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School of Health Sciences

City TECS

As an expert provider of healthcare education we understand the importance of engaging with new technologies within the sector and enabling the professionals we teach and train to work with confidence with them.

The School of Health Science is one of the first universities in the UK to open a Technology Enabled Care Studio, City TECS, allowing students and practitioners across a range of disciplines to learn how to use the latest telehealth technologies through simulated learning.

What is City TECS?

City TECS is a purpose built learning hub, designed to simulate a home environment. City TECS is equipped with the latest telehealth, telecare, telemedicine, tele rehabilitation, mhealth, ehealth, ihealth and wearable technologies.

The School of Health Science is one of the first universities in the UK to open a Technology Enabled Care Studio of this kind, allowing students and practitioners across a range of disciplines to learn how to use the latest telehealth technologies through simulated learning.

Who is it for?

City TECS is designed for health and social care professionals to learn how to use the latest healthcare technology devices and services effectively to facilitate and maintain self-care behaviour change and support self-management in a real world environment.

How can I use it?

The School of Health Sciences offers courses and training for health and social care professionals from undergraduate to Master’s level study. We also provide short courses for service providers so you can help your staff to integrate evidence-based self-management practice into the technology enabled services they deliver. We work with companies in the private and public sector to develop and deliver bespoke training to meet their workforce needs.

The technology

City TECS is fitted with the latest technology used to support health and social care showcasing the tele-health and telecare solutions from leading providers in the field, such as Philips and Tunstall. Features of the facility include:

  • Recording facilitates for reflective learning and practice
  • Personal telecare devices e.g. iVi intelligent pendants, MyAmie – personal radio trigger
  • Telecare safety and sensory devices and sensors, e.g. chair and bed occupancy sensors, enuresis and Epilepsy sensors, medication dispensers & PIR movement sensors
  • Environmental telecare devices and sensors, e.g. flood detectors, smoke detectors, temperature extremes sensor & flood detector. Telehealth peripherals e.g. BP monitor, glucometer, pulse oximeter and scales integrated with tablets and set-top box with TV screen
  • Care Assist and monitoring centre facilities
  • Wearable assistive devices
  • Empathy suits.