IET Innovation Awards 2013 Now Open

Jun 202013
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Once again the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Innovation Awards includes a category for healthcare technologies. This is an excellent chance to showcase healthcare innovations to the world.

The scope of the healthcare technologies category is:

Entries to the IET Healthcare Technologies Innovation Award category are welcomed from academic, industrial, clinical, consulting and service organisations which have developed or demonstrated innovative technology in healthcare enabling technology or applications, or for the innovative use of existing technology in health management for assisted living, with for instance, innovations addressing the aging agenda or global health challenges.

A list of examples is provided:

Professional healthcare

  • Administration
  • Scanning (e.g., CAT scanners) and X-rays
  • Clinical decision support
  • Clinical point of care technology
  • Electronic patient record
  • Health information technology
  • Hygiene and infection control
  • Medication management
  • Patient care and administration
  • Radiology
  • Surgical technology
  • Video and imaging


  • Connected health solutions
  • Health monitoring
  • Patient self-diagnosis devices
  • M-health
  • Medical and healthcare apps – smartphones
  • Medical and healthcare apps – tablet PCs and/or other mobile devices
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M)


  • Communications
  • Decision support
  • Emergency services and crisis control
  • Remote monitoring and testing
  • Telecardiology
  • Telenursing
  • Trauma care

In 2012 the healthcare technologies winner was:

  • Smith & Nephew UK Ltd and University College London
    SmartNail: In Vivo Wireless Strain Measurement Tool for Monitoring and Diagnosing Fracture Healing

Also shortlisted in 2012 were:

  • Bar-Ilan University
    A new principle for remote continuous monitoring of intraocular pressure variation
  • ISDI Ltd
    Very large radiation-hard CMOS imagers for medicine
  • Nottingham Trent University and Olberon Ltd
    Self-retracting medical needle for improved insertion success rate
  • Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with Sheffield Hallam University and University of Salford
    ShefStim: a unique, automated, multi-channel array stimulator to improve the gait of patients with foot-drop

Entry is free and by submission of an online form. The deadline for entries is 26th July 2012.

Full details are available at