Activ8rlives News

 

Young people benefit from £3.1 million SBRI healthcare funding

Posted on Friday November 3rd, 2017

SBRI Healthcare announced today five companies that will receive further NHS England funding to develop innovations that aim to ensure that children living with disability and long term conditions have every opportunity to live their lives to the full. Sharing £3.1 million, the successful companies recognise the importance of encouraging independence and restoring function to the disabled, and providing support for self-care and remote monitoring.

With individual awards of between £300K and £850K, the innovations in development include:

Professor Paul Dimitri, Professor in Child Health and a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Clinical Director of a Technology Network for Children in England (TITCH – Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health), said: “Young people want to be independent, to enjoy life and get the best education. For those that are unwell, managing their own care at home and beyond is vital to support this independence and improve their quality of life.

The innovations we were able to support in this competition give us the opportunity to test new remote support tools and some very new technologies for physical support – such as alternative prostheses. The opportunity for innovation in this area is immense and this competition has provided a window for our specialist paediatricians to work with innovative companies to develop and test new ways of supporting young people.”

The five companies selected by SBRI Healthcare for the second tranche of investment were drawn from a shortlist of nine companies that received six months feasibility funding in January 2017. The successful companies demonstrated best value and greatest technical feasibility to a panel of experts looking for game-changing technologies with the highest potential value to patients and the health service. The companies will be supported and fully funded to continue with product development and testing.

The companies (and supporting Academic Health Science Network) are:

 

 

Tags: , ,

Share:

Latest Posts

Weigh-ins and tips to help prevent piling on the pounds at Christmas

Posted on Wednesday December 12th, 2018

Pollution and Respiratory Disease combination causing a lot of health problems

Posted on Monday December 10th, 2018

Aseptika Ltd Announces ISO 13485:2016 Quality Certification Achievement

Posted on Monday December 3rd, 2018

Maggie an Activated Cardiac Patient speaking to NHS leaders in the East of England about self-care

Posted on Monday November 12th, 2018

Being too fat or too thin 'can cost four years of life'

Posted on Wednesday October 31st, 2018