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Limmex Emergency Watch - New Generation

December 23, 2016:

Dear Limmex customers,

We are intensively developing a new generation of Limmex emergency watches.

Therefore, we are stopping production of current Limmex emergency watches.

Limmex Service (the communication platform as well as the repair and customer service) will still be fully at your disposal until at least end of 2018.

We will inform you in due time, on our website, when the Limmex emergency watches will be available.

Your Limmex team.


Limmex helps in an emergency

August 18, 2016:

"Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to tell you how thankful I am for your Limmex watch.

My mother, who has one, had a stroke in the middle of the night and had the strength to call me.

I called for an ambulance and she was quickly taken to the hospital where the emergency responders worked miracles.

She would be released from the hospital with no complications.

We think that your watch probably saved her life.

Thank you again tremendously and I wish long life to your Company."

Bernard Jacot

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Limmex at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2016

December 03, 2015:
WT | Wearable Technologies is a pioneer and world leading innovation and market development platform for technologies worn close to the body, on the body and even in the body. Since 2006 the platform has successfully established an ecosystem of more than 30'000 companies comprising market leaders and highly innovative companies. Next year's international Wearable Technologies Conference takes place in Munich and Limmex will be part of it.  Together with the who-is-who from the entire WT value chain, Limmex will be presenting its services and is looking forward to an engaging exchange at the WT conference. Join us and learn more about our future plans!

Where: ICM - International Conference Center, Munich, fairground 81823, booth number 28
When: 26th of January 2016 from 8:00 - 19:30 and 27th of January 2016 from 9:00 - 18:00

>More information on the Wearable Technologies Conference

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Verklizan Certification for Limmex

July 23, 2015: Since the beginning of July 2015, Limmex is certified for Verklizan. We have successfully developed an interface between the Limmex Watch solution and the UMO platform which from now on can potentially be used by all UMO customers. Monitoring centres can now integrate the Limmex Emergency watches in their existing system which helps to offer even faster and more efficient support in emergency situations.

> Read the Verklizan News

> More information on Verklizan

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Limmex Emergency Watch with GPS now available in 14 models

June 30, 2015:

Elegant, classic or a colourful children`s watch? Whatever your preference, the wide selection from Limmex provides a range of emergency GPS Watches for everyone and comprise exceptional design together with reliability. In cases of an emergency, the wearer can request assistance at the push of a button. The receiver of the emergency call will be sent a SMS which will display a link to a map showing the watch wearer`s position at the point the alarm was triggered.

All Limmex GPS models are now available through our partners as well as on our webshop.

> To the webshop

> To the press release

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Limmex at the Altenpflege 2015

March 20, 2015:

Limmex will be presenting its Emergency Watch at the Altenpflege 2015 exhibition, which is going to take place from March 24 to 26 in Nürnberg, Germany. In the German-speaking area, Altenpflege is the leading exhibition in the care sector, where new trends and innovations are presented. We are looking forward to your visit at our stand E63 in hall 1.

> More Information about the Altenpflege

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Ideal Home Show 2015

March 19, 2015:

We are delighted to announce that the Limmex Emergency Watch will be presented at the Ideal Home Show in London from the 20th of March until 6th of April 2015. With over 600 brands and exhibitors, it is one of the largest home shows in the world. We will be happy to welcome you together with our partner Telmenow at the stand T970.

>Visit the Ideal Home Show page

>To the Telmenow Web-Page

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Limmex Emergency Watches now available in the United Kingdom

November 13, 2014:

Since the Limmex launch on the 31st of October the Limmex Emergency Watch is finally available in the United Kingdom. In collaboration with our partner Centra, one of the biggest telecare operators in the United Kingdom, the Limmex Emergency Watch gradually starts conquering the English market. «The cooperation with Centra is of decisive importance for the future development of Limmex in the English market. We are excited about having such a professional partner in UK and are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation», says Martin Reber, CEO of Limmex AG.

> See the Limmex page of Centra

> Watch the interview with Centra

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Limmex Emergency Watch wins the German Design Award 2015

October 29, 2014:

For over four years, a jury of design experts has been assessing products and honouring excellence in design both in Germany and abroad with the annual German Design Award. This year, the Limmex Emergency Watch wins in the category of Excellent Product Design: the Limmex Watch receives the Special Mention Award for exceptional design quality.

«It has been our aim from the very beginning to develop a product that doesn’t look like an emergency device you’d find in a hospital. Good design creates emotional products that people want to wear and enjoy using», explains Pascal Stübi, product designer at Limmex. He continues: «When designing Limmex Watches, we always make sure that their owners do not consider it to be a technical device. Instead, they see a classic watch».

