Technology has a way of making new things possible. Health-tech start-up, helloEd, is on a mission to help hundreds of millions of people to find the world’s best health, home and assistive technology products that make their lives easier. They want to change the way the world thinks about what is possible for people of all ages and health conditions.
The online marketplace offers consumers a way to discover and connect to the world’s top tech products such as monitoring health, living independently and engaging with others. Health conditions that may be benefited include heart, sleep, seizures, blood oxygen, dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, ageing and living alone. Types of products include phones, tracking, wearables, medical devices, movement detection, sensors for air, leaks or windows, cameras, smart locks, voice assistants, specialist tablets, eye tracking, recovery and transport.
The startup is serving a significant market, with one in four people globally living with chronic disease, heart disease as the leading cause of death, 50 million diagnosed with dementia and an ageing population increasingly living alone. 42 percent of Americans report buying wearables to monitor health, with 73 percent reporting it positively changed their behaviors. According to the WHO, up to 70 percent of chronic diseases are preventable.
“Today, we have choices that previous generations never had before,” said Kate Eriksson, helloEd founder. “Extraordinary technology exists, but it’s hard to find it and get outcomes. Everyone has a story of someone close to them who’s faced with a health challenge. We think it’s time the world thought differently about what’s possible for people with health or age-related challenges. We want to help people find technology that helps them get back to doing what they love.”
The start-up is striving to be the world’s most trusted health-related technology marketplace.
helloEd is named after Eriksson’s father, Ed, an inspiring man recognized for his service to many and a quadriplegic following an accident when he was 25 years old.
The health tech platform receives thousands of visits from the global community among patients, families and medical professionals. It is being supported by associations and shared globally among communities in dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Autism, ageing and those living alone.
helloEd is founded by experienced technology executives across Australia, Sweden and Silicon Valley from companies including Ericsson, AT&T and PwC. It is supported by a strong health advisory team.
The team is committed to being an independent platform, incorporating the best options possible from major and niche brands without bias and delivering an innovative roadmap. They don’t offer any products of their own.
Consumers are encouraged to refer to their health professionals and families for guidance.
More information can be found at https://www.helloEdlife.com/.
helloEd is an Australian-based tech start-up that offers health-related technologies from over 100 medical, health and technology providers.