The winners were announced, last night (22 May 2019), at a gala Ceremony at the Merchant Taylors' Hall, one of the oldest livery companies in the City of London. As well as all fifteen finalists, guests attending this event included healthcare and business leaders, medical and technology experts, entrepreneurs, designers and media.
The winners for each category are:
Sleep Tech Challenge
This category was looking for affordable solutions that are proven to change sleep behaviour and deliver better sleep patterns in every day life.
LYS - a wearable button that clips easily onto clothes, paired to an app, helping people understand how light in their everyday environment influences sleep. The LYS Button records the user's intake of light throughout the day against recommended levels, based on age, gender and sleep patterns. It then provides actionable feedback enabling them to improve sleep in a natural way. (lystechnologies.co.uk)
Mental Health in Children Challenge
This category looked for solutions that can support children and/or their parents in understanding and managing mental health. The solution can focus on any mental health problem and part of the journey from pre-diagnosis to treatment.
KIT - a digital coach, companion and confidant, aiming to arm young people aged between 10 and 12 with social confidence and skills. The platform provides a safe, non-judgemental outlet for children who need to voice what's on their mind. It doesnt aim to replace the role of parents, therapists or friends, but offers an empathetic ear when a child needs to be heard. (www.thepowerofhebe.com)
Mobility and Accessibility Challenge
AXA Health Tech & You worked with Saga to find exciting and innovative technologies helping people to keep active and pursue their passions. Wether this be travelling the world, undertaking a new pursuit or simply improving leisure activities, the Mobility and Accessibility Challenge has discovered solutions to equip people with the tools to pursue their goals, whatever their age.
Tomo - an app that uses the power of online community to build habits that keep people healthy. The app helps people to work out what activities will help them build a healthier life and to create a schedule for them, on a regular basis to turn them into habits. The user can then share photos of these activities with Tomo's community, motivating themselves to do more and inspiring others to do the same, helping to build resilience to long term health conditions like depression, diabetes and chronic pain conditions. the app is based on leading therapeutic techniques combined with the healthy aspects of social media. (www.hellotomo.co.uk)