SBRI funding competition: technology for home risk management
At present there are approximately 160,000 vulnerable people in Scotland who receive support and assistance through Telecare. Services range from in-house alarms to motion detector sensors.
Telecare services currently utilise an analogue network when contacting for assistance.
To support the switch from analogue to digital, Glasgow is seeking to develop consumer-oriented technologies that are digitally compatible and enable easy support access.
The ideal solution will be one that allows some of Telecare's most vulnerable users to live independently within their own home, with reduced reliance on publicly funded interventions.
Organisations can apply for a share of up to £150,000 to develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system to help people with complex needs manage risks at home.
Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership is being supported in this competition by the Can Do innovation challenge fund.
A number of Telecare solutions that are already used within the digital health sector include ambient sensors, GPS trackers and video technology. Although these products work in isolation, they do not currently combine with the main Telecare platform used in Glasgow.
Your project must develop a remote digital alarm monitoring system. It must help with the management of risks in the home experienced by people who have complex needs.
It must be a robust digital solution that allows all users to live independently within their own homes, with reduced reliance on publicly funded interventions. It will highlight risks remotely and link in to Glasgow’s existing Telecare platform.
There is a briefing event for potential applicants to find out more information, on 14 March 2018 in Glasgow. Register to attend on the Eventbrite website:
Competition opens: Monday 19 February 2018
Registration closes: Wednesday 25 April 2018 12:00pm
Find out more on Gov.uk