A Bit About Us
The FALLS Predict™ initiative was born out of a challenge presented to Andrew Cowen, Founder and CEO, The Future Care (UK) Ltd, while working with Cambridge, Digital Catapult and Cambridge Wireless ‘BOOST’ programme. The original objective was to extend and develop a more robust Cambridge’s LoRaWAN network.
At the time 2016, Future Care was a value added reseller for a vital sign remote monitoring device and ecosystem for seniors. The equipment included a gateway box that was placed in the senior’s home. To extend the Cambridge’s LoRaWAN network all we had to do was include a LoRaWAN gateway board into the box – job done!
However, Andrew Cowen was not content with this simple solution and wanted to explore the potential of health, smart homes and cities. Based on his previous background of working with seniors both as a family care giver and as founder of a home care agency he was more than aware of the impact a fall had on seniors and the astronomical cost this had on the public purse.
FALL Predict™ was born out of wanting to solve this problem. To achieve this, a consortium as formed, consisting of members across the EU.