Beyond Digital Health Manchester 2011

MIDAS is extremely pleased to announce the inaugural Beyond Digital Health Manchester 2011 event, at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.

With NHS budgets falling and demographic pressures on services increasing, the areas of eHealth, mHealth, personalised medicine and remote diagnostics are attracting increasing interest as solutions that could potentially transform the delivery of healthcare whilst keeping budgets in balance, Beyond Digital Health Manchester 2011 will take a look at these technologies from the perspective of businesses, investors, policy makers and service deliverers, emphasising the potential for collaboration between businesses and researchers and across sectors. Industry players and innovative SMEs will demonstrate their work, and relate their view of opportunities in this market. Universities and public bodies such as the Technology Strategy Board will highlight sources of funding for further research and development.

via Beyond Digital Health Manchester 2011.

“Life saving” burns App created in the North West

“Life saving” burns App created in the North West

Tuesday 15 November 2011

A potentially life-saving app has been created by a former soldier to help doctors accurately treat burns victims.

Chris Seaton, a former captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps, is now a PhD student at the University of Manchester and was inspired to build the iPhone and iPad App after seeing burns injuries in the field.

He carried out the research with St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust plastic surgeons, Rowan Pritchard Jones and Prof Paul McArthur, alongside academics at the University of Liverpool.

via “Life saving” burns App created in the North West | How-Do.

Creative Industries – ‘Race for Apps’ Olympic competition – on your marks, get set…. – Articles – Technology Strategy Board

‘Race for Apps’ Olympic competition – on your marks, get set….

By: Jess Sully November 2, 2011 11:07 AM

Thousands will visit Hackney during the 2012 games – make sure they use your app to explore what’s going on. With millions of people descending on London next year, Race for Apps invites entries in the following five categories:

Finding your way

Making connections

Citizen journalism

Fun and games

Wild card

The first 8 applications received in each category which meet the criteria will qualify for a “lane” in the finals. But what’s in it for you?

The winners will get a priceless opportunity to show off their application to 1,000 top business leaders and over 20,000 journalists at the UKTI and EXPO centre Hackney House during the games

Support from our key partners including, Seedcamp and UKTI

Finalists will be given help linking up with angel investors and venture capitalists

There will be an opportunity to take advantage of local data sets

This is a first-past-the-post race, and it’s envisaged that all the categories will have closed by mid-December.

‘Race for Apps’ are also looking for investors, sponsors and members of the final judging panel.

via Creative Industries – ‘Race for Apps’ Olympic competition – on your marks, get set…. – Articles – Technology Strategy Board.