September 25, 2008 - GE Healthcare said today it has entered into a distribution and technology collaboration agreement with Living Independently Group Inc., a provider of telecare and passive monitoring systems used to assist in the care of seniors.
GE Healthcare will distribute and co-market Living Independently’s QuietCare products globally. As part of the agreement, the companies will utilize GE’s Global Research Center and its advanced work in clinical parameters and monitoring algorithms to drive innovation in the field of remote patient monitoring and diagnostics. GE Healthcare will also take a minority ownership stake in Living Independently.
Living Independently’s QuietCare is a behavioral remote patient monitoring system that uses wireless sensors to non-intrusively track the daily patterns of seniors’ activities. QuietCare alerts caregivers to behavioral changes that may signal potential health issues or emergency situations. QuietCare is used in leading assisted living facilities, senior communities and private homes.