KORE and Curo Partner to Enable IoT-based Senior Autonomy

ALPHARETTA, Ga.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HIMSS 2017 — KORE,
the people powering IoT innovations and opportunities, today announced a
partnership with Curo,
a Melbourne, Australia-based healthtech innovator, to power its
sensor-based software application. The app is designed to change the way
the world looks at aging-in-place and the relationship between family
and their loved ones.

“With over 40 million people over the age of 65 in the United States,
America’s senior population is growing,” said Steve Hopkins, CEO, Curo
Technologies. “We needed reliable, ubiquitous connectivity to power our
software to ensure that the necessary data is being transmitted to
caregivers, without delay or interruption. KORE provided us with the
seamless, multidimensional global network we needed to make this a
reality.”

Curo utilizes sensors to transmit patient data across the KORE network
to caregivers and family members via smartphone. The sensors primarily
track motion and the movement of people within the home, for instance
activity in the kitchen or bathroom. The data ensures peace of mind to
loved ones and increases independence in seniors living alone. The
sensors are installed in-home in a matter of minutes. The solution also
allows for faster, lower-cost interventions in the case of a medical
emergency.

“The partnership with Curo accentuates KORE’s continued leadership in
IoT solutions enabling aging-in-place,” said Alex Brisbourne, CEO, KORE.
“Safety and independence for seniors is the highest priority for
caregivers and stakeholders. Serving as the technology enabler behind
other successful brands, KORE’s comprehensive offerings for all aspects
of IoT deployments help make innovations such as Curo’s possible.”

Curo CEO, Steve Hopkins, will be at the KORE booth (#6975) at HIMSS 2017
on Tuesday, February 21 at 1:30 PM ET to further discuss the
partnership. KORE will be exhibiting at HIMSS 2017 February 19-23.

About KORE
KORE provides the connectivity and services that
make the Internet of Things possible. Founded in 2003, KORE is the
world’s largest managed network services provider specializing in
Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine to Machine (M2M) markets. KORE
provides the critical wireless connectivity empowering application,
hardware and wireless operator partners to rapidly bring new IoT and M2M
innovations to market, with millions of active on-network units in more
than 180 countries. KORE delivers choice, reliability and global native
coverage through multi-carrier and Tier 1 carrier cellular and satellite
network services – including LTE, GSM and CDMA – as well as advanced
applications to easily manage IoT connected devices. KORE Position
Logic
software provides seamless location-based services (LBS) for
businesses. KORE’s recent acquisition of Wyless makes the company one of
the six largest providers of M2M/IoT services globally, inclusive of
carriers. For more information, visit www.koretelematics.com,
read the KORE blog
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and Vimeo.

About Curo
Founded by Victorian brothers, Matt and Tim
McDougall, Curo uses sensor technology to unobtrusively monitor the
wellbeing of elderly residents in their own home or in an assisted
living environment. Activity data is collected, analyzed and then
securely reported on mobile devices to care providers and loved-ones.
The technology allows care-providers to optimize the quality and
efficiency of their care, while providing relatives and friends with
real-time reassurance of the well-being of loved-ones. Curo has
established operations in the US and Australian residential aged-care
market as well as the health insurance sector and is active with several
client driven projects in the process of improving independence outcomes
and supporting all stakeholders involved in that quest. Curo is nearly 3
years old with offices in Ann Arbor, MI and Melbourne Australia.

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Contacts

MSLGROUP Boston for KORE
Joe Palladino or Maggie Fairchild,
781-684-0770
kore@mslgroup.com