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SkinVision

SkinVision is an awareness and tracking solution that supports individuals with the early recognition of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma and precancerous actinic keratosis. It is the first global certified skin cancer application available for consumers. PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE There are three key problems that SkinVision is trying to solve: Consumers are not aware of the risk of melanoma and the serious consequences of a late diagnosis For those who are aware, there are no readily accessible tools to help them self-diagnose and refer There is a real shortage of dermatologists, especially in the UK, which means...

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Medopad

Based in London and operating internationally, Medopad provides mobile applications, remote monitoring devices and wearable technology, including Apple watches, to connect patients with health care professionals.  It uses machine learning to analyse patient data to improve diagnosis, enhance treatment, predict deterioration and empower patients and carers. PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE Medopad technology can be adapted to meet individual patient needs, supporting care between clinical appointments by providing: patients with access to the correct information and advice to help them better manage their own health; and clinicians with access to remote monitoring data provided in real time, enabling them to spot...

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Ask Oli – The Alder Hey Cognitive Hospital

Over the last 2 years, in collaboration with the STFC (Science and Technology Facilities Council) Hartree Centre, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital have been building a ChatBot called AskOli that is able to interactively respond to patients and families. Oli is able to provide validated information on processes within the hospital e.g. admission, clinic appointment, access to food, etc. as well as handle a number of low level clinical questions such as fasting rules before day case surgery. It is accessible throughout the patient journey, including pre-admission, during admission and after discharge. The service utilises IBM Watson technology (Natural Language...

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Ada Health

Ada is an AI-powered personalised health platform. Via a free app, individuals can understand possible causes of their symptoms and navigate to appropriate care; they can also share their assessment with a GP prior to consultation. Ada can help the NHS in two ways: Empower patients to self-care for minor illnesses by providing access to high quality medical information within Ada’s app, thereby reducing patient demand for GP and A+E services Triage patients to ensure they get the right care at the right time in the right place, thereby releasing GP capacity and improving care outcomes PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE...

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KHEIRON MEDICAL DEEP LEARNING FOR BREAST CANCER SCREENING

Kheiron Medical is focussed on helping radiologists detect breast cancer earlier using deep learning. Breast screening has saved many lives, but overdiagnosis and overtreatment are common. In many countries such problems have led to scans being checked routinely by a second radiologist, which improves accuracy but adds to workloads. PROBLEM(S) TO SOLVE The technology aims to solve two key problems: ease the workload on overstretched screening units by serving as a second reader to support breast screening programmes increase the accuracy of screening by reducing the number of false positives and false negatives, and hence number of patients getting unnecessary...

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