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AXA PPP Health Tech & You Press Notice Winners of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards Revealed

The winners of the inaugural AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards were announced at an exclusive event at the Design Museum in London last night. Attended by innovators, designers and developers of personal health technology, the Awards recognise and celebrate the best in personal health technology innovations from the UK and around the world.

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We were delighted to be able to welcome Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England to the exhibition and pre-awards ceremony, enabling him to see first-hand some of the technologies that are transforming care in the UK.

Lara Lewington, (right) presenter of the technology and innovation programme BBC Click, hosted the awards which spanned a diverse and cutting-edge collection of health technology, falling into six categories. From over 120 entries submitted, 24 finalists were agreed upon with the category winners being picked by an expert judging panel comprising of 33 health industry professionals and leaders. The panel then decided on one overall winner from the six category winners.

AXA PPP Health Tech & You is a joint initiative led by AXA PPP healthcare with the wellbeing think tank 2020health and the Design Museum. It aims to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best in personal health technology innovations.

The Winners are:


Keep Me Healthy – focusing on technology to help people look after themselves

Winner - Brush DJ

An NHS approved free app developed by dentist Ben Underwood. The app encourages tooth brushing for an effective length of time by playing two minutes of music takenat random, or from aplaylist on the user’s device.

Manage My Condition – focusing on technology that helps people stay on top of their condition

Winner - EyKos
Aseptika Limited is behind this home-based test. A healthcare company developing and marketing an integrated suite of self-monitoring devices and services under the Activ8rlives brand, Aseptika integrated solution supports consumers in staying well with a respiratory disease focus. The test aims to predict flare-ups in chest infections in those who have long-term respiratory conditions with the hope of reducing hospital admissions and improving health.

Signs & Symptoms – focusing on innovations that provide easy to understand information and guidance

Winner - Otoscope & Opthalmoscope
This device developed by Cupris Health turns smartphones into medical devices using patent-pending clip-attachments. This connects to a web-based service allowing clinical information to be securely transmitted between healthcare practitioners and their patients.

Most Innovative Provider – celebrating new approaches from healthcare providers that empower people to utilise health technology in new ways.

Winner - babylon
Babylon Healthcare Services LTD has developed the world’s first integrated digital healthcare service providing healthcare in more convenient and accessible ways. With the growing power of mobile devices, babylon can deliver healthcare direct to your smartphone anywhere, anytime.

Best R&D – providing a glimpse into the future of health tech.

Winner - Elvie
This exercise tracker, developed by women's wearable tech company Chiaro, works with an accompanying app to provide women with real-time guidance and feedback as they do their pelvic floor exercises.

Special Category – focusing on health tech designed to support families throughout pregnancy, birth and a child’s early years.

Winner - Baby Buddy
Baby Buddy is a free app on Android and iOS which provides information in a highly accessible format to help support, educate and empower mothers of all backgrounds in their emotional and physical transition to parenthood.

OVERALL WINNER – Babylon Healthcare Services LTD

Julia Manning, Chief Executive of 2020health, says: ‘The Awards and the exhibition have allowed us to share with the public the new advances in health technology. The winners have shown innovation and have shared their knowledge of the crucial impact health technology can have.’

Gordon Henderson, Digital and Innovation Director, AXA PPP healthcare, said: ‘The AXA PPP Health Tech & You awards honour the new generation of technology developers that are bringing healthcare into the hands of the user and encouraging behavioural change to help maintain and improve their own and their families’ health – whether at home, at work or at leisure. All of the finalists submitted outstanding examples of personal health technology and our winners have demonstrated that they are among the best in this emerging sector.’

Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, says: ‘The awards show a fascinating range of new thinking and new ideas for ways in which we can put technology to work. The digital revolution is transforming the way that we understand our own everyday wellbeing.’

All of the 24 winners and finalists of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards can be seen at the Showcase exhibition at the Design Museum in London. The exhibition celebrates a unique mix of innovative entries from individuals, designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals from the UK and around the world. It investigates some of the biggest questions and implications surrounding the personal health technology revolution and allows the public to see what health technology is already available to them.

The AXA PPP Health Tech & You Showcase runs until 26 April, 2015 at the Design Museum, Shad Thames, near Tower Bridge, London. The museum is open daily between 10am and 5.45pm.

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Nick James – Trio Health on 0203 170 7563 – nick@triohealth.co.uk

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Notes to Editors:
About AXA PPP healthcare
AXA PPP healthcare 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 providing healthcare cover to individuals and employers outside of the UK for over 40 years and in 2009 established a dedicated business unit, AXA PPP International, consolidating and bringing a greater focus to the growth and development of its international business. Today, AXA PPP International serves members in more than 80 countries around the globe. For more information please visit: axappphealthcare.co.uk

About Design Museum
The Design Museum is the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design. The museum opened in 1989 and its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design. The museum has hosted exhibitions showcasing some of the most important pioneers of design including, Paul Smith, Zaha Hadid, Jonathan Ive and Dieter Rams. The Design Museum plans to relocate from its current home at Shad Thames to the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington, West London. The project is expected to be completed by 2016. Leading designer John Pawson will convert the interior of the Commonwealth Institute 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, showcase its world class collection and extend its learning programme. The Design Museum would like to thank all lenders and individuals who have contributed to the exhibition, and the judges of this first edition of the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards. In-kind support generously offered by: Arper, Vitra and Woodside Group Practice. For more information, please visit: designmuseum.org

AXA PPP Health Tech & You Press Notice Judges & Winners Quotes

The AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards winners were determined through an expert judging panel comprising of 33 health industry professionals and leaders. Please see below quotes from the lead judge of each category, providing a summary of why each winner was selected.

Judges’ comments came from a range of experts including health professionals, health technology executives and healthcare providers.
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