Stuward is a Telehealth system intended for the early detection and support of caregiving family members (Care Workers). Stuward received the PostFinance Startup Talent award from PostFinance and the Institut für Jungunternehmen [Institute for Young Companies] (IFJ) on 2 July. The award encompasses a six-month workplace and network in the start-up space in Zurich-Schlieren. This is already the fifth award the innovative start-up has received.
Simon May, CEO and Start-up Support of the Institut für Jungunternehmen IFJ, justifies the award as follows: "The personalised Telehealth System Stuward convinced the jury with its strong founder personalities, the combination of medicine and machine learning as well as a promising business model. We are thrilled that the start-up is now part of our start-up space."
Lee Greene, Co-founder and CEO of Stuward, also expressed his delight at being handed over the keys in Zurich-Schlieren on July 2: "We are very proud to receive this kind of recognition and support for our work," he said. "This award motivates us to continue to help as many of the millions of caregiving family members around the world as possible in order to recognise and reduce their chronic levels of stress."
How does Stuward’s Telehealth System work?
Stuward was founded in 2015 and is a smart telehealth system tailored to the individual needs of caregiving family members. It can calculate the likelihood that a caregiver will become ill and unable to work. With the help of a curated network of specialists, the digital system can recognise and assess the situation of caregivers and provide support or treatment. Caregivers can therefore learn to take better care of themselves; they stay healthier, while the costs of any illness can be reduced and claims for damages from insurance companies can be prevented.
An unrecognised global problem
In Europe and the USA alone, there are approximately 150 million caregiving family members in need of help. The profile of this group is female, 49 years old and has to take care of a chronically ill family member in addition to a full-time job. Scientific studies have shown that around 72 percent of caregivers suffer from mental health problems as a result of this excess stress. Ten percent of them become chronically ill. This is where Stuward's Telehealth system comes into play to reduce these high figures.
List of awards
- 2018 Winner of the PostFinance Startup-Talent Competition*
- 2017 LifeTech Fusion Fellow
- 2016 Seif Award: SUVA Award Winner for Integration and Prevention
- 2016 Seif Award: Audience Award Winner
- 2016 Commission for Technology and Innovation: Switzerland CTI Startup
* Prize: A workplace and network in the start-up space in Zurich-Schlieren www.startup-space.ch
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