Gabriel named as one of the 10 Impactful Healthcare Leaders to watch in 2022.
Giving the chance for seniors in our society live better for longer, Terry Crews was clear about what he wanted to do in his retirement.
As a whizz kid at 16 and building the first-ever laptop 40 years ago in 1982, Terry has had a celebrated life in technology and tech advancements, an achievement he honours. At 70, he decided to make a move that would surpass this milestone to a much more significant one, founding a health tech company focused on aging.
“I started Gabriel as I don’t want to be a burden on my family,” Terry says, loud and proud. Gabriel was created based on his own life experiences. From the ripe age of 10, he began his lean on healthcare witnessing his grandfather go through a slow death, fighting bowel cancer. It was when his grandmother, who was in fine health until then, died two years later from a broken heart that something very concerning dawned upon him. “It started me thinking about aging and what could have been done to prolong her life. When my parents and my wife’s parents and sisters passed I really saw first hand the immense stress caring for them inflicted on the family. When I turned 70 I vowed to live independently in my own home but more importantly, I was not going to be a burden on my family. This started my quest to change the way we age and are cared for by creating new technology.”
Terry believes that all technology should be passive and require no input from the aged person. It must be non intrusive, respect privacy and be secure. Gabriel redefines aged healthcare by providing passive technology to allow seniors to live in their own homes longer without being a burden on their family. “Families have peace of mind seeing that their loved one is going about their life in a normal way. They can see the reason why a phone call was not answered by looking at their dashboard. They know they will be alerted if something is not normal,” explains Terry.
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