Sheffield IoT Meetup focuses on IoT for Connected Care during Covid-19

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Our health and social care sectors are facing enormous challenges at the present time with Covid-19. This is against a backdrop of ongoing efforts to increase the rate of technology adoption, whilst ensuring patient safety and data security. This month’s Sheffield IoT meetup focused on what can be done to effect change, through embracing collaboration, innovation and of course IoT! 

The event showcased a range of speakers including TÜV SÜD, Sheffield Hallam University, InVMA, the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC), Tended, ELucid mHealth, Caburn Solutions and the Pitch-In team. Talks covered both the opportunities and challenges during the current crisis, as well as longer term innovation and adoption of IoT technologies across the healthcare sector.

For this, our second online event, again we had a mixed audience, including industry representatives, researchers, technologists and enablers – with attendees joining from across the UK to participate.

A recording of the presentations is available below (see timings to jump to relevant sections). 

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  • 00.00.00 – Mark Davies, CEO and Co-founder, Ioetec – “Welcome”
  • 00.02.37 – James Burnstone, CEO at ELucid mHealth – “IoT enabled smart dosing for remote clinical trials”
  • 00.26.08 – Rob Dinsmore, Solutions Sales Manager IoT & AR at InVMA – “Using IoT technology to connect a portable oxygen concentrator, for which demand has trebled since Covid-19”
  • 00.26.08/ – 00.37.31 – Richard Poate, Business Development Manager at TÜV SÜD – Wellness Devices & Home Automation – “Cyber security of medical devices – safe and secure or an open door?”
  • 00.29.00 – Stephen Potter / Ceri Batchelder – Pitch-In Healthcare theme, the University of Sheffield – A brief update on Pitch-In’s Healthcare theme and ‘How to do IoT for Care
  • 00.53.05 – Tom Macallister, Caburn Solutions – ‘How IoT is enabling the integration of health and social care technology for remote monitoring’
  • 01.00.04 – Simon Butler, Head of the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) at Sheffield Hallam University – “Helping start-ups and businesses bringing health and wellbeing innovations to market”
  • 01.11.03 – Leo Scott Smith, CEO/Founder at Tended – “Technology against coronavirus: a social distancing solution”
  • 01.24.58 – Tim Woolliscroft, Lecturer and Digital Innovation Consultant at Sheffield Hallam University – “Covid-19 and the future of smart health”
  • 01.37.40 “Wrap Up”


Sheffield IoT Meetup is led by:


Ioetec: A Sheffield-based start-up working to improve cyber security for IoT devices


With sponsorship from:


Pitch-In: A collaborative project, led by the University of Sheffield, connecting capabilites to support IoT adoption


Additional supporters include Things Network Sheffield, SmartSheffield, IoT Security Foundation

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