The Government has announced that £32 million will benefit six projects in different areas of delivering healthcare.
The funding was awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), through their Transformative Healthcare Technologies for 2050 call. The successful projects are:
- InlightenUs – a 3D, artificial intelligence-incorporating, scanner for hard-to-find tumours
- emPOWER – robotic muscular assistance for those living with conditions affecting their muscle capability
- NISNEM – brain monitoring at a previously impossible level of detail, to study diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- COG-MHEAR – an advanced, internet of things-enabled, hearing aid
- Quantum Imaging for Monitoring of Wellbeing and Disease in Communities – the “home of the future” reporting to its residents on their health
- U-care – identifying and removing problems such as infections or cancerous cells in extremely difficult locations
Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:
“The pioneering projects we are backing today will help modernise healthcare, improving all of our lives now and into the future.
“Today’s announcement is part of our ambitious R&D Roadmap and underlines our commitment to back our incredible scientists and researchers and invest in ground-breaking research to keep the UK ahead in cutting-edge discoveries.”
Read the full announcement for more information.