Aging 2.0's Challenger Spotlight - The Cera Story

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Tue, May 16, 2017, 6:00 PM (BST)

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Aging 2.0 directs its spotlight on aging focused companies worth talking about

After raising £1.3M from from tech giants around Europe, Cera launched in 2016 to great fanfare. Cera is a technology company transforming social care.  Cera uses smart technology to connect elderly people with experienced carers to provide efficient, reliable care services.

Mahiben Maruthappu is a co-founder of Cera and a London-based doctor.  He formerly advised the CEO of NHS England, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, serving on the DigitalHealth.London and NHS Prevention boards.

He has advised a range of organisations, from startups to multilaterals, including the Swiss government, the Experiment Fund and the WHO. Maruthappu has a strong interest in research with over 100 peer-reviewed publications and 50 academic awards. His work has been featured by BBC News and the international press.

He is Chairman of the UK Medical Students’ Association (UKMSA), and has authored three medical books. Maruthappu was educated at Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard universities; he was the first person from British healthcare to be included in Forbes’ 30 under 30.



Immersive Rehab creates physical­ & neuro-rehabili­tation exercise­s in Virtual Reality that improve patient recovery­. The goal is to increase the effectiveness of physical rehabilitation, make it fun and engaging, and have a better outcome of rehab.

Dr Isabel Van De Keere is the CEO and Founder of Immersive Rehab, a Virtual Reality healthtech startup that focuses on the creation and development of interactive environments & games in Virtual Reality that improve the effectiveness of physical & neuro-rehabilitation. Following a long physical rehab period Isabel went through herself due to a work accident, she decided to start Immersive Rehab in September 2016.

With a background in Electro-Mechanical Engineering and as a Biomedical Engineering Scientist, Isabel is passionate about healthcare technologies, digital health, immersive technologies (VR/AR) and its applications in healthcare, using tech for good, social entrepreneurship, and promoting women in tech.

Keynote Speaker

  • Mahiben Maruthappu

    Mahiben Maruthappu

    Cera

    Mahiben Maruthappu is a London-based doctor and Co-founder of Cera, a technology company transforming social care. He formerly advised the CEO of NHS England, co-founding the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) and the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme, serving on the DigitalHealth.London and NHS Prevention boards.

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  • Panelist

    • Isabel Van De Keere

      Isabel Van De Keere

      Immersive Rehab

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