Type of Entry: Digital
Name: Buddi
Date added: 22 January 2021
Delivery type: Approach / Tool
Owned by: Buddi Limited
Contact: sales@buddi.co.uk
Website: www.buddi.co.uk
Cost: Yes
Target audience: Family & carers

Core Elements

Buddi's digital devices enable people to stay in touch with those they care for, through means such as sending and receiving secure messages, raising fall alerts and monitoring sleep and activity. These functions enable carers to recognise and help improve the mental and physical wellbeing of vulnerable individuals.

Specific Features & Functions

Buddi Connect:

  • Smartphone app
  • Push button emergency alarm
  • Automatic fall detection
  • Secure, private messaging
  • Location finder (during an alert)
  • Works on the go (not confined to house)
  • Buddi 24/7 support service

Buddi Clip & Wristband:

  • For users without a smartphone, sending alerts to those assigned as their connections
  • Push button emergency alarm
  • Automatic fall detection
  • Location finder (GPS)
  • Safe places
  • Activity and sleep monitoring
  • Works on the go (not confined to house)
  • Buddi 24/7 support service

For more information visit the Buddi website.

Supporting Rationale

Buddi is an innovative, high-growth, British technology company, which was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur Sara Murray OBE.

After briefly losing her daughter in a supermarket Murray searched for a solution to ensure it would never happen again. Realising one didn’t exist she set out to create one.

Buddi began by developing a solution to locate vulnerable individuals, while today their focus is on providing peace of mind by enabling people to live independently in their own homes for longer. Buddi now provides technologies to support individuals across more than 80% of UK local authorities, as well as to Government customers around the world.

Many of the Buddi team have personal experiences of family and friends who want to maintain their independence and to continue to live fulfilled lives in their retirement. The team are aware of the risks of falling and understand how important it is to know that someone will be there when you need them. Nobody should have to experience feeling alone.  The importance of this has been emphasised during the Covid-19 pandemic as vulnerable people have become more at risk of being socially isolated from their family, friends and carers.

Buddi believe that technology can help people to live happier, healthier and more connected lives.  

Product Evaluation

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Rating

Google Play 3.3 / 5

App Store 3.8 / 5

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Data Protection Considerations

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) has been completed for this product which details the data security requirements within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Additional Information

During the pandemic last year Buddi was one of the winners of the techforce19 challenge to support the elderly, vulnerable and self-isolating.

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Content last updated: 19/02/2021