Monitoring healthcare at home – quantum-powered sensors

Over the next five years, engineers, psychologists, computing scientists and physicists from the University of Glasgow will collaborate with primary and secondary care clinicians, and health economists from the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences and statisticians at the University of Lancaster to explore how healthcare sensors can be integrated into the home of the future.

Building on technology already in development by the researchers, the Healthcare QUEST initiative, which will be housed in the ARC, will find new ways to use quantum technologies to directly monitor health markers like blood flow, heart rate, movement and potentially even brain function in people’s own homes. The project will be supported by input from industry, clinicians, charities and patient groups. 

, the University’s Wolfson Chair of Bioengineering, is the project’s principal investigator. Professor Cooper said: “We’ve put together a really strong research team, with expertise in bioengineering, quantum technologies, primary and secondary care clinicians, artificial intelligence, real time data interpretation and healthcare economics, and we’re looking forward to starting the work which will make this ambitious project a reality.”

The project has secured £5.5m in new funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is a flagship example of what we can achieve through collaboration in the Advanced Research Centre.