The IET Innovation Awards 2014



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Healthcare Technologies


Healthcare Technologies Award Winner 2014

Medtronic (photo)

Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM)


The Reveal LINQ ICM is the smallest insertable cardiac monitor available to patients. While significantly smaller than its predecessors, the device is part of a powerful system that allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years.


The judging panel commented:

"The Reveal LINQ Insertable Cardiac Monitor is a powerful device, in a small package that provides a revolutionary safe way to monitor patient cardiac activity. It allows physicians to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient’s heart for up to three years.

"We believe this device shows great innovation and highlights the way forward in healthcare technology."


Also shortlisted:

AGLAIA: automatic glaucoma detection system for cost-effective screening
Institute for Infocomm Research

AGLAIA enables automatic detection of Glaucoma, a blinding eye disease, in individuals, facilitating early clinical treatment to prevent vision loss. It also enables potential cost-effective screening, such that only individuals who were determined to have a higher risk of the disease will be advised to consult an ophthalmologist.


The InSmart Artificial Pancreas
Renfrew Group and De Montfort University

The InSmart Artificial Pancreas is the result of a collaboration between designers at Renfrew Group and scientists at De Montfort University. The pancreas is an implantable device with the potential to end multiple insulin injections for sufferers of Type 1 diabetes who are at risk of over or under medicating.


Sure Chill technology – a lifesaving innovation
The Sure Chill Company

Sure Chill technology has the potential to improve the lives of people globally by safeguarding vaccines to the point of delivery. This potential is already starting to be fulfilled. World Health Organisation-approved medical refrigerators using Sure Chill technology are already helping to save lives around the world.


Cost-effective triage for patients with complex coronary vascular disease
Toshiba Medical

Coronary Vascular Disease is the leading cause of death in most developed countries. With recent developments in Computed Tomography, our innovation enables triage of patients with severe calcification/stents without the more expensive and invasive catheterisation. As the cost burden of healthcare increases, this technology provides an affordable and safer solution.


Healthcare Technologies information

All the information about the Healthcare Technologies category can be found here.


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.

This is an outstanding opportunity to celebrate the role of science, engineering and technology in the pursuit of health and wellbeing in all its manifestations, from a worldwide perspective.

Innovations submitted to this category can be in any of the emerging areas of assisted living and biomedical engineering, as well as the more traditional disciplines of electrical, information technology (IT), and mechanical engineering, involving end-users including patients and patient-care organisations, charities, carers, physicians, clinicians, nurses, surgeons, and/or other healthcare professionals.


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