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IoT for digital healthcare

Digital telecare

Wearables, coupled with and in-home sensor and communication networks, could help older people to live independently for as long as possible. The existing analogue telephone lines for telecare – currently used by 170k people in Scotland – will be turned off in 2025, presenting a major opportunity to the introduction and application of IoT and other digital solutions.

There is a Scottish wide programme run by the Scottish Local Government Digital Office, who CENSIS are working with to support innovation activities in this sector.

The following areas are examples of where IoT technologies can be used to enhance digital telecare

  • Telecare alarm monitoring
  • Activity/falls monitoring
  • Resilient care
  • Smart home technologies/ home automation
  • Diagnostics and generation of data to complement diagnosis

If you would like to know more about CENSIS activity in this sector, let’s talk.

Health and social care

Digital telecare is one of the health and social care subjects explored in our CENSIS FutureTech programme.

This is an area where Internet of Things (IoT) technologies could deliver huge benefits and enhance people’s lives.


Sector knowledge

Within the FutureTech programme, CENSIS met with people from different sectors to hear their ideas about the transformative potential of IoT.

IoT technology will transform business operations across Scotland and impact every sector of the economy.


5 subject areas

The Scottish Government-funded FutureTech workshops were held across Scotland throughout 2019 in the subject areas of

  • Food and drink
  • Health and social care
  • Smart towns and cities
  • Transport
  • Tourism

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