HMA has collaborated with the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH) to design and develop a range of assistive technologies, for older people, people living with dementia and those with long-term conditions.
Assisted Living Technologies
Award winning Healthcare App produced in collaboration with University of Sheffield’s Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare (CATCH)
Through a strong focus on the co-creation process, the collaboration produced bespoke digital solutions which includes a mobile healthcare app for management of weight loss for people with obesity and diabetes, ‘mHealth Assist’, a mobile technology platform to support healthcare management and independent living for vulnerable people, produced collaboratively with Tunstall Healthcare, and a prototype multi-platform tablet app to support people living with dementia and their care network, in collaboration with the Social Care Institute for Excellence.
App mHealth Assist
mHealth Assist is a flexible mobile app for assisted living that provides personalised information. It offers simple interfacing to access support networks, health information and medical services and has particular utility for elderly and vulnerable people, as well as being adaptable for people with dementia or a visual or hearing impairment
DigIT is a cross-platform tablet app for the elderly, mainly targeted at supporting people living with dementia with their leisure activities. It is designed to engage users and their carers, friends and family members through reminiscence therapy tools, a sense of ‘living in the moment’, an ability to organise their lives and most importantly a fun element.
MoTOR is a cross-platform smartphone app that has a broader user audience, but has a strong applicability for the elderly i.e. if a user needed to lose weight prior to a knee or hip replacement operation.
HMA selected as one of Top Ten Future Leaders by Creative England for our strategic approach, growth potential and innovative work in digital healthcare
WON: Bionow’s Innovative ageing award in recognition of our work in developing user-friendly mobile technologies to support the elderly.
WON: Innovation in Healthcare category at the University of Sheffield Enterprise, Innovation and Impact awards.