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A Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment

Alternative titleA Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a Residential Environment


SPHERE : An EPSRC Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration (IRC).

This project aims to develop a platform of sensors to be deployed in people's homes to monitor the health and wellbeing

SPHERE is a large, multidisciplinary research project bringing together over 100 researchers from three universities, as well as industrial and engagement partners, to develop a unique system of sensors for the home. This system collects a wide range of information, including heat, light, humidity as well as quantity and quality of movement. The project, which is funded by EPSRC, is working out how to combine these multiple streams of information so they are relevant to clinical care, prediction of illness and to open up new avenues in early diagnosis.

The Public Engagement team have worked in partnership with future end users and local people who will have the unique experience of living with these new technologies in 100 homes. Innovative and participatory methods of involvement, engagement and co-working enabled the technology and research processes to be acceptable, appropriate and relevant.

SPHERE began in 2013 and continues to work with the public; we always welcome people to get involved. In 2016, SPHERE received a finalist award in the national Engage Competition, which recognised our public health and well-being engagement work.

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