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AT&T Announces EverThere Wearable Device for Elderly Care

by Jacob Kleinman | December 4, 2013December 4, 2013 11:00 pm PST

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When we talk about wearable technology we think generally think about new smartwatches or Google Glass, but AT&T is taking the new product category in a different direction to help protect the elderly from dangerous falls. The EverThere is a small hands-free device that can tell when the wearer falls, identify their location and quickly call for help.

EverThere also supports two-way voice communication over AT&T’s network,  and will immediately connect the wearer with a call center if it senses he or she is in danger. It comes with a charger, a belt clip and a lanyard. Its built-in GPS means it works on the go, unlike other similar products designed to monitor the user strictly at home.

The device costs $99.99 with an 11-month contract (nope, that’s not a typo) or $199.99 off-contract with no cancellation fee. Whichever way you choose to purchase EverThere it will also require a $29.99 monthly service charge. AT&T’s new product will be available through insurance companies, healthcare providers, home health agencies and assisted living operators.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...

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