CAREPORTAL® is a Class IIa Medical Device (MDD – European Medical Device Directive) and was specifically designed to meet the needs of users who are not tech-savvy and to easily acquire ECG and breathing rate.
It is an Android based device designed to address the wider requirements of the ageing population. We worked with groups of elderly people organised by Age UK to design and develop it using a ‘use-case’ and ‘user-centred’ design processes.
CAREPORTAL® is extremely easy to use. Ageing often includes little digital familiarity, social isolation (frequently caused by bereavement) and fragmented families. Our sunset years are often accompanied by long-term conditions, dementia and a gradually deteriorating ability to perform the activities of daily living. These are the design factors behind CAREPORTAL® which recognise the correlation and real-world reality of long-term conditions, age and socio-economics.