Life Lines was established in March 2020 to develop and provide a solution to connect families who were isolated from their loved ones in intensive care as a result of changes made to in-person visiting policies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 The Life Lines project was developed and is sustained through a unique partnership of clinicians, academics, companies and charities. With the support of King's Health Partners, Life Lines has provided more than 1,400 4G-enabled Android tablet devices, pre-installed with aTouchAway™ providing a bespoke virtual visiting solution to NHS organisations across the UK for the purpose of virtual visiting.