Inertia Technology will participate in the Accenture Innovation Awards Health & Public Service 2013 competition with the CareBOX system.

For the seventh time in a row, the Innovation Awards will be awarded to the most innovative products, services or concepts in the Netherlands. The Innovation Awards gives access to an inspiring innovation network which has the possibility to connect and cooperate with other businesses.

CareBOX is a sensor-based plug & use monitoring and prevention system for helping people suffering from dementia to live at home independently for a longer time. As of 2010, there were an estimated 35.6 million people with dementia worldwide. This number will nearly double every 20 years, to an estimated 65.7 million in 2030, and 115.4 million in 2050. When implemented, the CareBOX system has the potential to extend with one more year the duration that the person suffering from dementia can live at home independently. Thus, CareBOX means an important improvement in the quality of life of the users. And even more, it also generates huge cost savings in the healthcare budget, by reducing the costs with institutionalized care.