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  • Hunts Community Cancer Network (HCCN), a local Huntingdon charity supporting cancer patients, has launched a new health initiative supporting these patients to remain active during and after cancer treatment. The HCCN charity works with nurses and other specialists delivering care to adults with cancer or recovering from cancer. Current research points to the importance of people with a cancer diagnosis returning to exercise whilst still undergoing treatment and then to maintain the exercise habit as they live with or recover from cancer.    The new scheme named ‘Get Active’ features the Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 – a wrist worn waterproof activity tracker, which monitors people’s activity and is uploaded to an Apple or Android App. In conjunction with the patient and qualified personal trainer, a personalised activity plan is drawn up and includes home-based exercises, structured exercise classes or going to the local gym.  HCCN has linked with local Leisure Centres to provide access to classes, guided walks etc. They are always on the look out for new opportunities to keep people active. The charity also continues to fund weekly yoga and circuit classes for all their cancer patients.   Under the ‘Get Active’ scheme, each patient identifies what activity suits them best and is then supported to achieve their goals. This may well open other opportunities for activity that they might not normally consider, such as dancing. The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 is supplied at a nominal fee of £30 for participants, along with comprehensive training and support. The Activ8rlives solution provides the means to monitor progress, targets and be linked into online help, messaging, adventures and rewards to ensure individuals gain the maximum benefits from the whole integrated programme of ‘Get Active’. Physical activity is monitored through collecting data from the band and if any readings generated are not what would be expected, the Personal Trainer can get in touch to ensure the individual is okay and alert the nursing team if necessary. The scheme allows people to become independent and confident in their activity and fitness plans whilst undergoing treatment or beyond. A pilot of the ‘Get Active’ scheme, using the BuddyBand2, has recently been experienced by 15 cancer patients, who considered it “excellent”, As a consequence the charity is now rolling it out to HCCN patients across the Huntingdonshire area.   HCCN has worked with 2 local businesses on this project: Forefront Fitness who oversee the personal training element of the project: Marion Foreman, a nurse with many years in cancer and palliative care, has been instrumental in getting the project up and running. She and her husband Steve, are both passionate about fitness and have a desire to want to help others to get fit and healthy. Marion became a Personal Trainer several years ago and after Steve was diagnosed with a melanoma, Marion trained in Cancer Rehabilitation. They used Steve's critical illness cover following his diagnosis to set up 2 gyms.?Marion says, ‘We read about HCCN in the newspaper and all the good work that they do – we really wanted to help. This system opens up a way of helping and monitoring many people on their own cancer journey.” Aseptika are a local award winning healthcare technology company, who develop integrated health and wellness solutions for individuals or groups of patients with long-term health conditions. This empowers them to self-care and self-monitor their health parameters and to share this data with their healthcare providers if they so wish.   Kevin Auton, MD, has worked with HCCN, the patients and his team to capture additional parameters, other than activity, that cancer nurses feel will be beneficial for patients to record. This process could lead to patient-generated data being integrated into their patient records (at the individual’s sole discretion as an opt-in). Kevin says, “Having met the HCCN team at the local Hunts 10K Fun Run earlier in the year. We talked through how we could work with them on improving services locally. I’m thrilled we are involved in a project where we can work with a group of individuals that embrace self-monitoring and feel empowered to take ownership and responsibility for their recovery and wellness going forward or detecting declining health early.” The ‘Get Active’ scheme and BuddyBand2’s are rolling out across the Hunts area and will need continued funds from fundraising activities to ensure the charity can support everyone who wants access to it. Their just giving page can be found at: https://www.justgiving.com/hccn
  • Spirit INT (Leicester, UK), the parent company of refreshing British healthcare provider Spirit Healthcare (www.spirit-healthcare.co.uk), is further expanding its offer to patients and healthcare professionals through the acquisition of healthcare technology developer Aseptika, a pioneer in the medical wearable and self-care technology sectors. Bringing Aseptika’s Activ8rlives (www.activ8rlives.com) range of self-monitoring solutions into the Spirit stable alongside its award-winning cloud-based technology CliniTouch Vie, the rapidly growing firm is on a mission to help all patients with long term conditions. From patients who have been recently diagnosed with respiratory problems to those with more complex needs such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Cystic Fibrosis, this extended portfolio will support patients as their healthcare requirements change over time. Spirit’s CEO Chris Barker said: “At Spirit, we believe that we can offer patients greater control over their own health by rethinking the way that care is delivered and Aseptika shares this vision. The Aseptika team has exceptional experience developing pioneering technology and we’re looking to grow this capability at their Cambridgeshire hub. With these skills, Spirit will be able to accelerate its programme of innovation. We’re innovating and growing fast so we can empower more patients across the UK. This significant acquisition is the second that we’ve made and we’re certainly on the hunt for more acquisition opportunities in the near future.” Aseptika founder Kevin Auton commented: “We are delighted to be joining the highly successful Spirit group of companies in delivering the new technologies, solutions and services needed to support the growing healthcare needs of the UK. Spirit exemplifies the drive and innovation of the SME sector in delivering the technologies and services our NHS will need in the coming months and years as it accelerates towards digital delivery of healthcare to make its finite resources go further. “Both companies have been extensively supported through the Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare) and Innovate UK programmes. We look forward to bringing the wearable medical monitor BuddyWOTCHTM and the patented home-use test to detect bacterial chest infections to the market to support patients with severe respiratory conditions. Spirit’s ability to build successful partnerships with NHS organisations are a vital route-to-market for the Activ8rlives brand alongside the clear synergies with the Clinitouch VieTM platform to support all levels of disease condition from simple consumer Apps to full telehealth monitoring with Spirits’ 24/7 customer and patient support centre. The benefits of this powerful combination are already evident.” Barker added: “The Spirit and Aseptika teams have already been collaborating together to develop a cutting edge mobile technology to improve management of type 1 diabetes in a research project in Scotland as part of an SBRI competition so we are excited to explore the future potential of our partnership.” Karen Livingstone, National Director of SBRI Healthcare and Director of Eastern Academic Health Science Network, commenting on the acquisition said: “I am particularly pleased to see that Aseptika – an SBRI Healthcare backed company – has found a British-based company to partner with.  We know the health market place can be challenging for small companies so it is great that two have combined forces, with the UK economy benefiting from the growth in jobs and revenues.”   Spirit Healthcare launched in 2009 and provides a range of products and services across several specialisms, including diabetes monitoring devices, structured diabetes education, ambulatory photodynamic therapy to treat non-melanoma skin cancers and cloud-based self-management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart failure and diabetes. Aseptika began developing Activ8rlives in 2010 and is currently developing its third generation of integrated systems which can be used by consumers and their healthcare service providers using a wide range of platforms or devices to better enable effective and easy self-monitoring. Incorporating sensors and monitors ranging from consumer accessories to in vitro diagnostics (IVDs), the systems currently focus on respiratory disease, promoting physical activity and weight management. Activ8rlives has 100,000 registered users and 5,000 device uploads to its Cloud database each day. Just like Spirit’s CliniTouch Vie (now certified as a Class 1 medical device), all data is held together in the UK and can be cross analysed in the Cloud to provide forecasts and learning for the user and clinician.  
  • Aseptika is all set-up at the Innovation Hub to showcase the Activ8rlives technology as part of the Sheffield Test Bed Programme.
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