SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Independa™ today announced that the Independa Angela™ social-engagement solution for the elderly is now available on Samsung Mobile Galaxy Tab™ 2 tablets, representing an industry first.
The announcement was made during the Digital Health Summit at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, where Independa is exhibiting in Booth # 26520.
Independa Angela gives elderly individuals who live alone and residents of senior living communities one-touch access to medication and appointment reminders, as well as email, health information, games, photos and more. This offering is part of Independa's cloud-based suite of integrated, technology-enabled independent-living solutions that enable professional caregivers to help seniors prolong their independence, safety and comfort.
Ease of use is paramount. The Samsung Mobile Galaxy Tab 2 will be pre-loaded with Independa Angela only, removing the need to learn any additional applications. This simple, effortless and integrated solution will be fully supported by Samsung Mobile, including boot-up, remote monitoring, remote updates and technical support. The Angela-equipped tablet will be available through Independa enterprise customers and distribution partners, including health insurers, senior living facilities and home care providers.
"We chose Samsung Mobile tablets for Independa Angela because they are simply best of breed," said Independa CEO Kian Saneii. "We're very pleased with our significant partnership with Samsung and the company's support of Angela. This industry-first, special-purpose solution extends the benefits of social engagement and telecare to a wider audience."
"We are delighted to be collaborating with Independa to bring to market an innovative solution that addresses healthcare organizations' growing needs to provide enhanced care for the elderly cost-effectively," said Tim Wagner, Vice President and GM of Enterprise Sales at Samsung Mobile. "This solution further cements Samsung Mobile's commitment to the healthcare and medical equipment industries."
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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.
About Samsung Telecommunications America
Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC, (Samsung Mobile) a Dallas-based subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., researches, develops and markets wireless handsets, wireless infrastructure and other telecommunications products throughout North America. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in consumer electronics and the core components that go into them. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 227,000 people across 75 countries with annual sales exceeding US$143 billion. Our goal is opening new possibilities for people everywhere. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
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