A unique, award-winning technology for active and healthy aging is offered. The concept was developed by a former nursing home director. The technology allows elderly and immobile people to virtually go outside while they remain in the safe and comfortable environment of the indoor physiotherapy room. The system relies on cloud-based software platform and requires no more than a tablet for navigation and a motion sensor for moving ahead. Google Streetview images are used to open the window to the world again for the users. At each intersection, users are free to navigate and create their own routes in full freedom, creating a fully personalised and unique experience. This will stimulate their memory and challenge them to remain physically active. They will relive the memories they have about the areas they had been living and working all their life.
The Belgian company was founded in December 2015 and started selling its first products in April 2016. Over the last 20 months, they have sold about 60 platforms in 7 countries. Their customers are elderly people assisted living homes, care units, nursing homes, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers (B2B model). They have recently found commercial partners in the neighboring countries of Belgium and Scandinavia, but they are still looking for resellers in other parts of Europe, more specifically in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Finland. Their partners are distributors, selling all kind of medical and rehabilitation equipment to the target market for their own account. They provide all support and after sales service, but they do not need to carry any stock as the technology is fully cloud-based software running on standard tablet computers. This makes it relatively easy to adapt the system for use in almost all countries across the world, but the Belgian company is available and has the technical know-how to assist in customizing the device when necessary. Potential distribution partners are expected to co-develop the technology to ensure that it meets local or national requirements of different end-users.