Wimborne-based Talk Think Do delivers game-changing proof-of-concept software for the third sector

Talk Think Do, specialists in software development and data analysis, has delivered a successful proof of concept for a new AI-led software that could provide ground-breaking insight into the socioeconomic impact of exercise on young people.


Dr Gareth Sherwood, a leader in the not-for-profit industry, spotted an opportunity for bespoke technology to create efficiencies for charitable organisations and approached Talk Think Do to test the idea. An example of how the technology will work is the use of data from the Junction Leisure Centre in Broadstone. Initial results have indicated that regular swimming reduces mortality from cardiovascular disease by 40%, projecting that swimming in the area is saving lives and the local NHS millions long-term.


At a Hackathon event earlier this year, Talk Think Do’s engineers were tasked to create a system that can collate information quickly, process data, and deliver tangible insights into the benefits of physical and community activities. The hope is that the software would enable community organisations to more easily demonstrate the long-term benefits of services on public health and enable stretched organisations to secure further funding.


Ian Rathbone, Head of Engineering at Talk Think Do, led the event and said: “The potential of this project is massive. If we can develop a system that could be rolled out nationally, together we could revolutionise the way data is handled, processed, and reviewed in the not-for-profit sector, freeing up time and giving hours back to charity workers.


“Delivering the proof of concept demonstrates that the software will not only work but will also deliver immense efficiencies for the sector. Getting this proof over the line and in a solid place is the first step to enable this project to fly. We’re excited to see where this concept could go next and feel very privileged to have been involved in its conception.”


Now with a proof of concept available, Gareth has begun discussions with representatives in health and community, education and voluntary organisations to galvanise support for the project.


Gareth said: “By working with the team at Talk Think Do, harnessing their knowledge, skills and the power of AI we might be able to create a real, sustainable and cost-effective programme that could measure and accurately report on the social impact that community activity can have on different demographics. In so doing, we could influence changes in Government and public spending to better improve public health and community harmony for the long-term.”


Successfully delivering the bespoke Hackathon and proof of concept demonstrated the expertise and adaptability of Talk Think Do, which is now a Microsoft Solutions partner. The Wimborne tech firm’s involvement in the potentially revolutionising software could become yet another impressive milestone in its impressive trajectory.


For more information about Talk Think Do, visit www.talkthinkdo.com.

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