The 2018 Cohort

Finalists

Hermone

Providing women with a way to track their hormones at home

Rebecca Steele: Hermone

Using groundbreaking technology, Hermone provides an accurate and affordable solution for women to track their hormones at home. Early detection empowers customers to manage their journey through perimenopause; knowing when to seek medical advice and prevent the possibility of irreversible damage from osteoporosis, heart disease and mental health conditions.

Queeries

Revolutionising LGBT+ healthcare

Alexa Segal: Queeries

Queeries is an online training provider to teach medical professionals how to properly treat and communicate with LGBT+ patients. Exploiting cutting edge webinar technology, Queeries will achieve a dominant position in the diversity and inclusion training market, internationally recognised for its modern design, timely delivery, and in-demand content!

Oggic

Preventing drug counterfeiting using blockchain technology

Saujanya Vruddhula: Oggic

Oggic is a blockchain platform using QR codes printed directly on to drugs to prevent counterfeiting. It allows manufacturers, packagers and patients to verify the authenticity of their drugs. The opensource platform can be adapted by pharmaceutical companies to build decentralised-applications based on their specific needs.

CarePile

Online marketplace for verified home care services

Martina Orlovic: CAREPILE

CarePile is an app that enables real-time identification, comparison and booking of verified carers with a few clicks. The app lists profiles of available carers, matching your needs to those with the best reviews and prices. CarePile is a more efficient way to deliver home care services.

AI Thyroid

Helping clinicians make better decisions using AI

Charlotte McIntyre: AI Thyroid

AI Thyroid is designing artificial intelligence (AI) software to generate treatment recommendations to aid clinicians by incorporating national guidelines and learning from patient outcomes. A user-friendly interface will give clinicians immediate feedback on the likelihood of cancer and recommend how to proceed. Using big data, best practices can be shared nationwide.

Semi-finalists

Mr. mAd

Interactive ChatBot to improve medical adherence

Rachel Lee: Mr. MAd

Mr. mAd is a ChatBot that provides personal and interactive notifications to improve medication adherence. This is complemented by engaging educational content to improve understanding of indivuduals’ drugs and disease. It is easily accessible on the Facebook messenger platform, and through text-style interactions, will engage users of all ages.

QuickCount

A quick and portable blood test to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections

Zainab Ahmed: QuickCount

QuickCount’s prototype distinguishes between bacterial and viral infections in under 1 minute for under £1 using a finger prick of blood. The fast, inexpensive and portable nature of the device will revolutionise the prescription of antibiotics. Using the patent-pending chip alongside a smartphone creates a user-friendly tool for use at the point-of-care.

Just Food

Scientifically backed guide to ethical eating in London

Ellen Brookes: Just Food

As the ultimate guide to ethical eating in London, Just Food promotes restaurants who adhere to 5 transparent, evidence-based ‘edible ethics’ standards: responsible sourcing, more plants, seasonal produce, zero waste and carbon neutrality. Just Food will raise the industry standards for sustainable eating by creating a sought-after, scientifically backed recommendation platform.

Breeze

Making the divorce process easier and more affordable thanks to AI

Anna Lolua: Breeze

Breeze aims to make the divorce process easier and more affordable. This will be done by implementing cutting-edge deep learning artificial intelligence software which would delegate some of the lengthy and expensive work to machines. Breeze will also use an innovative ecosystem business model to provide a user-friendly experience.

Kymindis

Mobile application to improve sleep hygiene

Monika Zbytniewska: Kymindis

To improve sleep hygiene, Kymindis’ mobile application tracks personal and environmental sleep/lifestyle data. The user is then empowered to understand their data through pattern recognition algorithms and create personalized sleep diet to take control over their sleep problems. Finally, long-term change suggestions and alternative sleep options are provided.

StopScratch

Spray-on biofilm for eczema patients to apply on itchy areas

Deniz Ak: StopScratch

A safe and transparent, spray-on biofilm for eczema patients to apply on itchy areas. When attempting to scratch, their fingernails will glide off this barrier, protecting the skin. The films will also last for 24 hours and be compatible with other medical creams for optimal recovery.

TAGLESS

A protective coating against graffiti and tagging

Liliane Auwerter: TAGLESS

TAGLESS is a protective coating against graffiti and tagging. It’s an innovative technology that can be applied to any surface using a common paint brush. When graffiti is sprayed onto the protected surface, it can be cleaned/removed easily with light scrubbing. TAGLESS costs ten times less than current methods.

Global Innovators

Enhancing creativity in the design process using Deep Learning

Ruby Childs: Global Innovators

Global Innovators aim to enhance creativity through forming assistance tools as part of the design process. These inform and generate advertising solutions, helping clients optimise for their target market. Their tools strive to enhance creativity to understand conceptual ideas and go beyond logical image extraction, using Deep Learning.

Smart-Eco-Box

Providing affordable and reliable power to off-grid locations

Melania Tarquino: Smart-Eco-Box

Smart-Eco-Box is a demand and resource adaptable system comprised of hybrid sources of energy that provides clean, affordable and reliable power to off-grid locations. It is modular, transportable and equipped with additional services (ICTs, water purifiers, remote monitoring), making it a perfect match for livelihoods programmes and local skills training.

ThermediC

Diagnosing peripheral nerve injuries

Milia Helena Hasbani: ThermediC

ThermediC has designed and prototyped a portable, cost effective thermal threshold detection device that is easy to use and implement in local clinics, allowing peripheral nerve injuries to be diagnosed and thus treated as early and as effectively as possible, in as many diabetics as possible.

DooGood

Fighting climate change and nappy rash with eco friendly nappies

Tina Chen: DooGood

DooGood’s mission is to fight both climate change and nappy rash, by delivering eco-friendly, leak-free nappies made with quality, sustainable materials straight to homes and notify parents to change nappies via mobile alerts with the advanced wetness indicator technology.

TricknTreat

A portable device for diagnosing any blood-borne pathogen in minutes

Hansa Shree: TricknTreat

Integrating diagnosis with disease tracking, TricknTreat is a portable device for diagnosing any blood-borne pathogen in minutes. Launching in India will reduce government spending on lab resources, increase GP income, and reduce patient waiting. Additionally, effortless syncing of anonymised data on over 2.5million patients will enable an unprecedented leap towards smarter disease management.

MOSSpod

A two-person workspace covered in air-purifying moss

Felicity O'Kelly: MOSSpod

MOSSpod believes that cities could be so much more: greener, cleaner and more relaxing. The MOSSpod is an innovative, two-person workspace covered in air-purifying moss. Capturing pollutants such as carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulate matter, the MOSSpod is a business-as-usual solution tackling urban air pollution.

Debac

Revolutionising surgical infection detection

Kim Ngan Luu Hoang: Debac

Debac spray is a prototype that revolutionises surgical infection detection. It serves as a quick, cheap and reliable method to relieve the burden of surgical infection. By applying it to deep surgical wounds, it signals infections before any symptoms arise, empowering patients to take control of their own health.

Sign In(C)

Real-time British Sign Language recognition translation to text

Simonetta Ifeji: Sign In(C)

Sign In(C) is a user-independent gestural interface for Real-Time British Sign Language recognition translation to text. The aim of this open source project is to develop an effective mechanism of communication for Deaf and Hard hearing people using Microsoft Cognitive Services. The system simplifies communication between hearing people and deaf (or hard hearing) people whose preferred language is BSL.