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Vicky is one of the creators of CLGdotTV, where she also produces and presents programmes. She has 25 years experience of delivering projects in and for public sector organisations including government departments, local authorities, the NHS, and professional associations. Much of her work has been around digitally-enabled innovation and improvement.

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Undergrad to digital care entrepreneur: how grandfather’s diagnosis inspired development of home monitoring hub

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At around the time Alex Nash was looking for a final year project for his engineering degree, his grandfather was diagnosed with Dementia.

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‘The technology available to him was old, and analogue, and didn’t provide any reassurance to the family that he was OK’ says Alex, nearly five years on.

With his degree completed and a fledgling product under his belt, Alex got funding from Innovate UK and matched this with funds from angel investors.

His company Alcuris is now poised to start delivering Memo to local authority customers. As he explains in this programme, the product is a physical hub that connects with multiple third party sensors to provide information to families and/or professional carers about the wellbeing of an elderly or otherwise vulnerable person being looked after in their home.

Memo brings together into one place data and services provided by traditional telecare (pendants and alarms) with remote environmental monitoring via sensors and potentially also monitoring of health indicators like blood pressure.

The business has grown to sixteen people and remains where it began, in Loughborough.

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