ARMED is part of H.A.S. Technology Group, a global provider of cloud-based workforce management and social care technology. The Group includes a number of technology brands including care management specialist, CM (previously CM2000).
The Group’s heritage in data collection led us to work with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) to see how the data could be modeled to identify risks. After some initial community trials the project gained the support of the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI).
ARMED now offers a range of self-management and prevention solutions that benefit individuals, care and support organisations, housing Providers and the wider community.
ARMED is delighted to be in the 1% of companies chosen to be a Microsoft co-sell partner.
ARMED’s mission is simple:
“To provide technology enabled care solutions which empower people to remain independent in their home for longer.”
ARMED was developed in recognition of the growing importance of prevention and self-management. Capturing data from an individual and their home environment and combining with powerful machine learning allows changes to be identified so that action can be taken.
H.A.S. Technology is a global provider of cloud-based workforce management and social care technology. The Group includes a number of technology brands including care management specialist, CM (previously CM2000).
Our technology saves customers time and money and improves the quality of their services. Our patented innovative software solutions include: visit scheduling and verification, invoicing / payroll reporting, business intelligence, market shaping, risk identification and prevention. We currently trade through seven brands around the world. Five in the UK (CM / Ezitracker/ RosterPlus / PAMMS / ARMED). Two in Australia / New Zealand (Ezitracker / Ezicare and Savii in the USA.
The starting point for ARMED was finding a way to use machine learning to identify escalating risk, a cause of which is falls. The number of hospital admissions due to an older person falling is set to rise to nearly 1000 a day by the end of the decade. This means falls prevention is not a luxury but a necessity.
Whilst running the Scottish office of HAS Technology’s care management brand, CM (previously CM2000), Brian Brown started to work with Edinburgh Napier University (ENU) to see how health data could be modeled to identify risks. After some initial community trials the project gained the support of the Digital Health & Care Institute (DHI).
The trials identified a number of frailty issues that could be associated with risk of falling including inactivity, sleepless nights, de-hydration, abnormal weight changes and reduction in muscle mass. All of these could be monitored from the comfort of the individual’s own home using wearable devices.
The data generated allowed issues to be flagged up for early intervention before problems escalated. Warning flags are now being raised approximately 32 days in advance of a potential incident.
ARMED was thrown into the media spotlight when forward-thinking housing association, Loreburn, announced they would be adopting it across all their residents in sheltered housing:
ARMED has since developed to include monitoring of the home environment which can also have a big impact on wellbeing and allow landlords to manage housing stock more efficiently.