A partnership between Southampton City Council, Southampton University and NquiringMinds, a local technology company are seeking people to trial their new CareTeam app FREE and feedback on the benefits to both people with increasing care needs and their primary carers.

The CareTeam App links with smart technology around the home using sensors that monitor air temperature, humidity and movement. It aims to allow a cared-for person to remain independent at home and link up a primary carer with family, friends, neighbours, healthcare workers, social workers, care agencies.

The project funding has been made available by Innovate UK (part of UK Research and Innovation, otherwise known as The Technology Strategy Board).

To participate the requirements are:

  • Access to a tablet or mobile phone (Apple or Android are both fine)
  • Internet access through mobile data or Wifi
  • To be over 18

Full training and ongoing support will be available throughout the trial period.

There will be no cost for taking part in this trial or for having this app, and travel expenses to attend agreed workshops will be reimbursed by the project.

Please go to the CareTeam website or the CareTeam page on SID to download the app and take part in the project.