Date: 15th Jan 2018

CM2000 are delighted that their falls prevention tool, ARMED, developed with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership, Loreburn Housing Association, and the Digital Health and Care Institute Innovation Centre has been shortlisted in the Multiparty Collaboration Award category at the Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards, run by Interface, recognise, reward and celebrate impacts achieved through collaborative business and academic partnerships.

ARMED combines ground-breaking technology and predictive analytics and is designed to predict people at risk of falling in their homes, therefore preventing falls whilst allowing people to be more active.

Brian Brown, CM2000’s Director for Scotland has been at the forefront of the project. He says: “ARMED enables self-management and early intervention which can prevent hospital admissions. Working with ENU, DHI and Service Users from both East Dunbartonshire HSCP and Loreburn Housing Association has been a real privilege. We are thrilled that this innovative prevention tool has been shortlisted for this prestigious award.”  Explaining the background to the project, Adrian Smales, a Research Fellow at ENU, said: “We have a long-term vision of using data to detect the early signs of illness, and apply new methods that should lead to improved care and better outcomes for all.”  One of the judges, Dr Stuart Fancey, Director of Research and Innovation at The Scottish Funding Council, said: “The calibre of entries to this year’s awards was very impressive – as was the diversity. The Scottish Funding Council is delighted to see universities and innovation centres playing such a strong role in the successes of Scotland’s businesses and public sector.”

CM2000 and ENU will have to wait until 22nd February to find out which of the four finalists will receive the Multiparty Collaboration Award.

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