Introducing Bridgit, Our New Home Support Solution

June 7, 2019

Bridgit is our brand new home monitoring solution that empowers the elderly to live in their own homes for longer.

 

A simple, portable unit that attaches to the fridge, Bridgit assists patients to live as independently as possible, monitoring movement, providing healthcare advice and reminders and connecting them with family, carers and clinicians.

 

We developed Bridgit after recognising a considerable gap in digital healthcare innovation and kept our family members engaged in the development process.  We built Bridgit to help our families, but we know she can help the world.

 

While the popularity of the internet and smart devices has risen significantly over the past few years, there's still a large proportion of the population who do not have the internet connectivity or skills to access digital healthcare services.

 

Bridgit does not require any wires, internet or phone connection; she's a single battery-powered unit that's straightforward to install in the home and discreetly carry while out and about.

 

We developed Bridgit with Microsoft support and use their Azure services to provide a robust platform and intelligence.

 

Bridgit monitors and tracks movement and activity.

 

Via her sensors and direct user input, she collects twenty vital pieces of information, including movement, temperature and habits.

 

 

This data is fed back to the user's circle of care, whether this is a family member or healthcare professional.

 

The carer receives real-time insight into the patient's health and home environment with automated alerts and data, assuring them that the person is taking their medication, eating regularly and moving about their house.

 

 

Bridgit supports patients, reminding them of appointments and medication.

 

Using targeted artificial intelligence, Bridgit provides healthcare advice to the user based on the data she has collected.

 

Bridgit acts as a personal diary, clock and even tells you the weather forecast, as well as connecting older adults to core digital health services without the need to use a smartphone, tablet or computer.

 

Bridgit connects patients with their circle of care.

 

Some do not have access to mainstream connectivity technologies, such as broadband or mobile internet and this plays a crucial factor in that person's ability to connect with their carers and get the right help when they need it.

 

Bridgit has the power to pass messages and guidance between the patient and their carers, as well as allowing the user to call for help or request a callback.

 

Meanwhile, Bridgit serves as a location tracker when the user is out and about, reassuring the patient's family of their safety and whereabouts.

 

Bridgit prevents unnecessary hospitalisation.

 

For some patients, it makes more sense for them to stay in their own homes and a familiar environment. Unnecessary admission to hospital for preventable falls or late-presenting illness can lead to prolonged hospitalisation and post-discharge institutionalisation.

 

Bridgit is part of the current shift to more care provision in the community.

 

Upstream strives to be at the heart of enhancing the overall standard of public and private community care services.

 

With Bridgit, we can empower carers to provide higher-quality care at lower overall costs and relieve the pressure from strained acute services.

 

Bridgit in partnership with Microsoft Startups

 

Bridgit has been developed with Microsoft support as part of its first global #AIforgood programme. With Microsoft's support, we're building intelligence into Bridgit to help provide targeted interventions and improved support. 

 

Here's the team responsible for taking Bridgit from concept to reality at the recent launch event!

 

 

To find out more about our products, solutions or services, to order a brochure or book a demo, please get in touch with us today

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