San Diego, CA-based connected health provider for active aging GreatCall Inc. has acquired the technology assets of connected home health platform Lively Inc. The asset acquisition will strengthen GreatCall’s connected health portfolio and expand its marketshare in the active aging space. Financial terms of the asset acquisition were not disclosed.
Founded in 2012, Lively Inc’s connected health home health platform uses passive activity sensors that are applied to everyday objects in an older adult’s home and LivelyGram, which gives family members a way to share the events of their life with elder loved ones through pictures and short messages.
Lively’s passive activity sensors log day-to-day patterns like kitchen activity, time spent getting out and when medication is taken. Its connected device uses a built-in cellular connection to then gather activity signals from each of the sensors to compare daily events with a normal routine and healthy preferences.
Lively allows secure and private sharing of activity patterns via an at-a-glance login that can be accessed through a computer, tablet or smartphone. It’s the right way for older adults to share how they’re doing without being too intrusive and gives persons control of what is shared with family and friends. The company raised $4.3M in Series A funding led by Cambia Health Solutions in September 2013.
“We are excited that the Lively platform will build upon GreatCall’s leadership in active aging,” says Iggy Fanlo, Lively’s CEO and co-founder. Lively’s products will be supported by the GreatCall Customer Care team and will ultimately be managed on the GreatCall platform.