Drue Ray’s Asheville Chamber of Commerce Award

Take a look at this wonderful video about Drue, her hard work and how deserving she is of winning the 2014 Entrepreneurs Best in Business Award.  Congratulations Drue and thank you for all you do!
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Jason Ray and SimplyHome featured by TecHomeBuilder

 

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Our very own Jason Ray elaborates on how our system works and the concerns of people prior to using the SimplyHome System and the peace of mind that comes with it after installation. TechHomeBuilder.com discusses the benefits of digital health care products including glucose and blood pressure meters as well as a Personal Emergency Response System. Take a look at what Tec Home Builder had to say about SimplyHome.

 

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SimplyHome Mentors Young Innovators in the Community

Edison Award Finalist, SimplyHome, teaches children about innovative technology and aging in place.

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) November 05, 2012

When Claxton Elementary decided to participate in the FIRST™ Lego™ League Robotics Competition, they called on SimplyHome. The theme for this year’s Lego competition required the students to design a product that would benefit senior adults, and SimplyHome was honored to encourage the young innovators.

Over eight weeks time, SimplyHome staff shared experience, knowledge and resources to guide the children through their critical problem solving process. In the end, the students expressed an awareness of and appreciation for the ways innovative technology can assist senior adults.

“We started this project focused on what we could teach the students, but left energized and excited by what they taught us,” says Allen Ray, SimplyHome CEO.

Last year, SimplyHome received an Edison Award for innovation in technology. As a finalist the company was encouraged to give back to current and future innovators through storytelling, direct teaching and communication.

The SimplyHome System™ by SimplyHome, LLC was awarded an Edison Bronze Medal for “Best New Product.” The distinguished Edison Awards embody the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. The SimplyHome System™ is a winner in the “Lifestyle and Social Impact” category, one of fifteen categories honored by the Edison Awards.

The SimplyHome System™ utilizes multiple sensors to log activities of daily living and proactively notify caregivers and loved ones of changes in behavioral patterns. Text, email or phone alerts can be generated by a single event, an intersection of multiple events or by inactivity. Assigned family or caregivers may log in to their SimplyHome account to view activity and trends in daily living patterns.

Components like motion sensors, door and window contacts, and bed pressure pads address issues including falls, wandering, and sleep routines. The SimplyHome System™ can also monitor wellness priorities ranging from blood pressure and glucose levels, to weight and medication management.

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About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified solutions for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Emergency Response Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.

For more information, visit: http://www.simply-home.com.

SimplyHome Receives Bronze Medal Edison Award for “Best New Product”

Edison Awards Honors SimplyHome for Innovation in Business with Bronze Medal 2012 Best New Product Award, Lifestyle and Social Impact Category, for The SimplyHome System™

Asheville, N.C. April 27, 2012

The SimplyHome System™ by SimplyHome, LLC was announced as a Bronze Medal winner for “Best New Product” at the 2012 Edison Awards Gala in New York City. The distinguished Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy. The SimplyHome System™ is a winner in the “Lifestyle and Social Impact” category, one of fifteen categories honored by the Edison Awards.

The annual Edison Awards Gala was held in New York City Thursday, April 26th in the historic ballroom of New York’s famed Capitale.

“We are honored to receive an Edison Award,” said Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome. “I think the true innovation of the SimplyHome System™ technology is that it is people-centered and outcome driven. Making technology mean something – to impact individual lives –that’s the heart of what we strive to do.”

The SimplyHome System™ utilizes multiple sensors to log activities of daily living and proactively notify caregivers and loved ones of changes in behavioral patterns. Text, email or phone alerts can be generated by a single event, an intersection of multiple events or by inactivity.  Assigned family or caregivers may log in to their SimplyHome account to view activity and trends in daily living patterns.

Components like motion sensors, door and window contacts, and bed pressure pads address issues including falls, wandering, and sleep routines. The SimplyHome System™ can also monitor wellness priorities ranging from blood pressure and glucose levels, to weight and medication management.

“Our goal with the SimplyHome System is to address priorities like safety, affordability, and quality of life in support of independent living,” said Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome.

The Edison Awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world.  The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards™ is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education.

This year, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These new criteria establish a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary themes of Concept, Value, Impact and Delivery.

