Assistive Technology


Leicestershire County Council,  in partnership with five of the district and borough councils –Charnwood; North West Leicestershire; Hinckley and Bosworth, Oadby and Wigston and Blaby, is relaunching a pilot project designed to help people with dementia who are living at home. The initial start date for the pilot was delayed due to the outbreak of Covid19 . 

 

The assistive technology system we will be trialling is called My Sense. It monitors an individual’s activity and daily routine in the home using sensors, a smartplug and a sleep sensor to gather information. This information is then shared via an App to a designated family member/friend, showing a timeline of activity and raising alerts for issues of concern. We are looking to test this out with 50 people for a 6 month period, starting in October 2020.

 

Our partners at MySense have worked hard to ensure that the project is Covid-19 compliant.  Participants will be able to install the equipment for themselves but if a home visit is needed all suitable precautions will be taken and appropriate PPE will be worn by staff from our Assistive Technology team.   

 

 If you’d like to find out more information about the pilot, please contact us at mysense@leics.gov.uk

 

Katy Griffith

Project Manager

October 2020