NHS backs innovative assistive tech pilots across nine UK councils

NHS backs innovative assistive tech pilots across nine UK councils

Biometric devices measuring anxiety triggers for people with autism and exoskeleton devices for carers are among nine social care digitisation projects to receive funding from the NHS and the Local Government Association.

Other projects funded include online financial self-assessment and benefits checker tools and an app for social care providers, enabling them to collate important employment information to improve the care worker recruitment process. 

The Social Care Digital Innovation Programme, commissioned by NHS Digital and managed by the Local Government Association, tasked councils to create digital pilots designed to advance frontline practice, improve systems and enable integration across adult social care.

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