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Our Story

Innovation inspired from the personal experience losing a loved one.

Following the tragic loss of his grandmother due to a fall at home, Kelvin Summoogum founded MiiCare and devoted his life to preventing such a thing from happening to others.
Kelvin’s grandmother lived alone at home and like most older people, she resented the idea of moving to a care home. Instead, she wanted to spend the rest of her life in her house – her place of heritage which she and her husband worked all their life for.
Sadly, one evening she fell, broke her hip and stayed on the cold floor in pain and agony for many hours before she received help. She succumbed to her injuries 3 years later. Caring for her during those 3 years was extremely difficult.
After his grandmother passed away, Kelvin made a personal commitment to find a solution to mitigate the risk of falls and protect those living alone at home.
He spent over a year working closely with a group of elderly from lunch clubs and churches to understand the pain points and then worked backward towards a solution – MiiCube, the AI-based assistive technology.
While there are devices that attempt to address the same elderly healthcare crisis, Kelvin spent a lot of time researching the market to understand why current solutions were not gaining sufficient traction.
This is where he learned that he needed to develop something which is ‘person-centred’, is simple to use, and adapts to the elderly and not the other way 'round; something which interacts with the elderly as a companion. This approach underpins all the innovations taking place at MiiCare.

Our Story

Innovation inspired from the personal experience of  losing a loved one.

Following the tragic loss of his grandmother due to a fall at home, Kelvin Summoogum founded MiiCare and devoted his life to preventing such a thing from happening to others.

Kelvin’s grandmother lived alone at home and like most older people, she resented the idea of moving to a care home. Instead, she wanted to spend the rest of her life in her house – her place of heritage which she and her husband worked all their life for.

Sadly, one evening she fell, broke her hip and stayed on the cold floor in pain and agony for many hours before she received help. She succumbed to her injuries 3 years later. Caring for her during those 3 years was extremely difficult.

After his grandmother passed away, Kelvin made a personal commitment to find a solution to mitigate the risk of falls and protect those living alone at home.
 
He spent over a year working closely with a group of older people from lunch clubs and churches to understand the pain points and then worked backward towards a solution – MiiCube, the AI-based assistive technology.

While there are devices that attempt to address the same older people healthcare crisis, Kelvin spent a lot of time researching the market to understand why current solutions were not gaining sufficient traction.

This is where he learned that he needed to develop something which is ‘person-centred’, is simple to use, and adapts to the older users and not the other way round; something which interacts with them as a companion. This approach underpins all the innovations taking place at MiiCare.

Meet the team behind MiiCare

Our diverse and unique team is determined to tackle the older people healthcare crisis

Kelvin Summoogum

Founder and CEO

Ophir Levy

Co-founder and
Chief Technology Officer

John Wall

Co-founder and
Chief Innovation Officer

Andy Smith

Co-founder and
Chief Partnerships Officer

Kushil Lakhani

Chief Strategy Officer

Kelly Kobrin

Operations Associate

Dr. Shan Mantri

Chief Clinical Officer

Jay Maniar

Chief Operations Officer

Paul Coleman

Chief Commercial Officer

Debayan Das

Clinical Data Analyst

Marjolein Gerritsen

Advisor (Strategy & Growth)

Patrick Spear

Advisor (Retail)

Prof. Paul Bendheim MD.

Advisor (Neuroscientist)

Scott Hansbury

Advisor (Serial Entrepreneur)

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