Established in 2012 to address the increased burden on healthcare systems, Vigil design, develop, integrate and distribute healthcare biometric wellness and environmental monitoring solutions that support people living well. 

Winners of the Callaghan Innovation Hi-Tech Pre-Commercialisation Company of the Year 2014, Vigil was founded by scientist, inventor and social entrepreneur, Sir Ray Avery and a group of technology entrepreneurs led by Alan Brannigan.

St John, seeing Vigil’s offering, became a channel partner in 2013 to explore the potential within their medical alarm business.

Vigil received a development grant from Callaghan Innovation in 2013 to continue its initial development and later that year Spark New Zealand saw the potential in this approach and backed the company with a $5M investment.

Its board, consisting of Keith Oliver (Chair), Sir Ray Avery and Rod Snodgrass was further strengthened earlier this year with the appointment of past president of the NZ Retirement Village Association, Norah Barlow and American based global expert and thought leader on Digital Health, Chris Wasden joins the board as an advisor.