People Monitoring and Safety Solutions Market 2016 - 3.4 million Users of Mobile Telecare Systems Predicted in Europe and North America by 2021 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--()--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "People Monitoring and Safety Solutions - 4th Edition" report to their offering.

The number of people monitored using mobile telecare systems in Europe and North America was about 450,000 at the end of 2015 and growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 40 percent, this number is expected to reach almost 3.4 million by 2021.

There are several types of monitoring systems that can help elderly and people with cognitive disabilities to live independently in their homes for as long as possible. These assistance systems are usually called telecare systems, telecare alarms or social alarms in Europe and Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) or medical alert systems in North America. Berg Insight estimates that there were close to 5.0 million telecare alarms in the EU28+2 and about 2.2 million PERS systems in North America at the end of 2015. The penetration among people 65 years and older is typically 3-5 percent in many countries in Western Europe and North America. Many insurance and social care programmes now aim to reduce healthcare costs by providing care at home by using technologies like telecare and telehealth systems, said André Malm, Senior Analyst at Berg Insight.

Telecare service providers and carers are showing increasing interest in mobile telecare solutions that are better suited for some users than traditional systems that only work indoors, added Mr. Malm. Mobile telecare systems are portable and incorporate cellular connectivity as well as GPS to support the needs of elderly with active lifestyles. Some mobile telecare systems are also designed to assist people suffering from Alzheimer's and dementia that are prone to wandering, as well as people with autism and epilepsy or other medical conditions such as certain forms of cardiac arrhythmia and diabetes.

Several companies are now offering telecare systems in the form of wristwatches or wearables. Many different form factors are likely to co-exist since the needs of the users can vary considerably depending on their age, medical condition or cognitive ability. Moreover, the product design is also becoming more important for devices aimed at the growing number of active seniors. The look and feel of mobile telecare devices can be very important in some segments since many users do not want to feel embarrassed by wearing a device that can be perceived as age-defining, concluded Mr. Malm.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive summary

1. Overview of people location solutions

1.1. Handsets and dedicated locator devices

1.1.1. Mobile phones and smartphones

1.1.2. Dedicated people locator devices

1.2. Mobile location technologies

1.2.1. Mobile network-based location technologies

1.2.2. GNSS: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Compass/BeiDou 2

1.2.3. Wi-Fi positioning

1.2.4. Bluetooth Low Energy and iBeacons

1.3. Market segmentation

1.3.1. Mobile workforce management

1.3.2. Lone worker protection

1.3.3. Family locator services

1.3.4. Pet locator devices

1.3.5. Medical and telecare location solutions

2. Family locator and consumer oriented locator solutions

2.1. Handset based family locator services

2.2. Consumer oriented locator devices

2.3. Company profiles and strategies

3. Medical alarm, mobile telecare and mPERS devices

3.1. Overview of demographics and common medical conditions

3.1.2. Medical conditions

3.2. Telecare and PERS solutions

3.3. Company profiles and strategies

4. Workforce management and lone worker safety services

4.1. Employment statistics

4.2. Mobile resource management solutions

4.3. Lone worker protection devices and services

4.4. Company profiles and strategies

5. Market trends and forecasts

5.1. Market trends

5.1.1. Family and child locator services dominated by free apps

5.1.2. Low market awareness is now the main barrier for pet locator devices

5.1.3. Ageing population will drive sales of mobile telecare solutions

5.1.4. Focus on corporate efficiency drive mobile WFM service adoption

5.1.5. Legislations and corporate policies drive the lone worker protection market

5.2. Market forecasts

5.2.1. Family locator services and consumer oriented people locator devices

5.2.2. Pet locator devices and services

5.2.3. Mobile telecare, mPERS and medical alarm devices

5.2.4. Mobile workforce management services

5.2.5. Lone worker protection services

Companies Mentioned

- Actsoft

- CommonTime

- Comtech Telecommunications

- Contigo

- Descartes

- DogTelligent

- dondeEsta

- Doro

- GTX Corp

- GreatCall

- Guardian MPS

- hereO

- Kaonsoft

- Kippy


- MobileHelp PERS

- Navigil

- Nortek Security & Control

- Oysta Technology

- Pawtrack

- Peoplesafe

- Philips Lifeline


- Safe Apps

- Scandinavian Radio

- ServiceMax

- Skyguard

- Tunstall

- Twig Com

- Verisae

- Vismo


- Whistle Labs


- Yepzon

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
U.S. Fax: 646-607-1907
Fax (outside U.S.): +353-1-481-1716
Sector: Telecommunications and Networks, Location Based Services