Telecare firm wins NHSX COVID-19 contract to pioneer solutions for the elderly and vulnerable
Assistive tech specialist Alcuris has been successful in their application to the Techforce19 competition – a contest to quickly create a pool of technologies to help support the elderly and vulnerable throughout the pandemic.
Led by NHSX, the fast-track competition called on technology innovators to propose new ideas that could be rapidly scaled.
Alcuris were successful in the remote care category.
The company specialises in advanced telecare, specifically around its Memo system which uses wireless sensors around the home to monitor the day-to-day activity of those who are vulnerable.
According to the company, the Memo system also detects residents daily living patterns to learn what is normal, enabling it to pick up when something is out of the ordinary.
Alex Nash, Managing Director of Alcuris, said: “We are thrilled with the outcome of the selection process and are excited to be working with NHSX, its partners and our Service Provider partners on the next phase of the Techforce19 project.
“We look forward to making our contribution to support older and vulnerable people, their families, and Social Care during the Covid19 crisis.
“I am immensely proud of the Alcuris team who have been developing the Memo Hub and Next Generation Telecare services over the last two years.”
Alcuris were just one of 18 companies selected from 1,600 applications which were judged on the basis of solution feasibility, company credibility, impact, and digital maturity.
The successful companies will now take part in a rapid testing phase to demonstrate how their solutions can be deployed to specifically meet COVID-19 needs.
The types of impact measures that will be considered ahead of decisions on national rollout include access, use of technologies, and feedback from vulnerable groups regarding feelings of loneliness, safety, and support.
This testing phase will last for two to three weeks and be followed by an assessment to better understand the potential and scope for an accelerated rollout.
Alcuris confirmed it will work with partners Clackmannanshire and Stirling Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), East Lothian HSCP, South Tyneside Council, and Stockton on Tees Borough Council.
Shaun Taylor, OneCall Registered Manager, Stockton on Tees Borough Council said: “OneCall are delighted to be partnering with Alcuris in a project designed to look after the client’s wellbeing, reduce family anxiety and help Adult Social Care get a clearer understanding of the individuals care needs in these unprecedented, most challenging of times.”
Last year, Alcuris secured a partnership with Irish technology-enabled care provider Radius Connect24, rolling out Alcuris’s telecare suite to families in Ireland.https://thiis.co.uk/telecare-firm-wins-nhsx-covid-19-contract-to-pioneer-solutions-for-the-elderly-and-vulnerable/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Memo-assistive-tech-telecare.jpg?fit=900%2C600&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Memo-assistive-tech-telecare.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Awards & AchievementsCoronavirus NewsCOVID-19 Sector NewsNewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsAlcuris. telecare,Alex Nash,assistive technology,NHS,NHSX,OneCall,pandemic,public,Radius Connect24,Stock on Tees Borough CouncilAssistive tech specialist Alcuris has been successful in their application to the Techforce19 competition – a contest to quickly create a pool of technologies to help support the elderly and vulnerable throughout the pandemic. Led by NHSX, the fast-track competition called on technology innovators to propose new ideas that could...Calvin BarnettCalvin Barnettcalvin@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine