As part of the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), two technology companies, MobileHelp, and KORE Wireless have joined hands to work together on creating an emergency-response system, based on smart-watch. The WWP project is basically a charity and veteran’s service, a non-profit organization that extends its aid to veterans who, since 2001, have come back injured from war. The project, with its multiple programs, aims to improve the lives of the wounded war veterans in the US. The Warrior Care Network, one such program, offers a network of treatment centers for veterans who are in need of either physical or psychological assistance on an emergency basis. As per the network program, 4 medical centers across the US deliver real-time care to these wounded war veterans by responding to emergency requests.
MobileHelp and KORE Wireless, jointly worked on MobileHelp Smart solution, as part of the Warrior Care Network program. The solution will make it quite easier for veterans to place emergency help requests with a smartwatch.
According to Jason Rutherford, KORE Wireless’s executive VP and chief revenue officer, the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch running the Samsung Health Suite app, comes equipped with the smart solution. In the smart solution, KORE with its voice and cellular connectivity offering, allows the MobileHelp cloud-based system to manage data via central monitoring.
As per a 2017 Wounded Warrior Project survey, 77 percent of veterans who return injured suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while 88 percent receive benefits for multiple injuries from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). These figures clearly indicate that many of these war veterans need greater physical and mental health-care services than others in the general public, often on an emergency basis.