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.