The AHSN Network has supported many innovators to help advance our health and care system. Find out more about successful innovations supported by the NHS.
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Whose Shoes - an innovative approach to coproduction
The ‘Whose Shoes?®’ approach, created by Gill Phillips, is an engaging approach to coproduction, used in over 80 NHS trusts, universities and more.
ADI are one of the UK’s leading digital health platform providers. We work with health and care organisations to ensure patients, and everyone involved in their care, have access to the right digital tools. We create and deploy digital applications designed to allow straightforward access to NHS Services.Working in collaboration with our customers, we utilise technology to deliver better health, better care and better outcomes.
Dr Julian Online Mental Health Platform
Dr Julian is an innovative mental healthcare platform that increases the accessibility of mental healthcare. We connect patients almost immediately to mental healthcare therapists by secure video/audio/text appointments using a calendar appointment booking system. We are building a range of self-help tools that can be used at any time to augment therapy / use without therapy and track a patient's progress such as activity / mood diaries as well as breathing tools and resources that can be used for common mental health issues.
Selfit Therapist Robot
Selfit is a digital robotic care startup based in Israel, with early operations in the UK. We’ve developed a unique human-machine interaction for the ageing population focused on physical and congnitive health. Some of the applications are rehabilitation related (Neuro, Cardiac, Geriatrics) others are designed for prevention and wellness phases (elderly falls, cognitive impairments).Our robot is currently installed in several facilities in Israel and UK. We are working to gain more data and validation, and invite researchers, hospitals, and clinical partners to contact us to explore collaboration.
The West Midlands PPE Collective
The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) shortage across the West Midlands region and throughout the UK. Well known for its manufacturing capabilities, and world-class innovation infrastructure, the West Midlands was well placed to respond to the region’s life-threatening shortage of PPE within the community, care homes, and NHS.
Physiobuddie is an innovative therapy service that provides its users with step-by-step progressive rehabilitation via the following mediums: expert help, video tutorials and information sections. Physiobuddie is bespoke, pre-designed and progresses in line with the service users rehabilitation ability. The flexibility and functionality offered by the Physiobuddie system empowers the patient suffering from a wide range of needs and assists all abilities.Physiobuddie offers increased access to physiotherapy services without requiring physiotherapy staff (faceless or face-to-face) :- Physiobuddie provides daily rehabilitation and advice to ensure optimal self-management by following the parameters of the program set. Communication can be provided by email and in app messages.
Oxford Heartbeat’s medical device software PreSize® Neurovascular helps clinicians make surgical decisions with greater accuracy and confidence. Use of PreSize® is aimed at significantly reducing risks associated with stenting procedures, as clinicians are able to virtually test and compare the behaviour of stents in a patient’s cerebral blood vessels before surgery, selecting the best one for each patient.
Dignio Integrated Care Platform
Dignio have years of experience of operating within a publicly funded integrated care system, with a solution built to accommodate a seamless journey for individuals and care providers across increasingly complex care needs (self-management, domiciliary care, residential care, end of life care).
SnoRelief is sound classification algorithm to detect and classify snoring sounds and sleep apnoea
SnoRelief is a sound classification algorithm to detect and classify snoring sounds and sleep apnoea by utilising a group of deep learning algorithms. The algorithms will classify sleep apnoea completely remotely without the patient needing to attach/wear any sensors, as it uses only audio data to make decisions via a patients Smartphone.
BLOSSOM1 - Personal Hygiene Assistant
Hygiene is a fundamental requirement for good health. However, 6.55 million people with disabilities in the UK require assistance with their personal hygiene daily tasks. Technology is currently used in a very limited or inefficient manner and therefore hygiene maintenance is challenging.BLOSSOM1 - Personal Hygiene Assistant® is a body cleansing device, that makes hygiene simple, effective, dignified and refreshing for people with physical challenges / limitations, simultaneously generating value for their caregivers.The objective of the device is to consolidate and automate the manual processes of rinsing, soaping, scrubbing and drying in a single, sleek and practical device.
Maintaining diabetes structured education courses across south London
The Health Innovation Network (HIN) has worked with partners across the two south London Integrated care systems (ICS’s) to expand the provision of Diabetes structured education services to include digital and remote options to help manage the condition remotely.