A mobile medical alert system offering onboard gps, and a connection anywhere there is a cellular signal (available on AT&T). This type of cellular based system makes a lot of sense for someone that needs the security of a medical alert system inside and outside of the home.
Product Info: MobileHelp Medical Alert System
- Name: MobileHelp Medical Alert System
- Website Info: http://www.mobilehelpsys.com
- Auto Fall Detection? : No
- Equipment Cost: $n/a
- Monthly Cost: $39.95
- Features: GPS enabled wireless handheld (connected to AT&T Wireless), pendant style alert button for in-home use, waterproof pendant, base station/charging unit
Review: MobileHelp Medical Alert
There are elements of the MobileHelp (Medical Alert System) that are definitely the wave of the future. This system works like other Medical Alert Systems, but with one major difference… This one has a GPS enabled Alert Button connected to AT&T’s wireless’ network. It “untethers” the user for freedom away from home. As you’ve noticed in our Medical-Alert-System-Roundup here on The Senior List, most of the traditional alert systems work within a 600 foot radius of the base unit. This system, does have the traditional pendant for use in the home (like the other manufacturers) but they also provide a hand-held unit that connects to AT&T wireless. This allows someone to take this device with them to go shopping, to visit friends, or even to take on a vacation with family.
This bundle does not include Fall Detection, but the GPS enabled handheld device is definitely a bonus (and yes, it comes with a pouch for your belt). The bundle will cost the user $39.95 per month, and that price does include the service plan with AT&T.
*If your phone system is using VOIP (voice over internet protocol) like many of the major broadband carriers, make sure that the device you choose is compatible with your phone telephone service provider.
The Bottom Line: MobileHelp Medical Alert Systems
We expect that we’ll see more and more of these cellular network based systems hitting the market over the next several years. They allow the user all of the safety benefits of the traditional medical alert system without being tethered to a base unit (as in traditional in-home systems). This appears to be a nice option for the boomer or senior who is on-the-go.
If you’ve used the MobileHelp Medical Alert System or know someone who has, please let us know your opinion in the comments section below
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UPDATE: MobileHelp Acquires Halo Monitoring To Expand Fall Detection Product Offering – The Senior List Reports