COVID-Cast is a new weekly podcast from PUBLIC exploring the international response to the Covid-19 crisis from the GovTech community. Listen on the PUBLIC website, on Spotify, or on Apple Podcasts.
In the latest episode of COVID-Cast, Edd speaks to Lee Omar, Founder & CIO of Safesteps, about the impact of the COVID-crisis in care homes.
With COVID taking a huge toll on care homes, the commissioning of new technologies for non-covid use in these environments ground to a halt.
Safesteps – a tool to prevent falls in care homes – pivoted quickly to provide a tool to help monitor symptoms of the virus among care home residents, helping to manage the spread of the virus within care homes in which it was used.
Lee and Edd discuss the challenges of building tools for the care industry, and the challenge of using tech to solve-problems in a sector resistant to digital transformation.