Last week the government announced 18 innovative projects that will be awarded up to £25,000 under the TechForce19 challenge. TechForce19 was established to find digital solutions to problems currently being faced by different people in society as a result of Covid-19.
Over 1500 innovative digital solutions were submitted as part of the challenge and one of the successful projects is already operating in some care homes across Dagenham and Rainham. Feebris and Care City, with the support of BHR CCGs currently provide an app which helps carers identify health risks and deterioration within elderly communities.
The additional grant funding will see the Feebris app rolled out across another 10 care homes in East London, with the hope to expand on this in the future. The kit provided includes a mobile phone, a digital stethoscope and pulse oximeter which allows carers to collect observations. The information is then shared directly with GPs - allowing them to listen to lung sounds remotely.
Jon Cruddas MP said: "At a time when residents in care homes are finding it increasingly difficult to access medical support, this technology could provide the observational and preventative means to keep many older residents safe. I commend the innovation of Feebris and Care City at a hugely challenging time for all sectors."
You can read more about Feebris and Care City via this link: http://feebris.com/2020/04/24/feebris-care-city-partnership-winner-of-techforce19/