A new safety standard for improved prevention of accidents

Founded in 2017 by

  • Giuliana Ucelli

  • Giuseppe Conti

Incubation period

04-05-2017 to 03-05-2019


Nively is a French start-up specialising in indoor location and ambient assisted technologies for real-time monitoring of elderly people. Its MentorAge solution detect the positions of multiple bodies and detect situations of possible risk, launching an alarm, if needed.
Additional information at or on Twitter @nively_sas

Contact info

    • 27 Rue du Prof. Delvalle
    • 06000
    • NICE
    • FRANCE
  • +33 7 85052467

The challenge

We live in a fast ageing world, between 2013-2060, in EU, the share of old people (65+) will grow from 17.8% to 24.8%. Our mission is to increase safety of seniors through use of high accuracy positioning to detect possible conditions of risk and react, when needed.
We believe in a future where old persons will benefit from an ecosystem of services specifically designed to help them carry on so-called Activities of Daily Living (ADL). This will be a great opportunity for us to live longer, autonomously, safely and a great benefit for our society. 
In Q3 2016, Nively launched MentorAge®, a B2B product that uses 3D sensors installed within nursing homes for real time location and analysis of gestures to detect (and help prevent) conditions of potential danger such as a user falling, starting of a night wandering episode, escaping (e.g. in case patients with Alzheimer’s disease), etc. 

The solution

Nively seize this opportunity by developing an extension of MentorAge® by leveraging on accurate (Galileo-based) outdoor positioning, therefore leveraging on a transfer space technology in a non-space environment to detect conditions of risk through analysis of accurate positioning data. MentorAge® will detect conditions of danger and send an automatic alert to next of keens and caregivers. 
The rising number of old people will increase demand for caring services. Such a profound demographics change is calling for new care & assistance paradigms, since the current systems will be simply unsustainable.