Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership is being supported in this competition by the Can Do innovation challenge fund.
Globally, telecare is continuously evolving through the introduction of new technology. This is a reaction to a growing population in retirement age and changing family structures, including low birth rates.
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.
One example is Glasgow’s infrastructure of door contacts and property exit sensors. These devices are:
- analogue based
- not interoperable with other technology available
- limited in their ability to identify risks that may arise when staff resources are reduced and services reconfigured
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. This will allow Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership to respond appropriately.
The project should produce the following results.
Technical design specification package
Include a detailed technical specification for your solution.
Commercial or financial specifications
Include the specifications of the full investment required, such as equipment costs and installation costs.
R&D methodology and final report
Outline all R&D you have undertaken. Give evidence that the end solution can meet the requirements. Present the R&D stage in a final detailed report outlining the whole process undertaken.
Your application must have at least 50% of its contract value attributed directly and exclusively to R&D services. R&D can cover solution exploration and design. It can also include prototyping and field-testing the product or service.
R&D does not include:
- commercial development activities such as quantity production
- supply to establish commercial viability or to recover R&D costs
- integration, customisation or incremental adaptations and improvements to existing products or processes