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GreatCall acquires home-monitoring startup Healthsense

Healthsense monitoring technology
Healthsense monitoring technology

GreatCall, maker of mobile technology for seniors, has acquired home-monitoring startup Healthsense. The two privately held companies did not disclose terms of the deal.

Mendota Heights, Minnesota-based Healthsense places wireless sensors around living spaces to monitor patients at home and in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. The company then applies algorithms to data collected by the sensors to, as GreatCall CEO David Inns described it, “predict high-cost health episodes in seniors.”

“We will be integrating these technologies into our portfolio,” Inns said. GreatCall wants to be able to, for example, combine data from its existing line of personal emergency response systems and Healthsense’s home sensors to get “the most robust…

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