Interface, the knowledge connection for business and central hub that connects organisations from a wide variety of national and international industries to all of Scotland's universities, research institutes and colleges; has welcomed Brian Brown Director of ARMED (Early Intervention & Prevention Solutions), HAS Technology Group alongside four other new strategic board members.
The ARMED solution has been previously supported by Interface, which led to ongoing academic input from Professor Bill Buchanan, Professor of Computing, & Adrian Smales, PhD Researcher at the Institute for Informatics & Digital Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University. Based regionally throughout Scotland, Interface works with businesses of all sizes, in all sectors, to match them to Scotland’s world-leading academic expertise to help them grow.
Professor Andrea Nolan, Chair of the Interface Strategic Board, said:
“The number and calibre of applications that were received for the board positions are testimony to the strength of Interface’s reputation for supporting businesses, academia and innovation in Scotland. I am delighted to welcome the five new board members, who bring a breadth of experience to help advise and shape Interface’s ambition to create impact for society and the Scottish economy.
We have ambitious plans for the next 5 years to increase business-academic collaborations and support the development of long-term partnerships to bring even greater benefits to Scotland’s economy.” Brian Brown is a Director of the HAS Technology Group where he has been employed since 2009. Brian’s current role is as the Director for ARMED (Advanced Risk Monitoring for Early Detection). Previously to this Brian was employed in other roles within the HAS Technology group including Business Development Manager and more recently, as the Director of Scotland. The ARMED solution combines pioneering predictive analytics modelling, (developed in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University) with innovative wearable technology and Health and Social Care data. ARMED helps identify and predict individuals at escalating risk in particular to those at risk of falling, as well as indicating other frailty indicators. This allows for timely intervention and better self-management in the comfort of the individual’s home, avoiding expensive hospital stays. The growing ageing demographics of individuals both UK and wider across the world is now leading to the need for solutions to predict risk at an earlier stage. Having engaged with Interface services previously to link with academic partners as part of the research for the ARMED solution, Brian is delighted to join the Interface Strategic Board. He hopes to bring positive enthusiasm and help promote interests of Scotland’s dynamic SME sector with a view to driving innovation against rising competition. For more information about ARMED (Advanced Risk Modelling for Early Detection) to help predict those at risk of falling to enable faster support and better self-management, contact us on 01475 305105 or firstname.lastname@example.org