Clinicians hack into eight-hour challenge to help patients

A team of clinicians, medical engineers, designers and patient representatives were challenged to come up with new innovative concepts to solve patients’ needs in an eight-hour health design hack.

Members of the nationally acclaimed Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative set two challenges at the University of Sheffield’s fifth annual Business Innovation Network conference.

These are a project to create better systems for lifting patients safely and more comfortably who are unable to support their own weight and a sip straw for patients who have difficulty in swallowing from a beaker or cup following a stroke, or suffer with Parkinson’s Disease, motor neurone disease, or multiple sclerosis.

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