As founder of Simple Wearables, Angelo Umali, a Filipino electrical engineer graduate from Stanford and UCLA. Angelo and his team developed a wearable device designed for the elderly and at-risk individuals called the Simple Wave.
The Simple Wave automatically detects a fall and connects the user with a designated emergency contact through its built in phone. It analyzes the user’s behavior and adapts to them and it has a unique design that is user friendly and fashionable
The AIA Accelerator program’s mission is to transform health care through innovation. The program fostered eight startups over 12 weeks and connected them with over 40 industry mentors and potential investors. AIA Group Limited, the largest independent publicly listed pan-Asian life insurance group, is helping the next big health care ideas get pushed out and created for the world to see, through the AIA Accelerator program, in partnership with Nest, Hongkong’s leading investment incubator.
BEHIND THE PROJECT
Angelo was inspired to create the device after worrying about the well-being of his grandmother who lives in the Philippines. He wanted his family to be notified immediately if she were to collapse for any reason or need any help, so he and his team designed the Simple Wave with the goal of giving peace-of-mind to people like him who worry about their elderly or disabled loved ones.
“I envision Simple Wave to go a long way as a platform in protecting the elderly and giving peace of mind to family members. I am thankful to AIA for helping us along the way,” said Angelo Umali.
FROM DREAM TO REALITY
“We are proud that a fellow Filipino is at the forefront of developing innovative medical technology with the support from our parent company, AIA. Philam Life mirrors this initiative by developing innovative health care solutions that address the real life needs of our customers,” said Jaime Jose Javier, Jr., Chief Marketing Officer of Philam Life, AIA’s local operating arm in the Philippines.
“Health care and protection need not be complicated. Something as simple as acquiring an insurance plan like Health Invest Plus, financially taking care of yourself or using devices like
SimpleWave allow us to be prepared for the worst. We want customers to feel secured knowing that their loved ones can receive the crucial life-saving care at the first sign of an emergency,” said Javier.
To learn more about the AIA Accelerator Program and Simple Wearables, please visit www.aia-accelerator.com and www.simplewearables.com. To learn more about Philam Life’s Health Invest Plus,