A health and social care technology company has been named a winner at the LaingBuisson Awards 2020.
HAS Technology’s ARMED prevention technology picked up the ‘Innovation in Health Tech’ award for its approach to assisting people to live more independently and to reduce falls and associated hospital admissions during yesterday’s virtual awards ceremony, which had been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The judges liked the “predictive and preventative nature of the product”, which they felt could be “very helpful in stopping emergencies.”
The annual LaingBuisson Awards celebrate industry excellence and innovation in the UK health and social care services and HAS Technology beat off stiff competition in its category to be named the winner.
ARMED measures data associated with frailty and risk of falling, enabling those managing care to intervene at earlier stages, preventing more significant health risks. It also promotes self-management by making people more aware of a variety of indicators.
Brian Brown, director of ARMED, said: “We are delighted that our ARMED solution has been recognised in these prestigious awards. The pandemic has accelerated the need for innovative solutions that allow risk factors to be monitored from afar and help keep people out of hospital. ARMED empowers people with information that supports wellbeing and independence.
“Being able to implement and manage the software remotely over the pandemic has been key to its continued success and we are thrilled to see that digital transformation is being embraced by the sector. Increasing independence and identifying risks at the earliest opportunity is central to the work of ARMED.”
ARMED was developed with support from Edinburgh Napier University and Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI), as well as being in the 1% of companies chosen to be a Microsoft partner.