Cardiff Telecare Services
Cardiff Council distributes innovative wearable solutions as a preventive measure for vulnerable residents.
07:31 07 August 2020
Cardiff Council has partnered with HAS Technology, a social care technology specialist, to distribute innovative wearables as a preventative health measure for vulnerable residents and identify risks remotely.
The Advanced Risk Modelling for Early Detection (ARMED) scheme is part of the council's telecare response service. It has been designed to detect possible health problems and quickly alert health professionals of potential risks and issues.
Brian Brown, Director of HAS Technology's ARMED service, said: "We are delighted to be working with Cardiff Council on their Telecare project. ARMED has not only shown how assistive technology can be of benefit during a time of crisis but also how it can support the sector as we move forward to a new normal way of working."
"We are all anticipating additional pressures as the pandemic progresses and our wearable technology really highlights how having remote but real-time access to data can support preventative measures. The goal is to ultimately improve the lives of the end-user and help them age well."
Aaron Edwards, Implementation and Delivery Manager at Cardiff Council, and Chair of the Assistive Technology Network for Wales, commented: "With this assistive technology, our residents are able to monitor their daily health and mobility, and our professional support network will be alerted to any potential risk trends.
"As this point, we may speak to their GP, the Independent Living Science, or Community Rehab physios and put a plan in place to manage falls prevention."