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Expanding the conversation about medical alerts

... from just health to the importance of freedom and autonomy, and ask some questions that really aren’t asked.

It is a matter of not simply dignity but a matter of how we think about living our lives in any circumstance of potential frailty or health and safety. We now have the ability to create quick responses to medical need but how much are we letting computers decide when to have people called. How much are we taking the decision about your own life and safety out of your hands altogether? Medic signal wants to change that conversation because so far, every medical alert solution on the market has focused on the physical aspects of health. But in doing so, they take decisions about safety right out of the hands of the people they are supposed to protect.

Too many lives are lost due to health-related emergencies that aren't dealt with promptly enough. This has created the need for a service to help those who can’t call, signal, or ask for help because of their medical condition.

Medic Signal’s driving purpose is to revolutionize the medic-alert industry through a smarter, effective, more practical medical-alert solution that allows the owner to maintain their independence and freedom. Safety and autonomy are the main priority with this system

Introducing Team MedicSignal

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Nishanth Kumar, CIO

Nishanth is a seasoned developer with 15 years of experience in IT development. Nishanth views technology through a communication, cultural and social lens. He is a consultant to many bluechip companies and an accomplished partner in innumerable successful startups.


John Hookway, CEO

John is an engineer from a family with a strong medical background. He saw the need for an innovative approach using cutting-edge technology that would provide a reliable medical alert service for families and those living independently. John invented Medic Signal out of his love of freedom and a desire to promote autonomy and peace of mind among people living alone with an illness.

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The Medic Signal team includes developers, creatives, and support from the USA, India, New Zealand, Europe and around the world.