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How data can help save lives

Mobile healthcare tech firm benefits from innovation vouchers and innovation centre collaboration.

13 Jul 2017

Care Monitoring 2000 (CM2000) is a mobile platform with benefits for health professionals, people receiving care in their homes, and care workers. It records around 10 million community care visits each month and through this collects a lot of data on the needs of service users.

The company approached Interface as it wanted to see how this data could be used to evaluate long-term health to help those administering care as well as those receiving it.

Interface partnered them with the Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University in a project funded by a £5,000 SFC Innovation Voucher.

The project looked at how to process large amounts of data to assess the likelihood of the onset of illness. This allows at-risk clients to be easily identified and closely monitored, reducing the need for medical interventions.

The project was so successful CM2000 applied for SFC Follow on Innovation Voucher funding and received almost £20,000 for a second project to gather additional information on patients’ conditions, and to further develop predictive techniques to help identify people at risk.

Since working with Edinburgh Napier University, CM2000 has gone on to work with the Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI) innovation centre to apply advanced predictive analytical techniques to the data captured during homecare visits to identify markers of the early onset of illness.