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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes BeClose as a Technology Innovator for 'Aging Independently' in North America
Date:1/24/2011

let, and water leakage sensors. In addition, there is an option for a simple big red BeClose button, allowing the monitored person an easy way to contact their caregiver in a more subtle way than the traditional panic button, which notifies authorities in an immediate and dramatic way.

Equally important is online monitoring, which has a highly customizable notification. Some caregivers have very specific activities that they want to watch while others want to look at a much broader spectrum of activities. BeClose supports this critical aspect of system implementation by providing a training program to familiarize the user with the system and also establish common events and activities for customized notification.

Overall, BeClose provides a customizable monitoring experience beyond simple emergency notification to allow caregivers and loved ones to manage and improve patient care.  While the system has a higher price point than traditional PERS, it remains affordable by offering monthly costs under that critical $100 a month mark.

"With the 65-and-above demographic continuing to grow, elderly care and 'aging independently' are at the core of the current healthcare crisis, which demands a more active role from the patient's close circle instead of just healthcare professionals," notes Bujnoch. "This is where solutions like the BeClose system will play a crucial role."

Going forward, there is a wealth of opportunity for these types of systems as they will be an integral part of the evolving medical home. As a peripheral to a larger system, virtually any home health or remote system could use such a product and as such, the opportunities for BeClose going forward are impressive indeed.

Based on these factors, Frost & Sullivan has selected BeClose as the recipient of the 2010 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the PERS market. Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has de
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