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Undergrad to digital care entrepreneur: how a grandfather’s diagnosis inspired development of home monitoring hub

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Release Date: 03/15/2020

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At around the time Alex Nash was looking for a final year project for his engineering degree at Loughborough University, his grandfather was diagnosed with Dementia.

‘The technology available to him was old, and analogue, and didn’t provide any reassurance to the family that he was OK’ says Alex, nearly five years on.

With his degree completed and a fledgling product under his belt, Alex got funding from Innovate UK and matched this with funds from angel investors.

Alcuris is now poised to start delivering Memo to local authority customers. As he explains in this programme, the product is a physical hub that connects with multiple third party sensors to provide information to families and/or professional carers about the wellbeing of an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person being looked after in their home.

Memo brings together into one place data and services provided by traditional telecare (pendants and alarms) with remote environmental monitoring via sensors and potentially also monitoring of health indicators like blood pressure.

The business has grown to sixteen people and remains where it began, in Loughborough.