Successful EU support: MobilAlarm device available at the market

empiricaAs of May 2007, the mobile emergency device that was tested in the international project MobilAlarm will be marketed. empirica co-ordinated this project from April 2004 to August 2005. The European Commission supported MobilAlarm in the framework of its programme eTEN electronic Trans-European Networks.

Thus, MobilAlarm is an example of how the European Commission can help innovative product and service ideas to the market. Initially, the device will be offered in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and Slovakia. In Germany, the Vitaris company (www.vitaris-gmbh.de), previously named Attendo Systems and main industry partner in the MobilAlarm project, offers the device as "Vitaris Mobile".

About empirica
empirica has many years of experience in quantitative and qualitative research methods. Its clients are private companies and public bodies: large and medium-sized companies in the insurance, pharmaceutical and automobile industries as well as software developers and hardware manufacturers. There are also telecommunications service companies and network providers, social services firms, medical facilities, Federal and State Government ministries in Germany and the European Commission as well as the European statistical office (Eurostat). For further information, please visit www.empirica.com

About MobilAlarm project
European MobilAlarm project tested an innovative, location-independent alarm service which enables older people, those concerned about safety, the chronically ill, and the disabled to initiate an alarm call whenever and wherever they need or want to do so, thus improving their quality of life. For further information, please visit www.mobilalarm-eu.org

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