The Department of Health gave funding to Sign Health, who asked the University of Bath to create a research project. The University of Bath have set up the project and collected evidence to see if the trial is effective.
Tablet 4 Health
Sign Health collaborated with three different organisations:
- Deaf Direct which is based here in Worcester.
- MSDP – Merseyside Deaf People which is based in Liverpool
- Deaf Vision which is based in Cumbria
What is Tablet 4 Health?
When you go to see a health professions like Doctor, Dentist, Nurse and the hospital. You can take the tablet with you and click the InterpreterNow app to access an interpreter. The interpreter will come up on the screen to access communication between Deaf and hearing people in the room.
You can also make phone calls to make an appointment, or to call about any health information for example, Dementia, Stroke UK, Diabetes UK, children’s clinic, Mental Health department and many more.
What do we do?
First of all, we will measure your B.M.I which stands for Body Mass Index. The B.M.I uses your weight and height and age. This will tell us about your health and wellbeing.
On the B.M.I graph, the height shown horizontally and the weight is across vertically and it will work out your B.M.I. As part of the health check we will also test your blood pressure too.
After the B.M.I. you will have questionnaire to be completed. When you have completed the questionnaire, you will be told which group you will be picked in. Group A means you will be given a tablet this year and Group B means you will be given a tablet next year.
In 12 months time, Group A and Group B will swap means Group A will give the tablet to Group B.
You will be given an instruction on how to use the tablet.
Who do you contact for more information?
Please do contact me, Mary-Jayne.
Please email me on: MaryJayneTaylor@deafdirect.org.uk
My mobile number is: 07702 802094.