About Camanio Care INC
We believe that all people have the same right to a dignified and active life, regardless of age or physical function. No one should be shut out, or in, because of problems that we can solve. Everyone should be free to be themselves.
Camanio Care is an innovative company developing robotics and assistive aids within health care. Today, we offer several products, services and courses and are represented via distributors in Europe and Asia in more than 10 countries. In Sweden and USA we have a total of 11 employees that are working with development, production, sales and marketing.
Camanio Care AB was founded in October 2016 by merging jDome (Brighter Two) and Bestic AB, thus creating a new and stronger company. Our vision is to offer welfare technology that increases independence and well-being for individuals and also improves the quality of care and makes it more efficient.
We believe that dreams are there for reality; sometimes a dream is simply to feel independent, capable and respected. We care, we listen and we want to understand, because we think help is for everyone. If we can make others feel good, then we will also feel good.
Camanio Care will shortly be listed on the market (AktieTorget) and reach people in several European countries, USA and Asia. We have set out on an ambitious journey during which we plan to grow even bigger and develop nurturing and inspiring products and services for the ones who need it.
The story behind jDome
From the gaming world to becoming an assistive device in health care – how did that happen? jDomes creator, John Nilsson, an entrepreneur and devoted gamer chased an even greater gaming experience. He wondered: What would happen if you had a screen that increased the visual experience of the game - a panorama view? Wouldn’t that be more realistic and fun? Said and done, John started to develop the screen that he wanted to use himself. He set it up as a projector screen in front of the home movie projector and stood up whilst playing. It struck him that it could be a clever approach to being inactive, but he could not imagine that jDome's current target group would be the ones that caused the product to take effect.
Inventions can sometimes go their own way and this is what happened with jDome. John came in contact with Hälsoteknikcentrum in Halland (Sweden) and Institutet for Fysio- og Ergoterapi, Tecna Science, Metropol in Copenhagen (Denmark) as well as healthcare staff working with dementia and that is when it took off. The collaboration led to jDome developing into an instrument that can be helpful for dementia and stroke patients in need of both physical and cognitive training.
This solution worked well in the dementia departments as well as in somatic departments for wellness purposes. It did not take long before jDome was implemented in several establishments in the country. The next major step was taken in 2015 when Brighter acquired the company behind jDome as an effort to expand their offer with more solutions that contribute to improving the treatment and quality of daily life.
jDome is a fantastic instrument with huge potential for development, especially in combination with new services and products, we see many new potential markets and applications to explore.
The story behind Bestic
“When I was 15 years old I got polio, which brought quite severe damage to my arms and shoulders. Nevertheless, it has worked well throughout my career in the engineering industry. I have worked as a project manager, worked as CEO and have been used to caring for myself.
Approximately seven years ago I realized the difficulty it became to eat. Having to be fed affected my independence and self-esteem too much. Because I was not alone in this problem I sought out for a good assistive aid but didn’t find anything that suited my needs.
So I started to think of different solutions and had a feasibility study done by Ann-Louise Lindborg (formerly Norén) who did her thesis at Chalmers. We started with a detailed specification of requirements, which we followed during development. Ann-Louise and I got a first prototype together, and when we had a solution in principle, we went into a fruitful collaboration with Robotdalen in Västerås, Sweden. Through their networks we were given access to the capacity that we needed to establish a good product and design. We also received significant amounts of support in word and deed of Promobilia, Create and the Assistive Technology institute during development.
I wanted to see if it was possible to eat independently even if one has low function in their hands and arms. To make something that both works well and feels good. The result is Bestic.”
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