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Call Monitoring and Telemedicine Co. Gives Portion of Funds to Special Olympics

May 21, 2010


MainStreet Monitoring Devices " MainStreet MD," a provider of personal safety, telemedicine and call monitoring solutions to advance the care and protection of people with disabilities, announced that it is contributing a portion of its proceeds in support of upcoming Special Olympics Texas "SOTX" 2010 Summer Games to be held in the University of Texas at Arlington. 

According to a press release, MainStreet MD is contributing 15 percent of its sales on an ongoing basis to Special Olympics Texas. The donation will be given to more than 3,000 Special Olympics Texas athletes who are expected to compete in the 2010 Summer Games.

MainStreet MD's products integrate machine-to-machine technologies with human elements to provide professional and family caregivers with a proactive means to monitor as well as provide safety and treatment for children and adults with intellectual disabilities and developmental challenges.

Craig Baker, CEO and founder of MainStreet Monitoring Devices, said, "MainStreet MD is honored to help support Special Olympics Texas athletes on the field of competition at the 2010 Summer Games. We are doubly grateful that off the field, our personal safety solutions can contribute to making the world a little more secure and protected for them."

Margaret Larsen, president and CEO, SOTX, said, "With help from sponsors like MainStreet MD, Special Olympics Texas is able to continue to provide the highest level of training and competition opportunities for our more than 36,000 athletes."

The company has developed a personal location system, called as MainStreet MD CareTracker, which allows family or professional caretakers to designate up to five "safety zones" where an adult or child with intellectual disabilities can move about freely, thereby reducing the need of direct or constant supervision. 

The CareTracker is integrated with Global Positioning and GSM cellular technologies with human elements. The system enables the caregiver to confirm the person's safe whereabouts at any time by providing access to the interactive CareTracker system map online, whether from a desktop computer, laptop, iPhone or other smartphone.

Recently, MainStreet MD chose SensorLogic's (News - Alert) asset tracking Cloud Computing Platform as a Service "PaaS' to build and manage tracking and monitoring systems, which will advance the care and protection of children and seniors, including individuals challenged with autism, Alzheimer's, and other developmental and sensory disorders.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Kelly McGuire