Thursday, October 23, 2008
Zume Life, San Jose, CA
This firm's electronic minder system was recently featured in a New York Times article. The so-called Zume Life service includes two major technology components: an in-hand device, called a Zuri, and a web portal. The Zuri is a simple, small, handheld device that individuals use to get reminders and to record all health-related activities, events and status relevant to their own particular needs. The Zume Life web portal, for users and their caregivers, shows graphs, tables, and journals of the user’s health activities and status. The Zuri will cost about $200 when it is released in the spring. Users will also pay about $40 to $50 a month for Web services. A software version of the device that will run on an iPhone is also in the works.