> More information on the German Design Award

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New: Limmex Emergency Watches with GPS

October 15, 2014:

Receive help even quicker thanks to GPS positioning

Communicating with people in an emergency can be fraught with problems, e.g. disorientation. This costs valuable minutes and delays the arrival of rescue services. This is now a thing of the past thanks to the new GPS models from Limmex. The latest generation of integrated, high performance GPS models (A-GPS) enables Limmex wearers to quickly pinpoint their location via satellite when not in a building.

In an emergency the watch wearer can call a relative or emergency response centre at the touch of a button. At the same time the Limmex Watch automatically establishes a connection with satellites, which then transmit the location of the watch.

Course of action in an emergency situation

Positioning in an emergency situation is very simple. When a registered helper accepts an emergency call they also receive an SMS with a map link. When they open the map they can see the position of the Limmex Watch at the time of the most recent emergency call. The watch wearer can also send the link in advance via email to anybody they wish.

The location of the watch is only pinpointed when an emergency call is made. This firstly saves battery, meaning that the watch will be on the person’s arm rather than plugged in to a charger in the event of an emergency. Secondly, the watch wearer only transmits their location when they actually want to be found.

> More information

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Limmex Emergency Watch nominated for German Design Award

June 02, 2014:

For more than 60 years, the German Design Council has been supporting design which is recognised as an important international economic factor. With the German Design Award, the German Design Council has created an international renowned award. A high-profile jury assesses outstanding design achievements on the basis of 20 criteria. The judging procedure will take place in early August 2014.

> More information about the German Design Award

> To the media release

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Limmex on television

April 23, 2014:

On Easter Monday, the Limmex Emergency Watch was presented on Belgian TV. Have a quick look at the programme "On n’est pas des pigeons", see how the Limmex Watch works and what the journalists say about it.

> Watch it now online

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Limmex at the Altenpflege 2014

March 17, 2014:

Limmex will be presenting its Emergency Watch at the Altenpflege 2014 exhibition, which is going to take place from March 25 to 27 in Hanover, Germany. Altenpflege is the leading exhibition in the care sector, where new trends and innovations are presented. We are looking forward to your visit at our stand F30 in hall 21.

> More Information about the Altenpflege

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Limmex wins Innovation World Cup

January 28, 2014: The winners of the 5th Innovation World Cup were awarded their accolades at the Wearable Technologies Conference 2014 Europe, which took part within the ISPO in Munich. More than 600 companies from 69 countries entered for the popular award and only 20 companies got through to the finals. The Limmex Emergency Watch won in the category Security & Prevention.

> To the media release

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Limmex Wins Swiss Excellence Product Award

November 20, 2013: Limmex wins the prestigious Swiss Excellence Product Award for its emergency watch that can save lives at the push of a button. The Swiss Excellence Foundation awards leading product innovation companies for products that demonstrate market readiness and high customer benefit. This is the fifth major international award Limmex has won this year. The jury's verdict: "With its highly unique and technically advanced and high quality innovation, Limmex AG is strengthening Switzerland as a leading industrial location". 

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Limmex at the A+A and at the MEDICA

October 29, 2013: Limmex will be exhibiting the emergency watches in Düsseldorf at the A+A (Nov 5-8, Hall 09 / B73) and at the MEDICA (Nov 20-23, Hall 15 / G40). A+A is the world’s largest trade fair for safety, security, and health at work. MEDICA is the leading trade fair for the Medical industry. The Limmex team will be excited to welcome you at our stands and to demonstrate the latest Limmex Emergency Watch models.

> More info about A+A

> More info about MEDICA

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Results of the customer survey

October 24, 2013:

Limmex and the University Hospital of Bern conducted a survey among users of the Limmex Emergency Watch in Switzerland. The objective of the survey was to gain new insights into customers' experiences with the Emergency Watch. The survey showed that 94% of the participants are satisfied or very satisfied with the Limmex watch. Furthermore, 98% indicated that the Limmex watch makes them feel safer in everyday life.

> To the University Hospital survey

> To the summary

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Martin Reber takes over as CEO of Limmex

July 17, 2013: With a doctorate in electrical engineering, Martin Reber was the central figure in the development of the high-tech firm SVOX AG. In just 10 years, the company grew to become the global market leader in various areas of the language technology industry with over 120 employees in numerous locations in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Martin has similar aspirations for Limmex. More people should be able to benefit from the Emergency Watch and Limmex will continue to extend its technological leadership in the areas of emergency watches and smart watches.

