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The Health and Wellbeing Panel

May 15 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm


The Health and Wellbeing Panel will be held on Friday 15th May from 10.00 to 13.00 by webinar chaired by Richard Curry of Portsmouth University.

Trailblazer outcomes

The meeting will focus on the outcomes from the TrailBlazer call. At the last meeting we agreed to pull together the substance of bids that various attendees had put together or been involved in and see if there was potential advantage from working together and if the there was potentially a good business proposition, take steps to build it forward while integrating smart home, smart care and support with homes that are both uplifted for comfort, care and economy. Our intention is that if we can deliver this at scale, it will both improve the lives of countless people in the UK and worldwide and be the basis of major businesses.


We have gathered together a group of experts from organisations which made bids into the Trailblazer call as consortia will have had brilliant ideas and business plans. Of these the following will be speaking about their bids:

Tim Morgan, Service Robotics Ltd will introduce their Mood related bid and show how their robotic systems can help address the loneliness epidemic amongst older adults. This project is to enable introduction of mood inference and social inclusion services with the GenieConnect managed service, addressing the loneliness epidemic amongst older adults as a specialised service designed to help older adults live independently for longer, alleviating loneliness and isolation with well-being management and access to information services.

Mark Baker, of Elmbridge Borough Council (or another from the Home Helper Team) will talk about the Home Helper bid and its aspirations to deliver support using smart home and smart caring services enhancing local authority support services.

Richard Foggie will speak about the “CitywellnessLink” bid which is new lifestyle/health services that draw on smart homes data and could be built on top of an enterprise platform. “It is a ‘smart place’ play but set between work and home locales”.

Martin Clark and Lorraine Morley of Allia will speak about the approach that their bid was designed around.

We will then discuss whether there are sufficient commonalities/complementarities that could create a sustainable and attractive business case that would engage commercial funding. If so attendees will be asked for their willingness to take part in work to create a focussed business plan that can be funded and taken to market. A second meeting will then be prepared for and convened in early June to set this in motion.

COVID-19 Pandemic managing with the Smart Caring Home

In the second half of the meeting we will look at the opportunities that the smart home and smart care in the smart home can deliver in the current pandemic and what the lessons are for all of us for staying safe at home supported by smart home and health systems. It seems that remote consultations by medical practitioners backed up by smart blood pressure and ECG machines and a virtual stethoscope could greatly reduce visits to any medical establishment with its risk of cross infection.

Richard Curry will chair this meeting and introduce the session on learnings from the pandemic while Stephen Pattenden will trail highlights of the Energy and Technology Panel Meeting on 22nd May.

A detailed Agenda will follow shortly.

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This event is free to SH&BA Members but £25 (inv VAT) to non members


May 15
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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