SBRI Healthcare NHS England competition for development contracts
Through the work with the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network and The Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health (TITCH) Network and consultation involving a broad range of health care professionals and families, a number of priority unmet health needs have been identified for children and young people, which require innovative solutions.
We are inviting applications to support self-care and independence in children with long term conditions in two key categories:
- Category 1: Assisting or restoring function (limb rehabilitation)
- Category 2: Self-care & remote monitoring
One of the key challenges in developing technology for children and young people in this area, is that solutions must either be age specific and appropriate, or instead be versatile and adaptable to meet the physiological and anatomical changes aligned with growth and development.
Moreover, in the child health setting, the family unit must also be considered, particularly in relation to young children, whilst facilitating independence and self-care as children develop and move into adolescence. As part of this challenge, applicants must consider how the technology or innovation may reduce the number of hospital admissions and facilitate independence that may ultimately support better participation in home and school activities and lead to improved social independence in adulthood.