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ARMED white paper highlights how wearables and health data support independent living

As the health and social care sector prepares for the end of lockdown and the impact of a year of social immobility amongst older people, ARMED, part of HAS Technology, has launched its latest white paper to highlight the use of technology in supporting independent living.

As the health and social care sector prepares for the end of lockdown and the impact of a year of social immobility amongst older people, ARMED, part of HAS Technology, has launched its latest white paper to highlight the use of technology in supporting independent living.

Released to coincide with its attendance at the TSA ITEC Virtual Conference this week (22nd-25th March), the white paper looks towards the adoption of a proactive approach in monitoring frailty and how technology can help push the health and social care agenda forward as we move out of the pandemic.

A 2020 study by University College London (UCL) found that social isolation is associated with a high risk of reporting a fall and receiving hospital treatment following such an incident. The study found that more than 51 percent of participants experienced falls and nine percent went to hospital as a result. Meanwhile, those living alone had an 18 percent higher risk of reporting a fall than those living with a friend or relative.

Using real life-case studies, as well as data and analytics obtained by users of ARMED - which combines pioneering predictive data analytics modelling, wearable technology, and health and social care data - the white paper demonstrates its impact not only on their physical health, but also their mental health, by empowering people to take charge of their own wellbeing. 

Brian Brown, Director of ARMED, said: “During the pandemic, we have seen organisations across the health and social care sector quickly embracing new technologies. Prevention has been an aspiration within health and social care policy for many years and we are now well positioned to support it. 

“Our latest white paper highlights the benefits of prevention technologies, such as our ARMED solution, and their potential to revolutionise our approach to health and social care as we navigate our way forward out of the pandemic. We hope the Integrated Care Systems being introduced in England, will facilitate greater adoption of technology earlier in the care pathway to improve well-being and reduce long-term costs.”

To download a copy of the white paper, please visit: https://www.hastechnology.com/armed-white-paper