Five interviews with innovators at WIRED Health 2015: nuviun investigated why they do what they do and how technology is involved.
Otolaryngology (the medicine that deals with disorders and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat, or ENT) accounts for a large part of the NHS in the UK. According to the Royal College of Surgeons, there are around 1476 ENT surgeons in the British National Health Service.
It is one of the biggest surgical specialties Britain's health service has, which is mainly due to the fact that the field covers such a broad range of skills.
Mike Pallett, CEO at Cyprus explains how his startup wants to help the NHS to save money.
Based in the US and in Barcelona, the vision of Neuroelectrics is to discover new ways to observe and treat the human brain. The company has created diagnostic and treatment telemedicine wireless platforms and combined multichannel transcranial current stimulation such as tDCS with EEG.
Use cases include helping patients to recover their brain health in pathologies related to chronic pain and stroke rehabilitation.
Bruise is detecting injuries of disabled athletes who might be unaware of them. This is aimed at paraplegics, amongst others, who suffer from some sort of loss of sensation.
A pressure sensitive film changes colour when the physiological thresholds are superseded. BRUISE detects injuries that wouldn’t necessarily be seen through normal discolouring of the skin.
Medopad is a chemotherapy app. It has now launched for the Apple Watch. It’s being rolled out in King’s College Hospital. It will provide the clinician, the hospital and other stakeholders with real-time information in a way that wasn’t possible before. The Apple Watch will link to the iPhone to create useful, easy-to-use information for the end user.
5. Nigel Ackland
Nigel lost his arm in a work-related accident. One of the videos that made him, his mission and his carbon fibre mechanical hand known is the YouTube video “Terminator' arm is world's most advanced prosthetic limb”, which has been watched more than 4.5 Million times.
Nigel talked to us about what this technology means to him, and what this means to his life. You might be surprised that the quality of life he receives from the technology is related to how he feels, and is less influenced by the application of the bionic prosthetic in his life.