Could bird songs help boost engagement with hearing tests?
A new venture will explore the use of bird songs to encourage engagement with hearing tests. The idea was born out of a two-day workshop led by the NIHR Imperial Patient Safety Translational Research Centre, developed to stimulate innovative ideas that could help improve communication for adults with hearing loss.
In a new study, Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) scientists will begin evaluating whether the Streams app can help both patients and healthcare staff by making important medical information more readily available.
Ahead of October’s Global Health Forum, IGHI spoke to Abellona U to discuss how far we’ve come in cancer technologies, their translatability to lower and middle income countries and her research on hepatocellular carcinoma.
IGHI Director, Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham from Imperial’s Department of Surgery & Cancer has been appointed as chair of a joint government-industry group to speed up patient access to ground-breaking technologies and treatments.
Registration now open for International Robotics Showcase in Liverpool. One-day showcase and speaker programme to highlight latest robotics innovation, to be held during International Business Festival. (more…)
Innovative finger prick test could improve maternal healthcare across the globe
A social enterprise, Momoby, founded by Ana Luisa Neves of the Centre for Health Policy and Andrea Rodriguez-Martinez from the Department of Surgery & Cancer that aims to bring vital prenatal care to isolated regions has won the Venture Catalyst Challenge.
The Hamlyn Symposium celebrated its 10th year in 2017. The 2018 event will be held from Sunday 24th – Wednesday 27th June 2018, lasting over four days to include workshops on various clinical and technical topics as well as a two-day main conference with the participation of invited/keynote speakers, paper authors and delegates from leading medical, science and technology institutions. (more…)
Artificial limbs that patients can fit and maintain themselves won both the top prize of £5,000 and an additional Audience Choice Award of £1,000 at this year’s Student Challenges Competition hosted by the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI).
Exploring Data-based and AI approaches to Healthcare
In the latest instalment of Imperial’s Global Health and Development lecture series, Dr Laura Webber (Director of Public Health Modelling at the UK Health Forum and Honorary Assistant Professor at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine) presented evidence that predicted the avoidance of 127,000 new cases of smoking-related diseases by 2035 as a result of tobacco excise tax increases in Ukraine.
Food monitoring system being developed could help vulnerable, say researchers
A new project to research the underlying technology – funded by a $US 1.5 million grant the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – will see researchers from the Hamlyn Centre at Imperial College London developing wearable and wall mounted sensors and AI technology to monitor how households consume food.
IGHI Student Challenges Competition: Enter the Dragon’s Den
Join us on Monday 19th March for our interactive Dragon’s Den style event to find the winner of our annual Student Challenges Competition.
The competition provides a platform for students based in the UK to showcase their global health research idea and win up to £5000 to develop it further. Runners-up and audience choice prizes will also be awarded.
Do you have an innovative idea to improve global health? The Institute of Global Health Innovation’s annual Student Challenges Competition could help transform that idea into reality.
Our Student Challenges Competition is now open for entries to all university students based in the UK and offers the opportunity to win funding towards the implementation of a global health innovation. Applications close on 8 February 2018.
3 March 2017 18.00-20.00
Students Challenges Competition: Enter the Dragon’s Den
Venue: Imperial College Business School LG101 – LGR, South Kensington campus
Join us on Monday 13 March for our interactive Dragon’s Den style event to find the winner of our annual Student Challenges Competition. The competition provides a platform for students based in the UK to showcase their global health research idea and win up to £5000 to develop it further. Runners-up and audience choice prizes will also be awarded. (more…)
Do you have an innovative idea for global health? Enter our Student Challenges Competition to win up to £5,000 to make that idea reality. Competition closes on 20 January at 11.59pm. Find out more by visiting the website.
19 January, 15.30-17.30
Global Health Forum: Seasonality and health
Venue: Anthony de Rothschild Lecture Theatre, St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington
Seasonal patterns have a significant impact on our health. Many health problems are directly related to climate change. Infectious diseases, respiratory illnesses including asthma, and allergies continue to affect the day-to-day lives of individuals. This month’s Global Health Forum highlights the importance of seasons on our health. Register here. (more…)