Nine out of ten adults wish to remain at home as they grow older, yet the inevitable challenges of aging make that difficult. Hearing loss, mobility issues, and dementia are just a few of the physical and mental health changes that impede independence. In most cases, family members step in to provide assistance, but these caregivers often become stressed as they juggle the needs of their parents, their own families, and busy careers. This predicament is poised to grow exponentially since people are living much longer. How can we help aging parents live independently and safely without causing undue burden to family members? The Internet of Things offers a compelling solution.
mHealth hub powered by M2M technology increases security, reduces stress
OnKöl, an award-winning connected device OEM, partnered with Gemalto, the global leader in digital security and M2M technology, to develop a mHealth device that allows older adults to remain at home while everyone around them is kept in the loop – effortlessly and accurately. The easy-to-use hub collects data from medical devices and other sources via voice call, Bluetooth, USB, WiFi, ZigBee, or wired line, and securely communicates in real time with authorized family members and caregivers. OnKöl is securely configured and managed remotely to provide all-encompassing care and a bird’s eye view, including tracking phone calls, monitoring safety conditions in the home, staying abreast of vital signs, and offering medication reminders. Designed for simplicity and beauty, the OnKöl hub works out of the box, removing barriers to adoption that often hinder older people from using technology.
OnKöl and Gemalto partnership puts a shine on the golden years
Gemalto's Cinterion® PVS8 - powered OnKöl may be the most innovative, breakthrough device to date for easing aging-related angst while enhancing communication and peace of mind for everyone involved. Today, it’s no longer necessary to be in the house to know that mom’s safe in bed or that grandpa has taken his medication. A new generation of families are using this remote technology to stay abreast of their loved one’s ongoing health status and assure that conditions in the home are safe and comfortable. Thanks to the Gemalto’s-OnKöl partnership, a new standard has been set for in-home care.while enhancing communication and peace of mind for everyone involved.
Gemalto's reputation, wide variety of high quality, industrial-grade modules and breadth of mHealth experience convinced us that their technology was the best fit for our product. It allowed us to deliver a hub that is effortless to set up, use, and scale to support OnKöl business growth in the future.
Erich Jacobs, CEO, OnKöl