Entries by Dave Newman

What do we know about falls?

We love to toss out statistics but rarely do we take a deeper look at the impact of that statistic on the individual. For example, we know that falls cost United States hospitals $34 billion dollars in direct medical costs. What we don’t talk about is that a fall changes the life of that person […]

Supporting safe aging in place: The growing mPERS market

Almost 90% of people aged more than 65 years want to stay in their home for as long as possible, and 80% believe their current residence is where they will always live, according to the AARP. Aging in place has its benefits; those who stay in their homes can be more comfortable in familiar surroundings, not […]

Independence is instilled in us throughout life

Aging hopefully brings wisdom but it is not without challenges. We are fortunate today that we have many more choices in how we age, and where we age. The Center for Disease Control defines aging in place as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or […]

The Evolution of PERS

As a country, the United States hit a significant and impactful milestone within the past few months. According to PEW Research, millennials, or people aged 18-34 in 2015 totaled 75.4 million, surpassing the 74.9 million baby boomers (ages 51-69) in the U.S. population. Just as our country is experiencing a shift in demographics, so too […]

Libris for Senior Dads

Specifically designed for active seniors, Numera Libris is simple and versatile personal safety and wellness solution, with integrated fall detection and cloud service. With Libris, family will be able to view the device settings, connectivity, and battery level in addition to location and activity information. View the full list of gifts for the super senior […]

How Significant is the Role of Telehealth in the Future of Healthcare?

This week the American Telemedicine Association hosted a thought provoking conference for leader in healthcare to collaborate and learn. We all agree that the existing healthcare system is broken and that consumers, technology and rising health care costs are strong catalysts for change. I personally believe it will be consumers that drive this change. What […]

Numera and Nortek @Connections 2016

  The Premier Connected Home Conference, Connections 2016, takes place May 24-26 2016. Our own Tim Smokoff is a guest speaker at Connections 2016. Tim will share his thoughts on many topics, including how Nortek is engaging consumers through new technology solutions. Tim will also discuss what is the biggest change he has seen in the past […]

NSC Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories

Nortek Security & Control Extends Numera Libris System with Suite of Wearable Accessories for Enhanced Personal Safety Options The Libris Smart Cradle, plus a new Fall Detector Pendant and smaller wearables provide enhanced functions for more uninterrupted personal safety Carlsbad, CA – May 3, 2016 – Nortek Security & Control LLC, a Nortek Company (NASDAQ: NTK) […]

The Senior Market is Growing AND changing

Industry experts do agree that the average age of a PERS user has dropped significantly over the past several years—from the late 70s- to late 80s range, down to the mid-60s to early 70s. Numera, the health and wellness brand under Nortek Security & Control, is very much into tracking  its customers [in terms of […]