With an ageing UK population, independent living is more prevalent than ever. Age UK states that the 85+ age group is the fastest growing. By 2041 it will double and by 2066 it will treble, equalling 50.1 million people. Poor quality, un-adapted housing is said to cause reduced mobility, depression, chronic and acute illness, falls, social isolation, loneliness and depression with an estimated cost to the NHS of £1.4bn per annum.
The impact of Covid-19 has exacerbated the pressures on adapted housing and the requirement for designs to ensure the most vulnerable can stay connected and live safely and independently in their own home for as long as possible. The global pandemic has been a catalyst for change and has accelerated the importance of technology, bringing forward developments expected in the next five to ten years.
UK-based AdaptEco has developed a unique Digital Care Partnership, a collaboration between the world’s most pioneering Smart Care Technology companies. Two years in the making, AdaptEco’s Digital Care Partnership forms an ‘EcoSystem’, a unique way of combining leading technology to provide end to end digital care solutions designed for an individual’s specific requirements.
Founder and CEO Christian Geisselmann said “The service we provide is completely unique. We create bespoke solutions utilising the relevant EcoSystem partners, offering scalable care solutions for independent living and future-proofed homes. We combine this with our expert consultancy, which helps our clients to make their greatest ideas achievable, overcoming any shortcomings experienced with existing digital care services. We include diagnostic, desktop reviews, digital care strategy, business cases, project and programme management, proof of concept and commissioning”.
How It Works…
Partners are carefully selected not only for their pioneering technology but for their culture, values and passion for the EcoSystem. Currently with over 10 partners in the EcoSystem, services include but are not limited to; Skyresponse (alarm and event handling software), Cubigo (integrated platform for senior living) and My Sense (health analytical platform using fixed and wearable sensors).
My Sense Chief Commercial Officer Simon Laker commented “We work with AdaptEco on numerous projects across public and private sectors. It is rare to find such a combination of strategic and operational insight into the challenges of delivering genuine transformation through the adoption of new technologies. We value their support and look forward to further success together”.
Smart Assisted Living
Christian continues, “With more and more housing developers opting for Smart Assisted Living, early strategic discussions regarding technology-enabled care are essential to ensure smart home systems are supported. Whether implementing as part of a new build or retrofitting into existing properties, we fully project manage the design and installation. From existing diagnostics to new digital care and support models, we consult on and source the right products and services to best meet specific requirements”.
Interoperability and Continual Learning
Another unique feature of the EcoSystem is all of the systems are interoperable. Their IP’s speak to each other so AdaptEco can provide seamlessly integrated solutions. Through a collaborative approach, the EcoSystem compiles valuable end-user data that can be used to drive further research and product development, enabling constant refinement of technologies, giving even greater benefits to care providers and end-users.