The remote monitoring space is heating up, what with companies like ADT, Intel, and Philips moving in, and VCs funding startups. Living Independently will use the funds for sales and marketing, product development, and expansion into the UK.

Living Independently Group, Inc., a leading behavioral monitoring company dedicated to helping seniors and other at-risk individuals live with greater safety, announced today that it completed a $10.1 million Series B equity funding led by Valence Capital Management, LP. Also participating in the round were Loeb Partners and current investors. The new funding brings the total investment to date to $22 million.

The company has a system that uses motion sensors strategically placed in the home, monitoring software that analyzes daily activities and the ability to alert caregivers when any suspicious diversion from daily routines is observed. Current buyers are assisted and independent living facilities, homecare agencies, hospitals, and HMO's, and individuals in their homes. Direct-to-consumer sales are done by ADT, a division of Tyco (it will be interesting to see where ADT ends up in the Tyco break up).

[Hat tip: FierceHealthcare]