Patients often suffer from chronic conditions and cognitive decline. Challenged with his ageing mother developing Alzheimer’s, our Founder and Managing Director, Andre Ferretto, sought a solution that would help and support his mother to age with dignity and live in the family home for as long as possible. Andre found there was no technological solution that would allow his mother to stay in her lifelong home and enable the family to share the increasing care needs in an effective and efficient way. So, as they say, he built it himself.
Andre put together a talented team of software and design engineers and an advisory team of recognised industry experts. The HalleyAssist® team started with a design philosophy of focusing on usability and acceptance of vulnerable people. This included development and testing of devices and especially user interface with a range of users including the elderly, people living with disability and ongoing health issues. This resulted in a design that requires no interaction from the monitored user or requirement to use any kind of interface or wearable device.
The data is delivered to an App for family and carers and a dashboard for healthcare providers and clinicians. This development was carried out in collaboration with a number of University research groups, clinicians and aged care experts. HalleyAssist® is extensively clinically trialled and we have a great focus on publishing in peer reviewed journals. To date we have 5 publications.