NetwellCASALA and the Irish charity Alone are collaborating on the ThinkTech programme, created by Social Innovation Fund Ireland with support from Google.org and the Irish Government, with the aim of identifying innovative technology ideas that will create positive social impact in Ireland.
The THINKTECH award, promoting ‘tech-for-good’, was granted to support the development of a new ALONE Platform, which will be developed by the NetwellCASALA/ALONE collaboration to support older people to age at home. The platform operates through mobile applications and home sensors with an overarching monitoring and alerting system. It will help empower older people to take more control of their health and well-being at home, it will allow their community network of family, friends and carers to respond to them in a timely fashion, and it will improve the older persons interaction with the health care system – helping to prevent unnecessary hospital or residential care admissions. The model will be both transferable and scalable to other sectors throughout Ireland and Europe.
For more information contact Dr. Julie Doyle