Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care invited members of the community in Kensington, Liverpool, to learn more about the project’s innovative technologies, which support people to live at home with long-term health conditions.
Volunteers with manageable conditions like diabetes have been trialling the Liverpool-designed IoT devices and apps like ‘Push to Talk’, Warnhydrate, the quizzing and bingo app and Paman.
Project volunteers use a community intranet to access the IoT health devices. The connection is free to use and employs British technology, which has been designed by Bristol-based tech company, Blu Wireless. Each of the organisations involved in the project had a stand at the event, which took place at Kensington Community Learning Centre, where volunteers have been using the quizzing and bingo app.
The SMEs who developed the technologies brought examples along to show visitors. There were also videos to watch and project leads Rosemary Kay, Ann Williams and Professor Joe Spencer were on hand to talk about everything from 5G safety and innovation in health and social care to the need for affordable WiFi connections in digitally deprived communities.