Kwido, international winner of Sacyr iChallenges in the “Social and remote care” challenge
We started working together with Sacyr to launch our smart home project for the care of the elderly
Ideable Solutions, responsible for the Kwido socio-health care solution, is pleased to announce our recent participation in the Sacyr iChallenges Innovation Awards. The event was chaired by the president of Sacyr, Manuel Manrique and the Spanish Minister for Public Works and Transport, José Luis Ábalos. Moreover, we were able to collect our award in the category of “Social Care and Remote Care”
This award means that Sacyr’s social division will place on us the necessary resources to start an innovative project, which will be aimed at improving the life quality of dependent people.
We are truly thankful for being chosen among the 200 companies that participated all over the world. A selection that specially took into account the versatility and extensibility of our platform in areas such as health telemonitoring or cognitive stimulation. Apart, obviously, of the actual characteristics of Kwido Home itself.
The intelligent homes’ project for the elderly people
The project will begin in the upcoming months and will take place in the cities of Madrid and Getafe. It will use the experience acquired with Kwido Home to focus in the specific necessities requested by Sacyr in its challenge. This means a technological solution that monitors users’ behavior 24/7, in a non-intrusively way, promoting their autonomy and improving the prevention of risk situations.
Our goal is to provide greater efficiency in the home care service, even when care professionals are not at the users’ homes. A way to ensure calm to users and their relatives, only by using a simple installation of sensors at home. Simple, with low investment and reduced maintenance.
The objectives pursued with the implementation of the project are the following:
- Promoting users and their relatives confidence in case of unexpected events.
- A change of paradigm: a transition from a specific face-to-face attention to a 24/7 and 360º monitoring.
- To detect and prevent risk situations.
- Improving home-care organizations efficiency.
- Cost-saving to our healthcare system.
- Promotion of a healthy lifestyle for active aging.
- To provide innovative solutions in Home Help Services