Kintell lines up £199 smart homecare system
PUBLISHED: 19:23 04 November 2018 | UPDATED: 19:23 04 November 2018
Kickstarter campaign for innovative healthcare device is imminent
Smart home company Kintell, currently based at the Allia Future Business Centre in Cambridge, has unveiled its smart health assistant, with a three-device bundle priced at £199.
The system is designed to empower older users to remain independent, stay healthy and feel better connected to family and carers.
In the second week of November the Kintell smart home system will launch on Kickstarter, with shipping due in “early Q2” next year.
The device offers voice recognition, a reminders system for medications, “healthy habit programs” to extend independence, a non-intrusive nightlight, motion and temperature sensor, intercom and emergency key for a crisis.
Kintell co-founder and CEO Aaron Johnston said: “We worked with our customers to create a simple, empowering and private tool that helps you to age more confidently in your own home.
“Doctors, friends and family encourage us to change our habits to maintain or extend good health but knowing where to start can be difficult. We believe that home is where the family wants to age and this is where we can start making a real impact on the confidence and ongoing independence of our elderly loved ones.”
There are options for five or seven-device setups and a local community organisation option of a two-device system for £99. The offer aims to encourage the ability to own and loan devices to elderly people in their community who may be isolated and do not have a family to support them.
“We’re excited to be able to offer the product through our Kickstarter pre-order launch in November as we know our smart health system will help and empower older people and their families to live their most independent lifestyles,” says Aaron.
“We’re working with local communities and care groups in the UK to develop an ‘own and loan’ program where we furnish the devices and the local group deploys them into homes where the elderly occupant might be more at risk – consider situations like bereavement, illness recovery and regaining confidence after a fall.”
Kintell was co-founded in 2017 in Cambridge by Aaron, Zoe Morgan and Paul Hewitt.
Aaron was previously head of product at Tech Will Save Us –another successful Kickstarter and Europe’s Hardware Startup of the Year – which created children’s toys which taught the fundamental of computer coding.
Zoe and Paul recently had a successful exit from an elderly care provider, The Good Care Group – rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission.