CPR Global Tech has teamed up with the All-Wales Intensive Learning Academy for Innovation in Health & Social Care (ILA IHSC) at Swansea University to research how wearable devices could make digital healthcare accessible to more NHS and social care staff.
Innovate UK Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership
The partnership is about the Innovate UK Management Knowledge Transfer Partnership, which provides an innovative approach to business innovation by connecting forward-thinking businesses with academic partners.
The Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnership will evaluate how wearable health devices could transform Wales's health and social care sector. The project, funded by Innovate UK to the tune of £143,000, will evaluate how wearable health devices can improve Wales's healthcare system.
Through Business Wales Accelerated Growth Programme (AGP), which provides targeted support for ambitious growing firms, CPR Global Tech has benefited from assistance in its efforts. The European Regional Development Fund provided partial funding for the programme through the Welsh Government.
CPR Global Tech and Wearable Devices
CPR Global Tech was founded in 2010. We have developed a wide range of innovative products used by over one million customers worldwide, including call-blocking technology.
More recently, we have developed a new personal alarm called CPR Guardian. The device detects falls and sends an SOS alert to emergency contacts, but it also monitors heart rate and tracks locations—allowing users' loved ones to take comfort in knowing they're safe.
Designed with vulnerable adults in mind—lone workers, those living with Dementia and Alzheimers—the CPR Guardian will form the basis of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership with Swansea University. The experts will consider how the technology can be deployed in the NHS and social care departments to monitor vulnerable patients at home, improving care and patient outcomes.
How Can CPR Guardian Help Wales?
Chief Operating Officer Chelsea Davies said:
"At CPR Global Tech, we are proud to develop products based on our ethos of caring, protecting and reassuring. So we are incredibly excited about our new partnership with Swansea University, which is about harnessing the power of wearable health technology to improve patient outcomes – not only in health and social care settings but also in patients' homes.
"For example, falls amongst older people are a significant public health concern in Wales, with a third of people over 65 and a half of those aged over 85 falling every year. Falls have a substantial financial impact on health and social care services, costing the NHS approximately £2.3 billion every year. Our technology alerts emergency contacts via text message with a precise location update whenever a fall happens, ensuring more severe injuries associated with longer waits are avoided.
"Working with the Innovation ILA team at Swansea University, local health providers and patients, we will set up trials and collect detailed stakeholder feedback. Through this work, we aim to gather a robust dataset that will help inform how wearable tech can help improve care and patient outcomes.
"This project is strategically important to us as a business and Welsh society as a whole. Our project has the potential to make significant improvements to the way the NHS deals with falls, achieving better outcomes for patients and vital cost savings for our health service."
The CPR Guardian III Fall Detection Watch: A Game Changer?
CPR Guardian is an easy-to-use standalone mobile phone watch with an integrated SIM card. It's a personal alarm that contacts family. They can view the location and well-being of the wearer remotely by using the Guardian mobile APP for Android and iOS. Carers can call the fall detection watch just like a mobile phone. Please get in touch with us if you need help.
These are the top features of the CPR Guardian Fall Detection Watch:
- The wearer can use the mobile phone's SOS button to call five pre-set contacts immediately.
- Every 10 minutes, Guardian records the wearer's heart rate and sends it to a smartphone app. The embedded CPR Chameleon SIM card offers connectivity everywhere in the UK and Europe so that doctors can receive accurate information whenever they need it most.
- The Guardian 3 movement sensor provides accurate real-time information about the wearer's movements.
- The CPR Guardian mobile app (available for Android and Apple/iOS) allows family members and caregivers to check the wearer's whereabouts and health remotely.
- The watch will automatically send its location to the carer's smartphone app.
- The personal alarm watch can be worn while showering since the risk of falling is greater in that setting.
CPR Global Tech, a 20-person company that employs sales, technical support and product development roles, scooped up two prestigious Queen's Awards for Enterprise in 2018 and 2020. We have been designing and manufacturing telecoms products for over 10 years. We have helped over 1,000,000 people stay safe inside and outside their homes. We support customers and their families across the UK, USA, and the rest of the world.
Please get in touch with us if you need help.