Healthcare and housing companies among seven in Scottish startup IoT accelerator programme

CENSIS, a centre of excellence for sensor and imaging systems technologies, has organised its first Internet of Things (IoT) Explorer programme in order to boost IoT adoption by businesses, with seven Scotland-based SMEs and startups winning a place in this programme.

The successful companies include detainees’ health monitoring technology developer Angel Monitors, Attis Fitness, which creates smart sportswear which when combined with an app, tells the runner regarding their performance and reduces the risk of injury, and Safehinge, producers of doorsets and door components for mental health environments.

Healthcare operator Beringar has won support to develop its sensor technology that can help hospitals make better use of moveable assets and facilities. iOpt Assets is the interim of developing an Internet of Things (IoT) technology that will allow landlords to monitor conditions in social housing and identify problems, if any, such as damp or fuel poverty, for residents.

The last companies involved are a joint bid from DeuXality and Stonnivation, and SussMyBike. While the former are developing an app that will allow mountain bikers to share their trails and times with other riders in remote locations, the latter, SussMyBike, has developed a Bluetooth-enabled, IoT device for real-time evaluation and optimisation of bike suspension – the company said the technology could be extended to a range of other vehicles.

The engineering and project management team at the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensor and Imaging Systems provide the winners up to 20 days’ support. The winners also receive access to facilities at Tontine incubator at Glasgow, entry to CENSIS’s IoT workshops, and assistance in developing an investor pitch.

“These businesses demonstrate that a wide range of organisations are embracing what the IoT has to offer,” said Dr Mark Begbie, business development director at CENSIS. “Not only are they new and innovative ideas, but many of them tackle fundamental social challenges we face today.”

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