Karantis360 and IBM Cloud: Helping people in care live at home for longer
Chief Visionary Officer Helen Dempster tells IBM’s Karen Dewar how the healthtech company is leveraging IBM’s Cloud servicesShow transcript
Karantis360 is an innovative health tech business using smart technologies to transform the care industry. Using IBM Cloud, Karantis360 is combining the Internet of Things (IoT), sensors, artificial intelligence and machine learning to help in-care people live at home longer—while giving their families greater peace of mind. Helen Dempster and Karen Dewar discuss how the solution works, why the business moved to the IBM Cloud platform, and Karantis360’s hopes for the future.
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Karen Dewar: Helen Dempster is Chief Visionary Officer at Karantis360; so Helen I understand you’ve developed this solution that is disrupting and transforming the care industry through the use of smart technologies. Things like internet of things, sensors, AI, and also machine learning. So can you tell us a little bit more about your solution?
Helen Dempster: What we’ve done is, we’ve taken – as you say – IoT and AI, and created a solution that will help people in their own homes and stay there for longer.
And AI is used to create patterns. If there is an issue that deviates from the learned behaviour pattern, it will push out an alert to the – either care provider or the family member – who’s overseeing the care. That will then give the individual overseeing the care the time to be able to manage that properly. And it’s instantaneous.
Karen Dewar: Wonderful, so: you’re a cloud-native company, but you weren’t born on the IBM Cloud, you moved to us. Tell us a little bit about that decision process.
Helen Dempster: So initially we were born on Microsoft Azure. We opted back in December 2017 to migrate across to IBM.
Security is a huge issue for us – especially given the industry we’re in. IBM’s a very well known name, a very well known brand, and one that people trust. So the security that IBM offer as a brand was amazing for us.
Scalability – and instant scalability, for us – is key. IBM offered a huge range of AI capabilities to put into the system. And reliability. And those were our key factors.
Karen Dewar: Fabulous. And finally, what does the future hold for your solution? I mean, what do you envisage from a technology and a functionality perspective, going forward?
Helen Dempster: So for us, we’d like to see this go global. To utilise the data centres that IBM have globally around the world.
But the business is one of care, and care is key to our hearts. And giving transparency to families – whether they’re here, there, wherever they may be – is one of the key components to this.
So the technology is based on a mobile platform. That will give family members key sight as to what’s going on inside the family home. And equally, using IBM as a brand name to propel us is one that we could only have dreamed of in December 2017.
Karen Dewar: Brilliant. Helen, thank you so much for your time today.
Helen Dempster: Thank you.