Purple Transform, which focuses on developing AI technology to improve human outcomes, today announced it is now part of The Lister Alliance, which works with NHS Trusts, practitioners, industry, and academia to reshape the future of healthcare technology and ultimately boost care to patients across the UK.
By joining The Lister Alliance, Purple Transform will explore how its innovative AI platform, SiYtE, which extracts and interprets real-time anonymised data from CCTV cameras, IoT sensors, and third-party feeds, can be applied to health and social care settings. Already widely used across the UK railway network, including as part of an initiative designed to prevent deaths by suicide on the railways, Purple Transform’s AI model can be trained to identify typical behaviours within a certain environment, alerting trained personnel if it spots unexpected activity, or if someone appears to be at risk.
“We are delighted to be part of The Lister Alliance, which is doing fantastic work demonstrating how digital technologies can improve patient outcomes in the NHS,” said Craig Sutton, Client Manager at Purple Transform, who was previously a paramedic for 18 years. “From alerting medical staff when a vulnerable person unexpectedly leaves their room, to notifying facility managers if a fire exit is blocked, our technology has multiple use cases, all of which can improve safety within hospitals and other healthcare settings.”
Developed and funded by Cisco’s Country Digital Acceleration (CDA) initiative, The Lister Alliance’s mission is to embed digital technologies seamlessly across the NHS. Through its health innovation programme, it is working with NHS Trusts to create Living Labs, which demonstrates new ways to deliver accessible, efficient, and personalised healthcare.
“Purple Transform is a great example of how AI can be used to improve human outcomes,” said Declan Hadley, Programme Lead at The Lister Alliance. “Its technology has already made a positive difference to people travelling on the railways, so it’s exciting to see how this success can be replicated in the NHS to improve patient safety and care outcomes and support the smart hospital of the future.”