ADI Secures Further Funding to Develop ‘Let Me Show U!’ App for Physically Disabled Children
ADI is one of five companies to be selected to receive further Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare funding to continue product development and testing for the ‘Let Me Show U!’ App to support self-care and independence in children with long-term conditions.
The competition was organised and managed by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (AHSN) together with the Technology Innovation Transforming Child Health (TITCH) Network on behalf of SBRI Healthcare, an NHS England initiative led by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks.
Professor Paul Dimitri, Professor in Child Health and a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Clinical Direction of a Technology Network for Children in England (TITCH), said: “Young people want to be independent, to enjoy life and get the best education. For those that are unwell, managing their own care at home and beyond is vital to support this independence and improve their quality of life.
The innovations we were able to support in this competition give us the opportunity to test new remote support tools and some very new technologies for physical support – such as alternative prostheses. The opportunity for innovation in this area is immense and this competition has provided a window for our specialist paediatricians to work with innovative companies to develop and test new ways of supporting young people.”
Let Me Show U! (LMSU!) is an App to help physically disabled children explain to new carers the best way to address the child’s physical challenges. Built up over time within a secure personal health record controlled by the child and family, LMSU! uses digital media which is specific to each child, including videos, animations, audios, etc. Media snippets can be accessed at any time by the child or carers via apps running on standard phones and tablets.
SBRI Healthcare is an NHS England initiative, led by the country’s 15 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), that co-develop innovative products to address unmet health needs. The programme works with leading healthcare experts to identify areas where technology can be applied to address major healthcare challenges.