The Centre for Work-based Learning (CWBL) in Scotland joined forces with Aberdeen based Robert Gordon University to host an event looking at innovation in social care. Here the CWBL Director David Coyne gives his personal take on the presentations and subsequent debate.
We take this opportunity to welcome David Park to the CareZapp team.
Dave brings experience from a wide range of sectors, working together with strategic partners to bring innovative technologies and solutions to market. With first-hand experience in business and organisational development, Dave enjoys working closely with businesses and people and can quickly see things from the clients’ perspective.
When not working Dave enjoys snowboarding, travelling and subjecting friends and family to his cooking efforts, he has a particular interest in health & wellbeing, and in support of this, he is a practitioner in postural alignment and functional movement.
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We are looking for a Business Development Manager at CareZapp. This role is about earning people’s attention, open relationships, and ties our success to our customers’. Driving momentum that builds on existing customers and supports the global growth strategy at Vidatec-CareZapp.
More details here: https://vidatec.com/careers/business-development-manager-carezapp
“We are just beginning to understand the wide range of potential benefits of using digital technology in health and social care: from improving efficiency and maximising resources, to increasing social connections and delivering personalised care. These are all exciting possibilities. But as we explore the potential of technology enabled care, we must equally ensure that its application remains grounded in human relationships and our social purpose: that is it implemented to improve the experience of care and to enable people to live a valued life – a life they choose.”
Read more on Carnegie UK Trust blog here – https://www.carnegieuktrust.org.uk/blog/the-local-impact-of-technology-enabled-care/
Blog post from Edel Harris, Chief Executive of Cornerstone and CareZapp Technology Enabled Care (TEC) partner.
Greig Johnston, CEO at Vidatec gives us his thoughts on the tech trends and opportunities in 2019. A big shout out for CareZapp and the exciting work we are doing together – See blog post here.
Vidatec made a major investment and acquired a majority stake in CareZapp in October 2018.
CareZapp is today announcing a strategic investment and partnership with Vidatec, the Global Technology and Innovation Partner of the Insights Group.
Mobile app and web development firm Vidatec Stirling, Scotland has acquired a majority stake in CareZapp, a cloud-based, Technology Enabled Care (TEC) platform and companion app. Partnering with innovative care providers, CareZapp’s technology is transforming care and support at home, in communities around the globe.
Founded in 2014, CareZapp, based in Dublin, Ireland is best known for leveraging the power of technology to aid people in need of additional care and support at home – whether as a result of ageing, disability or other needs – to help them live a fuller, more independent life.
The CareZapp platform works by aggregating real-time data from in-home sensors and digital devices. This data is utilised via its application framework and intelligence engine to provide meaningful notifications, alerts and insights into people’s daily activities and movements, on a 24/7/365 basis.
Alongside the platform, the companion app provides a private social network where caregivers, family and other caring professionals can collaborate and be kept informed on a person’s wellbeing, and offer personalised choice for people by connecting them to trusted local activities and services which support health and wellbeing.
To date CareZapp has successfully undertaken projects with innovative care providers in the UK, Ireland and the USA. One such partner is Cornerstone, one of Scotland’s largest social care charities that provides support to over 2,700 people including children, young people and adults with disabilities and additional support needs.
Edel Harris, chief executive for Cornerstone, discusses the positive change that CareZapp is bringing to people they support across Scotland: “Cornerstone’s charitable purpose is focused on helping people to live a valued life. Key to this is allowing people to be as independent as they can be – something that CareZapp has been integral in supporting. The platform provides valuable data that can be used to help people feel safe in their own home, while also providing peace of mind for families and those who care for them. We see CareZapp as critical to our growth and are very excited to see its future secured through Vidatec.”
Greig Johnston, CEO of Vidatec commented on the announcement: “When we launched Vidatec we had a very clear idea of where the focus of the business should lie – to harness the power of technology to improve people’s lives. By acquiring a majority stake in CareZapp we are putting those words into practice.”
Johnston continued: “CareZapp is truly unique. It connects organisations, services, people and technology, enabling a holistic approach to be applied amongst personalised networks for care and support. The platform is designed for everyone and accessible everywhere, improving overall life quality, meaning citizens can feel secure in a place they call home.
“Looking to the future, we have plans for an exciting pipeline of new care apps, technology and support partnerships, to deliver even better insights, predictive and preventative services and self-management.”
Andrew Macfarlane, founder and CEO at CareZapp, also commented: “This investment by Vidatec is a strong vote of confidence for the work we have done so far. With a shared purpose our journey continues, providing the opportunity to take the business to the next level, delivering access to growth capital, strong leadership support and excellent resources to drive our expansion plans.
Together with innovative providers, we want to transform care and support at home, in communities all around the globe.”
Vidatec, formerly known as Dogfish Mobile, have been developing web and mobile solutions for over a decade. The very name Vidatec is inspired by our clear vision: to improve people’s experience of life through technology. Focusing on the key areas of Health & Wellbeing, Social Good and a Better Working World, we combine our outstanding design and development capabilities with our experience of positive mobile-driven behaviour change. We not only work with internationally recognised clients to deliver innovative solutions, but also develop our own products to support our key aims. Since 2017, we’ve been part of the Insights Group, as the Global Technology and Innovation Partner. To find out more, please visit us online at www.vidatec.com.
Vidatec are proud to be part of the Insights Group. The Insights Group are transforming people and organisations around the world, Insights Learning & Development are doing it through their people development solutions, Vidatec are doing it through technology. To find our more about the Insight Group, please visit www.insights.com.
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On the business side, a variety of forward-thinking Millennial startups are starting to step up as well. One such example is Honor, which has raised over $60 million in total funding to offer home-based, on-demand care to seniors—sort of like an Uber for health care. Similar models have been developed by Hometeam and the UK-based CareZapp. At the annual Lifelong Tech Summit, various tech companies target older consumers with wellness- and lifespan-extending products, such as robot-based care.
Pitches from early stage health tech businesses – CareZapp is a collaborative platform for providers of home care and support, empowering a holistic network to enable more effective and affordable outcomes.
…As well as a validation of the work being carried out by Myhomecare, it’s a great acknowledgement of the achievements of CareZapp…