The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth

The Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth
A developmental project to assess the potential for low cost simple passive sensors and use this as the basis for new collaborations and funding applications.

Lancaster University has a strategic relationship with Blackburn and Darwen Council promoting collaboration and research. The Funding Accelerator is a HEIF funded project to strengthen and deepen this relationship. Building on an ongoing project to place ‘wellbeing sensors’ in the homes of 100 people over 50 living alone in Blackburn. We will be extending thiat work, looking for ingenious solutions and applications for these inexpensive sensors. Through a series of events and workshops we aim to discover further uses for the sensors and identify and generate ideas for funding bids and facilitate the development of robust partnership bids for those ideas for connected healthy communities. 


Project Team

CruickshankCruickshank Leon Cruickshank Open Design and Innovation, User Centred and User-Led Design, Interactive Design, Technology and Society, Design Methodology, Design Theory and Philosophy
LongLong Kiel Long Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive artefact design, Designing for health and wellbeing, Mindfulness and Mindlessness


Introduction to the Funding Accelerator : Co-design for Health and Wealth

Articleby Sharon Summers

This project builds on a new collaboration between Imagination, FHM, FST, Blackburn College and Blackburn and Darwen Council and is formed around a funding opportunity to place ‘wellb ...Read full article