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Verizon Unveils Devices for Seniors

New health care-focused gadgets will run on the company's 4G network

At this year’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Verizon, the nation’s largest wireless carrier, was showing off more than just smartphones and tablet computers. Verizon unveiled new devices and services being developed for seniors and boomers to operate on Verizon’s 4G high-speed wireless network. One of the most practical is a small, wearable GPS device called the “SureResponse” system. It takes the notion of “Please help me, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up“ to a new level. This one-button device connects to a response center either over the cellular network or through your home phone line. It can be worn as a pendant, a wristwatch or on a belt clip. In short, it works almost anywhere. We’ve heard stories of seniors who went out for a short drive and got lost. By using this device, the SureResponse agent can see the location and give directions to get home, or, if necessary, contact a caregiver or emergency responder.
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