This is a searchable directory of the projects that are being supported under the Healthy Ageing Challenge. Find out about projects your fellow innovators are working on; you can explore projects by keyword, Healthy Ageing theme, region and workstream.
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Translation of an innovative microgel technology for improving swallowing in the elderly
Dry mouth affects at least 10 million people in the UK, predominantly elders, adversely impacting their nutritional status and quality of life.
Developing an app based ‘transition service’ to help people prepare for and better navigate significant transitions in later life.
Theory of 30: Connecting people with local physical activity opportunities to improve health and wellbeing
Connecting those in the community, especially those at high risk of poor physical and mental health with movement/physical activity opportunities in their local area. Helping the community, individuals and local economy by helping small businesses focused on physical activity to get online for free.
The Tribe Project
Led by Bronze Software Labs, the mission of the Tribe project is to address national care inequality at the local level.
Rural Design: Low cost, energy efficient, modular terraced housing for older residents of rural areas
Building desirable low cost, energy efficient, modular terraced housing for older residents of rural areas, creating capacity for older people to move into more appropriate accomodation.
Tendertec & Fitbees: Home sensors and wearable tech to motivate and support physical activity
FitBees: Combines AI home sensors and wearable technologies, motivational encouragement, and local community connections to support physical activity that engages ‘under-represented’ groups.
Revolutionising Lymphoedema Treatment: Developing a novel wearable MedTech device
Lymphoedema (LE) is a debilitating and incurable disease that causes excessive swelling, with huge lifelong physical, psychological, and socioeconomic consequences. Lack of access to sustainable and cost-effective treatment results in their medical needs being neglected and disease progression. LymphMotion changes all this by providing LE patients with a more cost-effective and accessible device. It is the world’s first portable, lightweight, compression jacket, that will revolutionise the way lymphoedema is managed.
Reviewing Physical Activity in Older Adulthood
Challenging negative ageing stereotypes to encourage the physical activity industry to better cater for older adults and increase participation.
Tech in Care: Providing care services technology in an effective, cost efficient way
Hospital to Home; an Extension into Intermediate Care and Universal Interoperability: Facilitating patient journeys from discharge to home assessment.
Remembering Yesterday: To improve social connectivity and day-to-day life
There are numerous reminiscence activities, apps and interventions available to support older people in recollecting the distant past, but memory for recent events has largely been neglected.
PPP Taking Care Ltd
MOVE MORE LIVE MORE: Using a high-tech intervention to reduce the risk of falls and improve wellbeing for over 65s and deliver behaivour change techniques to create new habits of regular activity.
Tactuum: Local information system for Scotland about services, groups, activities and resources
Democratising Access to Community Services (DACS): ALISS – A Local Information System for Scotland – uses AI to help people to search for and share information about services, groups, activities and resources locally and nationally that will help them answer the question, “What keeps you well?”
POSE AR & HeroRehab (Improving preventative care, functional fitness and mobility)
HeroRehab: An accessible and affordable at-home digital service, utilising live-body tracking, to improve preventative care, functional fitness and mobility of people as they age. Accurately reporting data to clinicians/physios.
PhysioMedics™ | PhysioWizard® (Technology, tools and services to improve MSK condition management)
Talk2Health Project: Providing an easy-to-use humanised digital assessment and triaging/self-management solution for those living with MSK conditions to reduce pain, maintain mobility and encourage physical activity in an ageing and technology challenged demographic.
Syrona: Creating digital therapeutics (DTx) solutions to support people experiencing menopause in the workplace
Understanding the experiences of those in the workforce going through menopause to create patient-centred digital therapeutics (DTx) solutions to support them throughout their journey.
PhysioWizard: A digital self-assessment tool and software triage platform for people experiencing muscle or joint (MSK) problems, providing tailored advice and guidance to patients on how to self-manage their conditions.
Supportive environments for Physical and social Activity, healthy ageing and CognitivE health (SPACE)
Identify scalable and sustainable design improvements to homes that provide support for healthy cognitive ageing, allowing people to continue living in their homes for longer.
MySense: Connected care solution with predictive insight
Home based preventative health product supporting the older population to remain in their homes independently and reducing the need for clinical intervention and helping to change outcomes before health deteriorates.
Social Exergaming: Co-developing a platform to help older adults with mild memory problems maintain functional independence
Co-developing a social exergaming platform to help older adults with mild memory problems maintain functional independence.
SmpliCare: Self-care platform to predict, prevent, and manage common health issues
Smplicare Healthy Ageing as-a-service Platform (HaaS): Digital solutions designed to predict, prevent, and manage common health issues while empowering people to thrive at any age.
Sitekit: Improving the efficiency of health and care systems
ProjectCare: Disrupting the social care industry with a platform to consumer model that gives individuals choice and control over who cares for them and what tasks they do.