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Police custody welfare, remote screening and monitoring system: SBRI competition

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Funding details
Registration opens
28 Jan 2019, 00:00
Registration closes
20 Mar 2019, 12:00
27 Mar 2019, 12:00
Police Scotland

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. The aim is to source a technological solution for managing the care and welfare of persons in police custody.

Police Scotland is seeking an integrated technological solution that can remotely monitor individuals and provide an early warning and intervention alert system. This should improve custody health and welfare outcomes.

The solution will ideally have:

  • a biometric capability to allow healthcare professionals to carry out remote consultations
  • the ability to indicate whether any potential internal concealment presents a clinical risk


The aim of this competition is to develop a system that has the capability to act as a contactless health monitor while also acting as a remote CCTV viewing platform.

It needs to monitor several people at once located at different geographical locations in Scotland.

The solution needs to automatically provide a visual and audible alarm or alert function. This must instantly transfer to any custody suite throughout the country if immediate intervention is required by on-site custody or healthcare staff, or even off-site healthcare staff in a neighbouring custody suite.

The solution must have a biometric capability to allow healthcare professionals to carry out remote consultations and monitor a subject’s health, such as heart rate (including variations), temperature, breathing and movement.

They would also like the ability to indicate whether there is a clinical risk of any potential internal concealment of foreign bodies, such as drugs, weapons, phones or cigarettes.

This competition is supported by the Can Do Innovation Challenge Fund.

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