Kraydel is proud to have Reinsurance Group of America as an investor and go-to-market partner. Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (NYSE: RGA) is one of the largest global life and health reinsurance companies. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, RGA supports clients and partners around the world through innovative approaches and customised solutions.
Hambro Perks is a venture firm which backs and builds leading British technology companies with a global ambition. Hambro Perks led Kraydel’s seed round in 2017 and Rupert Hambro chairs the company’s board.
TechStart NI were established by Invest NI as part of its Access to Finance strategy and are part funded by ERDF under the EU Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020. TechStart NI provides support for early stage technology businesses and university spin-outs through its £17m equity fund, two £1.5m university funds and a £3.6m proof of concept grant fund.
Kraydel is in receipt of Grant for R&D support from Invest NI for Kraydel Version 2 product development. This project, which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020, aims to develop a second generation version of our non-intrusive home-monitoring product for the elderly and other vulnerable people.
Kraydel is in receipt of Grant for R&D support from Invest NI for Kraydel Version 3 product development. This project, which is part-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Investment for Growth and Jobs Programme 2014-2020, aims to develop a third generation version of our non-intrusive home-monitoring product for the elderly and other vulnerable people. This includes migration to a more powerful processing platform, development of sound classification capabilities, integration with wearables, and development of features for the professional care provider market.
Ulster University and Kraydel have secured Knowledge Transfer Partnership support from Innovate UK for a three year programme of work. We will be working with the UU School of Computing to apply machine learning to event classification, behavioural learning, affective computing and chatbot interaction.
Kraydel is partnering with the University of Brighton’s School of Health Sciences to ensure our product design meets the needs and expectations of the elderly. We are delighted that through the university we are able to work with the residents of the Brighton and Hove Digital Health Living Lab and enlist their help in co-designing our product.
Kraydel is working with the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine hub at Loughborough University. With their help we’re developing techniques to assess and track strength, mobility and other aspects of health through Kraydel’s on-board sensors including the visual and thermal camera. We also aim to monitor physiotherapy and gamify exercise and recuperation from injury and surgery.
Kraydel is a member of the Connected Health Innovation Centre – a collaboration between Ulster University and InvestNI. CHIC supports business led collaborative research. The funding model is called a competence centre and CHIC was the first approved NI centre and the only centre focused on healthcare. Through CHIC Kraydel has access to world-class research researchers and facilities.
Kraydel is a member of the European Connected Health Alliance network. Through ECHA we exchange knowledge with a broad range of health care providers, procurers and technology vendors. ECHA hold regular events across Europe and support members to facilitate collaborative working and bring about meaningful change in health and social care.