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Motitech - fitness technology for older people

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th August 2019
The lowdown on Motitech, the FitTech startup that's on a mission to help motivate older people and people with dementia to be physically active... We have written recently about startups focused on the physical and mental wellbeing of the older generation, with the likes of Grandpal creating opportunities for local people to spend time with nursing home residents, and Tovertafel’s stim...
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Using virtual reality to help those with dementia

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th July 2019
Vr Revival provides an interactive and personalised platform for an uplifting social experience using a virtual reality app and headset for people with dementia. Virtual reality can be used for the obvious fun and games, but as we have highlighted over recent months, it can also be used as a tool for making work safer and easier, and a device through which to improve lives. We have written before...
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Medicus AI - medical data and insight made easy

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2019
We take a look at smart platform and app Medicus AI, the startup that's empowering people to participate in their health and wellbeing decisions with easy-to-understand health insights.  Medical reports and lab results such as blood tests can be difficult to interpret for the layperson. They can’t necessarily be dumbed down too much for us for the risk of oversimplifying or mischaracte...
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No Isolation creates communication tools to put an end to loneliness

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th June 2019
The lowdown on No Isolation, the startup that's using technology to tackle loneliness and social isolation through warm technology... Social isolation and loneliness are prevalent issues in our society. They pile on top of people’s depression, they add to the burden of those with long-term illness, they lie in wait for the elderly. They can be brought about by the simplest of things, like u...
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DivInc help underestimated, disadvantaged young people launch startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 26th May 2019
Young people from underestimated, disadvantaged backgrounds are a reportedly 87% less likely to found their own startup business. DivInc are on a mission to change that stat and to help young people get a headstart on their entrepreneurial journey... Starting a business is a difficult endeavour. It’s a near-constant uphill battle. Starting a business as someone who is part of group that isn...
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Plastic focused startup looks to build a sustainable future

by: Startacus Admin ~ 5th May 2019
Plastech Innovation is a startup on a mission to reduce the plastic waste entering our natural environment... When we featured BioCellection, we said that an estimated 91% of plastic waste does not get recycled. Given the amount of plastic we use every day, that is a massive amount of un-recycled plastic. There are various reasons for this lack of recycling. Surface contamination can cause the m...
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Ethical Angel connects businesses, employees and the causes that matter to them

by: Startacus Admin ~ 3rd May 2019
Ethical Angel is on a mission to combine a high-touch HR service with technology to engage and develop employees through volunteering, payroll donations, and the causes that matter to them. A lot of people complain about millennials and their work ethic, but whether people like it or not, employees are changing as younger generations join and dominate the workforce. Employees are b...
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BioCellection provides innovation in plastic recycling

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd April 2019
Plastic recycling in an entirely innovative way thanks to BioCellection, the startup that's using advanced technologies to transform un-recyclable plastics into virgin quality chemicals... Just the other day, Jason Momoa shaved off his beard to raise awareness of plastic pollution and recycling, climate change demonstrators are gluing themselves to things across the UK, not long ago, UK scho...
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AR wayfinding tech for indoor spaces

by: Startacus Admin ~ 14th April 2019
Figuring out which way to go in an unfamiliar indoor environments can be challenging. Dent Reality launches it's new AR wayfinding technology for shopping malls, airports, retailers and other venues, using virtual paths and arrows to help users find their way. Step forward Dent Reality who's new technology integrates with the map of an indoor space, figuring out where the user is to help them fin...
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wheelAIR - innovation for wheelchair users

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th March 2019
Innovation for wheelchair users thanks to Glasgow based startup wheelAIR There are many variables that can make using a wheelchair uncomfortable. Overheating is one such issue. Some of us may have needed to use a wheelchair temporarily during hospital visits, in which case we got just a taste of what it might be like to sit in one all day. Of course, hospital wheelchairs aren’t represe...
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Developing Experts makes science a class lesson

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th March 2019
Developing Experts empower teachers and parents to teach science with confidence and ease, with an ever-growing library of interactive, online science lessons. Norwich-based startup Developing Experts provides children of 4-14 years old an ever-growing library of more than 700 interactive, online science lessons, including handouts, fun experiments, and assessment for learning activities. These ...
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Mimica Touch relabels the food waste problem

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th March 2019
Mimica Touch - The startup that has created a biologically active food expiry label to help combat food waste. In the UK, 7 million tonnes of food and drink is thrown away every year. Much of this is due to people looking at the ‘use by’ date and throwing away out-of-date food and drink without stopping to check if it really has gone bad. Whether this is easy to check for yourself, li...
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