AXA PPP reveals Health Tech & You Awards winners

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The winners of the inaugural AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards were announced at an event at the Design Museum in London last night to celebrate the best in personal health technology innovations.

AXA PPP Health Tech & You is a joint initiative led by AXA PPP healthcare with the wellbeing think tank 2020health and the Design Museum. 

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.

Gordon Henderson, digital and innovation director of 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.'

The catergories and 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 taken at random, or from a playlist on the user's device.

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

Winner - EyKos: A home-based test 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: 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 - Babylon Healthcare Services LTD

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, which is open to all until 26 April 2015. 

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