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ICE-T final logo RGBThe International Centre of Excellence in Telecare (ICE-T)  is the Special Interest Group of SEHTA focussing on Assistive Technologies, in particular, Telecare, Telehealth and Telemedicine.

The group is led by national e-health expert and SEHTA e-health Development Director, Dr Richard Curry.

The ICE-T project started as a £1M collaborative R&D grant-funding programme designed to accelerate innovative near-market product and service development in the telecare sector.

In ICE-T we define telecare as the use of information, communication and sensor technologies to enable the delivery of health and social support to help people live as independently as possible, in the lowest intensity care setting consistent with their needs and wishes.

ICE-T was developed by SEHTA, and funded by SEEDA (South East England Development Agency), in recognition of the benefits of employing information, communication and sensor technologies to meet the demographic challenges to our health and social care services, and of the opportunities for the development of new market opportunities for telecare technology and service companies.

The role of ICE-T is to:

  • identify and develop new sustainable market and business opportunities
  • understand and articulate user and provider need
  • promote collaboration and bring together appropriate consortia