seamlessCARE, a University College Dublin digital health spin-out company has secured €700,000 in seed funding from angel investor and former HSE chairman Dr Frank Dolphin and Enterprise Ireland.
The company's products are focused on supporting the care of people with autism, acquired brain injury, dementia, intellectual disability and a wide range of other conditions.
It said this funding will allow the company to accelerate the roll-out of its assistive technologies.
The company’s first product, Empathic, helps non-verbal people to communicate their emotions.
It records up to ten seconds of a non-verbal person’s vocalisation.
Then it uses artificial intelligence to interpret how that person is feeling.
"We are delighted to have closed this seed funding round and secured the backing and support of Enterprise Ireland and angel investor Frank Dolphin," said Dr Aviva Cohen, CEO and co-founder, seamlessCARE.
"Frank is a well-known businessman and entrepreneur in the health sector and a chartered psychologist by profession and we are already learning so much from his wealth of experience.
"We now look forward to rolling out our range of assistive technologies to improve the lives of individuals with complex needs and those who provide their care and support," she added.
seamlessCARE completed the 2020 UCD VentureLaunch Accelerator Programme run by NovaUCD to support the launch of new start-ups emerging from the University.