> More about the Limmex team

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Label of the Swiss Economic Forum

July 11, 2013: The Swiss Economic Forum SEF, which proceeds for selection in four stages, just awarded Limmex with the "High Potential label SMEs". Thus Limmex is part of the prestigious group of 10 SMEs in Switzerland, who have obtained this coveted label. SEF is one of the largest economic platforms of Switzerland strongly committed to the promotion of start-up companies.

> To the website of the Swiss Economic Forum

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Limmex nominated for «Swisscom Business Award»

June 17, 2013: Decisive for the external jury was the high degree of innovation and the fact that it fulfills a genuine customer need. The presentation of the award will take place during the Swisscom Dialog Arena in September 2013.

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Limmex-CEO belongs to the 300 most influential Swiss persons

April 23, 2013: According to the renowned business magazine "Bilan", the CEO of Limmex, Pascal Koenig, is considered one of the 300 most influential persons in Switzerland. Part of this illustrius circle are business leaders such as Nick Hayek (CEO Swatch Group), Johann Rubert (President Richemont), Joseph Jimenez (CEO Novartis), Brady Dougan (CEO Credit Suisse), athlethes such as Roger Federer (tennis pro) and Michel Platini (president UEFA), scientists such as Prof. Henry Markram (neurobiologist, director "Blue Brain Project"), as well as persons from the art scene such as Iwan Wirth ("Hauser & Wirth") and Urs Fischer. The journalists of "Bilan" believe that Limmex will grow to a successful multinational company, with a product that can make a big difference in the life of its customers.

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Limmex now available at Swisscom Shops

April 08, 2013: The largest Swiss telecom provider Swisscom offers the Limmex Watches since November 2012 via its webshop. From the beginning of April, the watches are also available in Swisscom shops all over Switzerland. In the shops, clients can have a look at the watches and obtain advice. Limmex Emergency Watches are now available at more than 130 points of sale throughout Switzerland.

> Swisscom Website (in German/French/Italian)

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Limmex wins red dot design award

April 05, 2013: The «red dot award» has been founded in 1955 and established itself as one of the world’s most renowned design prices. In 2013, companies and designers from all over the world submitted 4’662 products. A 37-member jury selected the Limmex Emergency Watch among the winners. Pascal Stübi, co-founder of Limmex and responsible for the watch design, is excited: «The fact that Limmex looks like an elegant watch rather than a security device is a key reason for its success.»

> To the watch models

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Limmex wins "M2M-Challenge" at Mobile World Congress

February 27, 2013:

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the world's largest trade fair for the mobile telecommunications industry. This annual event showcases the latest technologies and innovations and at this year's fair, the Swiss Emergency Watch was honoured with aprestigious award.

> Go to website of "M2M-Challenge"

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Limmex in M2M-finals at Mobile World Congress

February 13, 2013: Limmex is qualified for the finals of the renowned M2M-Challenge organized by Ericsson. The presentation of the awards will be held on February 26th at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the world's largest event of the mobile phone industry. Limmex belongs to the most promising products in the area of Machine-to-Machine communication, one of the strongest growth markets in the telecom industry.

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Limmex at Wearable Technologies Conference 2013

January 31, 2013: Recently, Limmex has been elected product of the month by Wearable Technologies. Therefore, on 4 February 2013, Pascal Koenig will make a presentation about Limmex and wearable technologies at the conference. It will take place within the framework of ISPO in Munich, Germany.

> More about Wearable Technologies
> How does a Limmex Watch work
> More about Pascal Koenig

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A guardian angel for children

November 26, 2012: Most parents simply want their children to be safe, but they do not want to restrict their freedom or independence, and they most certainly do not want to monitor them continuously. This is where Limmex comes in. "Time and again, children face situations where they feel unsafe, find themselves lost or even get hurt. With the new Limmex watch, they can connect with their parents at the push of a button in these situations. It gives children as well as the parents a sense of security", explains Pascal Koenig, CEO of Limmex.
> Who is it for?
> To the watch models
> Press release

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Limmex now also available at the Swiss Red Cross

November 19, 2012: With the Limmex Emergency Watch it is now possible to speak directly to the emergency call center of the Swiss Red Cross. Therefore, safety of many persons can be increased - inside or outside of their home.
> more information about the Swiss Red Cross

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Partnership with Swisscom strengthend

November 16, 2012:

From now on, Limmex Emergency Watches are also available at Swisscom and ist partner Salzmann Medico. Therefore, the already existing technical cooperation between Swisscom and Limmex is being expanded to the fields of marketing and distribution.

