|Simon Judge (right), Medipex Awards. |
Image taken from Medipex website.
Thursday, 15 October 2015
Medipex NHS Innovation Awards: Simon Judge joint winner of digital health category
Simon Judge from Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is an Honorary Research Fellow within the CATCH research group and was chosen as joint winner in this category for his work on the ITU Communication Toolbox, funded by the Devices for Dignity, an app that allows patients on mechanical ventilation to efficiently communicate through a tablet computer device. The design of this communication aid has been evidence-based having drawn on a systematic literature review, qualitative data from interviews with patients and carers, and ‘embedded’ design work within an Intensive Treatment Unit (ITU). The resulting device is anticipated to improve communication, enhancing both the emotional state of the patient and the care they receive.