Shortlisted entries will feature at new Design Museum
An exciting process of reviewing entries and a great deal of discussion, deliberation and debate, the shortlist for the third AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards has been revealed today. The winners will be announced at a prestigious Awards ceremony to be held at the new Design Museum in Kensington, London on 27th April, 2017. At the same time all 17 finalists will be showcased in an exclusive interactive exhibition at the Museum until 8th May, 2017.
The successful shortlist of entries that will be showcased at the exhibition includes: Calm Harm is a smartphone app developed by Dr Krause, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, that helps children and teenagers manage their urge to self-harm. It provides tasks that help resist or manage that urge. Users can add their own tasks and it’s completely private and password protected. The four categories of tasks target the main reasons why people self-harm: Distract helps combat the urge by learning self-control; Control helps to care rather than harm; Express helps to get feelings out in a different way; Release provides safe alternatives to self-injury. (www.stem4.org.uk). Plus: The world’s largest social network for health supporting millions of people to improve their health through online peer support and self-management; The first approved Grade 1 medical device in the form of an app to help people living with asthma understand more about their condition and how to manage it; An interactive platform to help tackle people’s anxiety about forgetting people and places by linking photos, videos and shared histories as reminders; An innovative range of clothes and accessories that stimulate and improve awareness of the senses; designed to help alleviate anxiety, stress and panic attacks for people affected by autism and for those living busy and stressful lifestyles Critiquing nearly 190 entries proved a challenging task given the high standard of entries.