Independa Links With GreatCall

San Diego-based Independa, the developer of electronic devices and services to help encourage independent living among the elderly, said yesterday that it has integrated an urgent response system from fellow San Diego firm GreatCall into its wireless monitoring platform. Independa said it has linked GreatCall's 5Star Urgent Response system, as its first safety monitoring feature for its system. 5Star is a service--which works with GreatCall's Jitterbug mobile phone, iPhone, and Android--which can summon help for care recipients. Financial details of the link were not announced. Independa is integrating multiple systems to help the elderly remain independent longer.