Sentimoto, a London-based startup and participant of the Bethnal Green Ventures accelerator, is creating “wearable sensors” for seniors. The idea is a watch-like device that can monitor a person’s heart rate, body temperature, physical activity, and their surrounding air temperature and humidity, which can be communicated to a mobile app intended for monitoring by close friends and family.
The Sentimoto team, a mix of doctor, design engineer, software developer, and physicist who met at the University of Oxford, wanted to find a solution to care for the aging population while taking into consideration their lifestyle. Studies have found that what matters most to seniors are a sense of purpose, to live as best they can with their health conditions, and to feel at home, independent, and connected to others.
Sentimoto’s device gives seniors independence as well as connectivity to friends and family so that they can respond to any issues immediately.
While the device is still in the prototype stage, the company already looks quite promising. In March, Sentimoto won the pitch competition for Best Start Up at the Wearable Technology Show in London.
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