated CloudCare suite that promotes supported independence is now generally available on LG television sets and Samsung tablet computers specially designed, optimized and supported for Independa Angela™.
The news coincides with the opening of the Digital Health Summit at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, where Independa is exhibiting in Booth # 26520.
Independa Integrated CloudCare is a holistic system combining the Caregiver Web Application, the Angela interface for care recipients, and an integrated suite of wireless health devices and home sensors.
Professional and family caregivers drive the easy-to-install-and-use solution via the Caregiver Web Application, a browser-based dashboard, setting rules and thresholds to be alerted only when something isn't quite right. Centralized monitoring, reporting and analyses are provided as part of a long overdue, more effective and yet less costly approach to remote caregiving – available when care cannot be provided in person.
The Independa Angela portion of the solution is now available in two formats.
Under a previously announced relationship, LG Electronics USA has developed innovative and easy-to-use, commercial Pro:Centric Healthcare TVs in partnership with Independa. This integrated, embedded solution represents an unprecedented step in eldercare technologies by allowing important prompts and services all to appear over normal television programing. Each TV comes with a custom-designed camera and microphone component, as well as a "Magic Remote" with a scrolling ball for an easy on-screen point-and-click user interface.
For care recipients who prefer tablets, under a new agreement with Samsung Health announced today, Independa will make Angela available on the popular Samsung 10-inch Galaxy Tab™ 2 tablet, dedicated and streamlined by Samsung for deploying Angela.
Independa's groundbreaking supported independence solutions are now available to distribution partners wishing to resell the suite of products. The company said it is actively engaged in discussions of potential partnerships with health insurers, senior living facilities, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations.
Last week, Independa expanded its multifaceted partnership with LG Electronics by announcing LG's participation in Independa's Series A round of funding.
"We're gratified to see global brands embracing our technology," said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. "Technology leaders are helping us realize our vision of creating a single holistic enterprise platform to engage elders and help their professional and family caregivers alike address a spectrum of caregiving needs. We are pleased to be providing family members peace of mind, knowing Independa partners are leveraging our award-winning solutions to provide consistent care to their loved ones; lower burdens of cost, time and worry; and elevate social engagement, comfort and quality of life."
"The latest Independa developments highlight how the company's Integrated CloudCare solutions help healthcare organizations deliver the right care at the right time as the aging market experiences a dramatic increase in longevity and lifetime health," said Laurie Orlov, founder of market research firm Aging in Place Technology Watch. "By spanning the multiple stages and locations of care and by supporting the reality of multiple caregiving roles, Independa offers a compelling example of the next generation of technology to meet the needs of older adults."
About Independa, Inc.
Independa offers leading technology-enabled independent-living solutions for the elderly. Independa's Integrated CloudCare services enable organizations and individuals to cost-effectively help the elderly remain independent longer, safer and more comfortably. The company, which has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, provides a suite of award-winning solutions, including comprehensive social-engagement opportunities, medication and appointment reminders, support for activities of daily living, and wireless health, remote monitoring and safety solutions. Care recipients enjoy these benefits through a standard telephone, as well as through the Independa Angela solution running on a TV or tablet.
SOURCE Independa, Inc.