“Doctor on your arm” snap40 handed £1M contract from NHS England
The contract will help the start-up to scale its technology and provide funding for two clinical studies with NHS Fife and with NHS Lothian
AI health deterioration detection start-up snap40 has been awarded an SBRI healthcare development contract by NHS England worth £1m.
The “doctor on your arm” piece of tech uses machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms to monitor and predict health risks in its users and alert clinical staff if necessary.
Co-founded by Christopher McCann and David Bowie, the contract will help the start-up to scale its technology and provide funding for two clinical studies with NHS Fife and with NHS Lothian’s Emergency Medicine Research Group Edinburgh (EMERGE) based in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Dr Amanda Wood, NHS Fife assistant R&D director said:
“NHS Fife has a long history of supporting new technology that can improve patient care and help us improve delivery of services. We are delighted to continue collaborating with snap40. Their product has the potential to change how we deliver healthcare.”
“Each and every one of us has our own stories of a loved one falling ill or being in hospital – sometimes unnecessarily or for longer than is required. snap40 will change this – making you healthier and happier.”
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