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.
Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) recognises that digital technology can help make its services more personal. It can give people more power to manage their own health but it requires change and investment in new technologies and services.
Due to current market pressures in the social care sector there is compelling evidence of the need to develop care services using digital technology, known as ‘telecare’. This provides an opportunity for Glasgow to trial and, if successful, roll out a future proof digital solution. This solution should allow citizens to live independently within their own home and minimise the need for intervention or escalation by care agencies.
A number of existing solutions are already being used within the digital health sector. Examples of new technology includes 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.
This is phase 1 of a 2-phase competition. Phase 2 is dependent on the success of this phase.
Glasgow’s Health and Social Care Partnership has been awarded funding from the Can Do innovation challenge fund to run this SBRI competition.
Tangible Work Products / Scope of Work
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.
Beneficial Links / Documents cited in RFP/ Specifications
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