The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielson, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, USA TODAY, CSRware, and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified solutions for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Emergency Response Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.
For more information, visit: www.simply-home.com .

The SimplyHome System™ Named Edison Awards Best New Product Finalist

SimplyHome Will Be Honored for Innovative Technology That Empowers Independent Living. The Company’s SimplyHome System™ is Named a Best New Product Finalist in the Lifestyle and Social Impact Category by the 2012 Edison Awards.

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) April 20, 2012

SimplyHome, a leader in the Assistive Technology industry, announced that its SimplyHome System™ has been named a best new product finalist by the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Awards™. The SimplyHome System’s™ innovative technology is designed to increase independence, save money on care, and meet the individual needs of each customer. The SimplyHome System™ is a finalist in the Lifestyle and Social Impact Category.

“We are honored to be named an Edison Awards Finalist,” said Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome. “SimplyHome’s mission is to support independent living through the use of customized technology, and we expect this recognition will only further our efforts to enhance the lives of those we serve.”

The distinguished Edison Awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be announced April 26, 2012 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic ballroom of New York’s famed Capitale.

The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielson, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, USA TODAY, CSRware, and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified solutions for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Emergency Response Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.

For more information, visit: http://www.simply-home.com.

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SimplyHome Named Edison Awards Finalist

Assistive Technology Leader, SimplyHome, will be Recognized at Edison Awards Gala on April 26 in New York

Asheville, N.C. (PRWEB) March 13, 2012

SimplyHome, a leader in the assistive technology industry, has been named as an Award Finalist in the Lifestyle and Social Impact category of the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Awards™. The distinguished awards symbolize the persistence and excellence personified by Thomas Alva Edison, inspiring America’s drive to remain in the forefront of innovation, creativity and ingenuity in the global economy.

“More than any year, this year’s slate of Finalists demonstrate the enormous value of teamwork, experimentation, consumer focus and market awareness,” said Tom Stat, Chairman of the Edison Awards’ Steering Committee. “It’s exciting to see companies like SimplyHome continuing Thomas Edison’s legacy of challenging conventional thinking.”

“We are honored to be named an Edison Awards Finalist,” said Allen Ray, CEO of SimplyHome. “SimplyHome’s mission is to support independent living through the use of customized technology, and we expect this recognition will only further our efforts to enhance the lives of those we serve.”

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards is judged by more than 3,000 senior business executives and academics from across the nation whose votes acknowledge the Finalists’ success in meeting the award criteria of Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact. The panel includes members of the powerful Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), which has been partnered with the Edison Awards since 2009.

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be announced April 26, 2012 at the Edison Awards Annual Gala, held in the historic ballroom of New York’s famed Capitale.

The members of the Edison Awards Steering Committee are senior executives with diverse marketing, scientific, and business backgrounds who monitor the development and successful launch of innovative products each year. The Committee is responsible for bestowing the annual Edison Achievement Awards and serves as a guidepost in developing the list of nominees that is presented to the Edison Award judges.

The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielson, Discovery Communications, SCIENCE, USA Today, CSRware, and applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards and a list of past winners, visit http://www.edisonawards.com.

About SimplyHome

SimplyHome designs and installs wireless technology products and related care-focused services. The company is committed to promoting affordable and dignified solutions for independent living – specifically to aging and disabled populations nationwide. SimplyHome is known for its highly-customizable systems that are tailored to meet each customer’s specific needs.

SimplyHome products and services range from voice-activated environmental controls (as shown recently on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition), Personal Alert Systems, GPS watches, motion sensors, and stove monitors to Virtual Care Management® – SimplyHome’s model for client care.

For more information, visit: http://www.simply-home.com.

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SimplyHome is a 2012 Edison Awards Finalist!

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Edison Awards Announces 2012 Finalists

Celebrating 25 Years of Honoring Innovation and Innovators

CHICAGO, IL, Feb 13, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) — The Edison Awards, celebrating its 25th year, has announced its finalists for the internationally renowned 2012 Edison Best New Product Awards. Since 1987, The Edison Awards have recognized ideas at the forefront of new products, services, marketing, design and innovation. Winning an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business.

