Essence and Medical Guardian Win IoT Evolution Business Impact Award

Essence and Medical Guardian Win IoT Evolution Business Impact Award

The companies successfully launched Family Guardian service for senior independent living in 2017


Tel Aviv, Israel and Philadelphia, PA – July 24, 2017 – Medical Guardian, a leading provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS), and Essence, a global provider of IoT, cloud-based connected living solutions, jointly won the 2017 IoT Evolution Business Impact Award after successfully driving business growth and displaying market leadership with the launch of the Family Guardian. Family Guardian is an in-home system offering comprehensive activity monitoring of seniors to caregivers from afar, based on Essence’s award-winning IoT-based solution, Care@Home™ Family Home Monitoring system for seniors.

The IoT Evolution Business Impact Award presented by TMC and Crossfire Media recognized a select group of companies and business leaders who have successfully leveraged IoT to solve a business issue, launch a new service, or create revenue opportunities.

The Care@Home Family is part of Essence’s Care@Home multi-service aging-in-place product suite that offers a seamless home monitoring experience, allowing independence for seniors and peace of mind for their loved ones. The customizable Care@Home Family allows loved ones to be kept aware of their relatives’ well-being by being alerted of specific daily events.

Receiving this prestigious award is truly an honor and speaks to our dedication in providing some of the most advanced connected health solutions available today,” said Geoff Gross, founder and CEO of Medical Guardian.With the rapid expansion of data analytics across the healthcare industry, we’re thrilled to be recognized as a front runner, leveraging information to help older Americans continue living a life without limits. That’s the core of everything we do at Medical Guardian.”

 Essence and Medical Guardian have been partners since 2014. Essence’s advanced senior monitoring technologies track residents and provide automatic alerts in emergency situations, taking the burden of care away from the elderly and affords them a higher level of safety. By integrating this technology, Medical Guardian strengthens its position of innovation and market leadership in the PERS market.

 “Medical Guardian and Essence have been long-term partners in the process to encourage independent living in the senior community,” says Yaniv Amir, President, Essence USA. “The addition of the Care@Home Family to its product offerings means its clients are able to live independently longer and demonstrates the value of innovation in telecare to enhance quality of life and simultaneously increase business opportunities.

 The award was presented to the Essence and Medical Guardian during the IoT Evolution Expo on Wednesday, July 19 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

 “The opportunity within IoT in business continues to transform productivity, and we are delighted to highlight Essence and Medical Guardian’s success in deploying IoT,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, IoT Evolution. “We congratulate them and recognize that there are more and more opportunities in the enterprise being solved by IoT every day.

 To learn more about the IoT Evolution Business Impact Award, visit


About Essence

Essence is a global IoT provider of scalable, cloud-based connected-living solutions for security, communication, and healthcare service providers. Over the past 23 years, Essence has built an impressive installed base, with more than 18 million products deployed and used by Tier-1 service providers worldwide. Essence is committed to developing and supporting solutions that both enhance partners’ businesses and enable people to live fuller and better lives. Essence has won several distinguished industry awards over the past year, garnering recognition by both the consumer and business markets, including the ESX Innovation Award for Care@Home and Care@Home VPD, European Consumers Choice Award, Telecom Broadband Infovision Award, IoT Business Impact Award, and others.

About Medical Guardian

Founded in 2005, Medical Guardian is a leading provider of Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa. Medical Guardian provides reliable, affordable medical alert devices and superior support to individuals who want an independent, active lifestyle. The company serves tens of thousands of clients across the country, providing them with renewed sense of independence, and their loved ones with peace of mind knowing that help is just a push of a button away. Learn more about Medical Guardian by visiting, Facebook, and Twitter.


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