Doro, a mobile phone provider for the over 65s, is set to roll out a new mobile safety service to allow vulnerable older people to live safely at home for longer.
Response by Doro, which went live in Sweden last year and will roll out to the UK later this year, was created to give older people extra security in the event of an emergency.
By pressing the assistance button on the Doro phone, the user can easily call for help. First the alarm contacts relatives, and if they can’t answer it automatically connects to a Doro alarm centre, where there are staff on duty 24/7.
The service is integrated with Doro’s unified cloud service, MyDoro, and will be available on Android and iOS devices in Q2 2019.
Doro CEO and president Robert Puskaric said: “Our core belief is that technical healthcare solutions increase the safety and independency for seniors at the same time as both relatives and care givers get a greater overview. Response by Doro will accomplish this, and we are proud to introduce the service to senior citizens in the UK. This marks an important step in our continued growth.”
Response by Doro was launched on the back of a report published by Doro and the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which illustrates how smart technology can solve the future challenges and sieve opportunities related to the aging population.
The report, entitled ‘Smartphones and Smart-homes – the new way of delivering care to seniors’, explains that solutions such as GPS alarms, cloud-connected homes and wearable devices can be used to secure the health and wellbeing of older people and enable professional care givers and relatives to remotely monitor a senior person’s health at all times when they are called away from a home.
“We see fantastic potential in how technology can be used to meet some of the demands faced by today’s society in relation to the ageing population. Many tech products out there are creating real value in the chain-of-care, but due to rigid legislation or regulations, the implementation of new technology is to some extent obstructed. Hopefully this report will change some of that”, added Puskaric.