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Plan of Action – update

To conduct the Exeter and Milton Keynes pilot studies. To develop “archetypes” of care-recipients and circles of support networks. These can be used as a starting point when working with individuals, and to assist with decisions about what technological solutions are appropriate. To pre-emptively develop…

New Member – Akshika Wijesundara

Akshika Wijesundara has just joined the STRETCH project as a PhD student where his research will focus on some of the instrumentation of participant homes. Akshika is a graduate from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. His research interests…

Applying Machine Learning to Healthcare

In the last blog we announced that Mohamed Bennasar will be joining us- this is some more background about his research experience and how he hopes to apply it to STRETCH. I have been in the area of machine learning, and signal and image processing…

Recent Activities

We had our regular project team meeting in London on the 28th of July. We have started a pilot study in Exeter.  A privacy elicitation study is being planned for Milton Keynes. Mohammed Bennasar has formally joined the project full-time. Akshika Wijesundara has also joined the STRETCH…

Our Plan of Action

We will continue scoping the project by reviewing existing healthcare technologies, literature on the requirements and needs of older people when engaging with new technology, and contacting other researchers who are engaging in similar research. We will have more direct talks with key stakeholders from our research partners to follow…

Introducing Dr Mohamed Bennasar

Dr Mohamed Bennasar will be joining The Open University research group in Milton Keynes in July.  Mohamed’s background is in signal processing and machine learning techniques for clinical diagnostic tools, and most recently he has been working on applying this work in the context of…

Introducing Jessica Cohen

Jessica Cohen from Age UK Exeter has commenced working with us. Jessica will be responsible for Exeter client engagement and support throughout the project, as well as contributing her own experience and knowledge of working with older people.

Welcome to the STRETCH Project

This is the first blog for the Socio-Technical Resilience for Targeted Community Healthcare (STRETCH) project.  Thanks to those partners who we met with in the months of January-March. The project officially commenced in April. Please also see our website https://www.stretchproject.org/ which will be updated as the project progresses.…