> Swisscom press release

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Limmex elected as top innovation by MEDICA

November 09, 2012: MEDICA - the world's largest event in the medical sector takes places from November 14-17 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The MEDICA press team elected the Limmex Emergency Watch - out of 20'000 new products - as one of the most exciting innovations worldwide. The Limmex Emergency Watches can be seen at the booth of Deutsche Telekom G40 in hall 15.
> more information about MEDICA

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Scientific study: Only one third of emergency patients expect assistance within 30 minutes

October 31, 2012: A scientific study by Bern University Hospital, published in the prestigious International Journal of Telemedicine and Applications, shows that emergency response times could be drastically reduced with the Limmex Emergency Watch. This is primarily due to the fact that this watch can be used to contact the right people with just a single push of a button.
> Press release
> To the study

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The watch that saves lives: Launch in Germany

October 23, 2012: In Germany, strong partners are supporting Limmex, the Swiss watch manufacturer: At the push of a button, German clients can now call for assistance with the new mobile emergency service which is enabled by the cooperation of the German Red Cross, Deutsche Telekom, the leading German telecomunications provider, and Limmex. In Switzerland, Limmex is already successful with this service. Since 23 October the world's first emergency watch is now also available in Germany.

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It’s a Watch!

July 06, 2012: Interest in the Limmex emergency watch is high not only among end users, the underlying technology is also of great interest to telecoms companies. A promising future is predicted not only in cloud technologies but also in the machine-to-machine (M2M) sector. Limmex is a perfect example of the use of such technologies. But despite the technology, what drives Limmex is feedback from people such as Dr. Daniel Grob, Medical Director at Zurich’s Waid City Hospital, who says: “Now if my mother has a fall, she can call for help. She knows that she can always reach someone.”

> Read the Bloomberg article

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Limmex customers recommend the emergency watch

June 25, 2012: In the survey with users of Limmex watches carried out by Limmex in April, 97.5% of the respondents stated that they would recommend the Limmex Emergency Watch. This is due to a high satisfaction amongst users and to the statement of the users that they feel safer in their daily lives thanks to the Limmex Emergency Watch.

> To the survey

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Limmex: a successful Swiss Startup

June 15, 2012: Ulf Berg, former CEO of Sulzer emphasizes the important role of startups: «Without startups an industrial society degenerates ». However, founding a company is not always that easy. To be successful you need a good product, persistence, luck and the right investors, states Pascal Koenig, CEO of Limmex. Also throughout the development of the Limmex Emergency Watch there were numerous setbacks. However, Limmex could always rely on the support of its investors who brought not only money but also their knowledge to the company.

> For more information listen to the interview: DRS 1 Trend of 26.05.2012

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Limmex customers feel safer in daily life

June 08, 2012: A good half year after launching Limmex asked users of the emergency watches for their opinion. The aim was to receive feedback on first customer experiences with the Limmex watches. The analysis of the questionnaires sent back revealed that the prime objective of Limmex has been reached: increasing the safety of its customers in daily life. 96.5 % of the respondents feel safer thanks to their Limmex watch.

> To the survey

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The Limmex Emergency Watch wins renowned innovation award

June 01, 2012: This year the French innovation award Concours Lépine which was brought into being in 1901 took place for the 111th time. The list of innovations that were honored throughout all these years is long: the steam iron, the dishwasher, contact lenses, etc. objects which are an integral part of our daily lives. Thanks to its revolutionary emergency call technology also the Limmex Emergency Watch has been honored in April 2012. CEO Pascal Koenig received the medal of the Préfecture de Paris et d’Ile de France with greatest pleasure: «This international award for our emergency watch confirms that we are on the right track and that we can help persons to achieve more safety in their daily lives.»

> «gizmodo.fr»: Article of 09.05.2012


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Limmex strengthens its team again

May 14, 2012: Because of the constantly growing demand in Switzerland and abroad, Limmex strengthens its team. From now on Damian Schwegler will take on the position of Head of Purchasing, Production and Logistics. He has vast experience in setting up production within the telecommunications sector. «In future, the production of the Limmex Emergency Watches will be scaled considerably – I am looking forward to this challenge! » explains Damian Schwegler.

> The Limmex Team

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Limmex gets international

April 12, 2012:

Limmex has started its internationalisation on the basis of the successful launch in Switzerland and various requests from abroad. Discussions with strong partners from various countries are in progress. Furthermore, the Limmex team is strengthened with experienced additional team members. Since today, the Limmex website is also available in English.

