Howz has been working closely with EDF Energy’s innovation accelerator, Blue Lab, since winning our start-up challenge in 2016.
We tested the original Howz smart home monitoring system with 200 of our elderly customers and helped further develop the product, which is now available via our Smart Home Store.
Its user-friendly system includes smart sensors, which are easy to install and learn routines within the home. It can then send an alert to a family member, friend or carer if there is a sudden change in routine, or if more gradual changes are detected that might indicate a new condition at an early stage.
The Howz home care kit, discovered during our first start-up challenge, supports people to live independently for longer through a system of connected sensors that allow friends and family to digitally “check-in” on the resident to see how they’re doing.