Ten startup companies completed the three-month Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator program on Thursday. Team members of the young companies hailed the pace of progress their fledgling firms made in the program. More than one said they had accomplished in three months what easily could have taken two or three years on their own.
One result was a test program through the University of Missouri-Kansas City in which five octogenarians are using the wearable cellphone. Most had never used a traditional cellphone.
Ollo’s device fits around the wearer’s neck and is activated by voice commands. The idea is that it’s always available to reach emergency responders. But it’s still a cellphone for calling family and friends.