Other demos included Big Heart Data, 3D printed hearts that guide diagnosis and predict the impact of medical interventions; Brainminer, which uses Machine Learning – programming computers so they can learn from data – to analyse medical images; and Innersight, a mobile platform that creates 3D models, that help surgeons decide on the best surgical plan for their patients.
Entrepreneurs and researchers including Proximie co-founder and Guy’s & St Thomas’ surgeon Dr Nadine Hachach-Haram discussed the latest in healthcare technology at the event. Dr Hachach-Haram described how Proximie’s augmented reality technology helps healthcare professionals connect with each other regardless of geographical location.
Dr Rachel Sparks, Lecturer in Surgical & Interventional Engineering, explained how EpiNav software – pioneered by King’s alongside University College London and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery – uses computer algorithms to establish the best treatment plan for patients with epilepsy.
Flexible robot technology for micro-surgery was described by Dr Christos Bergeles who leads the Robotics & Vision in Medicine Lab at King’s. Dr Bergeles highlighted their potential to deliver regenerative therapies deep inside the human body.
The need for frugal health tech innovations was emphasised by Professor Prashant Jha, Head of Affordable Medical Technologies at King’s. He outlined his commitment to creating low cost, high impact healthcare technologies that can transform patient care.
Professor Jha is working with students from a broad range of disciplines to assess individual patient journeys and establish ‘pain points.’ He says: "We look at the patient’s clinical journey and map out problems. These problems become opportunities where we can create solutions."
Learn more about MedTech innovation at King’s and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.