Last week ALL INN held a special session in Armley with Zone V. The session was designed to introduce people, some of whom are participating in the ACTIVAGE project, to Zone V’s accessible mobile phone option.
ALL INN attended the second plenary meeting for the Activage project in Darmstadt, Germany, last week. The meeting was a chance to bring together partners from the nine deployment sites to continue work on the implementation phase of the project.
Follow this link for a guest blog from Jorge Posadas, the Project Manager in Madrid, for a wider context on what the project is trying to achieve. Watch this space for further information on exactly what the project will bring to Leeds later in the summer.
It’s been a busy few months for the ALL INN project, here’s the highlights!
Our latest session was in February with a security company looking to apply their technological expertise to branch out into health and care products. They engaged ALL INN for a needs analysis session with people who fit the profile of the customers they hope to attract. This will be the first of a series of sessions as they bring the product (or design) back at various stages to get more valuable input from real people. Watch this space for further information.
As well as sessions some longer term projects are underway looking at assistive technology, but always with a focus on the person using the technology and how it will best suit them. An exciting project is Activage, an EU Horizon 2020 project looking at wearables and home sensors for over-65s across Leeds, with IoT-enabled devices interconnecting people and place in an exciting new way. The technology provider for this project is Samsung and we are currently in the design phase. This is an ambitious and important project, stay tuned for updates!
It’s been a while since ALL INN’s last blog post, but that’s not to say we haven’t been busy!
We’ve got lots of plans for the year ahead, starting this week with a session for a company who work with security solutions but are looking to move into gadgets to help support people with dementia. The session will give them access to people who live with dementia and their carers, and professionals who work closely with people with dementia and determine what features their solution will need to consider.
ALL INN may have been quiet on the blog front for a while but we’ve been working hard in the background!
A session took place in late September which may lead to an exciting collaboration – watch this space for more details on that. We’ve been featured in a case study on the brand new Translate website, which you can read here as well as on the Doing Good Leeds website.
In addition to this we have a new session to look forward to in the New Year. It will take place on the 3rd February 2017 and is for people living with dementia and their carers, and professionals working in dementia.
For more information and to enquire about attending please contact Suzanne on Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07584 581 656.
Last week ALL INN supported an event to kick off an exciting process to look at innovative ways to identify and meet unmet clinical needs for dementia.
The event was part of the HEFCE Medical Technologies Innovation Catalyst Project, which aims to turn the best academic research into medical technologies that change society for the better.
A productive session leading to two new designs being investigated for potential production took place on 4th May 2016. The ALL INN project hosted Doability, a Leeds based independent living aids retailer and manufacturer, in a pop-up event at Leeds Beckett University.
The purpose of the session was to develop a prototype door handle opener for people with reduced grip, as those currently on the market don’t always fit the bill. We brought people together from a variety of backgrounds, including people with arthritis or reduced grip, Occupational Therapists (OTs) from Assisted Living Leeds and students, some working on placement with Doability and using computer aided design (CAD) skills, and some from Leeds Beckett’s Product Design course.
This week has been all go for the ALL INN project. The Naidex conference in Birmingham on Tuesday was an opportunity to meet organisations with innovative independent living and assistive technology products and services. This should lead to some exciting opportunities and projects, watch this space for more information!
Students from the Product Design course at Leeds Beckett University recently visited Assisted Living Leeds. The visit was to set the context for their next project on designing products for assisted living, by giving a flavour of existing independent living products and services, and to help generate more ideas.