NHS Innovation Test Beds

TIHM for dementia is one of only seven NHS Innovation Test Beds, and is one of two specifically looking at creating an Internet of Things – the idea of connecting any device to the internet and/or each other via the internet.

The Test Bed programme was launched by NHS England in January 2016 as a series of different projects that aim to modernise health care to benefit older people with long-term health problems and improve the way NHS services are delivered by evaluating the impact of new technologies. It is linked to the NHS Five Year Forward View which sets out how health services need to change in order to engage with patients, carers and citizens to promote wellbeing and prevent ill-health.