GE Healthcare said it has acquired Living Independently Group, a New York-based company that is the creator of QuietCare, a monitoring system to help assist in the care of seniors. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The news follows a September announcement that GE Healthcare had acquired a minority ownership stake in Living Independently Group, and that the two companies had agreed to market and co-develop the technology for QuietCare globally.
According to a joint news release, the companies said the QuietCare system is a passive-activity monitoring system that uses wireless sensors to track the daily patterns of seniors' activities. The system then alerts caregivers to behavioral changes that may signal potential health issues or emergency situations.
“We're very excited about expanding our home health business through this acquisition,” Agnes Berzsenyi, general manager of GE Healthcare's home health business, said in the release. “Since entering into a strategic relationship with Living Independently Group, we've seen that combining the vision and talent of our two companies is helping accelerate the development of new technologies for seniors.”