HiNounou is a China-based health tech/insurtech company, founded by serial entrepreneur Charles Bark.
The company has designed a comprehensive, all-in-one modular home healthcare and wellness surveillance solution that provides a personalized continuous monitoring and health analysis lifeline for seniors or patients with chronic diseases, helping them live a healthier and safer life at home.
Recently, HiNounou has been expanding its target audience to include sub-senior categories.
The ageing of the population is a well-known trend which will further accelerate in the future. If life expectancy is improving, it doesn’t necessarily go hand in hand with a longer healthy living. Combined with an increase in chronic disease types and a growing scarcity of caregivers and eldercare facilities, this situation requires finding new solutions to care for the elderly at home and to allow them to live a healthier life. Medical insurance coverage is also at risk or subject to harsher conditions for seniors as well as patients with preexisting or multiple conditions.Read more...
Financing history so far
Core HiNounou Team
Members of the Board with direct ties to the healthcare sector
HiNounou solution is an integrated modular home wellness kit providing a comprehensive healthcare surveillance and health status analysis platform, primarily aimed at seniors and patients with chronic disease. It is being delivered as a “health as a service” solution and combines various types of connected sensors, an app and a cloud-based analytics platform. In addition to being a home companion service pack, the HiNounou solution also serves as a key element for health insurance coverage for seniors (in China and potentially abroad).Read more...
The HiNounou solution’s main advantages and potential values lie in the modular and fully integrated nature of its components.
The startup is leveraging state-of-the-art technologies, such as IoT, blockchain, visualisation tools and automated AI-based analysis to make homeware monitoring more safe and efficient. Acceptance and use compliance rely on easy to use functions, easy to understand monitoring outcomes, and a reward-based gamification scenario.
HiNounou business development strategy is relying on a wide range of partnerships in various sectors as well as on a forward-looking scenario of data exploitation.
China is the startup first market target but negotiations have been entered into and early contracts and pilot projects signed with various players both in Asia and Europe. North America is also a target.
As a major worldwide (health) insurance company, AXA is constantly on the lookout for solutions able to improve health prevention, monitoring and remediation, by offering their customers an efficient and relevant coverage.
The HiNounou healthcare and wellness surveillance solution fit into their forward-looking healthcare strategy.