In 2010, Jerry Wilmink’s grandfather got up in the middle of the night for a glass of water. While he was up, something went terribly wrong: His grandfather fell and broke his hip. He was unable to call to his wife upstairs, and his injuries ended up being fatal. Wilmink was devastated and wanted to do something to prevent the same thing from happening to other seniors. So, in 2013, he launched a company called WiseWear in his garage. His original plan was to create a hearing aid that could measure when a wearer was at risk of taking a spill, and would react by telling the wearer to sit down.