How does TEC work?

Technology enabled care uses phone networks and internet connections to provide access to a range of health practitioners as well as care and support organisations that can respond to emergencies.


Below are some examples:


Lifestyle Monitoring

• Smart phone app that enables people to manage their diabetes, logging data so they can share it with their doctor


• Wearable device that senses increased visits to the bathroom and identifies possible urinary tract infections


• Medication reminder system that flags up to a carer that a service user hasn’t taken their pills


• E-consulting system that allows patients with mental health conditions to speak to their GP online


Emergency response

• Pendant alarm that an individual can press if they fall so a monitoring centre can send help


• Home asthma monitoring system that reports a worsening breathing condition to doctors