Start-up Karantis360 teams up with IBM Cloud for AI assisted living

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London-based care start up Karantis360 has teamed up with IBM to help build a new solution that uses sensors and Watson artificial intelligence running in the IBM Cloud to enable people who need assistance to live more independently in their own homes.

Every day millions of people all over the world take on caring responsibility for loved ones which can have a detrimental impact on the quality of life for the whole family if not managed correctly.

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.

"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," said Nick Hampson, Managing Director of Karantis360.

"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."