A handful of companies in London and the South East have been awarded backing to turn their healthcare inventions into reality.
As part of the first ever MedTechSouthEast competition, 10 firms have been selected for their innovative designs to help elderly people stay independent for longer – a crucial development in an ageing society.
The winners will now be put on an accelerator prrogramme to help build their ideas into “effective, usable and commercially successful” health technologies that can provide support for those who find day-to-day life physically challenging.
The help will come from design experts and medtech industry leaders taking part in the programme, which is a joint initiative by the Design Council and MedCity, the Mayor of London’s life sciences promotional organisation.
So who are the winners, and what technologies can we expect to improve our lives in old age? Here are the five we like the most...