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CNBC Mention of Jean Anne and UnaliWear in 94-year-old fashion icon’s smart bracelet to compete with FitbitRecently, CNBC mentioned Jean Anne and UnaliWear in a recent article featuring Iris Apefel. … Jean Anne Booth, CEO of UnaliWear, is also out to shake up wearables. A serial entrepreneur, Booth was drawn to wearables when her elderly mother didn’t want to wear an alert button. So Booth got the idea to create a wearable watch that’s voice activated and doesn’t need a smartphone. The wearable, expected to be on the market this summer, also sends distress signals, location assistance and other alerts. She calls it OnStar for seniors. “I wanted my mother to live independently,” Booth said. “Why give control to someone else?” The over-65 market is growing, explained Shailendra Mahajan, managing director of Maxim Ventures in San Jose, California. “People in that age group will be monitoring vital signs,” said Mahajan, who invested $1 million in UnaliWear. “They want a good quality of life.” .. Full... read more
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.read more
One entrepreneur Portfolia is backing is fifty-something Jean Anne Booth, whose company UnaliWear recently developed a smartwatch geared to seniors, called Kanega.read more
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.read more
Serial entrepreneur Jean Anne Booth explains the evolution of her career, why she founded her latest company UnaliWear and how her current startup differs from her previous ventures.read more
These are the caregiver spending priorities driving a $42.9B market; 80% of their expenses are out-of-pocket
Of all the areas the report highlights, the need for better transition support and care coordination are among the most interesting. Several health IT startups have rolled out different approaches especially for finding professional caregivers and seniors who are compatible…. Caregiver startups include…UnaliWear.read more
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.read more
“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.read more
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.read more
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.read more
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Come see us at SXSW!
March 9-13, Austin, TX.
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We’ll be at SXSW!
Come see UnaliWear’s CEO, Jean Anne Booth, as she appears in the sessions “Venture Funding Hits a Lull, Now What?” and Women’s Health Panel SXSW on “Women Revolutionizing Digital Health.”
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