Glasgow's Communicare 247 Wins £130,000 Funding
Assistive care technology firm secures £130,000 funding for a scheme aimed at helping the UK's most vulnerable people to live independently.
22:11 04 February 2021
Communicare247 has secured £130,000 funding from the £9.2million Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund. The funding will be used for the next phase of the firm's Project Liberty, aimed at empowering vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes or communities.
The Glasgow-based assistive technology firm incorporates consumer devices like smart wearables, smart phones and voice-activated speakers with location technologies that can be integrated with existing telecare home care alarms.
The Liberty Project, which is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2021, would be deployed by local authorities, housing associations and care providers across the United Kingdom.
Tom Morton, chief executive of Communicare247, said: “Project Liberty will design and deliver the ideal solution to allow some of the most vulnerable people in Scotland to live independently within their own home with reduced reliance on publicly-funded care interventions.
“A telecare system that uses Alexa and smart watches is a game changer. We are integrating common and easy to use consumer products along with IoT sensors and innovative telehealth monitoring in an existing data-led system that reports to carers, family members and emergency services as required.
“Currently, across the UK, there is an estimated 4milllion elderly and shielding people who rely on analogue telecare systems to help keep them safe. Most of these systems are at risk of becoming obsolete due to the telephone network switch from analogue to digital. This gives the UK an unprecedented opportunity to adopt a leading digital-enabled assisted living care which will be delivered through Project Liberty.
“Together the partners behind Project Liberty are leading the way in developing integrated solutions to worldwide challenges in ageing populations and I’d like to thank them for their support and vision.”