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 research@sabp.nhs.uk