Around 150 guests joined Hampshire County Council and the PA-led partnership, Argenti, on 5 March to see the wide range of cutting edge technology available to help the county’s vulnerable and older people live independently. Having already delivered £800,000 savings in its first year, we are in charge of sourcing future solutions for the council and managing its current service.
The Hampshire Innovate event held at Winchester’s Guildhall brought together national and local technology providers with Hampshire health and social care professionals to demonstrate the technology that is available today, with a ‘tomorrow’s world’ glimpse of what could be available in the future.
You can watch an event highlights video below.
Designers and developers showcasing the latest innovations in assistive technology included:
- Brain in Hand – allows users to achieve goals, set schedules and alert a carer/person of choice when they need support through smartphone technology and a secure website
- Oysta – automatically raise alerts if a problem arises and ensures an effective response through a range of mobile devices
- Just Checking – the online activity monitoring system helps people who are becoming forgetful stay independent in their own home and gives carers and family peace of mind.
We also revealed a glimpse into the future of remote health monitoring by displaying PA’s healthcare patch – a low-cost, body-worn healthpatch sensor that can remotely monitor a patient’s critical health indicators and check whether they have taken their medication.
Samsung demonstrated their new developments such as a fridge that can detect and the nutritional value in food and a mirror that will pick up early warning signs of conditions such as breast cancer.
The Design Council brought to life the role of great design in keeping people healthy and safe in the community. Informing the audience about community ‘casserole clubs’ and the ‘Good Gym’ the Design Council spoke about great design being ‘useful’, ‘usable’ and ‘delightful’.
To find out how PA can help your organisation use telecare to innovate and improve services, please contact us now.
To read more about our work with Hampshire County Council and the Argenti Telecare Partnership, read this article published in The Municipal Journal.
For more information about how we can ensure your council’s adult social care programme is sustainable for the future, click here.