Congratulations to UnaliWear, our 2017 Health+Accel Pitch Day Winner. UnaliWear won out over more than 200 applicants and 10 finalists to become this year’s winning Aging Well solution. The winner was selected by our Health+Accel Pitch Day audience of 130 participants, who voted live after pitch presentations on Friday, November 3rd. Please join us in congratulating UnaliWear on a well-deserved $20,000 cash prize towards bringing their solution to market to improve Aging Well.
Focus groups have named UnaliWear’s Kanega watch a wearable “OnStar for People” because it provides discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a classically-styled watch that features an easy-to-use speech interface rather than buttons. Thanks to our patent-pending battery system in the band, you never have to take your watch off to charge – and we don’t require a smart phone (because it’s built in). We combine cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, BLE (for hearing aids and telemedicine devices), an accelerometer for automatic fall detection, and continuous speech to provide an active medical alert that works anywhere, along with data-driven artificial intelligence that learns the wearer’s lifestyle (think “NEST for people”) to provide predictive, pre-emptive support for independent but vulnerable populations.
Jean Anne Booth