Independa unveiled this week Health Measures, a platform that combines conventional telephony with existing Independa cloud-based services to improve remote care for the elderly.

The company says Health Measures doesn't require cellular coverage, broadband service or wireless devices, making it ideal for care recipients who live in rural areas with poor cellular coverage, have limited funds to invest in wireless health devices, or have limited time to implement wireless health monitoring systems.

Health Measures allows home-health and home-care professionals, as well as senior-living facilities and family caregivers, to record data such as weight, blood pressure, glucose level, temperature, pulse and heart rate. Information entered using a wireline or mobile phone is converted to digital form and delivered to Independa's cloud-based telecare solution.

All information collected is merged with other data to provide a complete view of a person's body telemetry and bio-informatics, the company says. The data is presented on the Independa Caregiver Web App.

 "We have designed Health Measures to help mitigate expensive and often debilitating conditions that commonly arise during transitions in care," Kian Saneii, CEO at Independa, said in a statement. "Our new service will enable hospitals, other caregiving organizations and family caregivers to begin monitoring a care recipient's biotelemetry as soon as the person returns to their residence. Professional and family caregivers will receive timely information, avoiding the need for time-consuming and costly routine home visits.”

Independa plans to make Health Measures available in February.



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