eSIM-Powered Medical Alert Device Offers 24/7 Connectivity

The device, from Kore and Medical Guardian is designed to address health care access disparities by providing a consistent cell signal

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

March 4, 2024

1 Min Read
MG Mini

IoT developer Kore and personal emergency response systems (PERS) provider Medical Guardian have unveiled a new medical alert device that leverages eSIM technology, in what the partners call a “groundbreaking collaboration.”

 The device is the first ever to use eSIM technology, and is designed to provide users with continuous cell coverage, thereby addressing health care access disparities, according to the companies.

The pocket-size wearable that features fall detection and allows users to instantly connect with emergency operators and caregivers at the press of a button. 

Under the partnership, Kore will provide its OmniSIM tech to allow the device to wirelessly switch network carriers to optimize cell coverage and offer users 24/7 connectivity.

The companies said the new device also streamlines logistics by allowing Medical Guardian to use a single SIM card to connect to multiple providers, future-proofing safety devices against network or carrier changes.

"Medical Guardian's life-saving devices, connected by Kore's eSIM technology, serve as prime examples of how IoT can make positive, real-world impacts," said Romil Bahl, Kore’s CEO. "IoT can be applied to help solve our most daunting obstacles, like caring for our growing aging population."

Related:How IoT is Transforming Health Care

"We're committed to increasing access to safety, engagement, and wellness services,” said Geoff Gross, Medical Guardian’s CEO. “This exciting partnership enables us to deliver enhanced connectivity to our services and unlock unique touchpoints to protect members, establish trusting relationships, close gaps in care and improve health outcomes."

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

Sign Up for the Newsletter
The most up-to-date news and insights into the latest emerging technologies ... delivered right to your inbox!

You May Also Like