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This year the focus for our festival was 'Technology in Care', bringing to the event companies that provide innovative solutions and up-to-date technology that benefit of the person requiring care or assistance. Our thanks to those companies below who gave our managers a hand-on experience of their product.

If you would like to take part in future exhibitions and festivals at our Managers Conference please get in touch with Helen who can give you more information


The ACC photo booth has been designed to represent a mini TV studio. On display in the WCS Care’s Innovation Hub at Castle Brook Care Home, the mini studio tells the story of how ACC learning courses are filmed in real care settings and then presented from the studios in Milton Keynes. Visitors will have the opportunity to have their photo taken as a memento of their time at the conference.
Photo booths provide an opportunity to create a bit of fun! Using a variety of backgrounds, you can step inside and have your photo captured as a step back in time or to another place around the world.
As such, the highly visual medium provides a great space in which to tell a story and in the care home setting, to provide a reminiscence opportunity for residents, family and friends. Imagine visiting a loved one in the home, and being able to have pictures taken together in a fun setting – what a great way to capture snapshots and make new memories!

Accora is home to a team bursting with innovation and enthusiasm. We operate in the healthcare marketplace, creating and realising products for clinicians and care providers.
Our customers tell us they want products that are clinically effective at a price they can afford. By the way, we also know you want great customer service and products that go on and on and on.
So that’s what we do. Great Products, Great Value, Great Customer Service.

Meet Pepper the robot brought to the NCF Managers Conference by Emotion Robotics – this humanoid robot can read emotions, play memory games, send emails and show videos.
Emotion Robotics, is a specialist solutions developer providing leading edge social robotics solutions to business and education. Part of our challenge is to review emerging technologies and their application to real world requirements.
The Pepper and Nao robots, from SoftBank Robotics Europe, represent the leading edge technology for social robotics. We are seeing these tools used, not only in business but to help children with autism, reassure children when having medical procedures, assist in the education about diabetes, and even working with the elderly suffering from dementia.
Have a look at this article from the Guardian newspaper to see the newest recruit to the people team at Southend-on-Sea borough council

HUR UK offers well-proven exercising concepts for senior exercise, rehabilitation and wellness. As a supplier of professional exercise equipment for senior training, medical fitness and gyms, HUR provides world-leading computer-based training solutions for all ages and abilities.
As the world-leading supplier of exercise solutions to active aging, rehabilitation and the inclusive wellness markets, HUR’s mission is to provide the best concepts and products for lifelong strength.

is featuring its Mobile Point of Care solution at the NCF Technology Festival.  Resident rounds are made simpler to manage, more accurate and more person-centred with Mobile Point of Care. Using a smartphone or tablet; record progress notes, daily tasks and resident well-being as you move through nursing rounds. 
What our clients are saying: “Staff often say they don’t have enough time to do everything they need to do. Mobile Point of Care can save so much time and can give carers access to the information they need on the spot.” Sue Crisp, Deputy Manager, Paxton Hall, UK
Come by our stand and demo the Mobile Point of Care application, the latest feature of our Care Planning software and part of our Complete Care Home Solution.

Music Memory Box wraps up the benefit of music therapy, reminiscence and life story work into one accessible tool for people living with dementia and their loved ones. It uses simple sensor technology, to play music through objects when put in the centre of the box. The product comes as a kit for care staff or activity organisers to fill with their residents, to create a truly personalised reminiscence tool. It's multi-sensory - add photographs to the inside lid, add trinkets to the box and link music to these trinkets via a USB stick. We're currently piloting and evaluating the product in care home groups including Brunelcare and St.Monica Trust and are taking interest for pre-orders of the Music Memory Box to innovative care homes that want to be early adopters of the product and offer their residents the gold standard of person centred care.

Oomph! will be sharing VR experiences of some popular Out & About destinations, and showcasing different approaches to bring locations to life for residents even if they are not physically able to leave the home. Oomph! will also share some highlights of how their new whole home training and mentoring programme is creating truly wellbeing-led services which impact every resident. 

Robot Centre will be bringing a number of robotic products to the conference including a powered exoskeleton

 (also known as an exosuit) which is a wearable mobile machine that is powered by a system of motors, pneumatics, levers, hydraulics, or a combination of technologies that allow for limb movement, increased strength, and endurance. Hear how the exosuit is able to support rehabilitation for older people.

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) improves the lives of people who use care services by sharing knowledge about what works. We are a leading improvement supp
ort agency and an independent charity working with adults’, families’ and children's care and support services across the UK. We also work closely with related services such as health care and housing.
SCIE will demonstrate our resources to support person centred care as well as Art and Activities resources for care home residents to be creative. 

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