The Partnership

The dementia study (TIM or TIHM for dementia) is a collaborative of organisations including the Alzheimer's Society, University of Surrey, Royal Holloway University of London, Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network and technology companies.

TIHM for dementia is a unique collaborative of partners from the health, voluntary and technology sectors. Each partner offers expert guidance to specific areas of the project.

Test Bed partners

    Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

    A leading provider of specialist mental health, drug and alcohol and learning disabilities services for people of all ages in Southern England

    Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network

    Supports the identification, spread and adoption of innovation and best practice to improve health and contribute towards economic growth

    University of Surrey

    Home of the Institute for Communications Systems – one of the largest European academic research groups in mobile communications, IoT, large scale data analysis, smart cities, networking and services

    Royal Holloway University of London

    Home of the Information Security Group with expertise in information security, secure protocols, computer security, security for mobile and ad hoc networks, trusted computing and infrastructure protection

    Alzheimer's Society

    The UK’s leading dementia support and research charity for anyone affected by any form of dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They also fund medical and social research, and campaign for better quality of life for people with dementia and greater understanding of the condition

    Six local clinical commissioning groups

    Including North East Hampshire and Farnham who are the lead commissioner for mental health across Surrey and NE Hants and Guildford and Waverley who specialise in dementia


      Technology Innovators


      Whose product Howz is able to learn a dementia sufferer’s routine and detect any deviations from the routine that may lead to dangers

      Safe Patient Systems

      Whose mobile, ‘open’ architecture and cloud based platform delivers a holistic assisted living technology solution

      Whose virtual, personal assistant Molly is capable of providing tailor made medical advice using advanced Artificial Intelligence and speech recognition

      Vision 360 / Arqiva

      Are bringing an assistive care platform for those with long-term conditions


      Provide a suite of apps for self care and home monitoring by caregivers and healthcare professionals using wearables, medical devices, home sensors and a series of features for data sharing on a social media platform. Yecco social app will enable services to build social networks, directly interact with patients as well as receiving real time data for early intervention and health management


      Will provide their doc@HOME Digital Health platform configured to meet the needs of  people with dementia and their carers

      Halliday James

      Specialise in Cognitive Support Technology for dementia. They will offer St Bernard's Location Service for vulnerable people and EASE, a specialist location and activity monitoring device

      With thanks to

      NHS England

      The funders of the project. NHS England lead and set the priorities and direction of the National Health Service (NHS) in England, encouraging and informing national debate to improve health and care

      Innovate UK

      The UK's innovation agency

      IoT UK

      A programme of activities that seeks to advance the UK’s global leadership in the Internet of Things (IoT) and increase the adoption of high quality IoT technologies and services throughout businesses and the public sector.

      Department of Health

      The Department of Health (DH) helps people to live better for longer. We lead, shape and fund health and care in England, making sure people have the support, care and treatment they need, with the compassion, respect and dignity they deserve.


      Core Project Team and Steering Group

      This project will receive valuable input from, and be overseen by, a core project team and steering group made up of experts from:

      • Action for Carers Surrey, who will provide knowledge on the issues and pressures faced by carers and the importance and value of accessible services and receiving the right information, support and advice
      • FlexEye, who build Internet of Things and Operational Intelligence Smart Systems to drive sustainable performance
      • Telefonica Europe, who focus on innovative research and new business development that includes advanced mobile services and data applications such as Connected Healthcare
      • Surrey County Council
      • Cisco