Press release

NurtureWatch selects Sierra Wireless IoT solution to improve quality of life for the elderly

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Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully
integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT),
today announced that its IoT
connectivity solution
is enabling tracking and communications for
the NurtureWatch,
a wearable device that helps elderly people stay safe, healthy and

Bob Bilbruck, Acting Chief Marketing Officer, NurtureWatch, said: “The
number of individuals in the 70+ age bracket is growing, placing stress
on care facilities and family members. Sierra Wireless’ IoT solution
provides the reliability that NurtureWatch needs to give elderly people
their independence back, with key features to monitor their health and
keep them connected with family and caregivers. The NurtureWatch is
about 1/10th the cost of a full-time care giver and helps
elderly people live independently for longer.”

The expense of continuous, at-home care is one of the primary reasons
that elderly people move into care facilities. For families and
healthcare companies, the NurtureWatch can offset the cost of supporting
elderly people and help them live independently in their homes for
longer. In addition to 24/7 heart rate monitoring and fall detection,
the NurtureWatch provides pill reminders to ensure medication
compliance, GPS location tracking and geo-fencing to help elderly people
stay in safe locations, and an SOS button and two-way calling to
guarantee that they can quickly and easily call for help.

Marc Overton, Chief Solutions Officer, Sierra Wireless, said: “The
NutureWatch is a great example of how IoT solutions are transforming
lives. It empowers elderly people to maintain their independence and
improve quality of life for themselves and their families.”

The NutureWatch is paired with a smartphone to keep elderly people
connected and provide a safety net that allows constant monitoring and
gives them greater independence – without the expense or intrusion of a
24/7 caregiver. To develop their solution, NurtureWatch teamed up with
Captjur, a services and technology company based in California.

To contact the Sierra Wireless Sales Desk, call +1 877-687-7795 or visit


About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering
businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected
economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device to cloud
solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly
integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and
enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully
integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence
and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra
Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers
in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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