Health Tech Finalists Revealed
Year 3 shortlisted entries to feature in exhibition at new Design Museum
London, 1st March 2017 – After an exciting process of reviewing entries and a great deal of discussion, deliberation and debate, the shortlist for the third AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards has been revealed today. The Awards programme discovers, promotes and supports cutting-edge health technology innovations through entries across six categories from students, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals from the UK and around the world.
The winners will be announced at a prestigious Awards ceremony to be held at the new Design Museum in Kensington, London on 27th April, 2017. At the same time all 17 finalists will be showcased in an exclusive interactive exhibition at the Museum until 8th May, 2017.
Now in its third year, the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards is an initiative led by AXA PPP healthcare that has established and promoted widespread awareness of the rapid rise of health tech and continues to empower people everywhere to use technology to live life well today and in the future and be more in control of their health and wellbeing.
The successful shortlist of entries that will be showcased at the exhibition includes:
- A smartphone app to help children and young people manage their urge to self-harm by completing a selection of tasks tailored to combat the main triggers of self-harming
- The world’s largest social network for health supporting millions of people to improve their health through online peer support and self-management
- The first approved Grade 1 medical device in the form of an app to help people living with asthma understand more about their condition and how to manage it
- An interactive platform to help tackle people’s anxiety about forgetting people and places by linking photos, videos and shared histories as reminders
- An innovative range of clothes and accessories that stimulate and improve awareness of the senses; designed to help alleviate anxiety, stress and panic attacks for people affected by autism and for those living busy and stressful lifestyles
Representatives from the AXA PPP Health Tech & You programme evaluated every entry to select a shortlist of up to three per category. These representatives included founding partners 2020health and the Design Museum, as well as category partners; The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design – Royal College of Art, The Bakery and The Age of No Retirement. Prestigious judging panels consisting of leading figures from healthcare, design, technology and media then met to decide each category winner.
Richard Cooper, Head of Digital and Content Marketing, AXA PPP healthcare, states: “Now in its third year, we are delighted to see the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards growing from strength-to-strength. This year’s calibre of entries is a demonstration of the wide-ranging innovative projects currently being developed and how the sector has grown in such a short space of time. This year we have seen a trend in the increase in entries incorporating artificial intelligence, which through its nature of increased interactivity and understanding of an individual has the ability to make an even greater impact on the health and wellbeing of all sections of society.
“On behalf of our partners, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter. We congratulate those who have been shortlisted on this great achievement and look forward to applauding the winners at the Awards ceremony in April.”
Critiquing nearly 190 entries proved a challenging task given the high standard of entries.
Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health comments: “Since the Awards were first launched in 2014, we have seen a consistent flow of high quality entries, which has continued in this, our third year of the Awards. We are really excited at being able to share cutting edge innovation and publicise these leading organisations and inspiring individuals utilising health technologies. Sustainable health will depend on consumers and providers embracing the opportunities that digital health tech offers.”
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Notes to Editors
The shortlisted entries are outlined below. A full description of each entry can be found within an accompanying award entry backgrounder or at www.healthtechandyou.com
|The Trending Award||The Health & Care Professional’s Choice|
|The Future Award||The Health Tech & Age Award|
Portable food allergen tester
(no website available)
|AXA PPP Health Tech & You Challenge||The Wow! Award|
About AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2017
There are six categories for the Health Tech & You Awards 2017. Each has a distinct focus from identifying health tech that can support specific needs in society, having the most positive impact for healthcare providers and identifying individual champions, innovators and organisations that are leading the health technology revolution for the benefit of consumers. Each of the six categories has their own judging and entry approach.
The category winners will be announced at the Health Tech & You Awards ceremony being held on 27th April, 2017 at the Design Museum. The free exhibition will be open to the public in the Huth Gallery, at the Design Museum from 27th April to 8th May 2017, with a Media Preview to take place the day before on Wednesday 26th April from 09.00-12.00. As well as the finalists from this year’s awards programme, the exhibition will feature a review of the most successful and show-stopping winners and finalists from the previous two years of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards programme.
About AXA PPP healthcare
AXA PPP healthcare – one of the largest and most experienced private medical insurance providers in the UK – has been helping people to access healthcare services since 1940. Today it forms the UK healthcare arm of AXA and provides cover for medical and dental care for individuals and employers, and employee wellbeing, counselling, occupational health and rehabilitation services through its specialist Health Services division.
AXA PPP healthcare has been named the Best Healthcare Provider for three years running in the Your Money Awards and, in June 2015, was awarded the prestigious accolade of European Large Contact Centre of the Year at the 2015 European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards, followed in September 2015 by the Best Customer Experience accolade in the Large Contact Centre category of the UK Customer Experience Awards 2015.
2020health is an independent, social enterprise think tank with a mission to ‘Make Health Personal’, giving people the information, understanding and confidence to take a meaningful role in their health and wellbeing, and creating the conditions for a healthy society. 2020health has been leading on health technology innovation for some years, with publications covering NHS IT, telehealth, use of technology by the US Veteran’s Health Administration and personal electronic healthcare records. 2020health research publications have covered alcohol, employment, the economy, school health and wellbeing, pricing of medicines, biotechnology, NHS reform and fraud. 2020health believes public involvement in healthcare is essential for sustainability.
About The Design Museum
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. Since it opened its doors in 1989 the museum has displayed everything from an AK-47 to high heels designed by Christian Louboutin. It has staged over 100 exhibitions, welcomed over five million visitors and showcased the work of some of the world’s most celebrated designers and architects including Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive, Miuccia Prada, Frank Gehry, Eileen Gray and Dieter Rams. On 24 November 2016, The Design Museum relocated to Kensington, west London. Leading architectural designer John Pawson has converted the interior of a 1960s modernist building to create a new home for the Design Museum giving it three times more space in which to show a wider range of exhibitions and significantly extend its learning programme.
the Design Museum, 224-238 Kensington High Street, London, W8 6AG
Open daily 10:00 – 18:00 (last admission 17:00)