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The Rise of IoT-Enabled mPERS Devices

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The evolution of health wearables is going to continue to see a sharp uptick as the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes more accessible via solution providers that remove the complexities.

While a typical mPERS device “goes to sleep” until an incident occurs that requires emergency services, emerging technologies work more like remote patient monitoring tools. While not exactly medical grade, they operate at a more complex level to provide more comprehensive health insight.

As the adoption of medical technology, smartphones, and wearable devices increases not only among the elderly, but those seeking proactive self-health, providers are looking to stay competitive through advances in technology. With this comes the availability of improved battery life, advanced sensors, and more immersive applications.

Mobility and Enhanced Features

One of the most attractive qualities of an mPERS solution is its mobility. In fact, mPERS was born of Personal Emergency Response Solutions (PERS) comprised of a radio transmitter within a wearable – typically a pendant – that connected with a telephone-based console, and an emergency response call center.

PERS solutions only worked within the home and were generally utilised by the aging. But with the ability to connect cellularly, PERS devices became mobile for use outside the home, which increase the different kinds of use cases within the mPERS sector.

That’s how mPERS is transitioning, in some areas, to nearly a medical-grade wearable that tracks such things as pulse oximetry, heart rate, sleep tracking, and even leverages electrocardiogram sensors. These wearables have the ability to become an integral part of the end user’s health and will need to work no matter where it travels.

KORE OmniSIM™ for mPERS Applications

The complexity of mPERS solutions grow as they become more mobile and the expectations of performance increase. With more critical functionality, these devices will need to work essentially anywhere the end user goes.

The KORE OmniSIM™ is an eSIM-enabled technology that allows access to multiple carriers and technologies, which means remote SIM Card management capabilities and secure over-the-air provisioning. With OmniSIM, devices can connect to the available network and work anywhere on the move, including globally.

It also means that device manufacturers and solution providers have a future-proof technology that won’t require physical SIM swaps in the event of network shutdowns or carrier changes.

KORE Connected Health

The power of OmniSIM and resilient connectivity makes the functionality of mPERS devices much more seamless. KORE Connected Health brings both to the table, as well as regulatory compliance and managed services for compliant logistics, kitting, and shipping.

Most solution providers or device manufacturers want solutions to work out of the box, which is a complex task to manage in-house. KORE Connected Health simplifies that complexity by providing technical infrastructure support to help providers deploy, manage, and scale connected health IoT solutions.

Want to learn more? Check out our eBook, “IoT Enabled Medical Alert Monitoring for PERS and mPERS.”

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