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Supporting Healthy Ageing | Technology for Age-Friendly Homes

How are we supporting healthy ageing?


At Kraydel, we’re dedicated to building and improving resilience as people age, through the use of the Konnect device.


That’s why we’re delighted to be a part of the Connect Places Catapult Homes for Healthy Ageing programme – a scheme that seeks to demonstrate the role that innovation, collaboration, and a human-centred approach can play in accelerating the development of healthy, age-friendly

Homes.


Keep reading to find out more:

Supporting Healthy Ageing

Homes for Healthy Ageing | Kraydel Konnect


We are working with Brighton University, and Brighton & Hove Council to understand whether our innovative solution helps address their local healthy ageing challenges, using real - world testing to demonstrate the impact of our solution.

Through the programme, we’ll learn how Konnect can support unpaid carers in their local community. This aligns with our goals of supporting individuals in their senior years as they navigate independent living, as well supporting their families.


Recent research from Carersweek.org found that:


  • 10.58 million people in the UK are estimated to be unpaid carers;

  • 4.87 million unpaid carers worry about the impact of caring on their physical and mental health;

  • 2.2 million unpaid carers worry about their ability to cope financially because they’re caring.


Our mission at Kraydel is to address the issues unpaid carers face, by developing our Konnect device to aid in its ability to facilitate remote care for older adults.


Supporting Healthy Ageing: Unpaid Carer

Healthy Ageing: Our Technology

Our TV-integrated wellbeing system can offer caregivers reassurance that their loved one is safe, happy and reachable through a simple-to-use device. They can also take comfort in the fact that they can use Konnect to monitor their loved one and check in remotely.


Remote check-ins can allow caregivers to contact and assess their loved one, without physically needing to visit. This can save valuable time, freeing carers up for other commitments or work, and makes quick check-ins more accessible to those caring from a distance.


Amer Fasihi, CEO of Kraydel, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Connected Places Catapult and by adopting this innovative and collaborative approach, we can begin to deliver homes and neighbourhoods that not only support the health and wellbeing of older adults, but enable them to thrive.


“Once we have the results from the testbed, we can further develop the Konnect device to hone in on different features that support caregivers in specific situations.”



Implementing the Programme

To put the Homes for Healthy Ageing programme into practice, Connected Places Catapult has developed a real-world testing framework.


It has recruited ten carers and their loved ones from the Brighton area, with the aim to select a wide variety of caring situations.


Participating carers in the programme will submit regular diary entries to assess how Konnect fits into their lifestyle, and will be surveyed throughout on the impact caregiving has on their wellbeing. This programme also offers the valuable opportunity to see Konnect’s impact simultaneously on both carers, and the adults who rely on their care.


The final report is due in March 2023, so do keep an eye out for the results.


To find out more about how Kraydel can support healthy ageing, please contact a member of our team.


Alternatively, why not read our previous blog to discover how Konnect can support those living with asthma?


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