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Scotland’s IoT Future: FutureTech Health workshop

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2nd October 2019
Centre for Health Sciences, Raigmore Estate, Inverness, IV2 3JH

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CENSIS has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to explore and support use of IoT in Scotland’s key economic sectors.  In partnership with NHS Highland, CENSIS will explore opportunities around IoT health and hospital estates.  

Benefits in a health setting might include: 

  •  Alarm and health monitoring – wearables coupled with and in-home sensor and communication networks to helping people to live independently for as long as possible.  
  • Monitoring the ‘health’ of buildings and improve their utilisation, particularly around large distributed estates. 
  • Tracking assets including expensive, portable pieces of equipment in a building and find them easily 
  • Gaining accurate, real time information on how rooms are being used. Learn how people really use a space over a period of time 
  • Greener hospital monitoring – smart grid meters for water, electricity, and gas to collect usage data and run analytics on that data to gain business intelligence 

The workshop includes examples of IoT in health, and there will be a breakout session to discuss opportunities. We’ll also have guest speakers talking about their ambitions in this space.   

 The event will be non-technical, with a focus on designing IoT into real world projects with a focus on user-services, quality of outcome and viable business cases. Afterwards we’ll look to progress a number of further projects in detail. 

Provisional Agenda 

  • 11:00 Registration and coffee 
  • 11:30 Welcome and introduction (CENSIS) 
  • 11:35 View from a challenge provider – (TBC) 
  • 11:50 Case study – Albyn IoT in fit home 
  • 12:05 Opportunities for IoT in Health (CENSIS) 
  • 12:30 Lunch 
  • 13:00 Workshop (discussion groups to identify opportunities)  
  • 13:50 Group feedback 
  • 14:00 Next steps and closing remarks (CENSIS) 
  • 14:15 Coffee and networking (plus opportunity for 1-2-1 meetings with CENSIS staff)
  • 16:00 Close 

This workshop is now full. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please email CENSIS.