CerQuana startscreen on smartphone

CerQana adapts any smartphone to the specific capabilities of each person, adding a set of new features that allow caregivers to check on their wellbeing remotely.

Purpose

Reduce the digital divide and maintain autonomy to users while they are monitored and safe.

Target group

Seniors living alone or home cares, and young people with autism, Down syndrome or any disability.

Impact for citizen

They have access to a regular smartphone, not a special device that identifies them, adapted to their capabilities. Since they are monitored in a non-invasive way, they can maintain an autonomous live longer.

Impact for staff

Professional carers in a centre can maintain the safety level of their residents while they are more autonomous. They can monitor easily bigger groups of residents.
Non-professional carers can take a more active part on the lives of their loved ones, and have the relieve to know they are fine, and if something happens they will be immediately notified.

Economic impact

In a B2C model, families can take care of their loved ones, even when they do not live actually together.

In a B2B model, CerQana can be integrated with any platform already in use for the healthcare provider to give users a new tool to boost their autonomy and relatives to feel closer to their loved ones.

Cost of product

9.90€/month per final user.

Life expectancy of product

2-3 years.

Other costs of acquisition and setup

~70-150€ per user if it is needed to buy a smartphone.

Expected annual costs

118.80€/user.

Special requirements

Smartphone with internet connection.

Is the product for personal use or can it be used by (how) many people?

Each final CerQana’s user, senior or people with autism, Down syndrome, etc.; can also have associated any number of professional caregivers and relatives using CerQana.

Is the product intended for training purposes?

No.

How much time is needed for the user or staff to get to know how to use of the product?

Start using it is immediate. Regular training workshops for professional clients are 1-2 hours .

Has the product been presented before at other exhibitions or venues?

Yes, in Spain CerQana has been presented at several other venues.

Experiences from practice

A client’s example:
Three brothers use CerQana Care app to monitor their mother, a senior woman totaly capable and independent but with some very early stages of dementia. They have set her home as a safe zone so they know when she goes out, and she has very strict routines, going to church, to buy bread, etc.; so if CerQana detects any deviation from those routines, it notifies them.
She calls one of them every day using the simplified user expirience CerQana provides, and she even recieves familly pictures on her smartphone.

Cases stories

Use case of CEDES, foundation devoted to helping young people with intellectual disabilities. They have a route that picks up the children from certain points and brings them daily to the center. It is a public service offered by the city council to translate people with disabilities. Since no relative nor caregiver is allowed on that bus, CEDES’s children are tracked with CerQana, so both their relatives and CEDES’s caregivers know they arrive safely. In Spanish only.

Use case of Aucavi school for people with autism in Madrid, Spain. During 2017-18 school year, a group of autistic students learn to use a smartphone and interact with social networks and other social platform in a controlled manner using CerQana to ease their access to a smartphone.

B2B customization: Seniors en Red (Seniors connected)
Spanish association where volunteers (seniors mainly but also youth) go visit other seniors living alone or in home care centers. With their customization of CerQana, all volunteers are tracked, the activities they perform with the seniors are also tracked and notified to their relatives, and both seniors and youth are connected through the app and several activities designed to create a community improving their active ageing. In Spanish only