HemCheck Haemolysis Checker

What is it? The Helge by HemCheck is a portable device able to detect if a blood sample is haemolysed at the bedside to improve the efficiency of blood collection. This is a patented and CE marked product. 2. Why is it important? Haemolysed blood samples can be due to the rupture of red blood…

Second Sight: Argus II Retinal Prosthesis

1. What is it? Built on the work contributed by Kwabena Boahen at Stanford University, a ASR is a retinal prostheses able to improve impaired vision. It is a silicon chip with 4 ganglion cell types which relay signals to the optic nerve. Their activity allows us to accommodate our vision in both dim and…

Proximity Care for Dementia

1.What is it? The proximity button is a simple, wearable device which alerts the carer of a wandering dementia patient once they are beyond 20 metres away. Caring for a loved one with dementia can be difficult, the proximity button allows for them to be more independent and enjoy their space and time with more…

Patchstrips

1.What is it? PATCH strips are an environmentally friendly, 100% organic natural bamboo bandages infused with activated aloe vera, charcoal and coconut oil extracts. Using natural, biodegradable and sustainable resources, PATCH strips provides a solution to soothe symptoms and promote wound recovery for sensitive skin. As a market which has been criticised for not catering…

what3words Emergency Location

1.What is it? A smart new way of navigating around space where each 3m x 3m space has 3 words designated to itself. As a postcode may cover a larger area, this is a more precise and descriptive approach of an area which can be easily scanned with the naked eye. 2. Why is it…

TheraGun Percussive Therapy

1.What is it? A handheld wireless neuromuscular percussive therapy to treat breakthrough pain for soft tissue pain. Aimed to primarily help athletes and active users, the Theragun acts with high frequency and high amplitude to relieve pain faster through only 30 seconds of use. As Percussive therapy research has shown to significantly decrease Delayed Onset…

The Artificial Pancreas Reforming Type 1 Diabetes Treatment

1.What is it? The DGLB1 system is an automated insulin delivery device (AID) launched by Diabeloop in early 2019, that automatically regulates blood glucose levels for type 1 diabetics using AI, meaning no need for strict carb counting or manually administering insulin doses (1) 2.Why is it Important Type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) affects around…

DNA Digital Storage

1.What is it? A method of storing digital data on fragments of synthesised DNA for high capacity and low maintenance information storage. A solution to minimise the occupation of physical space and avoid losing access to information on storage devices such as a USB or a hard drive which are inevitable to becoming obsolete with…

Zipstitch – Hospital Grade Skin Closure

1.What is it? Zipstitch is an FDA approved technology proven to be more effective than stitches or staples for wound closures, both in and outside of surgery. It is also available commercially to help in closure of small to medium size lacerations outside of hospital. (1) 2.Why is it important? When small or medium lacerations…

Siren Diabetic Socks

1.What is it? Siren Diabetic smart socks with microsensors aim to help notify diabetic patients of ulcer risks. Neurofabric is used to create these socks which record temperature of the feet which can be tracked on an app for a personalised support system; available on IOS and Android. 2. Why is it important? Diabetic neuropathy…