TAPPI Cast - 9 February


Welcome to TAPPI Cast, our weekly update on the 'Technology for our Ageing Population: Panel for Innovation' (TAPPI) project which aims to improve the way technology is used in housing and care for older people.

The International Technology Enabled Care Conference 2024, titled “Empowering People’s Lives: Transforming Futures Through Knowledge, Innovation and Action”, returns at the iconic ICC in Birmingham on the 18 and 19 of March 2024! 

We are delighted to announce that the Housing LIN has secured up to 50 free one or two day passes at the TSA’s International Technology Enabled Care Conference, taking place on the 18 – 19 March 2024, at the ICC in Birmingham.

To claim your free day pass, please register here (opens new window) and when prompted enter the following booking code ITEC2024/HLIN.

Publications of interest:

Andi never game up

NRS Healthcare installed Andi in service users' homes in the rural reaches of North Yorkshire where other digital dispersed alarm units had struggled, and analogue seemed to be the only option. The pilot evidenced that Andi never gives up sending messages, even when connectivity is lost entirely. To discover how Andi is setting new standards for reliability and ensuring critical support is available read the case study (opens new window)!

Implementing technology to help people live really good lives (opens new window)

Groundbreaking research titled "Implementing Technology to Help People Live Really Good Lives," commissioned by the TEC Action Alliance, has recently been released. This study reveals how technology can enhance everyday life, focusing on the expectations and principles individuals hold for Technology Enabled Care. It aligns with the TAPPI principles in many ways, and to TAPPI's commitment to integrating technology in ways that respect personal values, emphasising technology's role in supporting 'gloriously ordinary lives' while upholding dignity and autonomy.

For more information and to read the report, please see here (opens new window). The report will also be covered in much more depth at ITEC 2024 Conference.

Virgin Media probed over digital switchover rules (opens new window)

Ofcom is investigating Virgin Media over its compliance with rules to protect vulnerable customers during the digital switchover. The telecoms industry is currently changing landline services from analogue to digital. But the regulator has concerns about how it could impact some people, for example those with telecare systems that rely on landlines. Read on here. (opens new window)