Who founded Sanandco?
Sanandco was founded by Saneth Wijayaratna. Saneth tragically passed away on 5th December 2014, aged 39, leaving a wife and three beautiful children. Saneth spent the last eight years of his life in the field of remote monitoring and telemedicine, and during this time identified why this important aspect of healthcare provision was failing. He developed a vision to bring healthcare monitoring to the masses, taking advantage of cloud storage and big data, by developing simple to use, reliable and clinically proven devices which both users and healthcare professionals could rely on and have confidence.
The MonitorMe telephone is Saneth’s idea and now fulfills the objectives of his vision. Saneth also planned further derivatives of MonitorMe. These include products targeting the consumer market and bluetooth enabled devices.
Saneth wanted profits from these products to be fed into a Healthcare Foundation. This in turn would identify opportunities for new devices and technologies to support individuals in taking control of their own health monitoring. The first idea to be supported is the development of an algorithm to monitor blood pressure directly from the ECG trace. Sanandco and UCL are already engaged in this exercise which when completed is likely to make the blood pressure cuff redundant.
Saneth’s wife Claire remains a shareholder, as are Julian Holmes and Ed Gammans. All are committed to delivering Saneth’s ambitions and creating a legacy for Saneth through a successful Healthcare Foundation.
These projects rely on the tireless work of Michael Pearson who is our product designer, and also the support of Plextek Ltd our design consultant and UCL our clinical support team.