A team of researchers in Bath is working to give people with diabetes a choice of carefully selected digital tools to help them better self-manage their condition and put them more in control of their own care.

The Diabetes Digital Coach is one of seven Internet of Things Test Beds in the UK. There are 4 million people in Britain who have diabetes, including 120,000 in the West of England, and the two-year project will enrol people with Type I and II diabetes providing them with the opportunity to improve the self-management of their condition. The Digital Coach platform will also encourage more timely and appropriate interventions.

A seminar run by the Assisted Living Action Network (ALAN) is taking place on Wednesday  25 January with Dr Elizabeth Dymond, Deputy Director of Enterprise at the West of England Academic Health Science Network (WEAHSN). Tommy Parker, Digital Innovation Lead at Ki Performance Lifestyle, will also be talking about the Mi-PACT project that uses its KiActiv Health software to build multidimensional physical activity profiles.

The seminar is on Wednesday 25 January 2017, 6:00 – 8:30pm East Building (Room 0.5), University of Bath Admission is free and booking is now open.

WEAHSN has also created a training programme specifically addressing the needs of healthcare innovators and covering core skills in entrepreneurship. The intensive four-day personal development course has been running since 2015, working with SETsquared to deliver high-quality coaching, mentoring and personal development support. The 2017 programme is open for applications.

Nick Flaherty