“The Edison Awards provide an exclusive platform for honoring innovation, recognizing innovators, and encouraging ongoing innovation among today’s development teams, researchers, designers, ‘intrapreneurs’ and entrepreneurs,” says Thomas Stat, the 2012 Edison Awards Steering Committee Chairman. “We’re inspired by our 2012 finalists and delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and promote the outstanding accomplishments they represent.”

The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose extraordinary new product development methods and innovative achievements garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents and made him a household name around the world. The ballot of nominees for the Edison Best New Product Awards(TM) is judged by a panel of more than 3,000 individuals, including members of the Marketing Executives Networking Group (MENG), an organization comprising America’s top marketing professionals and academics. The panel also includes professionals from the fields of product development & design, engineering, science and education.

This year, the nominees were judged on a new set of evaluation criteria developed in partnership with Nielsen. These new criteria establish a new definition of innovation, leveraging the primary themes of Concept, Value, Impact and Delivery.

Winners of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Edison Awards will be announced April 26, 2012 at the Capitale in New York. The annual Edison Awards program encompasses multiple events over a two-day period including an Opening Reception, Meet the Innovators Forum, Innovator’s Showcase and the Awards Gala, where the Awards will be presented.

About the Edison Awards The 2012 Edison Awards are sponsored by Nielsen, Discovery Communications, Science Channel, USA Today, CSRware and Applepeak. For more information about the Edison Awards visit www.edisonawards.com .

The Finalists are as follows:

ENERGY & SUSTAINABILITY

Automotive/Transportation

        --  Energy Xtreme Independence Package
        --  KLD Energy Technologies Electric Motor System
        --  Transportation by Total Transportation Services

Building Materials

        --  Indow Windows(R)
        --  FORTECO by Lightweight Structures
        --  DOW POWERHOUSE Solar Shingles

Power Generation/Utilization

        --  Kiverdi Carbon Engineering
        --  PolyPlus Lithium Air and Lithium Water Batteries
        --  Tremont Electric nPower(R) PEG

Smart Systems

        --  The Panoptix(TM) Solution by Johnson Controls
        --  Nest Learning Thermostat
        --  SWITCH75

SCIENCE/MEDICAL

Analytic Systems

        --  3M Food Satefy Aerobic Testing Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria
        --  CardioDX Corus(R) CAD blood-based gene expression test
        --  Invivo Sciences Tissue-based compound screening

Apps/Online Tools

        --  QRS and the Centre for Innovation in Complex Care Clinical Message
        --  Telcare Blood Glucose Monitoring System
        --  ZocDoc

Assistive Devices

        --  Ekso by Ekso Bionics
        --  GEAR4 Renew SleepClock
        --  Midmark SleepView Monitor and SleepView Portal
        --  Starkey Laboratories AMP(TM)

Diagnostic Aids

        --  EyeNETRA
        --  MelaFind by MELA Sciences
        --  SCALEVIEW by Olympus

Pharmaceuticals

        --  Adimab Human Monoclonal Antibody Discovery Platform
        --  Intersect ENT PROPEL(TM) Mometasone Furoate Implant
        --  pharmaCline Diabecline
        --  Selecta Biosciences Synthetic Vaccine Particles (SVP) (TM)

Surgical Aids

        --  Abbott ABSORB
        --  CardioKinetix PARACHUTE
        --  Endo-Ethicon Percutaneous Surgical Set (PSS)

TRANSPORTATION

Technology Systems

        --  Boomerboard WaveJet Propulsion System
        --  ECOtality Blink Level 2 charger
        --  SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft

Safety/Security

        --  HeistProof Keyless Information Security System
        --  Nissan Back-up Collision Intervention
        --  OnStar For My Vehicle (FMV)

Electric Vehicles

        --  Fisker Karma EVer
        --  2012 Ford Focus Electric
        --  Vision Motor Corp. Tyrano(TM)

APPLIED TECHNOLOGY

Game Changer

        --  IBM Watson

Power Management

        --  Cooper Wiring Combination USB Charger Receptacle
        --  Craftsman NEXTEC QuickBoost(TM) Charger
        --  eCoupled Intelligent Wireless Power

Research Tools

        --  Cogito Corporation
        --  Mind Genomics Ideamap.net
        --  Nielsen Online Campaign Ratings

Smart Systems

        --  Craftsman AssureLink
        --  Nexia(TM) Home Intelligence

EDISON GREEN AWARD powered by CSRware

Program

        --  Johnson Controls, Inc.
        --  ConAgra Foods & Forgotten Harvest
        --  Newark Public Schools Journey to Sustainability

