LYCOS (NSE:LYCOS | BSE:532368), today announced that it is developing a unique feature to its Smart Band and App that will alert and detect loved ones when people fall or have unusual movements. Starting on June 27th, a special Purple Band and Ring will be sold to support the Epilepsy Foundation by sharing a percentage of its LYCOS Life range of product sales.
“We have engineered a unique way to integrate a special alert & detection functions into all of our bands. If the band detects that someone is falling or any unusual movement is detected, the band will tell the App to send out an alert to their loved ones notifying them that an event is occurring. We plan to offer this technology starting in the fall and all current bands will also be able to utilize this functionality with a simple software upgrade.“ said Brad Cohen, President & Chief Strategy Officer of LYCOS.[realcontentlocker title=””]
“This is next of its kind for the humanitarian cause. We are very happy to contribute to the Epilepsy Foundation and be a part of this Netathon by Greg and Rick Harrison. Greg had been a part of our initiatives right from the launch of the LYCOS Life products and the Life Project in LA to India. Now, we are happy to be contributing to this noble cause.” said Suresh Reddy, CEO of LYCOS.
Purple is the color of the Epilepsy Foundation and signifies support to bring awareness and help find a cure for Epilepsy. 20% of gross sales for the Purple Bands and Rings will be donated to the Epilepsy Foundation. LYCOS Life will sponsor “Talk About It for Epilepsy!” Netathon, co-hosted by Epilepsy Foundation spokespersons and celebrities Greg Grunberg (“Heroes,” “Heroes Reborn,” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) and Rick Harrison (“Pawn Stars” and Epilepsy Foundation Board member), the 12-hour event will be broadcast live online. Stars from stage, screen, music, and comedy will perform and share information about epilepsy and seizures. The event will be broadcast from Hollywood on June 27, 2015, starting at 12 pm PST and broadcast live on Epilepsy.com, twitch.tv, and lycos.life.
Earlier this month, LYCOS announced The LYCOS Life Project, a not-for-profit humanitarian foundation that will give families the power to instantly test the quality of the water and air in their homes and communities with small portable sensors given to them for free by the LYCOS Life Project. 5% of all sales, including the Epilepsy Purple band and ring will be donated to the Project.
About the foundation and the Netathon Event: http://www.epilepsy.com/make-difference/get-involved/talk-about-it-epilepsy-presented-sunovion-live-hollywood-12-hour
LIVE STREAMING Starting from June 27th at 12 pm EST
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