Fall detectors: 1 Euro ($1.25 / £0.69) per day

The Ynolis product line, originally designed for use in retirement homes, includes a range of wristwatch bracelets connected to a central alarm unit. When a person with a device falls, the bracelet sends an alarm which is then relayed immediately to care staffs’ pagers. An innovation is its ability to reliably discern the detection criteria that define a fall. Ynolis is being launched after several months of testing in Montpellier and Paris. It is being offered to retirement homes at a cost of them of around 1 Euro per day. The company is in the process of negotiating agreements with leading medical product distributors in France, and internationally. French Technology Press Bureau report.