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UnaliWear Forms Strategic Partnership with FirstLight Home Care of Spokane and Coeur d’Alene to Co-Market the Revolutionary Kanega Watch

Cison’s PR Newswire. UnaliWear and FirstLight Home Care of Idaho announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to co-market the Kanega Watch medical alert system to FirstLight’s clients.   “We are thrilled to be working with UnaliWear to bring the Kanega Watch to our clients,” said Matt Zastrow, owner of FirstLight. “We have …

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Tech to help care for aging family members, at home and from afar

HP’s Innovation Blog, The Garage, highlights the Kanega Watch in its article “Tech to help care for aging family members, at home and from afar”.   From virtual reality simulations to furry robot pets, families are finding new ways to connect with and care for their aging loved ones. “Katie Engler of Woodbury, Minnesota, was …

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In Her Own Words: Jean Anne Booth’s mom inspired her invention

Founder and CEO, Jean Anne Booth, writes in BizWomen about the inspiration behind the Kanega Watch. “The personal medical alert device industry has a long and successful history of saving lives and allowing people to remain active and independent much longer, protecting them from falls and other unexpected mishaps. Yet only 6% of people 65+ …

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UnaliWear: The Unsolved Problem – We All Fall Down

UnaliWear sponsored White Paper about the problem of falls among older adults and how the Kanega Watch can help.  Read Laurie Orlov’s paper here.
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UnaliWear’s Kanega LTE watch wins Best IoT Device Award at the 2019 VOICE Summit

UnaliWear is thrilled to announce that the Kanega LTE watch was awarded the Best IoT Device at the inaugural 2019 VOICE Summit awards ceremony. At the Summit awards, the voice industry recognized UnaliWear’s excellence in pushing boundaries, imagining the impossible, and solving the solvable while using voice first technology. This award showcases that the Kanega LTE watch is a leading innovation in Voice tech and AI solutions.
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IoT For All Highlights the Kanega Watch

IoT For All highlighted the Kanega watch and UnaliWear’s CEO Jean Anne Booth in its feature Senior Care: How IoT Solutions Allow the Elderly to Live Independently. You can see the entire article at
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She Built a Wearable for Her Mother, and for Every Senior Wanting Independence

Founder and CEO, Jean Anne Booth, is dedicated to providing independence to vulnerable populations. Read Start Up + Health Transformer article about her mission to create a smartwatch that gives senior citizens greater independence.    
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UnaliWear to Present at CB Insights A-ha! Demo Day

CB Insights today will showcase innovative startups at its first-ever Demo Day where companies can present to investors without giving up any equity.
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Jean Anne Booth at Health Tech Austin

Founder and CEO Jean Anne Booth presented UnaliWear and the Kanega Watch at the Health Tech Austin’s Startup Showcase on October 9th. Read Health Tech Austin’s interview with Jean Anne at
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Smart Hustle Magazine Interviews UnaliWear Founder and CEO

Smart Hustle Magazine features UnaliWear Founder Jean Anne Booth in an interview on the motivations for the creation of UnaliWear. You can see the interview at
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A Guide to Growing Older at Home – Aging in Place

“The laundry is in the basement and the stairs are so hard to climb.”  “I’ve lived here for 30 years and this is my home.”  “I don’t go out much because my eyesight isn’t what it used to be.”  These are some of the common issues heard from older people as they age.  The one …

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Caring for aging parents

The sandwich generation.  We have heard that term and know what it means, but we never really understand the impact of that label until we’re part of it.  As adult children, we may not fully comprehend the extent to which our parents’ aging will affect them or how it will affect us.  But aging is …

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Beyond Watson: How Austin is Leading the AI Uprising

UnaliWear, the Austin startup behind the Kanega smart watch for seniors, processes lifestyle data in the cloud while users sleep so it can give them intelligent help when they need it most, like offering directions home when it detects wandering.
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This is What It’s Like to Be an Older Woman Entrepreneur in Silicon Valley

One entrepreneur Portfolia is backing is fifty-something Jean Anne Booth, whose company UnaliWear recently developed a smartwatch geared to seniors, called Kanega.
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UnaliWear Secures Strategic Investment from Maxim Ventures

UnaliWear™ and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. today announced the initial closing of UnaliWear’s $3.4M Series Seed financing, led by a $1M investment from Maxim Ventures.
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Wearables Tech Expo 2016 – Senior Wearables Market and UnaliWear

Booth shared that the opportunity in the vital health alerts market for seniors over the next four years could reach $1.6 billion dollars while personal safety monitoring could be between $1.5 and $2.9 billion dollars.
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Start-Ups We Championed, Where Are They Now?

“We’ve just begun to show how our human-centered technology can extend independence with dignity for millions of vulnerable people. I am looking forward to the day that our predictive intelligence ends the need for “missing elderly” alerts on the SilverAlert/AmberAlert signs!” – Jean Anne Booth, CEO and founder of UnaliWear.
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Baby boomers mean opportunity for entrepreneurs

Booth and the heads of three other top startups focused on aging said that the advance of baby boomers into the 65 and older set means worlds of opportunity for entrepreneurs, even if the space is an afterthought for many venture capitalists and investors.
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UnaliWear Watch and Service Keep Seniors Independent

Senior citizens may need a little help now and then, but they still tend to care about their dignity. UnaliWear is helping preserve that dignity with a new watch and related service that offers seniors the ability to call for help if needed, get reminders about when they need to take medicine, and guard against wandering if such behavior is a concern.
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These 10 startups want to change the future of aging

UnaliWear’s Kanega watch aims to assuage the social stigma attached medical help devices by creating smartwatch that looks, well, like a normal watch. The watch provides support, medication reminders, directions and more, and doesn’t require a smartphone.
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