UK Startup utilises IBM Cloud for AI powered solution

UK care management start up Karantis360 has turned to IBM to help build a new solution that uses sensors and Watson artificial intelligence running in the IBM Cloud.

Working with IBM, Karantis360 has developed a new approach that uses Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to collect data about the movements and day-to-day activities of people in care. The solution uses IBM Watson analytics and machine learning capabilities to identify and learn an individual’s typical behaviour.

Using a mobile app, caregivers and family members are able to receive a more complete picture of the wellbeing of the person in care and receive alerts about changes in normal daily routine which could point to a potential problem. The system also aims to provide valuable insights to help service providers improve care and treatment plans.

Nick Hampson, Managing Director of Karantis360 “By working with IBM, we have been able to develop a digital solution that could completely revolutionize the way we care for our loved ones, reducing the burden of care and helping vulnerable and older people to live in their own homes for longer. With IBM’s cloud technologies, AI capabilities and innovation ecosystem, we’ve gone from concept, to service delivery, to our first clients in under 12 months. It’s been an incredible journey.”

The Karantis360 app works by collecting and analysing near-real-time data from a variety of sensors that are installed in a person’s living environment to monitor movement, temperature, humidity and other measurements – dependent on individual needs. By analysing this data, the solution can alert caregivers to incidents like a fall or an accident, or to the person in care leaving the house at an unusual time of day, or not sleeping at night. The solution can also identify such actions as getting out of bed, using the bathroom, turning on the stove, or leaving the house.

Paula Eagle, Quality Assurance Manager, Care Response, comments: “Transparency, support and rapid intervention are essential for providing more independence and safety for people in care. With the Karantis360 Assisted Living system, people and their Careworkers can have peace of mind that if things go wrong help can be quickly at hand.”

Moya Brannan, Executive Architect, IBM UK and Ireland added that “the convergence of cloud, AI and mobile technologies is triggering a major shift in the way we provide care to our loved ones. Having real time data is at their fingertips is enabling people to make faster, more informed decisions based on real data rather than guess work. IBM is providing the technologies, expertise and scalability that Karantis360 needs to deliver on this vision.”