‘One-size’ does not fit all when it comes to people, so redesigning support services needs to balance
Better outcomes for clients with learning disabilities (LD)
Measurable financial efficiencies against annual spend
Sensor technology is recognised as a potential mechanism for ensuring outcomes and delivering contract efficiencies, especially for Night Support Services.
The cost of overnight support can approach 20% of total budget. Inefficiencies of sleep-in support can be redressed by structural change and it is here sensor technology can help.
However, outcomes must show an increase in clients’ and families satisfaction, sense of inclusion and belonging.
Invasive cameras and microphones are off, but passive sensors are on-the-menu
Additional mobile apps are out, but simple feedback ‘mood’ buttons are in
Passive IoT pressure and water sensors record bed and bathroom/kitchen usage. Along with feedback ‘mood’ buttons, data is sent real-time over LPWAN to software that records normal patterns of behaviour.
‘One-size’ doesn’t fit all so machine learning software in B4T’s PROG looks for unusual deviations in individuals’ behaviour. Coupled with ‘mood’ feedback, carers are alerted to potential outbound visits.
The LPWAN (Low-Power Wide Area) Network consists of small basestations and repeaters located on local government and organisations’ rooftops. Costs and network access are shared in a classic win-win.
Smart device designed to monitor water systems for faults and leakage through the fluctuation of pressure
Autonomous and self contained sensor for integrating into the road surface.
Wavetrend’s water temperature monitor enables businesses to cost effectively meet their statutory obligations to provide healthy water and safe supply systems.
The PROG is an enterprise software system. It is a skeleton of robust software services connected to an industrial-grade data backbone.
The emmergence of IOT technology has created a storm of assumptions and myths. Our aim is to pull back the curtain and demonstrate the real world applications and opportunities IOT offers. What better way to do this than to bring our busines to the high street.