Dennis Boone, Chief Consumer Marketing and Sales Officer
As the large cellular providers (including AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile) begin phasing out 3G broadband cellular technology in 2022, this will have a big impact on seniors and their families who rely on medical alert watches and personal emergency response systems (PERS) devices for health, safety, and connection to loved ones. While many older PERS devices rely on 3G, in September 2021, HandsFree Health announced a new solution, the WellBe Pendant, with plans to make it available to consumers in December 2021.
The WellBe Pendant is a PERS device that features 4G LTE connectivity, GPS, fall detection, and two-way communication to provide consumers with a secure way to call for help and communicate in emergencies. Additionally, since the pendant interacts with the WellBe voice technology platform, caregivers and family members can easily locate a loved one right from the WellBe Virtual Assistant app from anywhere in the U.S.
In an effort to make the pendent more stylish and enticing to wear or just pack, HandsFree Health made sure it is the smallest 4G pendant on the market, measuring less than two inches in width. The WellBe Pendant is also water resistant, with an IPX7 case that can go anywhere.
This is just the latest addition to the HandsFree Health platform which expanded across multiple devices this year as the company aims to meet the consumer and employer demand for digital health services that are easily accessible while also HIPAA secure. As many Americans rely on loved ones to help them remain at home, remain independent, or simply remain safe during COVID, remote and digital health technology are becoming an increasingly important component of our healthcare system.