Liverpool showcases latest NHS digital technologies to support patients

Smart House, which simulates a patient’s homeThe first digital testing space of its kind in the NHS the ‘Livernerds Lab’ has opened in Liverpool, to test the latest digital technology to support patient care.

The lab consists of two specialised areas a ‘Smart Room’, which simulates a hospital room, and a ‘Smart House’, which simulates a patient’s home. Both spaces are specifically adapted and fitted with the latest digital equipment including sensor technology, virtual reality, telehealth and health care, all enabled by high speed 5G connectivity.

Located within Liverpool’s Life Sciences Accelerator, the lab combines the innovative work of the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust’s Global Digital Exemplar (GDE) programme and Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care.

The Livernerds Lab has been selected to be part of the £3.5 million Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care pilot which is using innovative 5G which enables health and social care devices or apps are to be tried out and tested. This unique opportunity is enabling partners to work together, to test the latest in digital health technology before it is implemented in hospitals and in the community in patients’ homes. 

Dr Paul Fitzsimmons, deputy medical director at the Trust said:

David Walliker, chief information officer at the Trust added,

Rosemary Kay, Project Director, Liverpool 5G Health and Social Care, said: