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Lack of Interoperability in The IoT Space: The Need to Speak a Common Language

Lack of Interoperability in The IoT Space: The Need to Speak a Common Language

The Internet of Things is a fragmented market. There are hundreds, if not thousands of different companies creating and selling connected devices, products and services. The nascent industry is huge. New solutions are launched every day, either as standalone devices or as whole ecosystems of products which work under one of the many communication protocols ... Read More
 
What Are The Hottest Devices in The Connected Home?

What Are The Hottest Devices in The Connected Home?

The connected home has not arrived to our lives as an explosive breakthrough as many analysts from the industry thought it would. Nonetheless, it is already here, among us. According to Parks Associates, in 2015, ownership of smart home products in U.S. broadband households increased from 16% to 19%, and in 2016, 44% of households ... Read More
 
The Age at Which Users Start to Wear Panic Buttons is Decreasing

The Age at Which Users Start to Wear Panic Buttons is Decreasing

When speaking about PERS tech, the first idea that comes to mind for many people is the traditional panic button, a device that entails a long lasting stigma. It is not unusual for many seniors to refuse to wear them —even after having experienced a fall, as it is associated with negative thoughts such as ... Read More
 
Overcoming the Stigma of Panic Buttons with Smart Alerting

Overcoming the Stigma of Panic Buttons with Smart Alerting

The Medical Alert Systems market, also known as PERS (Personal Emergency Response Systems) has been rapidly changing for the past few years. The revolution in the industry has been so fast that many companies have not been able to keep pace with the times, and general consumers are mostly unaware of their many options, sticking ... Read More
 
CONNECTIONS Europe 2016: Key Market Trends to Come

CONNECTIONS Europe 2016: Key Market Trends to Come

Last week we were once again in Amsterdam, attending CONNECTIONS Europe 2016, an event hosted by Parks Associates that brings together connected home industry experts from all over the world and of which we are proud sponsors. This year’s conference was focused mainly around three main topics: delivering consumer engagement and value, innovative partnerships and ... Read More
 
Beyond Panic Buttons: Essence Brings Smart Alerting to MAMA 2016

Beyond Panic Buttons: Essence Brings Smart Alerting to MAMA 2016

For the past two days we have been at the MAMA —Medical Alert Monitoring Association— annual meeting, an event that we never miss. It brings together professionals in the alert monitoring and PERS industry from all over the United States and it is a unique opportunity to exchange valuable insights and join forces towards the ... Read More