Socio-Technical Resilience for Enhancing Targeted Community Healthcare
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Research

Health-Care

UK Hospitals often experience 'Black Alert' which means that scheduled operations must be cancelled and incoming patients turned away because all the beds are full. This can be caused by elderly patients being unable to be discharged and return to their home even though they no longer need clinical care but still need some level of minimal monitoring and assistance to live at home.

Circles of Support

The STRETCH project aims to address this problem by integrating the human circles of support (including people such as hospital clinicians, GPs, community healthcare workers, formal community support, informal support such as neighbours, and adult children).

Technology

We intend to use wearables, smart home, and other Internet of Things technologies to collect data from both people and devices and distribute the right data to the appropriate people at the level of detail that person needs. This may range from re-assuring adult children that their elderly parent is well to giving timely relevant data to specialist hospital clinicians so they can delivery targeted support to the patients who need it.

Our Research Team

Bashar Nuseibeh

Professor of Computing

The Open University

Prof. Blaine Price

Senior Lecturer in Computing

The Open University

Arosha K. Bandara

Senior Lecturer in Computing

The Open University

Mohamed Bennasar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

The Open University

Mark Levine

Professor of Social Psychology

University of Exeter

Linda Clare

Professor of Clinical Psychology

University of Exeter

Avelie Stuart

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter

Prof. Oliver Pearce

Director of Research

Milton Keynes General Hospital

Ciaran McCormick

Research Engineer

The Open University

Vikram Mehta

Research Engineer

The Open University