It has three personal alerts to link people with family, friends or professional carers, just when they need it.
A simple squeeze of the band calls for help, and because the band is designed to be worn all the time it can be there whenever you need it.
The Assure is always monitoring for a lack of movement after an impact that could indicate a severe fall.
You can choose times for the band to buzz: a press of either button indicates 'OK', failure to press raises an alert.
Sometimes there may be a power cut, internet outage or someone may accidentally knock a plug out of the wall.
The Assure automatically sends an email warning to all administrators if we miss communications from the Assure base station so you can make sure everything is OK.
Karl thought technology could achieve something far better for his mother (and others) and teamed up with accomplished engineers, manufacturing experts and award-winning designers.
The concept became the Assure which has now won its own international design awards and has secured runner-up spot in a global competition run by BT for innovation to support ‘Family, friends and community’.
Coming back to where the ideas came from, Karl’s mother is safer now, as are the many satisfied users.