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Latest News on Medical Alert Systems & Fall Prevention

Here you can find the latest news from the RPM² - Remote Performance Measurement and Monitoring team. This news section will cover new product releases, news items, and press releases from our founder and CEO, Johnny Ross.

That’s a Wrap: MyNotifi Debuts On National TV & Radio

That’s a Wrap: MyNotifi Debuts On National TV & Radio

We’re so excited to share the amazing technology and user experience of MyNotifi, that we’ve taken to the airwaves and your favorite news shows.   MyNotifi is MedHab’s next-gen wearable fall detection device. It’s going to bring safety and peace of mind to millions of seniors everywhere–but only if they know about it. That’s why we’re hitting Television screens and radio channels nationwide.   When people learn that MyNotifi not only detects falls and automatically calls for help, but that it does so without a landline or monthly subscription fee, they’re going to realize that MyNotifi is peace of mind and connection for the whole family.   Watch our live in..

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MyNotifi featured on Caregiver.com

MyNotifi featured on Caregiver.com

​Johnny Ross, the creator of MyNotifi, a brand new, mobile fall detection wearable, was selected for an exclusive interview with Gary Barg of Today’s Caregiver, an online magazine for family and professional caregivers. The topics were aging, independence, fall detection and technology. Ross had a chance to explain how the MyNotifi fall detection wearable works. He explained that MyNotifi is a technology game changer in an industry of push pendant necklaces, standard call centers, fees and stigmas. MyNotifi is a fashionable wristband or belt-clip wearable technology, which can automatically detect a fall, and doesn’t require a button to be pressed. It simply works. When a fall is detec..

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The Truth About Falling. Don't Fall for These Myths.

The Truth About Falling. Don't Fall for These Myths.

We’ve all heard the saying that ignorance is bliss, but that sure isn’t true when it comes to your health and safety. The more you know about the risks of falling, the better prepared you can be. But you may be surprised to discover there are some big myths out there when it comes to falling. MyNotifi went to work to debunk these 5 common myths! Myth #1: Falling is not a big deal. If I fall, I’ll just get up again. Fact: Sure, it’s true that some falls aren’t serious, but many falls are very serious and can be an indication that additional falls could follow. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal, and also fatal injuries for Americans over 65. And even if the injuri..

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MyNotifi Makes Fall Detection Better

MyNotifi Makes Fall Detection Better

MyNotifi® is a wearable device that detects if you fall, and summons help for you. It sends notifications to a list of neighbors, friends and family that you define, to let them know you may need their assistance. Falling and not being able to get up is a very real concern for seniors, and for good reason. Imagine the frustration and fear of lying on the floor in pain for hours or days, never knowing when help will arrive. Imagine walking into your loved one’s home and finding them in that terrible situation. MyNotifi is highly accurate in its ability to detect falls, because we know you absolutely depend on it to work, all the time. That’s why we’ve added several additional safety..

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Johnny Ross, creator of MyNotifi, is in the News

Johnny Ross, creator of MyNotifi, is in the News

​ Johnny Ross, the founder and CEO of MedHab, and creator of the MyNotifi fall detection device, was interviewed recently by the Standard-Times. He talked about the life-changing event in his life that inspired him to invent MyNotifi, the third of his company’s medical device products. MyNotifi is a fall detection device, designed to be worn on the wrist. It interfaces with the wearer’s smartphone. When MyNotifi detects a fall, it contacts a personalized list of friends and family to let them know that help may be needed. To learn more about Johnny and MyNotifi, read the full article. ..

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MyNotifi and National Senior Corps Association Join Forces for New Fall Prevention Program

MyNotifi and National Senior Corps Association Join Forces for New Fall Prevention Program

​ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Angelo, Texas – MedHab, creator of the wearable fall detection device MyNotifi, is pleased to offer NSCA and member affiliates (Senior Corps Programs, volunteers and clients) an opportunity to take part in a three-pronged fall prevention service strategy, which will include education, fall prevention, and research into fall prevention. “NSCA was founded on the shared belief that professional cooperation is the most effective approach in advocating for all Senior Corps projects,” said NSCA President, Donna Whitcomb. “MyNotifi provides yet another resource in helping our senior population live healthier, happier and more independent lives.” NSCA is a non..

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They Fell for Us, Over and Over Again!

They Fell for Us, Over and Over Again!

"Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence." - Abigail Adams   When we developed the MyNotifi fall detection device, it wasn’t all at once. We knew it was going to be a process of learning, creating and innovating. First, we created an algorithm that could learn and therefore, help guide our development. Then we gave it a large number of experiences and data points to learn from. This required some hardy volunteers to help us collect data on how people fall by, well, falling for us.   After the engineers were done designing the components and electronics, our team of expert researchers developed the criteria ..

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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

  It’s a new year, and if you’re like half the American population, you’ve made a few New Year’s resolutions. Self improvement, losing weight and working out account for almost half of resolutions of, and for good reason. Study after study shows that exercising is one of the best things you can do for your overall health. And as you age, it’s even more important to add regular exercise to your life because it helps prevent injury-causing falls. At MyNotifi, we know a lot about why people fall. One of the biggest causes is problems with balance and gait. This is followed closely by lower body weakness. In fact, as your lower body weakens, your chance of falling increases fourf..

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MyNotifi and NSCA Work Together to Serve Seniors

MyNotifi and NSCA Work Together to Serve Seniors

MyNotifi is pleased and honored to announce the start of a wonderful new program, designed to help seniors in a very important way. As an enthusiastic supporter and a platinum sponsor of the National Senior Corps Association (NSCA), we’ve seen an opportunity to use our expertise in fall detection and fall prevention to help the many seniors served by the NSCA. The program we’ve launched has three parts: education, prevention, and research into fall prevention. NSCA is a non-profit organization that promotes, represents, advocates for, and enhances the power of Foster Grandparent, RSVP, and Senior Companion programs, nationwide. As advocates for the elderly, NSCA has seen the importanc..

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This Holiday Season Avoid These 5 Fall Risks

This Holiday Season Avoid These 5 Fall Risks

The holiday season is finally upon us. Cue the baking, shopping, decorating, family and the busy traveling. Along with the holiday hustle and bustle comes extra tasks and changes in routines. This can also increase the risk for falls. Falls are more common than you may realize. Every year, approximately one-third of our 65+ population will experience a fall. As age increases, so does the risk. More than half of people aged 80 and above fall each year. And falls can have very serious health consequences. We know you’d much prefer to spend the holidays with loved ones in front of a cozy fire rather than in a sterile and costly emergency room. Here are 5 tips to help make sure your holi..

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