Dumfries and Galloway Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) has reported successful use of an innovative care prevention tech.
The partnership reported that the ARMED system from HAS Technology reduced pressures on support services currently in place for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Implementing the technology has allowed the service to redesign its nighttime care routine, it said.
ARMED combines pioneering predictive data analytics modelling, wearable technology, and health and social care data.
The technology identifies and predicts factors that may impact on a care user’s quality of life.
It also supports patients’ ability to be more active during the day, positively impacting sleep quality.
Barbara Aitken, professional lead for social work for the community directorate at the HSCP, said: “Using the ARMED solution has given us new insight into behaviours that has helped us prioritise resources.
“It has given our clients information that has encouraged them to become more active during the day, which in turn has helped bring about more restful sleep.
“ARMED is supporting us to improve wellbeing and provide person-centred care.
“Since implementing ARMED, we have seen a reduction on the pressures placed on overnight services and an improvement in clients’ confidence.
“This has allowed clients to gain more independence, which is vital for their wellbeing.”
Meanwhile, Brian Brown, director of ARMED, said: “We are delighted to be working with Dumfries and Galloway HSCP and to see our prevention technology yielding such fantastic results for people with intellectual difficulties.
“ARMED is now empowering individuals, in a wide range of settings, with activity data that puts them in control, whilst giving valuable insight to healthcare professionals.
“At this current time when people are likely to be leading more sedentary lives, this is helping to improve health and wellbeing and allowing services to be prioritised.”