Since February 2022, ECH has worked on an innovative partnership with smart clothing brand Goldilocks and The University of Adelaide to develop a range of smart garments that would support older people to remain living independently in their own home.
The three leading experts joined forces to secure funding through the South Australian Innovation Challenge which aimed to create new solutions that propel the health, aged care and disability sectors.
ECH Head of Customer Experience Carolyn Dawkins said the Goldilocks Smart Clothing Research Project presented the opportunity to collaborate with experts in technology, aiming to benefit older clientele.
“Collaborating with Goldilocks and The University of Adelaide has been an invaluable experience,” Ms Dawkins said.
“Working to adapt this type of technology to the aged care sector has been remarkable. This project has shown ECH’s commitment to empowering older people to remain living independently at home.”
This, along with other ground-breaking projects, will be discussed at the Aged Care Innovation Exchange on November 13 at Stone & Chalk Startup Hub at Lot Fourteen, where like-minded professionals, thought leaders, and pioneers as we delve into the forefront of advancements (and challenges) in aged care.
Posted: October 20, 2023