SDG Partners Ltd are proud to be the Project Management partner on this leading social and economic development project. The project is being led by Hextransforma Healthcare and will:
The EWWD (Early Warning Wearable Devices) project is being delivered as an Innovation programme with Interreg France (Channel) England and is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.
The EWWD project, being led by Hextransforma Healthcare, will run for 34 months from July 2020 till May 2023. Visit the EWWD Project website at: https://www.ewwd-project.co.uk/
EWWD (Early Warning Wearable Devices) is a machine learning, AI driven platform, with a remote monitoring system, to support patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders and Types I and II Diabetes. The platform combines AI and gait analysis to deliver cutting-edge patient care. EWWD presents the opportunity to remotely triage patients prior to any surgical intervention as well as monitoring them post-operatively, for any complications or infections.
The EWWD project also encompasses two subprojects: EWWD Academy and EWWD MedTech Challenge, which will run simultaneously as the EWWD device is being deployed. The two subprojects directly contribute to the employability and social development goals.
The project will be co-funded by the Interreg France (Channel) England programme with a European Regional Development Fund contribution of €7.4M
EWWD (Early Warning Wearable Devices) is a machine learning, AI driven platform, with a remote monitoring system, to support patients with Musculoskeletal Disorders and Types I and II Diabetes. The platform combines AI and gait analysis to deliver cutting-edge patient care. The remote monitoring solution will improve the accuracy of treatment plans, providing better care while allowing the patients to remain active outside of the hospital.
The project delivers a capability to enable a clinician via the SaaS AI desktop, in real time to remotely monitor an unlimited number of patients using wearable devices and communicate with them directly to schedule appointments based on necessity. The 2020 Covid-19 pandemic demonstrated the need for remote monitoring solutions to allow clinicians to monitor patient symptoms within an outpatient context. The ability to securely monitor patients’ symptoms remotely creates an interoperable healthcare ecosystem.
The innovation reduces pressure on clinical resources, reduces costs, has a positive environmental impact through the reduction of travels and car journeys to attend clinical appointments (approx. 48M per year) and, finally, delivers significantly improved patient pathways and outcomes.
Working in partnership with schools in socially and economically deprived areas of the FCE (France Channel England) region, the EWWD Med-Tech Challenge will engage students aged 11-15 in a ground-breaking technology competition. The early development of aspiration in young people is key to success in encouraging social mobility and removing barriers to employment. The EWWD MedTech Challenge aims to foster a culture of ambition in the rapidly developing MedTech field. From January 2022 students from 200 Schools from across Northern France and South East and South West England will use a suite of specially created resources to design a medical technology invention that they believe could improve the life of someone suffering from a disease or illness. They will then be invited to compete in regional heats where they pitch their ideas to a ‘Dragons Den’ style panel of business leaders, innovators, local politicians and Med-Tech professionals. The series of pitch events across the country will culminate in an exciting grand final where one winner will be chosen to receive the honour of seeing a prototype of their concept developed by HexTransforma Healthcare and partners.
EWWD Academy is an immersive internship that creates genuine employment opportunities and aspirations in the rapidly developing Med-Tech field. The project aims to improve social mobility and inspire confidence and leadership in young people from deprived areas in the UK and France. Ten young adults from socially and economically deprived areas, and previously in long-term unemployment, are being chosen to participate in a 24-month paid internship where they will rotate among project partners in the UK and France to get a well-rounded education in Med-Tech innovation and business operations. Interns will learn about software engineering, finance, data science, marketing and general business operations as they contribute to the life cycle of innovative medical technology. Academy Interns will graduate from the programme with a diverse set of transferrable skills and a strong foundation in the Med-Tech industry; equipping them with the confidence they need to pursue a prosperous career.
Enabling healthcare professionals to monitor patients outside of a hospital environment and improve patient outcomes
Aiming to foster a culture of ambition in the rapidly developing MedTech field.
Improving social mobility, inspiring confidence and leadership in young people from deprived areas in the UK and France.