Fabulous Night at the Museum!

Finalists and judges joined AXA PPP Healthcare and 2020Health at the Design Museum last night to celebrate innovation and present their joint 3rd Annual Health Tech and You Awards. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the finalists. Thank you to everyone who entered and made it possible.

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HT&Y The WOW! Award Shortlist: Mable Care

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MABLE is a personalised Care Management System for older adults and their family to improve their Quality of Life: monitoring loneliness depression anxiety and safety.

MABLE offers communication technology understanding the language used to build positive relationships. Ideal in extending independent living for those with early stages of Dementia. Carers number more than 6.5 million in the UK. Dementia is one of the costliest health conditions to the national economy providing formal and informal care is estimated at 26.3 Billion per annum.

MABLE Care is a mobile App (phone tablet and smart watch) that monitors ambient observations (text speech video and eye tracking). Natural Language Processing using Machine Learning algorithms indicates emotional behavioural and cognitive trends. Personalised feedback helps carers to engage positively communicate regularly and reduce isolation.

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Judges Comments:

“A positive way of communicating with family members who may be elderly and improving their lives through independent living”

“Can reduce stress and anxiety of the users making living alone simple, but they have a communication stream when needed”

“Adaptable by learning the user’s traits makes the technology more personable”

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HT&Y The WOW! Award Shortlist: Inspair

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Inspair a compact add-on turning traditional inhalers into smart medical devices. People living with respiratory disease have been using inhalers for decades. Unfortunately inhalers misuse is far too common (86%). As a result asthma control was suboptimal in 56.5 % of patients and it was associated with poorer asthma-related quality of life higher risk of exacerbations and greater consumption of healthcare resources.

To overcome these challenges Biocorp designed Inspair – a smart solution collecting data related to treatment adherence and inhalation techniques. In addition to reconnect patients and doctors Inspair functionalities fosters better self-care therapy. Inspair consists of a smart sensor that can be attached to any pMDI. Connected with a dedicated mobile app via Bluetooth the smart solution embeds an inhalation tracking system an active feedback system as well as digital features allowing treatment monitoring.

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Judges Comments:

“Universal in shape meaning it can be used on all types on inhaler and can be used multiple times”

“The idea behind being able to help people in using an inhaler correctly is a great idea as those who may not always need an inhaler are not sure how to put it to the right use”

“Currently in the process of making this item it has a bright future”

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HT&Y The WOW! Award Shortlist: HealthUnlocked

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HealthUnlocked is a social network with over 500 health and wellbeing online communities/forums on different conditions. Millions of people come to it each month to compare experiences and get support from other people who have the same health condition as them.

It provides life changing support increases patient activation and transforms experiences of health conditions alongside contributing to improving health outcomes for many people. Free to use and in the top three health websites in the UK people increasingly turn to the platform as an alternative to traditional care. User statistics (2016): 18% use clinical services less 37% have better interactions with doctor or other health professionals 50% feel more confident managing their condition on a day to day basis 54% have recommended HealthUnlocked to others

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Judges Comments:

“Social Media networks for specific health conditions are now getting more popular and easy to be able to download, HealthUnlocked however looks into all medical conditions possible with the opportunity to share experiences as users”

“Highly rated by users due to ranking of all health websites available in the UK”

“A growing medium for those seeking health advice without needing to go to GPs”

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HT&Y The Professional’s Choice Award Shortlist: TickerFit

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TickerFit was founded by chartered physiotherapist Avril Copeland. Avril founded the company after becoming frustrated seeing the same patients readmitted to hospital due to a lack of follow on support.

TickerFit enables healthcare providers to deliver primary and secondary prevention interventions to patients remotely. Through a web based platform health professionals can customise a programme of exercise education reminders and patient reported outcomes.

The patient’s curriculum is delivered to them via the mobile application. The patient completes daily tasks to fulfil their personalised curriculum. In primary care GPs are using TickerFit to deliver physical activity interventions to patients at risk of cardiovascular disease. Two RCTs are underway. TickerFit is being piloted in cardiac rehabilitation. Patients who are unable to attend the traditional model of cardiac rehab are being prescribed TickerFit.

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Judges Comments:

“A new way of rehabilitation for patients who cannot have the traditional type of cardiac rehab”

“Cloud based so easily accessible but safe for medical professionals to access”

“Easy monitoring of health condition and improvement through rehabilitation”

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HT&Y The Professional’s Choice Award Shortlist: Cellnovo

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The Cellnovo vision is that those who rely on medical devices should benefit from the same advances in technology to improve the care they receive and to make their lives easier.

The life today of a typical Type 1 diabetes patient is a relentless daily routine of testing, tracking, calculating and journal keeping. Our vision is that through elegant design and the thoughtful integration of everyday technology into medical systems, Cellnovo can restore ease of life by providing freedom from the cumbersome, burdensome and obstructive procedures of traditional diabetes management.

The Cellnovo System is the world’s first mobile diabetes management system, including an insulin patch pump, activity monitor, cellular-enabled wireless touchscreen handset with integrated blood glucose meter and automatic connectivity to secure servers.

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Judges Comments:

“The device is small and discreet allowing users to continue in their lives whilst still monitoring their insulin levels”

“The journal keeping conception is a powerful way to track your health over a period which can also help in looking into other factors in our lives that can contribute to levels dropping and changing”

“It removes the traditional treatment of diabetes making it easier for the patient”

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HT&Y The Professional’s Choice Award Shortlist: uMotif

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uMotif is the leading next-generation digital platform to capture patient-generated health data for health services and clinical research. The clinically-proven platform has been deployed in 16 conditions globally capturing millions of data points to impact care. uMotif unrivalled design quality engages patients of all ages to track their symptoms outcomes experience medications and wearable-device data through digital tools they love to use. Patients using uMotif become active participants in their care & research. Through a cloud-based validated and secure system the uMotif platform is fast flexible and cost-effective helping modernise the global clinical data capture industry putting patients at the centre. We are clinically proven to help patients – stick to their medications regime – improve self-care – enhance their clinical appointments – feel more in control

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Judges Comments:

“The patient is in control of their own health and they can monitoring as and when they need”

“Reminding patients to take their medicines in real-time can appeal to a wide range of target audience”

“The data being collected is safe and secure ensuring that all of our information is not being sent elsewhere or used by people we don’t know”

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