Enfield’s healthcare sector forum is supporting existing and new technology businesses that are involved in providing medtech related products and services. Local Further Education College Barnet and Southgate College hosts this forum.
The College’s new Centre of Excellence in Enhanced Technology (CETEC) opens in September 2017.
The Living Lab will allow CETEC to develop a network of care professionals, industrial experts and end users (patients) to provide training and consultancy to meet specific clinical needs, as well as support research and education into assisted living technology.
- It will be used as a test bed to showcase new and evolving technologies to support innovation and creativity within the industry, enabling the industry to grow to its fullest potential, testing products fully before they go to market.
- It will provide an insight into how assisted living technologies are used in the home, demonstrating their benefits to those who work in the health and social care industry. Demo sessions will be available to small groups.
- Teaching and assessment will happen for future workers and current staff who will be working with these products on a daily basis. It is also available for carers or individuals that need to understand these technologies to maintain their independence, so empowering patients to manage their own condition.