North Tyneside Council has begun to roll out remote monitoring technology for vulnerable people as part of a pilot scheme.
It is deploying sensors from Lilli to collect data that can support its decision making and planning for the care of 100 people.
The company said this can be particularly useful when someone first requests support for social care or is at the point of discharge from hospital.
Alison Tombs, associate director wellbeing and assessment at North Tyneside, said: “Like in many other regions across the UK, there’s an urgent need for us to reduce an ever growing care assessment waiting list and tackle the oversubscription of care.
“But more importantly, we want to ensure that we’re providing the right care to those who need it. Lilli’s remote monitoring technology will enable us to better manage our stretched resources and allocate them to where they are needed most, enabling people to receive the best possible care.”
The technology monitors factors such as movement, eating and drinking, power usage and the opening of doors. It uses machine learning to observe patterns in peoples’ behaviour and can alert care providers of any changes that may be a cause for concern.