Leading US provider of active aging and independent living solutions, GreatCall Inc., has launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Lively wearable designed to help seniors and their caregivers.

The Fitbit-like activity tracker can be worn on the wrist or around the neck and offers a mobile emergency response service via a one-touch button that connects seniors to a team of highly trained agents in emergency situations.

The Lively Wearable sends data it collects from the band to a companion app via Bluetooth. The app also offers users mental, physical and social activity challenges throughout the day. It also includes a fall detection system.

A senior’s caregivers can use their own app, called Link, to view the senior’s progress as well as send them messages.

“The Lively Wearable marks a new stage in our product road map, as it offers emergency response combined with activity tracking themed around daily challenges,” said CEO of GreatCall, David Inns.

“We saw an opportunity with Indiegogo to get the Lively Wearable in front of new consumers, and those familiar with the wearable market. We want to use the feedback from this campaign to continue to develop products that deliver on our promise of independence for older adults and peace of mind for their younger family caregivers,” continued Inns.

The device is expected to be available in autumn and cost $100, plus $15 a month for emergency service. The Indiegogo campaign will conclude on 22 March 2016.

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