Touchtown, Inc., a provider of senior living community information systems, was recently awarded a U.S. patent for a key component of Touchtown Safety, the company’s emergency call and notification product. The system is designed to meet the emergency communications needs of the senior living industry by increasing safety for community residents by delivering instructions during any type of emergency. The system can change the messaging to include non-emergency situations and change the alarms, warnings and reminders depending on the needs of the community and its users. The patent number for the device is D614,617 and it was awarded on April 27, 2010 and Jeff Pepper, CEO, is listed as the primary inventor.
“Our goal was to create a stylish, intuitive device that seniors enjoy interacting with on a daily basis so that they will be well-prepared to use it whenever emergencies arise,” notes Jeff Pepper, CEO of Touchtown.