How and why Life Lines began
Life Lines was set up by a team comprising of Professor Louise Rose, a Professor of Critical Care Nursing at the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Palliative Care, King's College London, Dr Joel Meyer, a critical care consultant at Guy’s and St Thomas’, and Michel Paquet, who developed aTouchAway™ and is the CEO of Aetonix.
[Pictured right: Dr Joel Meyer (left) and Prof Louise Rose (right) with tablets from the first delivery to support families, patients and clinical teams]
The project has been developed by a unique partnership of clinicians, academics, companies and charities who have shared expertise and resources to help patients and families stay connected.
Partners in this project include: King’s College London, King’s Health Partners, the True Colours Trust, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Bray Leino, Google and BT.
To learn more about Life Lines, hear from Prof Louise Rose in discussion about the project with Anne Marie Rafferty, Prof of Health Policy at King's College London:
Initial seed funding of £1 million has been provided by the True Colours Trust and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation. Our partner Google has provided £1.165 million funding to continue to deliver the Life Lines mission.
BT has collaborated with its tech partners Google, Samsung and MobileIron to provide Life Lines with a large number of 4G-enabled tablets secured by Android Enterprise, which come loaded with aTouchAway™. To enable the connectivity to support Life Lines, BT can also provide ICUs with a 4G Wi-Fi hub which can be installed by clinicians themselves.