The IET Innovation Awards, including a healthcare technologies category, are now open for entries. Administered by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), this competition provides a great opportunity to showcase emerging innovations.
The scope of the healthcare technologies category is:
Entries to the IET Healthcare Technologies Innovation Award category are welcomed from academic, industrial, consulting and service organisations which have developed or demonstrated innovative technology in healthcare applications, or for the innovative use of existing technology in health management. This is a great opportunity to celebrate the role of science, engineering and technology in the pursuit of health and wellbeing in all its guises, globally.
The innovations could be in any of the newer areas of biomedical engineering as well as the more traditional disciplines of electrical, information technology and mechanical engineering, involving end users including patients, their carers, clinicians and/or healthcare professionals.
In 2011 the healthcare technologies winner was:
- K2 Medical Systems
INFANT – An Intelligent Decision Support System for Interpretation of Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth.
Runners up in the healthcare technologies category were:
- Triteq Ltd and Eykona Technologies
Unique Dermal Imaging System Transforms Wound Management in Hospitals
- Edinburgh Napier University, Imperial College, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, Flexiant, Kodit, Ciperlab, Microsoft plc and HoIP
Secure Cloud-based e-Health Platform for the Integration of Assisted Living and Primary/Secondary Health Care
- Safe Patient Systems Ltd
An Intelligent, Mobile Healthcare Solution for Long-term Condition Management
- University of Kent
Passive Skin Mounted RFID Transfer Tattoo Tags
Entry is free and by submission of an online form. The deadline for entries is 31st July 2012.
Full details are available at www.theiet.org/innovation.