Enabling older adults to live more independently and longer at home

The 2016 Entrepreneurs for Resilience Resilience Award focused on innovative solutions that enable the elderly to live independently at home. The following topics were in scope: smart homes, intergenerational support, health care delivery redesigned, healthy aging & preventive health, long-term care intervention and financial solutions.

The winner, SimpleTherapy, was selected from four finalists by a jury of Swiss Re senior executives, academic representatives and selected Swiss Re clients at an award ceremony in Hong Kong in November 2016.

Winner 2016 Virtual physical therapy for the elderly

SimpleTherapy offers video-based, head-to-toe exercise therapy programmes that help seniors improve their physical fitness


1st Runner up Keeping a caring eye on the elderly

Canary Care's monitoring system is designed to help people live independently in their own homes for longer.

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2nd Runner up Responsive robot

Kompaï robots assist seniors at home with drug reminders, vital signs monitoring and remote consultations.

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3rd Runner up Healthy mind and body

The care.coach app enables health coaches and seniors to interact through a talking avatar on a tablet.

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