Inpatient falls are dangerous for patients and cause significant distress to healthcare workers responsible for preventing them. Current technology/software and devices being used by wards to help prevent inpatient falls are not fit for purpose. There is nothing commercially available to purchase that meets the needs of healthcare workers who wish to monitor falls.
Rebecca and her team are developing an approach to reduce falls in the hospital using a minimally distributive combination of existing video monitoring options and clinical evidence gathering.
Existing methods for preventing staff infection at hospitals rely heavily on single-use PPE equipment, particularly gowns. Processing and disposing of excessive single use gowns significantly costs hospitals financially and us all environmentally. There is currently no alternative safe effective re-usable gowns available on the market.
Forbes, Jo, Meriel, Max and Samantha are developing The Good Gown™ a surgical garment designed to extend the use of disposable gowns and reduce the immense environmental harm and financial cost to hospitals associated with their disposal.
Existing protocols for feeding babies in intensive care are laborious, with nurses required to stand next to the baby and wait significant amounts of time for liquid food to drain into the infant’s stomach via syringe at gravity pressure. New parents of infants also suffer under the current method, as the nurses immediate presence does not allow for the parents to participate in the critical feeding process nor allows for the intimacy between parent and child that benefits the child’s development.
Jessica, Max and Grant are developing the Eazi Feed™ a safe and convenient tool to support nurses to feed babies in a fraction of the time, without the risk of injury.
Existing hospital workstations are cumbersome for ward rounds, inconveniently over rely on battery recharge stations and present an injury risk due to their bulky nature.
Katja, Ali, Jason and team are developing a minimally interactive tool that allows clinicians to do away with the WOW, providing patients with a more engaging experience and clinicians with a safer working environment.
Plastic surgeons struggle to communicate the life altering changes that that can be achieved through surgery. Bespoke physical 3D models help, but are difficult expensive and time consuming to acquire.
Anand, David, Peter and Emma are developing a rapid 3D printing technology to provide plastic surgeons with customised implants in minutes, not weeks.
Ambulance workers in remote locations or low-income countries struggle to predict whether or not their patients require a CT scan. Unnecessarily scanning patients who may not need it is extremely expensive and time consuming, especially in remote communities.
Bernard and Stan are developing a lab on a chip technology to rapidly detect the onset of stoke, allowing emergency health providers to accurately prioritise the highly limited availability of CT scans.
Clinicians struggle to manage patients with diabetes once admitted to hospital. The consequences of miss-management in this environment may be death.
Spiros, Rahul and Mervyn are developing a digital dashboard to provide clinicians with real time data to support clinical decision making for the benefits of their patients
A novel system to enable quick and accurate determination of blood loss during surgery
A personal ventilation hood for hospital beds -the original inspiration for the Innovation Acceleration Program.