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During the announcement of the top 100 of innovative SME businesses in the Netherlands, Recornect found itself at position 25. This confirms that the company is on the right track to bring new innovations into the healthcare sector.
Today Recornect received the SME Export Award after being selected as a finalist from over 100 companies. The jury explained their decision by saying that they were impressed with the product, the multidisciplinary approach of the dedicated team and the impact that the product makes on people with psychiatric problems and learning disabilities.
The GRASP software platform has incorporated a new package called Analytics. Authorized persons are able to get detailed information about the use of the media wall systems, for example:
- Usage / user statistics: how often is the media wall used and by who.
- Application usage statistics: which apps are being used, for how long, by who
- Video calling info: who speaks with who, for how long, who initiated the call
- Content usage: who watched or listed to what channel, theme, book or song
This data can be used for reporting purposes and may provide insight on the mental state of the individual users. For more information on how to get access to the GRASP analytics package please contact Recornect.
11 September 2015
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) is bringing calm to distressed patients after becoming the first mental health trust in Britain to install Media Wall technology.
The new screen is being used in a seclusion room at the Trust’s Eden Unit, in Erdington, to help service users when they may be in a state of high anxiety or stress.
The high quality touch screen can be personalised to meet the needs of its user and has the ability to display relaxing imagery, pictures that are meaningful to individual patients and be used for writing or drawing. It can be used as a television, radio or to play games or as a means for service users to talk to their families.
By using an external app, staff can determine exactly which options are available to and might help individual service users most.
And the installation – created by Dutch company Recornect – can be used to change the environment of a room by controlling lighting, blinds and the temperature.
Robert Care, ward manager at the Eden Unit, said: “In the past, we have found it challenging to maintain service users’ contact with family and carers while in seclusion. This device enables ongoing communication between service users and careers, and helps maintain their support networks.”
Stephen Lovatt, Senior Estates Manager for BSMHFT, said: “Working in partnership with Recornect, the makers of Media Wall, has enabled us to begin a transformation in the way that we provide care to patients. I can see how there may be other opportunities for the interactive media wall system being valuable to other areas of our Trust.”
BSMHFT is currently looking at whether the device might be used to support the delivery of clinical care elsewhere in the Trust.
For more information please contact Louise Grifferty, Senior Marketing and Communications Manager on 0121 301 1274 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured with the Media Wall at Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust are Stephen Lovatt, Senior Estates Manager, and Rob Care, Eden Unit ward manager.
Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
The Trust provides a comprehensive mental healthcare service for residents of Birmingham and Solihull, and to communities in the West Midlands and beyond. It operates out of more than 50 sites, serves a culturally and socially diverse population of 1.2 million spread over 172 square miles, has an income of more than £230million and a dedicated workforce of more than 4,000 staff, making it one of the largest and most complex mental health foundation trusts in the country.
The Care Quality Commission rated the Trust ‘Good’ following its first full inspection of our services in May 2014 under its new inspection approach for mental health services.
More information can be found at www.bsmhft.nhs.uk
Creators of the Media Wall, Dutch company Recornect, installed the unit with their unique GRASP software, empowering service users in secure environments with a range of interactive applications. This approach is proven to reduce the length of stay and support recovery in the early stages of distress.
Recornect is a leading company in the field of personalised IT solutions. The company is active in (mental) Healthcare, Learning Disability, Forensic Psychiatry and Elderly care. Their headquarters is situated in Eindhoven (NL) from which they primarily serve customers in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK.
Warrington-based company Britplas is Recornect’s official UK sales representative. The innovative window maker has long been associated with improving safety and well-being in mental health care facilities, through its range of anti-ligature, sector specific products. Able to provide a range of façade options, Britplas are a comprehensive commercial glazing provider as well as specialists in mental health fenestration.
At the Design in Mental Health Conference and Exhibition Recornect was announced the winner in the category Product Innovation of the Year award for our Cowall media wall solution. During the conference dinner, the award was presented to founding partner Cor Datema by Clare Allan, writer, author & mental health columnist and Jenny Gill of the organizing committee (see photo).
Recently the media wall system was tested according to the medium secure test guideline from the department of Health. Please click on the image below for a video of the test.
To make it even easier to control the GRASP client software, a dedicated management app for Apple iOS has been developed. It has the same capabilities as the existing Windows 7 and 8 manager to control the Media wall systems using an iPad. Furthermore, it enables high quality video calling with the service user.
If you want to see more, please go to the Apple iStore and download the GRASP Manager app. Also, if you do not use the GRASP platform yet, it shows all the functionality through a demo mode.
Recently a new seclusion room has been build at the child and youth psychiatry center Karakter in Nijmegen. This space has been created with a Cowin-46 media wall. Several media, including the program Lifestyle X perience picked this up. The following recording was made and broadcasted on public television in the Netherlands.