I’m excited about this watch. Not because I’ve tested it or think it’s good but it’s one of the first ones in the space of RPM. From the article: activity tracking, fall detection, heart rate monitoring, and hands-free calling, the device is intended “to help seniors maintain their independence.” The watch also offers medication and activity reminders.
I’m skeptical this is workable for all seniors unless a family member is there every week to charge it properly and get it working (firmware updates etc). But this is still an early version. More will come and they’ll get better at each iteration.
Don Wicklegren is Xilium's founder. He is a technologist by profession who started his career pre-internet in remote medical technology and learning. He has worked in both small and large corporations with world-wide remote staff and became a part of the team who developed the first commercial internet. As an entrepreneur, he started his first technology company in 2001. In Xilium, he focuses on innovating solutions for the US healthcare system.