We Need Your Help

We are Updating our Medical Alert Research

 

We get a lot of compliments on the depth and objectivity of our coverage of medical alert devices, and we are proud of it.

But it has been several years since we did the original work, and some of the products have been discontinued and some promising new ones are emerging. We think it's time to add some additional products to our coverage, and generally update things to make sure the coverage is as current and as useful as possible.

 

High Quality Research is Expensive

As you can imagine, it takes a lot of time and effort to acquire multiple medical alerts and test them rigorously, and write up the results. While the research generates some very modest income, the costs are vastly in excess of that income. So, while we want to keep doing this sort of high quality research for our community of older adults, it is not a self-financing endeavor, at least not at present.

So, we have been thinking deeply about the right financial model to enable this research to continue.

We have experimented with the idea of putting the research behind a paywall, but that limits how many people will benefit from it, and makes it hard for economically disadvantaged people to benefit from it, which is not what we want.

We think the answer is ... crowdfunding.

 

Crowdfunding

The reason we do this type of research is as a service for the community of older adults, and their friends and families, who visit the Tech-enhanced Life website from all around the world and rely on us for objective guidance.

We decided the logical way to fund this research is through what is known as crowdfunding. Basically, we want to invite our subscriber list of thousands of older adults to contribute whatever amount they wish to help fund our "Medical Alert Research Update" initiative.

We have quite a large readership now, and if everyone contributes a modest sum it will help a lot to defray the costs of this project.

 

Why Help?

We are hoping everyone who has benefited from our research in the past will contribute an amount they think reflects the value of what they have received.

And for those of you who are counting on our research to be there in the future when you or a friend or family member needs it, we ask you also to invest a little to support this research.

By supporting this research, you are contributing to the greater good, and helping older adults around the world benefit from this independent and objective research. 

 

What We are Asking For

If you like our research and want there to be more of it, we are asking you to help fund our research by clicking on the green button below and contibuting. Any amount is welcome.

 C ontribute whatever you feel the work is worth, and that you can afford.

 

Help Fund our Research 

[Note: We use a third party service called "Fastspring" to process our payments, so as you check out you will see this name on some of the pages.]

 

What You Get in Return

We commit to doing the following:

  • We will refresh our research on medical alert devices using the same independent and rigorous approach we have used in the past, so when you need it, it will be there for you.
     
  • Every penny raised from this crowdfunding campaign will be spent on research. In the event we raise more than needed for our Medical Alert Research Update, we will use the funds to do similar research into other product categories of relevance to older adults and to  improving their lives (we have a long list of things we get asked to work on).   

 If this crowdfunding campaign falls short of the amount needed to do the Medical Alert Research Update, Tech-enhanced Life's investors will cover the shortfall. So, no matter what, the work will get done.

However if you and others from our community send us the message that this type of research is not worth funding, it will certainly have an impact on our enthusiasm for doing more of it in the future.

 

Extra Rewards

We welcome contributions of any level, no matter how small. We can offer the following "bonuses" depending on how much you contribute.

 

Less than $50

Every little bit helps, and we will be very appreciative. Beyond that, you will have done your bit to make sure this unique type of independent and objective research can continue.

 

$50 or more

All the above. Plus, a coupon, good for two years, for 50% off our course on "selecting the right medical alert for you". We plan to update that course as part of this research update.

 

$100 or more

All the above. Plus, when it's time for you to acquire a medical alert device, we will respond to any questions you have (by email). This offer is good any time in the next two years, and it can be on behalf of you or any other person you nominate (but only one person).

 

$500 or more

All the above. Plus, when it's time for you to acquire a medical alert device, you can have a telephone consultation with Dr Caro, who will ask you questions about your lifestyle, and help you choose the ideal product for you. This offer is good any time in the next two years, and it can be on behalf of you or any other person you nominate (but only one person).

 

$1,000 or more

All the above. Plus you will be in our "funder circle". You will get recognition on our website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous), and we will be looking for other ways to say thank you. 

 

Additional Details

  • Your contribution will be paid to Tech-enhanced Life, PBC which funds this research.
  • Tech-enhanced Life is a Public Benefit Corporation which allows us to focus on our mission ahead of making a profit. However we are not a "non-profit" and your contribution will NOT be tax deductible for you.
  • This is not an "investment" in Tech-enhanced Life. It is a contribution designed to help fund our research, from which we hope you will benefit.

 

 

 

Help Fund our Research 

[Note: We use a third party service called "Fastspring" to process our payments, so as you check out you will see this name on some of the pages.]

 

 

 

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Help Fund our Research 

 

 

[Note: We use a third party service called "Fastspring" to process our payments, so as you check out you will see this name on some of the pages.]