Digital health start-up and one stop shop for healthy ageing, Longlive, has launched in the UK with a mission to make the latest technology available, free of charge to all older adults, thus enabling system-wide improvements in the prevention, detection, and management of chronic health conditions such as diabetes and hypertension.
Longlive combines the world of sensors and credible medical and healthy lifestyle content to provide real-time advice to people with chronic disease, enabling them to live longer, happier lives, and relieving increasing pressures on primary care, community, and NHS services.
Longlive’s vision is for health equity, and to create a future where wearable technology, and AI play a crucial role in creating a happier and safer environment for our aging population. Based at the Health Foundry London, Longlive plans to distribute 10 million smartwatches for free to the most deserving, underserved users in the next 5 years.
Available free to all users, Longlive is an easy-to-use 3-dimensional solution:
- A health-focused smart watch monitors 10 health data points, including heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, ECG, and fall detection.
- A personalised coaching app provides expert advice to help detect, prevent, and manage chronic disease.
- AI learns from the user’s behaviour and patterns to provide tailored health alerts and reminders.
As a holistic solution, Longlive also includes a wide range of specialist content on mental health, exercise, and nutrition in the form of easy-to-follow articles, videos, and podcasts.
An inspiring roadmap lies ahead for Longlive, including R&D projects to pioneer wearable technology, which includes monitoring blood pressure and blood glucose via the smart watch. Further, a family caregiver app, which will empower family caregivers to look after their loved ones even when they are not physically present, is due for launch later in 2023.
Longlive founder and CEO Hammad Ahmed said: “The launch of Longlive comes at a pivotal time. With the health and social care sector under significant pressure and 1 in 3 adults worldwide living with multiple chronic conditions, there is a crucial need to tackle chronic disease in new and innovative ways. Longlive supports health and social care practitioners and family caregivers by providing the right insights and tools for better management of chronic disease. By empowering individuals to effectively manage chronic conditions, we can prioritise prevention, reduce hospital stays and create a more sustainable healthcare systems for future generations.”