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AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards Shortlisted Entries to be Showcased at the Design Museum

After a long process of inspiring deliberation and debate, the shortlist for the first ever AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards is revealed today. This shortlist celebrates a unique mix of innovative entries from individuals, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals from the UK and around the world.

All 24 shortlisted entries will be showcased in a public exhibition at the Design Museum in London from 10th March – 26th April 2015, during which the winners will also be announced. The showcase brings together the best submissions and presents them in an engaging and accessible way to give visitors an insight into this rapidly evolving and increasingly important field.

The awards, a joint initiative between AXA PPP healthcare, 2020health and the Design Museum, aims to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best in personal health technology innovations – putting the health technology revolution into a wider context for the benefit of consumers.

Divided into six Award categories, over 120 entries were submitted, intended to celebrate the many different aspects of health technology, innovation and design.

The successful shortlist of entries that will form part of the exhibition includes:

• An NHS approved dental app which plays two minutes of music taken at random from the users mobile / tablet music library, to encourage individuals to brush for the recommended time.
• A piece of wearable technology that is an injury detection suit for disabled athletes with loss of sensation, enabling them to see injuries right when they happen.
• A mobile app endorsed by the Department of Health, aimed at young parents and parents-to-be providing personalised content approved by doctors and midwives that spans from pregnancy right through to the first six months after birth.

Representatives from the Health Tech & You partners evaluated every entry to select the shortlist of four per category. Six prestigious judging panels, consisting of 33 leading industry figures from healthcare, design, technology and the media decided each category winner as well as an overall winner to be announced during an awards ceremony on the 18th March, 2015.

James Freeston, Marketing Director, AXA PPP healthcare, states: “We are delighted with the response to the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards. The sheer volume and quality of entries really is a true testament to the innovative projects currently being developed and launched by so many individuals and companies in the health tech space. On behalf of our partners, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to enter - your commitment to improving health through the use of technology is invaluable. We congratulate those who have been shortlisted on this great achievement – and we look forward to hearing who the winners are during the award ceremony in March.”

Critiquing the 120 entries proved a challenging task given the high standard of entries. Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health comments: “This is the first year for these Awards and we didn’t know what to expect. We were taken aback and delighted by the quality and professionalism of the submissions – which made our job harder to choose the final shortlist from so many innovative and pioneering ideas.”

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, adds: “The digital revolution is breaking down doors in the health industry. We’re about to witness a transformation of the global healthcare industry, led by an independent, consumer-led health tech market. This radical change is breaking on to a community of medical practitioners whose purpose is about to be dramatically enhanced – or challenged – by the growth of patient-led healthcare. But when a GP’s face appears by Skype on our mobile phone, can he or she still sit on the Mount Olympian pedestal of yesterday’s world?"

The exhibition runs from 10th March–26th April, 2015 at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, near Tower Bridge, London. The museum is open daily between 10am & 5.45pm.

Shortlisted Entries

The shortlisted entries are outlined below and further details can be found by clicking on the link in the righthand menu on this page. 

Keep Me Healthy

Signs and Symptoms

Nuffield HealthScore (www.nuffieldhealthscore.com)

Sleepio (www.sleepio.com

Brush DJ (www.brushdj.com

The PIP (www.thepip.com)  

BRUISE Suit (www.teambruise.com

Symptom Checker (www.patient.co.uk

QardioArm (www.getqardio.com

Otoscope & Opthalmoscope
(www.cupris.com

Manage My Condition

Most Innovative Provider

iHealth Align (www.ihealthlabs.com

POW Health (www.powhealth.com

AWARE (www.meganharley.com

Aseptika (www.activ8rlives.com

eRedbook (www.eredbook.org.uk

Living it Up (www.portal.livingitup.org.uk

Optima Life (www.optima-life.com  

Babylon (www.babylonhealth.com

Best R&D Product

Special Category – Fertility, Pregnancy,
Birth, Early Years

Lightscores (www.allesoderlicht.com

Elvie (www.elvie.com

Flowy (www.flowygame.com

LUMO (www.rca.ac.uk/students/anna-wojdecka/

Duo Fertility (www.duofertility.com

Mind the Bump (www.mindthebump.org.au

Baby Buddy
(www.app.bestbeginnings.org.uk

BleepBleeps (www.bleepbleeps.com

 

For further information, please contact:
Nick James:
0203 170 7563 / nick.james@triomedia.co.uk 
Monica Gounaropoulos:
0203 170 5716 / monica@triomedia.co.uk
Hannah Mepham:
0203 170 5715 / hannah.mepham@triomedia.co.uk

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Press Release AXA PPP Health Tech & You 2015 - Shortlisted Entries

Details of the shortlisted entries for the categories:
Keep Me Healthy
Signs and Symptoms
Manage My Condition
Most Innovative Provider
Best R&D Provider
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