Health and social care research helps us learn about why we become ill and what we can do to stay well. It advances our knowledge so that we can find new treatments, change the way we deliver care, prevent illness and improve the environment, health and wellbeing of local populations.
We support research that benefits people who use our services and the communities we serve. We have studies for children and young people, dementia, substance misuse, eating disorders, learning disabilities and mental health.
What is the study about?
This study is a collaboration between Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, University of Surrey and MinebeaMitsumi. It aims to evaluate new technology to monitor individuals whilst they are inpatients on Spenser Ward. The Body Information Management Systems (BIMS) is a set of advanced biological sensors which monitor behaviour, activity and basic vital signs. The study aims to explore how this new technology gathers information in a ward environment.
Who can take part?
Residents on Spenser ward
What is involved?
Firstly, some questionnaires about how you are sleeping and feeling will be completed. You can then choose to have a bed which monitors your movements and vital signs, or a wearable device that measure activity levels and vital signs. This information will not be used to make any decisions about your care. Throughout the study we will be asking for feedback from yourself, your family members or carers, and staff involved in your care in order to make improvements. You will be regularly kept updated regarding the study’s progress.
How do I get involved?
If you are interested in the study or would like some more information please contact
Samantha Ratcliffe or Lauren Davies – Clinical Research Coordinators on 01932 722247. Alternatively, you can contact the Principal Investigator, Ramin Nilforooshan on 0193 272 2444 or email email@example.com