Sensara, a Rotterdam, The Netherlands-based producer of intelligent senior lifestyle monitoring for preventive care and personalized alarm services, based on movement sensors and self-learning algorithms, raised €3.8m in funding.
The round was led by KPN Ventures with participation from Van Herk Ventures and the company’s management.
The company intends to use the funds to scale up sales, continue product development, broaden customer service and expand internationally.
Founded in 2013 as a spin-off of TNO, a Dutch research organization, and led by Reinout Engelberts, CEO, Sensara provides a solution that enables senior care institutions and home care organizations to improve the quality of care by preventing crisis situations with early detection of changes in lifestyle. The product consists of data from a set of sensors (no camera’s), a self-learning algorithm that recognizes individual behaviour patterns and detects deviations, and an application that sends notifications to alert caretakers or family members. Sensara’s service enables care providers to determine whether and what type of problems the elderly person is experiencing, after which preventive measures can be taken.