Implementation

        --  Langson Energy Gas Letdown Generator
        --  McLaren Group Vodafone McLaren Mercedes
        --  Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations

LIFESTYLE & SOCIAL IMPACT

Health & Wellness

        --  applepeak Wellness Record
        --  GE Adventure Series
        --  inHealth HealthCoach

Quality of Life

        --  3M(TM) Kind Removal Silicone Tape
        --  Pixel Optics emPower!
        --  SimplyHome
        --  The HopeFULL Gift Pack

Social Impact

        --  ChotoKool by Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co.
        --  Rural Shores Business Services
        --  Whirlpool Ace

NEW RETAIL FRONTIERS

        --  KinekPoint by Kinek
        --  Tide Dry Cleaners(R)

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS

Personal Care

        --  GLO Brilliant Personal Teeth Whitening Device
        --  Philips Sonicare AirFloss
        --  Crest 3D White Intensive Professional Effects Whitestrips

Food

        --  Orville Redenbacher's Pop Up Bowl
        --  MiO Liquid Water Enhancer
        --  Duncan Hines Frosting Creations

Household

        --  bobble jug
        --  Tide Pods
        --  Flings Pop-Up Trash & Recycling Bins

LIVING, WORKING & LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Collaborative Networks & Support

        --  Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network
        --  OpenStudy
        --  Regina Dominican Preparing Women for Global Leadership Program

Curriculum/Educational Programs

        --  21st Century Youth Project
        --  Discovery Education Science Techbook
        --  The Henry Ford Innovation 101 digital curriculum

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Household

        --  Dyson Hot fan heater
        --  TikTok + LunaTik
        --  WordLock

Tools

        --  Lift'n Buddy
        --  Kobalt 29-Piece Double-Drive Screwdriver Set
        --  Slice Box Cutter

ELECTRONICS & COMPUTERS

Computing Solutions

        --  Memjet Technologies
        --  Motoroloa WallPlate Access Point
        --  Tabula ABAX

Entertainment

        --  SkyProdigy Computerized Telescope
        --  Logitech Harmony(R) Link

 Photography/Imaging

        --  Lytro
        --  Recon Instruments MOD Live
        --  ZionEyez Eyez Glasses

 Smart Devices

        --  Kindle Fire
        --  iPhone 4s with Siri
        --  DROID RAZR

INNOVATIVE SERVICES

Apps/Online Tools

        --  Chicago Traffic Tracker
        --  Ideomed Abriiz
        --  Transclick Mobile Translation Apps

Business/Communications

        --  Appcelerator Integrated Mobile Platform
        --  Carbonite Business
        --  ViridiSTOR Green Box Solution

Personal Safety/Security

        --  OnStar First Assist
        --  Rave Mobile Safety Smart911
        --  Webroot(R) SecureAnywhere(TM)

Social Innovation

        --  CBS EcoMedia
        --  GiveForward
        --  GoodSearch
        --  Ygrene Energy Finance

MATERIAL SCIENCE

Enhanced Functionality

        --  Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass
        --  Liquipel
        --  Smart InMold by T-Ink

Safety & Sustainability

        --  BoralPure(TM) Technology Smog Eating Tile
        --  XyloBag
        --  PURETI

MEDIA/VISUAL COMMUNICATION

Business/Communications

        --  Citrix(R) GoToMeeting(R) with HDFaces(TM)
        --  PGi iMeet
        --  Polycom(R) RealPresence(TM) Mobile

Content Display

        --  James Law Cybertechture Mirror
        --  LG CINEMA 3D
        --  VIZIO Theater 3D(TM)

Mass Media

        --  Everloop.com
        --  Media-Sync
        --  MLB Network BallPark Cam system

THOMAS A. EDISON MARKETING AWARD powered by MENG

        --  HubSpot All-in-one Inbound Marketing Software
        --  Nielsen Catalina Solutions Single Source + Performance Analytics
        --  The Domino Project
        --  YouTube Space Lab

        For More Information, Contact:
        Kimberly Eberl
        773-697-4280
        kimberly@motionpr.net

        SOURCE: Edison Awards
        mailto:kimberly@motionpr.net

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