Compaan is a young, growing company which develops and delivers tablets especially designed for older people. Compaan offers a safe and easy to use environment for older people to work with technology, that is connected to a network which allows family and professional caregivers to communicate with the tablet and utilize remote healthcare. The Compaan is designed in such a way that no matter what you click, you can always return to the home page, simply by clicking ‘back’. This provides structure and the confidence to practise. Next, the tablet contains big icons and read function to help understanding. We believe that the quality of life of seniors can benefit massively from modern information technologies: We increase wellbeing by easy communication with family and friends; We facilitate informal care allowing family “to keep an eye” on seniors at home and help them structure their daily routine; We strive to make formal care more efficient providing professional caregivers a platform for communication, providing information and home monitoring. We offer the Compaan on both the business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) markets . Sales in B2C is driven by children who buy the Compaan for their parents for easy communication and to support the informal care process. Our B2B proposition is focussed on care organisations and municipalities. The families using the device for easy communication (video calling) and home monitoring (e.g. for COPD patient), while municipalities aim to increase social communication and diminish loneliness.
Competences and role in the project: Compaan will provide tablets with integrated apps to stimulate selfmanagement of end-users and improve their quality of life, maintenance of the platform and provide project management in the field trials.