£14,096
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62
backers
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 17 2018
Kintell LimitedBy Kintell Limited
First created
Kintell LimitedBy Kintell Limited
First created
£14,096
pledged of £25,000pledged of £25,000 goal
62
backers
27days to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 17 2018

About

Prolong independence and live a healthier, happier life with the Smart Health System from Kintell. Designed to support ageing loved ones and their families, Kintell provides personalized "healthy-habit" programs to help seniors improve health, build confidence, and extend the amount of time spent living at home.

We all want to live longer, healthier, and happier lives. For most of us, that means feeling connected to loved ones while remaining independent and ageing confidently at home. Unfortunately, by the time most of our parents reach the need for full-time care, they’ve missed a vital point of intervention that could have prolonged their health and independence. This is why we created Kintell.

Packed with critical home support features — including an intuitive alarm clock, nightlight, intercom, emergency key & more, Kintell intelligently supports the daily routines and healthy habits of our elderly loved ones.

The Kintell Smart Health System is a set of wirelessly-connected devices that aid the formation of healthy habits. In addition to our 6 Core Habit Programs, designed by experts, Kintell is packed with useful features that include everything your ageing loved one could possibly want in a home assistant, designed specifically with their needs in mind. 

 How Kintell's devices work

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While there is no substitute for spending quality time in-person with the ones we love, the Kintell app makes it easier to keep connected and stay informed about our ageing parent’s wellbeing. What’s more, Kintell’s data and insights can be securely and selectively shared with members of a care circle to ensure that all loved ones are in-touch and at ease.  

Kintell allows the master account holder to set a visibility setting that takes into account the elderly’s care circle. Who would be on mom’s list?

In the event of a crisis, Kintell instantly notifies all emergency contact(s) established during setup. You can rest assured that help is on the way!

Find out where the problem is and call!
Find out where the problem is and call!

While most technology products created for seniors take a reactive stance on ageing – only becoming useful when something goes wrong, the Kintell Smart Health System is both powerful and unique in its proactive approach to ageing. By offering gentle nudges and personalized reminders throughout the day, Kintell helps build and maintain the most vital habits necessary to age safely, independently, and in the comfort of home for many years to come.

Kintell’s Healthy Habit programs were designed alongside experts across 6 core habit categories — including Hydration, Medication, Nutrition, Exercise, Brain Health, and Sleep.

Habit formation is the process by which a behaviour, through regular repetition, becomes automatic or routine. Routines can be incredibly helpful to seniors, providing consistency and reliability while producing feelings of comfort and ease. Consistent routines are especially critical during periods of change (bereavement, moving, retirement, rehabilitation, or cognitive decline).

Adopting the right habits today can mean the difference between spending our senior years in a care home, in and out of hospital, or in your own home. Where you can retain your independence, control and dignity for many years to come. 

Kintell is guided by our highly-experienced board of directors who bring vast expertise across multiple disciplines related to our cause. 

Zoe Morgan and Paul Hewitt have both spend over a decade in elderly care having previously co-founded The Good Care group, an ‘outstanding’ live-in care provider, who have won more awards than any other homecare provider. Aaron Johnston’s previous work includes developing successful Kickstarter hardware products such as the award-winning Mover Kit for Tech Will Save Us (Europe’s hardware startup of the year) as well as leading the design of the BBC micro:bit.

  • Paul Hewitt: Co-Founder and Chairman 
  • Zoe Morgan: Co-Founder and Marketing expert
  • Aaron Johnston: Co-Founder and Product Entrepreneur
  • Dr. Heike Romer: Expert Pain Consultant
  • Beri Goldenberg: Production & Manufacturing Expertise
              
The printed circuit board (PCB) inside the Kintell device
The printed circuit board (PCB) inside the Kintell device

1x BLE/WiFi ESP32_WROVER Module AS312 

1x PIR Sensor 

1x 2.4 inch SPI Display Screen 

2x 8ohm/1W Speakers 

2x 6022/-40db Mic 

7x SK6812 RGBW LEDs

Building our devices

 Design Evolution

Our journey through different designs and approaches.
Our journey through different designs and approaches.

