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“Among people turning 65 today, 69% will need some form of long-term care. By 2020 it is estimated that 12 million older Americans will need long term care.” AFrame Digital, Inc. Home Page

AFrame Digital, Inc., a company founded in 2005 and located in Reston, VA., produces a plastic wristwatch that non-intrusively monitors specific bodily functions to allow elder family members to stay at home independently, longer. The MobileCare Monitor/wrist watch wirelessly transmits, via Bluetooth, constant health information such as pulse, blood pressure, blood glucose, heart rate, blood oxygenation, weight, location, and activity pattern to a private web page (Care Station Web Interface) that physicians and family can access.  Once bodily function baselines and patterns of activity are established, the computer analyzes the incoming data 24/7 and signals voice and text alerts to physician (if desired), family or caregivers, via phone or e-mail, if it detects a deviation or change from the normal pattern and baselines. The device also contains sensors to detect falls, room temperature changes, and can pinpoint the wearer’s location within the home. Your loved one does not have to push a button or pull an emergency cord. Sensors may include mobile duress monitors, smoke alarms, motion detectors, and door and window monitors.

The MobileCare Monitor device is founded on the idea that in-home screening and preventive care will mean fewer hospital stays, with cost savings in the thousands of dollars normally associated with hospital overnight charges, diagnostic costs, and physicians’ face-to-face fees. Thus your loved ones enjoy increased quality of life and reduced cost of medical treatment. Baby boomers go from crisis management of aging parents to preventive care.

The FDA gave AFrame Digital, Inc. clearance in February 2010. The Watches sell for $350 and $79/month for home monitoring. The device interfaces with any existing sensor equipment in the home. The price is $850 when sold as a kit with other equipment, such as a wireless router, when the home is not already tech friendly. The company plans to add GPS technology in the near future.