Tech Booster aims to ramp up adoption of ready technologies for manpower-intensive programmes at Adult Disability Homes, Day Activity Centres, Welfare Homes and Voluntary Children's Homes. The initiative enables existing care workers to provide better service to more clients in shorter time, raise staff morale and retention, and increase client centricity. Care worker's roles can also be upgraded to attract more Singaporeans to take up these jobs. Attractively-tiered subsidies of up to 98% funding for ready technologies, along with Project and Change Management support, would be provided through the Tech Booster.
Ready technologies include products and services, such as video analytics solutions that can predict behaviour, intelligent monitoring sensors, robotic technology with human-like cleaning robots, and an AI-enabled assistant with voice recognition technology. These innovative solutions can reduce up to 30% time spent by care workers.
What technologies can we consider?
NCSS continually reviews a wide range of technologies, in collaboration with social service agencies and counterparts like Agency for Integrated Care, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology and National Healthcare Group.
Some examples of the technologies can be found here.
How will the project benefit Social Service Agencies?