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Bloomberg – Embedded Wireless Taps AT&T to Deliver a Remote Monitoring and Response Platform for Eldercare Services

DALLAS, Oct. 17, 2012 – PRNewswire — More than 35 million Americans are over

age 65, and that number is set to nearly double in 20 years. Those 85 and

older are the fastest growing segment of the population in the United States

and many currently suffer from some form of chronic disease and some form of

disability; and if possible, prefer to remain at home rather than transfer to

a care facility^1.

In an effort to make caring for patients outside of hospital and nursing home

walls more accessible, and to improve quality of life for the elderly, AT&T*

and Embedded Wireless are teaming up to wirelessly enable a new remote patient

monitoring platform.  The companies today announced that AT&T will be the

exclusive 4G LTE mobile internet provider for the Zilant™ Wellness Remote

Monitoring Platform and a mobile personal emergency response (mPERS) system.

Chronic conditions account for nearly 80 percent of physician visits, more

than 80 percent of hospital in-patient stays, more than 90 percent of

prescriptions, and more than 95 percent of home healthcare visits. Patients

recently hospitalized with chronic conditions are at significantly higher risk

for readmission; this accounts for an estimated 85 percent of the cost of

healthcare in U.S.A.^2

Advances in the use of wireless technologies in providing for remote

healthcare like the Zilant™ Wellness Platform and the mPERS Pendant enables

caregivers to efficiently monitor patients at dramatically lower care costs.

The Zilant™ Wellness Platform is a home monitoring platform that integrates a

system of monitoring devices and environment sensors to facilitate elder care,

chronic disease management and independent living. The mPERS Pendant is a

personal emergency response device worn around the neck.  It will continuously

monitor activity, location and can detect falls.  It will manually or

automatically initiate two-way voice communication for emergency response

while simultaneously transmitting relevant data such as location and relevant

personal information to the pre-designated parties.

“We’re teaming up with Embedded Wireless to make in-home remote patient

monitoring simpler and more effective for healthcare organizations to deploy

and scale,” said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, AT&T Emerging Devices.

“Systems can be fully operational at home within hours of a patient’s

discharge from the hospital, giving caregivers and healthcare providers the

ability to remotely monitor data gathered by home based sensors and monitoring

devices – all over the nation’s largest 4G network.”

Zilant allows elders to share their daily activities with caregivers and

family through the cloud with a secure web browser and password.  Key features

are motion detection, environment monitoring, vital signs measurement, 24×7

personal emergency alert pendant (PERS) and video observation. With mPERS,

patients will be truly mobile with a direct cellular link to a caregiver over

the AT&T 4G LTE wireless network. At home, mPERS reverts to a WiFi connection

with the Zilant™ which integrates data from the mPERS device and communicates

with caregivers through the wireless network connection.

“We are very excited to work with AT&T – a global leader in wireless, high

speed Internet, Wi-Fi and cloud based services,” said Dr. Rama Shukla, CEO of

Embedded Wireless, Inc.  “With Zilant™ Wellness Platform technology and

solutions built around it, Embedded Wireless aims to enable high-quality and

low-cost remote patient monitoring and eldercare services across the US and

globally.  Working with AT&T gives us access to the nation’s largest 4G and

provides innovative solutions connecting caregivers (including Elder Care

Services) to patients and clients for monitoring, response and intervention on

a flexible and expandable platform. Patients and their loved ones will enjoy

peace of mind and a sense of security knowing their activity and biometric

data allows quick response to any adverse event. We are passionate about

driving improvements in the economics and quality of life for the elderly

living at home with our state of the art WEB 2.0 based wireless technologies.”

The Zilant™ Wellness Platform, now being piloted in eldercare environments in

the U.S. and Europe, is expected to launch later this year; and will be

exhibited next week at the National Association of Home Care meeting in

Orlando, booth #737; and also at the Connected Health Symposium in Boston,

booth #15.

For more information on AT&T, please visit

For more information on the Zilant™ Wellness Platform, visit

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and

affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

^1 US Census data referenced by author and EWL clinical partner, Allan S.

Teel, MD, in his book ‘Alone And Invisible No More’, and Full Circle America


^2 Kalorama Information: Patient Monitoring Systems Markets Remote and

Wireless May 2010

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company and one of the

most honored companies in the world. Its subsidiaries and affiliates – AT&T

operating companies – are the providers of AT&T services in the United States

and around the world. With a powerful array of network resources that includes

the nation’s largest 4G network, AT&T is a leading provider of wireless,

Wi-Fi, high speed Internet, voice and cloud-based services. A leader in mobile

Internet, AT&T also offers the best wireless coverage worldwide of any U.S.

carrier, offering the most wireless phones that work in the most countries. It

also offers advanced TV services under the AT&T U-verse^® and AT&T | DIRECTV

brands. The company’s suite of IP-based business communications services is

one of the most advanced in the world.

Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided

by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at This

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^© 2012 AT&T Intellectual Property. All rights reserved. 4G not available

everywhere. AT&T, the AT&T logo and all other marks contained herein are

trademarks of AT&T Intellectual Property and/or AT&T affiliated companies.

Information set forth in this news release contains financial estimates and

other forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties,

and actual results may differ materially. A discussion of factors that may

affect future results is contained in AT&T’s filings with the Securities and

Exchange Commission. AT&T disclaims any obligation to update or revise

statements contained in this news release based on new information or


About Embedded Wireless

Embedded Wireless is a next-generation wireless telecommunications company and

a global developer/supplier of wireless sensor and networking technologies for

telecommunications, mobile wellness, elder homecare and home automation.

Embedded Wireless’ Zilant Wellness Platform and mPERS system delivers

connected healthcare solutions and services for independent living – including

chronic disease management, elderly home care, personal wellness, security

intelligent automation, end-to-end 3G/4G enterprise solutions and


This news release and additional information on products and services by

Embedded Wireless is available at

© 2012 Embedded Wireless. All rights reserved. Zilant™ Wellness Platform is a

registered trademark of Embedded Wireless. All other marks contained herein

are the property of their respective owners.




Contact: Natalie Young, AT&T, +1-404-986-1822,; or Eric

Luther, Embedded Wireless, +1-978-225-0962,


About embeddedwireless

Embedded Wireless is a next-generation wireless telecommunications company offering connected healthcare and services for independent living, chronic disease management, elderly home care, personal wellness, intelligent automation, end-end 3G/4G enterprise solutions and telecommunications. Embedded Wireless delivers custom-designed products and solutions with cutting-edge engineering capabilities in digital hardware, RF, ASIC/ FPGA, software and embedded software. Embedded Wireless Labs was established in Malaysia in 1997 in the Multimedia Super Corridor, among the first 100 companies to be granted MSC status. Embedded Wireless, Inc. was incorporated in the State of California in 2011. Embedded Wireless, Inc. operates in Boston and San Francisco to co-ordinate sales and marketing activities for our connected heath solutions in the US market. We are strongly committed to building successful products and have patented over 47 technologies.


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