The MobileHelp and KORE Team Up for the Wounded Warriors


MobileHelp and KORE Wireless have offered their support for the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) with of fifty MobileHelp Smart devices to warriors participating in Warrior Care Network.

A recent WWP survey has revealed that 77 percent of service members live with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Among those veterans with injuries, 88 percent experience more than three injuries or health problems. To assist these warriors to heal, WWP launched Warrior Care Network in 2016.

"The generosity of our supporters enables Wounded Warrior Project to provide life-changing programs at no cost to the warriors we serve," said Gary Corless, Chief Development Officer, WWP. "Partners like MobileHelp and KORE provide us with the technology resources that allow us to address the challenges warriors face head-on. We're grateful for their support."

The Warrior Care Network is the collaboration between WWP and four leading medical centers. The initiative is designed to create a care network that enhances access to clinical and family-centered treatment for veterans needing treatment for PTSD, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other related conditions.

To arrange for an additional layer of security for warriors as they move through the program and beyond, MobileHelp is gifting fifty of its smartwatch-based solutions. Also the company is giving 24/7/365 emergency monitoring service to ensure warriors can access help anytime they need it.

Built on the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch, the MobileHelp Smart device also can leverage key health-tracking features, so warriors will be able to better monitor progress as they move through the healing process. KORE Wireless will provide ongoing connectivity for the devices to ensure the connection to help is available.

"We are proud to honor the service of the men and women in Warrior Care Network," said Rob Flippo, CEO, MobileHelp. "We want them to know we have their back every step of the way, as they move through the programs designed to help them heal."

How does the device work? If a warrior presses the "Help" button on the MobileHelp Smart device, trained operators will receive the call and know who the warrior is, where they are located and can contact them directly. This is accomplished through the watch to determine the scope of the emergency and provide the right level of response.

"KORE is proud to support both MobileHelp as a key customer and such a worthy cause as our country's veterans through this collaboration with Wounded Warrior Project," said Sue Holub, CMO, KORE Wireless. "This effort aligns well with KORE's corporate social responsibility goals of good health and well-being and leveraging innovation and infrastructure to give back to our communities."

Chrissie Cluney has been a correspondent for IoT Evolution World since 2015. She holds a degree in English with a concentration in writing from the College of Saint Elizabeth.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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