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Canary home monitoring system for the elderly takes flight

The Canary home monitoring system, which allows family and friends to keep an eye on elderly relatives, has launched and is raising money via equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom.  
Canary is the brainchild of Acorn Computer co-founder Christopher Curry and a team of healthcare experts from Bupa, Boots International and Crookes Healthcare.
The product is a series of sensors that when installed in an elderly person’s home allow their family and friends to monitor temperature, movement and visitors to the home online. The system doesn’t use cameras or microphones.
Canary’s makers have enlisted SyndicateRoom to help raise £250,000 by selling shares in the business through its blended funding model, which means professional investors and smaller investors can buy shares.
A group of professional investors has already pledged £125,000 towards Canary and smaller investors, who can buy a stake for as little as £1,000, are being invited to match that amount.
SyndicateRoom chief executive Goncalo de Vasconcelos, said: “Canary’s monitoring system is just what the doctor ordered. It requires no phone or internet connection, and offers instant peace of mind to those of us who want to know that our elderly relatives are well but can’t visit every day.”

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Posted on: 07/05/2014

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