The AXA PPP Health Tech & You programme was launched in 2014 with the aim of encouraging and supporting emerging health tech innovation as well as those adopting health tech for the benefit of people either in a clinical setting, in the workplace or at home.
The 2017 awards are now open to enter but also to nominate a company and the reasons you feel they should win. The awards will take place in April but the closing date is the 16th January 17.
You can enter here ENTER AWARDS
Read about two of the previous winners health tech businesses and what it meant for them to win an award.
- Ostom-I from 11 Health
The Ostom-I alert is a connected medical device. It is a sensor that sits on the outside of medical bags such as stoma bags and uses Bluetooth® technology to send output data to a phone, tablet or watch. Patients are then able to set multiple alarms to alert them as to when the bag is filling and prevent unwanted accidents. The sensor provides real-time output volume data from which the software can deliver real-time autonomous interventions. Specifically, by receiving this information healthcare professionals can prevent readmissions from common issues, such as dehydration.
Ostom-i won the Breakout Award category at the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards in 2016, where the public could vote on social media for the piece of health tech that has most embedded itself into people’s lives over the past year. Following this, they have been accepted onto the prestigious DigitalHealth.London Accelerator programme and have entered into various partnership agreements with major centres in the United States.
“After we, as 11 Health, won the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Breakout Award our conversational engagement has rapidly improved. AXA PPP, being an industry recognised brand, has helped expose 11 Health to a vast variety of audiences and therefore also benefited the company’s media coverage and product development. We have managed to access a global audience and reach patients we previously wouldn’t be able to within the niche stoma market. Our attendance at events and featuring at AXA PPP stands have allowed us to concentrate on going to several additional conferences than formerly planned”
2. Walk with Path – Path Finder
Path Finder is a shoe attachment that provides visual cues for the wearer to guide the foot movement and gait. Path Finder is designed for Parkinson’s patients who suffer from Freezing of Gait (FoG), and intervenes by triggering movement and preventing falls. Path Finder provides visual cues which break FoG, removing the need for help from others or multi-tasking.
Path Finder is currently at prototyping stage. It has been tested in a pilot study, together with our academic collaborator in The Netherlands, where a positive effect has been validated. At present, we are testing it with users in London, with the aim to refine the design and ensure it meets all user needs. We aim to launch Path Finder as a consumer device in spring 2017. As such, we are currently working on designing for manufacture and obtaining CE marking.
“We have had a lot of very useful media attention following winning our category in the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards. This has led to users contacting asking where they can purchase the device. Such contacts are extremely encouraging for our continued development.
Winning the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards has given us a tremendous amount of positive media attention. This has helped us significantly in reaching our users and gathering interest ahead of product launch.
I highly recommend participating in the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards, as it brings huge benefit to any business seeking to expand its network.”
If you think you have the next potential winning technology and would like to enter the prestigious AXA PPP Health Tech & You awards 2017 then ENTER HERE