Keep-On-Keep-Up Health CIC (KOKU Health CIC) origins are founded on over 20 years of research in falls prevention, healthy ageing and health behaviour change theory.Our vision is to “equip and empower older generations to take control of their health by increasing access, uptake and engagement to falls prevention exercises and increase awareness of healthy ageing practices.”
KOKU Health on NxNW
"The KOKU Health CIC team gained an ICURe NxNW award in January 2019 for global travel to conduct focused market validation activities. This involved visits to Tradeshows (World Health Congress; Digital Health; HIMSS, Florida; Tokyo Health); serial entrepreneurs and experts in the field (Harvard, MIT), governance experts (NHS Digital), insurance companies (Vitality; Royal London), and collaborators. The findings from over 150 conversations and these activities were then presented to a panel of experts who advised that most appropriate commercialisation strategy was to establish a commercial vehicle (a spin-out) to exploit the underlying intellectual property, with Innovate UK in effect providing seed capital to accelerate the development and growth of the company."
Dr Emma Stanmore, CEO KOKU Health
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KOKU Health is a spinout from the University of Manchester. The founding team members are Dr Emma Stanmore (CEO); Mr Ed Cox (CTO); Mr Ben White (COO); Prof Paul Dewick (Director of Sustainability); Mr Tony Walker (Chair).
KOKU's long-term goal is to establish KOKu Health in the Global Market; progress is already underway, including that KOKU has been translated into Danish and Norwegian in preparation for a trial in Denmark as part of a digital health experiment in preventative telehealth. Also a licence and consultancy agreement has been gained with Texas Medical Centre (University of Texas) as part of a fall prevention pilot study for low-income homebound older adults.