Together we are winners! Simon Community Scotland and Carezapp won the Scottish Charity Award for ‘demonstrating digital’ (25th Sep 2020). The awards highlight the best, most innovative and effective charity organisations and individuals from the past year, and celebrate those who make a difference in their communities.
Simon Community Scotland’s life saving digital health solution is the first of its kind in the UK and alerts staff when someone is overdosing. Following an increase in deaths from drug overdoses at their services the team worked with service users and partners to develop a system using radar and mattress sensors to monitor vital signs, and there have been no deaths since the project started.
This solution was designed and developed by the team here at carezapp in collaboration with Simon Community Scotland staff and service users. It utilises our technology enabled support system for care in homes and communities. Integrating some novel non-contact technologies within service user rooms to delivered 24/7-year-round monitoring of activity, respiratory and resting heart rate.
Simon Community Scotland’s digital health solution alerts staff when someone is overdosing. It’s saving lives and is the first of its kind in the UK. Over the last five years, the team noticed increases in deaths from drug overdoses and wanted to do something to prevent this. Working with service users, many of whom had lost someone through drug overdose, and partners, the team developed a sensor system using radar and mattress sensors to monitor vital signs. No one has died since the project began…
Together – transforming care and support in homes.