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Confluence of factors drives new IoT business models
15th April 2017
IoT allows Breezie to enable a whole other level of interaction — and knowledge. IoT, which ties the Breezie platform in with other technologies such as wearables and sensors, allows caregivers to check in on seniors. The IoT components also help seniors better navigate their homes by integrating with other systems, such as smart lights or smart personal assistants (like Amazon’s Alexa) to create safer, more responsive environments. Read more.
SAMSUNG ARTIK™ Cloud Powers Breezie Healthcare Solution Through Groundbreaking Collaboration with T-Mobile
20th February 2017
Today at HIMSS17, Samsung ARTIK™ Cloud announced a new collaboration with T-Mobile to enable the launch of Breezie, an IoT solution for senior care. The collaboration with T-Mobile, the first major U.S. wireless provider to support SAMSUNG ARTIK Cloud, will allow healthcare solution platforms to get to market faster and implement richer, connected services. Read more.
Catholic Healthcare in first Australian roll out of Breezie
1st January 2017
Non-profit aged care provider Catholic Healthcare has rights to the first major Australian roll out of Breezie – software that simplifies the web, allowing searches on pre-selected topics such as ‘Australian ballet’. Read more.
Samsung Australia and Ethan Group team up with Breezie
28th November 2016
Samsung Australia has teamed up with Ethan Group and software vendor Breezie to develop a tablet solution for Catholic Healthcare. Read more.
Breezie helps breast cancer patients
5th October 2016
Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center will be introducing its newest technology program designed by Breezie for their breast cancer patients. Read more.
Samsung Electronics Announces Collaboration with American Cancer Society and Breezie
24th February 2016
“The American Cancer Society is excited to collaborate with Samsung and Breezie to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients by providing easy access to educational tools and resources as they transition from diagnosis to treatment and through recovery,” said Chuck Westbrook, Senior Vice President, Cancer Control Programs and Services for the American Cancer Society. Read more.
Breezie sets up new offices in Pittsburgh
19th December 2015
Pittsburgh was not on Jeh Kazimi’s radar when he eyed North American expansion for his tech startup, Breezie. Kazimi said it offers easy access to brainpower at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, particularly in the fields of artificial intelligence and machine learning that are critical to his product; the region’s large health systems, insurers and senior care providers; and other large markets throughout the Northeast, Midwest and South. Read more.
Startups serving senior market see big opportunities, challenges ahead
20th October 2015
The average age of the Breezie customer is 86, says Jeh Kazimi, founder and CEO of a British company that provides a simplified tablet interface for older adults. Meanwhile, “the average age of my team is about 28,” he explains. It’s just one of the unusual situations entrepreneurs who create products for seniors must navigate. Read more.
Tablets for seniors bring older Americans into the digital age
6th October 2015
There are multiple companies that look to improve comprehension and ease of use with tablets, and U.K.-based company Breezie excels in this regard. By stripping devices and apps down to basics, Breezie customizes tablets for seniors based on individual’s needs, interest and aptitude. As users grow more comfortable with their devices, family members and assisted living communities can help them add new content and functionality. Read more.
The generation that tech forgot
25th May 2015
Aimed specifically at the older generation, Breezie offers a simplified interface for a standard Samsung Galaxy tablet. It can be customised to make sure it has the settings and apps the customer wants, rather than a bunch of preset ones they will never use. And the ones they do have are made easy to use – so, for example, someone wanting to use Skype simply has to tap on a friend’s picture in the address book. Read more.
Breezie raises $3m Series A to fuel US expansion
30th April 2015
London-based Breezie, a start-up which looks to “help get the elderly online”, has raised $3m Series A investment from US investors Ziegler Link Age Longevity Fund (ZLLF), alongside Clearly Social Angels and Crowdbnk. Featured in the Tech Pitch, Breezie helps the UK’s ageing population get online and socially connected through user-friendly tablet devices. Since launch last year the company has seen rapid growth through collaboration with Age UK and pilot schemes in care homes and sheltered housing associations across Britain. Read more.
Breezie selected to be part of Aging2.0 Academy
20th November 2014
Aging 2.0 is the only program of its kind in the world and is designed to connect, support and accelerate top startups in aging and long-term care. The highly competitive Aging2.0 Academy, the only program of its kind globally, is designed to nurture and accelerate a select group of startups focused on the large and growing aging and long-term care markets. Read more.
Breezie raises £600k in third major funding round
3rd September 2014
We are proud to announce we have raised over £600,000 in 6 weeks through crowdfunding platform, CrowdBnk and social impact focused angel network, Clearly Social Angels – 238% of our £252,000 target. Read more.
Breezie announces Age UK partnership
10th February 2014
With more and more services moving online and the growing popularity of social media, the leading charity for older people, Age UK, has teamed up with Breezie, a tech company, to offer a solution that helps make the most of the internet for people who are less familiar with digital technology. Read more.