Technology Enabled Care (TEC)
Technology makes it possible for people to live safely and independently in their own homes for longer. It helps people manage their own physical and mental health. Using digital tools can save unnecessary travel to GPs’ surgeries and hospitals, saving everyone time and money. Well presented information online can help people understand their own health better, and find activities to help them stay healthy.
Dundee’s TEC project is supported by the Scottish Government, Dundee City Council, Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership and NHS Tayside. The project staff gather and spread ideas, highlight best practice, make videos, run social media, carry out research through engagement and support change. The TEC team are behind the Dundee Smart Care Convention, an annual exhibition and conference about digital care, healthcare and independent living in the city.
The TEC Project has a range of gadgets for home health monitoring. DVA colleague Rob Warren tried out the Kardia Mobile, which provides a swift electrocardiogram at low cost.
Jimmy Black, TEC Communications Officer on 01382 305 702
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