Early and working prototypes 

This demo is one of our favorites. The alert is initiated and ended by the app. Then the alert is initiated by removing the security key and restored by replacing it. Can you hear the magnets snap back together?  

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Risks and challenges

Kintell is a team of people who’ve have successfully brought over $3M worth of new hardware products to Kickstarter and shipped them to tens of thousands of backers. Our previous Kickstarter experience both in delivering and backing great projects means we are very aware of how important it is to be transparent with your community when there is both good and bad news in regards to pledge fulfilment. We know it is imperative to work with an experienced and high quality supply chain to produce and ship this product and therefore we have chosen our partners based upon their high-level knowledge and capabilities.

Although we’ve taken every opportunity to reduce risks and take complexity out of the product, we are aware that we will face unexpected challenges. We have the experience to address these head on; we’ve been through the process of making new products and manufacturing them for the first time.

We anticipate shipping on time with a conservative production timeline that gives us room to deliver the best quality product and service. Getting the product into our backer’s homes is our top priority.

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    Get exclusive backer-only updates throughout our whole campaign. You can always upgrade to one of the rewards before the campaign ends. You will also receive a personalized thank you from our Founders for your support.

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    The STARTER KIT - 1 device

    Give the gift of independence with this simple starter kit. It includes everything you need to start improving habits that lead to good health.

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    FEATURES NOT INCLUDED IN THIS KIT
    (Choose a multi-pack to get these additional features):
    > Intercom
    > Inter-room alerts
    > Pathfinding nightlight

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    EARLY BIRD!! Essential Kit - 3 devices

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    Give the gift of independence + ALL OUR GREAT FEATURES with this kit. It includes everything you need to start improving habits that lead to good health. Here's to living more confidently and enjoyably in your home - for longer!

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    For use in one home
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    ESSENTIAL KIT - 3 devices for one home

    Give the gift of independence + ALL OUR GREAT FEATURES with this kit. It includes everything you need to start improving habits that lead to good health.

    Cover essential locations in the home like the bedroom, kitchen and living room.

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    Approximately $75/£56 per device!
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    • Habit programs
    • Medication reminder
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    EARLY BIRD!! Value Kit - 5 devices

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    LOWEST PER-DEVICE PRICE!
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    Give the gift of independence + ALL OUR GREAT FEATURES with this kit. It includes everything you need to start improving habits that lead to good health.

    Cover essential locations in the home like the bedroom, kitchen and living room PLUS areas prone to trip hazards such as a hallway and entryway.

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    For use in one home
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    >>> Shipping will be charged post campaign through the fulfilment survey. Estimated shipping price is $30/£30 <<<

    Includes:
    • Kintell™ device
    • Habit programs
    • Medication reminder
    • Pathfinding nightlight
    • Intercom
    • Alerts to family AND other devices in the home
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    Pledge £239 or more About US$ 307

    VALUE KIT - 5 devices for one home

    Give the gift of independence + ALL OUR GREAT FEATURES and enjoy the lowest per-device price we can offer. It includes everything you need to start improving habits that lead to good health.

    Cover essential locations in the home like the bedroom, kitchen and living room PLUS areas prone to trip hazards such as a hallway and entryway.

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    Approximately $75/£56 per device!
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    >>> Shipping will be charged post campaign through the fulfilment survey. Estimated shipping price is $30/£30 <<<

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    • Kintell™ device
    • Habit programs
    • Medication reminder
    • Pathfinding nightlight
    • Intercom
    • Alerts to family AND other devices in the home
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    Fund a COMMUNITY PROJECT

    Sponsor a project and bring Kintell devices to your local place of worship, parish council, care home or community center. This package will include 20 units, project setup, reporting and a budget of development time to customise the service to meet the needs of the project.

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- (30 days)