IoT connectivity : New Partnership between Senioradom & Sigfox

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IoT connectivity : New Partnership between Senioradom & Sigfox

Senioradom, a leading telecare company, and Sigfox, an IoT connectivity service, have signed a strategic agreement to begin their deployment in the Chinese market.

The Chengdu Industrial Development Zone has committed to an investment of almost 300 million Euros to deploy the solution in China’s 20 biggest cities, following a one-year trial in the city of Chengdu.

China currently has 200 million senior citizens. Urbanization and low incomes among the elderly population are forcing China to look for affordable solutions that are quick to deploy.

The two companies have jointly developed a telecare solution consisting of movement sensors and door opening systems, as well as an alert and geo-localization necklace. It can automatically detect any potential unusual behavioral anomalies, for instance a fall, fainting or a deteriorating mental condition such as Alzheimer’s. Thanks to the autolearning algorithms developed by Senioradom, this innovative solution will allow different cities in China to better protect elderly populations by anticipating risks and acting faster in emergencies. It is hoped that hospital times and medical costs will be significantly reduced by this system due to the prevention of hazerdous situations.

After a year of work with the French and Chinese authorities and our partner Sigfox, we are proud to see that French expertise can attract the interest of such a big nation, one that is taking a pragmatic, preventative approach to the issue of elderly dependence

said Thierry Roussel, cofounder of Senioradom.

We also wish to thank the tireless work of the French Embassy in Beijing and the Chinese Embassy in France, the BPI, Business France and our Ministries, which have been involved throughout the negotiations. For Senioradom, which launched 5 years ago, this is a great recognition of our work and a perfect platform for our international development.

Ludovic Le Moan, CEO of Sigfox stated:

I am honored to sign this agreement today, as it is the product of many months of hard work, both by our teams and those of our partner Senioradom. We are grateful to the French authorities for their support, without which this agreement would not have been possible. This is a key milestone for Sigfox and its development in China, where the IoT industry has incredible untapped potential. This partnership is just the first step towards a bigger presence in the region and shows that Sigfox can provide innovative solutions with the ability to radically change the country’s IoT market.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Senioradom

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