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16 November 2016 | The Brewery, London, UK


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Healthcare Technologies Award Winner 2016


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Low energy ultrasonic technology for non-invasive and needleless ocular drug delivery

For 300+ millions retinal disease patients worldwide, repetitive eyeball injections are the common treatment that is horrifying for patients, high-risk for doctors and high-cost for medical institutes. With 8+ years of research, recognised by top societies such as Google Solve-for-X, our innovation offers a revolutionary drug-delivery experience using non-invasive ultrasound.

Sonikure Technology Limited

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The judging panel commented:

“This innovation provides relief and a truly revolutionary drug-delivery methodology for millions of retinal disease sufferers world-wide. This product, based around the use of non-invasive ultrasound, combines a neat technological innovation with biomedical engineering expertise.”


Also shortlisted:


EarlySense: Contact-free remote patient monitoring and safety system

EarlySense is the only system on the market that can remotely monitor a patient’s vitals, breathing and movements without touching the patient (no leads). It has been successful in healthcare settings in early detection of patient deterioration, reduction of falls, pressure ulcers and alarm fatigue with a ROI of 6-9 months.

BES Healthcare and EarlySense

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Lightpath Imaging System: Identifying cancerous tissue for surgeons using intraoperative Cerenkov Luminescence imaging

The Lightpath imaging system is the first commercially available imaging system using Cerenkov Luminescence to inform surgeons about the precise location of cancer, ensuring that the diseased tissue is cleared in a single operation. The system provides benefits to healthcare services and patients.

Lightpoint Medical

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Novel drug-filled coronary stent

As the coronary stent industry investigates new technologies to help reduce complications associated with polymer coatings on drug-eluting stents, the investigational drug-filled stent is designed with innovative stent engineering to eliminate the need for a polymer to help optimise clinical practice for the treatment of coronary artery disease.


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imPulse, a low cost, lead-one ECG device to detect AF

Plessey’s imPulse is a low cost easy to use, lead-one “c- (capacitive) ECG” device that will provide automatic arrhythmia detection (initially atrial fibrillation) to assist primary care staff and improve long term management and secondary prevention.

Plessey Semiconductor

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Healthcare Technologies information


Category scope

Entries to the IET Healthcare Technologies Innovation Award category are welcomed from academic, industrial, clinical, consulting and service organisations which have developed or demonstrated innovative technology in healthcare enabling technology or applications, or for the innovative use of existing technology in health management for assisted living, with for instance, innovations addressing the aging agenda or global health challenges.

Entries can range from research concepts and ideas to technical issues and industrial applications, and are encouraged from, but not limited to, the themes and topics in the following areas:

Professional healthcare

  • Administration
  • Scanning (e.g., CAT scanners) and X-rays
  • Clinical decision support
  • Clinical point of care technology
  • Electronic patient record
  • Health information technology
  • Hygiene and infection control
  • Medication management
  • Patient care and administration
  • Radiology
  • Surgical technology
  • Video and imaging


  • Connected health solutions
  • Health monitoring
  • Patient self-diagnosis devices


  • Medical and healthcare apps – smartphones
  • Medical and healthcare apps – tablet PCs and/or other mobile devices
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M)


  • Communications
  • Decision support
  • Emergency services and crisis control
  • Remote monitoring and testing
  • Telecardiology
  • Telenursing
  • Trauma care