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City wins major grant funding for intelligent healthcare technologies research

City has won £980,000 in grant funding for a healthcare project entitled ‘SCAMPI: Self-Care Advice, Monitoring, Planning and Intervention’

by Kyla Njoku (Senior Communications Officer)

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) announced a new round of funding for research projects that will help people self-manage chronic conditions at home while linked to support from carers and clinicians.

City has won £980,000 in grant funding for one such project entitled SCAMPI: Self-Care Advice, Monitoring, Planning and Intervention.

The project’s main objective is to prototype a new computerised toolset to support the more seamless care planning, monitoring and interventions by people with chronic conditions and their carers.

The project will a collaboration between Schools: led by Professor Neil Maiden of Cass Business School who will work alongside colleagues from the School of Health Sciences and the School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering.

The researches will co-design, prototype and evaluate the feasibility of the toolset with people with two example chronic conditions – dementia and Parkinson's disease. They will work closely with the Alzheimer's Society and Parkinson's UK in order to engage people with these conditions, their families, carers and disease experts.

Neil Maiden, Professor of Digital Creativity at Cass Business School said:

I am delighted that this interdisciplinary, cross-school collaboration will research new and more comprehensive solutions to enable older people to live their lives, as fully as possible, in their own homes.

The team of investigators are:

  • Cass Business School - Professors Neil Maiden (Principal Investigator) and Li Feng
  • School of Health Sciences: Professors Julienne Meyer, Paul Burstow and Dr Shashi Harani
  • School of Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering - Drs Simone Stumpf and Dympna O’Sullivan

Project partners include Parkinson's UK; Evalucom Consulting Limited; NHS Sutton Clinical Commissioning Group; CWHHE CCGs Commissioning Collaborative; My Home Life and Alzheimer's Society.

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