Kemuri

Kemuri provides wellbeing monitoring services for any people wishing to live independently. The objective is to provide information to family, friends or carers that help people with dementia to live safely at home using technology that does not intrude into normal activities of daily living.  We are investing in sensors and Web applications that automatically alert risks of falls, dehydration, malnutition, hypothermia and power cuts.   

Commitment 1 - Relating to: Technology

Kemuri provides power sockets in kitchens that monitor movement, electrical power usage and temperature that do not require any changes or actions different from normal activities of daily living. 

  • We have the right to continue with day to day and family life, without discrimination or unfair cost, to be accepted and included in our communities and not live in isolation or loneliness.

Commitment 2 - Relating to: Prevention/ Risk reduction

Kemuri has algorithms that learn normal activities in kitchens, or other rooms.  Significant changes are sent by email or text messages to family, friends or carers. Information provided by alerts may indicate inablility to call for help owing to sickness, falls, dehydration, malnutrition, hypothermia or inablility to return home for any reason.  Responses to alerts depend upon reviewing the data provided and knowledge ot the life-style and desires of people with dementia.

  • We have the right to an early and accurate diagnosis, and to receive evidence based, appropriate, compassionate and properly funded care and treatment, from trained people who understand us and how dementia affects us. This must meet our needs, wherever we live.

Commitment 3 - Relating to: Inclusion/Co-Production

Data collected by Kemuri is only sent to people who been given consent to receive it by people living with dementia.  No personal data is stored by Kemuri that would identify people being monitored.  The sensitivity alerting is sensitive to the level of normal activity and can be tuned to minimise the number of false alerts.  People with dementia have the right to include or exclude any other people from viewing the data and the right for deletion of any data.  

  • We have the right to be respected, and recognised as partners in care, provided with education, support, services, and training which enables us to plan and make decisions about the future.