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1st Feb 2011: HoIP to lead TSB project on trusted services

Title: Scaleable and Open Framework for Human and Digital Trust between Informal and Formal Infrastructures in Personal Health Care
Programme: TSB: Network security – Trusted services
Start 1st Feb 2011
Duration: 24 Months
Partners: HoIP CIC (Lead), Microsoft, Napier University

Currently, there are 6 million informal carers in the UK. Assisting informal carers to deliver the care required whilst not impacting their lives, so for example they can remain in employment whilst discharging their carer responsibilities, can be delivered by technology only if there is trust in the identity, security and the data held within these systems. Informal carers need strong identity services and the ability to manage access rights and security policies on the sensitive data that is being held, via a multitude of devices. This project will look to use the Identity architecture that has been developed for the wider government Access to Public Services (AtPS) initative to deliver that identity architecture, and provide a standard framework for the secure handling of health and social care information between devices, internet available personal health records and clinical systems; with a special focus on the mobile platform. This patient-centric infrastructure will be open and standards compliant, allowing any SME to reuse the open source components to integrate, build and deliver services upon it. This scalable and open framework will allow for human and digital trust between informal and formal infrastructures. The consortium has unique experience of trust frameworks, Government Gateway, NHS Spine, Local Authority identity services and mobile networks. It builds on the DAP ALIP projects, and the Napier University e-Health Cloud Architecture (built under the TSB ‘DACAR’ project).

1st Oct 2011: HoIP to lead TSB project on Assisted Living

Title: ALIP Anytime Anywhere
Partners: HoIP (lead), Microsoft, ADI, 3DReid, InovaTech, SASIE, Telemedic Systems, Willmott Dixon, Bournemouth Borough Council, Carers UK
Start date: 8th October 2009
Duration: 27 Months

Project overview: The project will carry out development work on communications-related infrastructure and develop integrated solutions needed to support people with chronic conditions. The objectives are:
  • Define the requirements of a mobile health device to enable roaming technology
  • Develop communications technology to support 'anytime, anywhere' assistive technologies
  • Address barriers to the economic provision of broadband to deprived and rural areas
  • Advance existing and recently completed digital communications research nearer to implementation
  • Network of assistive living facilities and business models Business models
  • Undertake pilots of the technologies developed in real situations