Posted: Thursday 7th March 2024

Hertfordshire County Council's Adult Care Services has now rolled out Hertfordshire’s new assistive technology (AT) offer to the whole County following two successful pilots with the support of Adult Care Practitioners and families to support residents to remain at home for longer, maintain their independence and help provide reassurance for carers. The AT digital offer (called Data Inspired Living – DIL) consists of small, discrete sensors which are placed around the home to collect data that will help us identify and respond to any incidents, emergencies or changes to a resident’s normal routine that may be a sign of a change in a person’s condition.

Data Inspired Living consists of an online dashboard providing a view of residents’ routines at home using various data points, gathered from a diverse set of sensors. There are a wide range of sensors available which can be used to support residents and their families with their specific needs, including movement, temperature, smart plugs, bed mats, pill dispensers and door sensors and together, provide alerts to practitioners and carers when something is not right.  We have also recently recruited a small team of Assistive Technology Practitioners who will be responsible for monitoring the dashboard, responding to preventative alerts, and working alongside operational teams to ensure AT is tailored to an individual’s specific needs and circumstances.  HCC has also been shortlisted as finalists for both Innovation and Digital Impact categories of the LGC Awards 2024.

Please contact ACS’ AT Team on 0300 123 4042 or by emailing should you want more information or AT support on an individual resident’s requirements.