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Winners of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2016 Announced


A personalised smartphone-based platform for those with food allergies, an assistive aid to help those with walking difficulties associated with Parkinson’s disease and a Bluetooth® colostomy bag sensor are amongst winners of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards 2016.

Held at an exclusive gala event at BAFTA and attended by finalist innovators, designers and developers, the Awards recognise those at the forefront of developing personal health technology and the organisations embracing the benefits from within the UK and internationally.

Now in its second year, AXA PPP Health Tech & You, a joint initiative led by AXA PPP healthcare with think tank 2020health and the Design Museum aims to guide and grow the conversation about health tech, empowering people everywhere to use technology to lead healthier lives and be more in control of their health and wellbeing.

The Award categories were developed around the core capabilities and attributes of each partner of AXA PPP Health Tech & You spanning technology, healthcare and design. After receiving over 200 entries across seven categories, the winners were chosen following an extensive judging process by a prestigious panel of 25 judges.

The challenging judging criteria ensured that each winning entry identified a solution to a pressing health and wellbeing problem, applying easy-to-use technology that is designed in a way that inspires consumers and healthcare organisations to be engaged with their health and wellbeing.

As part of the initiative’s commitment to taking health tech to consumers, all 20 finalist products and services are now showcased on a digital exhibition smartphone app.

The app not only allows people to learn more about all the finalists but also includes information surrounding AXA PPP Health Tech & You such as news, case studies and information about the partners and updates from the initiative. It is FREE to download on the App Store and Google Play by searching AXA PPP Health Tech & You.

“We are delighted to announce the winners of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards, which is now in its second year. These Awards celebrate the very best in health technology innovation, showcasing the high calibre of entries spanning many different areas of healthcare, technology and design. The core of the initiative is to empower people to take control of their health while providing innovators with a platform to lead the conversation surrounding health technology. We hope the initiative will help to put technology into context for consumers and normalise the integration of innovations into everyday lives, whether at work, at home or at leisure.”

James Freeston, Marketing Director, AXA PPP healthcare

“These Awards are a great opportunity to highlight some really exciting digital health technologies of incredibly high standard that are available to consumers. The internet is now the first port of call for health information; the NHS has a range of initiatives to encourage patient engagement through technology and the UK has always been superb at encouraging innovation. Our celebrating high quality new health technologies reflect all these trends. We congratulate all of this year’s winners and hope as a result of their Award they will achieve the use and success they deserve.”

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health

“Health is the key issue facing all of us. We are in the midst of a series of rapid changes in the  ways that we look after ourselves, and in how society deals with everything from  patient's records to diagnosis. These awards provide a unique insight into a future that is already here.”

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum

The Winners

Breakout Award – focusing on health tech that’s successfully embedded itself and made a difference to people’s everyday lives over the past year

Winner – Ostom-i by 11 Health
A sensor that alerts patients who use a colostomy bag how full their ostomy pouches are so that they can decide when they should empty them. The device clips on to any ostomy pouch sending Bluetooth alerts to a mobile phone or tablet app telling the user their pouch is filling up.

One to Watch Award – tech innovations not yet in the spotlight but have the potential to significantly impact on people’s lives in the future

Winner – SlowMo
The first digital therapy platform for paranoia that provides self-management tools for people to help take control of their lives. It empowers users to visualise their thoughts and the fast-thinking habits associated with paranoia and to slow down, for a moment, to manage upsetting thoughts.

Champion Award – celebrating the individual or organisation who has most championed the uptake and adoption of health tech.

Winner – Patients Know Best by Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Patients Know Best is designed to empower patients to manage their care through them owning and understanding a copy of all their health information. With patient consent, it helps clinicians share information and engage with patients in new and powerful ways through a secure, encrypted patient portal and information exchange system.

Problem/Solution Award – offering the opportunity for those who have an innovative concept or answer to a health need to further develop their concept

Winner – PsyOmics
PsyOmics work with the Cambridge Centre for Neuropsychiatric Research (CCNR) improve treatment by providing contract research services to support clinical trials for psychiatric treatment, improve diagnosis by developing clinical diagnostics and improve prevention by providing quantified health solutions that are accessible to everyone; empowering people to understand and improve their own wellbeing and mental health.

Health and Care Award – aiming to highlight the consumer health tech solution that has had the most positive impact for health care providers

Winner – FoodMaestro
An intelligent search platform for food products offering healthcare providers a new way to engage with patients on diet and nutrition, based on personal requirements. It reduces administration time, enhances productivity and increases clinical time. The technology has been developed with specialist input from the allergy and intolerance teams and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Innovator Award – visionaries that have developed some of the most ground-breaking health tech products or services in the past year

Winner – Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design Royal College of Art
The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design is an international leader in people-centred and inclusive design, undertaking design research and projects with industry that will contribute to improving people’s lives. The Centre develops innovative and empathic research methods that focus on design for a more inclusive society irrespective of age and ability, creating safer and better health services as well as research into changing patterns of world and urban life.

Independent Living Award – looking for health tech innovation or solution that support quality of life management

Winner – Path Finder by Walk With Path
An assistive aid to facilitate gait in vulnerable groups; primarily the elderly and people suffering with neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease.  Path Finder helps prevent gait disturbances that cause falls; such as freezing of gait (FoG), described as feet remaining ‘glued to the floor’, by providing visual cues designed to circumvent the issues related to existing cueing devices.


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The AXA PPP 'Health Tech & You' Awards aim to recognise and celebrate individuals, companies and innovations that are changing healthcare and people’s lives across the world.

We are living in an extraordinary time. New mobile and wearable health technology allows you to be aware of your health and wellbeing in an unprecedented way.

You can monitor diet, fitness, symptoms and medication effectiveness, supporting you and your healthcare professionals.

Founded by three leaders in their fields, AXA PPP healthcare, Design Museum and 2020health, Health Tech & You aims to bring this health tech revolution to as many people as possible.

The Health Tech & You Awards 2017 are now open for entry! There are 6 different categories so see which which one fits your health tech best. Please note you can only enter your health tech into one category so choose carefully. Good luck!

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