Glow New Media and Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Hartree Centre have begun a joint research project as part of the ERDF funded  LCR4.0 programme, building on Glow’s pioneering SafeTeam Guardian healthcare work with NHS.

SafeTeam Guardian makes NHS community teams safer and more efficient as they work in the community by relaying live information from their smartphones, back to base.

A screenshot of the SafeTeam Guardian software

This cutting edge software was developed originally for Train Transport applications, during an 18 month, Innovate UK funded consortium project and was repurposed for healthcare under Health Innovation Exchange.

Phil Blything presenting on front of the SafeTeam Guardian software

SafeTeam Guardian software relies on real time location information - small improvements in accuracy lead to large increases in operating efficiency. Real time positioning may seem simple at first glance, but in practice is nuanced and complex. The software uses Linear Quadratic Estimation (also known as Kalman filters) originally developed by Rudolf E. Kálmán and applied by NASA during the APOLLO programme to improve trajectory estimation of the moon rockets. Glow's John Winstanley explains the Kalman Filter in this video.

The Hartree Centre

Hartree Centre experts will be working alongside software engineers at Glow to optimise real time positioning signal processing and exploring the potential for high performance computing within the application.

 "Our team has built up a lot of specialist knowledge in real time positioning. Working with Hartree means that we partner with data scientists, that opens lots of doors for us and adds a lot of rigor to the products we're making." Said Glow Technical Director, John Winstanley.

SafeTeam Guardian has been piloted successfully at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust and is undergoing a second non clinical Pilot at Alder Hey Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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