> Discover the Limmex Emergency Watches

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Official start of sale for Limmex

October 27, 2011: As of immediately, the Limmex watches are available across the entire Switzerland. «Many potential clients have waited a long time for this event», said Pascal Koenig, managing director of Limmex.

> Press information

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Two new patent applications

September 06, 2011: Limmex Ltd. applied for 2 new patents. Through the high level of innovation content involved in the development of patent capable know-how in various aspects is and will also in the future be created. These will be protected in cooperation with leading patent lawyers.

The last series of tests has been successfully completed

August 12, 2011: Following the implementation of the final improvements before the start of sales, the entire system was once again closely examined. The test results were pleasingly positive. The official start of sales is on the 27th of October.

A considerable strengthening of the board of directors

February 02, 2011: Andy Rihs, René Braginsky and Thomas Lorünser will considerably strengthen the Limmex management board. «All three personalities have enormous experience in the building up of growing companies.  For Limmex it is a great privilege to be able to count on this know-how already in the early phase», commented Pascal Koenig on this announcement.

Financing round with experienced partners is completed

November 15, 2010: The lnCentive Private Equity Holding Ltd. the family Metzler private foundation and Adrian Gut all participate in Limmex. With this capital flowing in, the company development of Limmex will accelerate. In addition a great deal of entrepreneurial know-how and an international contact network are being brought into the company.

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Cooperation with the leading communications agency Wirz

September 03, 2010: Limmex will work in the future in the communications area in conjunction with Wirz. In addition to large leading companies, Wirz has supported numerous start-ups in recent years during strong phases of growth. By winning three Effie-awards in the year 2010 Wirz has proven impressively that with good products and good communication it is possible to celebrate great success.

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Limmex has been rated as the best security system

March 15, 2010: In a questionnaire carried out by the Zürich Red Cross, Limmex was with a considerable lead rated as the best security system. In addition to Limmex a number of stationary security systems, mobile phones and further pieces of equipment have been judged.

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Limmex is in the finale of the Heuberger Winterthur young entrepreneurs’ prize

October 24, 2009: From over 150 participating companies, Limmex qualified for the final of the Heuberger Winterthur young entrepreneurs’ prize. This is considered as the most prestigious competition for young entrepreneurs’ in Switzerland.

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The financing round is closed

September 10, 2009: The affiliated company AR Innovation Ltd. of the Phonak founder Andy Rihs and the former Phonak CTO Herbert Bächler has invested a seven figure sum in Limmex Ltd. At the same time the Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) will also take part as a shareholder of Limmex Ltd. within the framework of their start up program.

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Receipt of the CTI label

June 23, 2009: Within only 13 months Limmex has succeeded in acquiring the CTI label. This Swiss government certificate is awarded to innovative new companies on the basis of a strict review of their technology, intellectual property, financial plan and marketing strategy.

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Registration of world-wide trademarks

May 24, 2009: The first product line will come onto the market under the name «Limmex». We have succeeded in registering this brand in the most important worldwide markets.

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Investment by the Zürcher Kantonalbank

November 15, 2008: The Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) will invest in the Limmex project. The money will be used for the industrialization and the market launch of Limmex. In this way the chances are good that a great number of people will soon be able to benefit from this technology.

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Support from the Hatt-Bucher foundation

September 17, 2008: In addition to support from the Age foundation, Limmex is receiving a substantial financial contribution from the Hatt-Bucher foundation. Both of the foundations have considerable know-how in the development of innovative projects in the area of elderly care.

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Support from the Age Foundation

September 08, 2008: Limmex received a substantial financial contribution from the Age foundation. The aim of this support is to provide further development support and to carry out a larger pilot study with target clients.

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The basic patents have been registered

March 08, 2008: Various fundamental technical elements as well as aspects of the product development have been registered for patent. The registration has taken place with the assistance of a leading patent lawyer. 

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Award at Venture 08

January 17, 2008: From 222 business ideas the Limmex project (or as it was then known as «Faaros») was chosen amongst the 10 best ideas during the highly respected Venture 08 competition hosted by the ETH Zürich and McKinsey.

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How does the Limmex Emergency Watch work?

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How does the Limmex Emergency Watch with GPS work?

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Learn more about the advantages, long battery operating time, fields of application and functioning of the Limmex Emergency Watches.

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Reports on experience

What have Limmex users experienced? Why did they choose a Limmex Watch?

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> Case study: Vera Ammann

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