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Innovative ‘smart socks’ developed to help millions living with dementia

A University of Bristol graduate has developed ‘smart socks’ that track rising distress in the wearer to improve the wellbeing of millions of people with dementia, non-verbal autism and other conditions that affect communication.

Inventor Dr Zeke Steer quit his job and took a PhD at Bristol Robotics Laboratory so he could find a way to help people like his great grandmother, who...

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Devon HealthTech firm partners with Legal & General to support people with long-term health conditions

Legal & General Group Protection has partnered with long-term condition management support service CONNECTPlus, from Devon-based Health and Care Innovations Limited (HCI), to support individuals to take control of long-term conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and long Covid.

Around 15 million people in England have a long-term condition, according to the Government....

LatchAid raise £1m in investment for their revolutionary breastfeeding and early parenthood support app

Gloucestershire-based startup LatchAid has raised £1m to grow its breastfeeding and early parenthood support app, teaching new mums practical skills and helping them fight loneliness, postnatal depression and physical pain.

LatchAid is a pioneering app that uses cutting-edge interactive technology and 3D avatars to help expectant and new mothers intuitively learn breastfeeding skills...

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Bristol healthtech startup Paranimo adds Nice Group (SW) to its growing client base

Devon-based Nice Group (SW) has partnered with Bristol mental health tech startup Paranimo to boost the wellbeing of its staff.

Paranimo works with technology driven companies to improve their employees’ mental wellbeing, by using their matching intelligence to connect them to the right support online, in person or via the telephone.

Paranimo was one of the first tech...

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Vaccine development firm targeting new variants joins Plymouth Science Park

A healthtech company that is researching vaccines to combat emerging Covid-19 variants has announced a move to Plymouth Science Park as it grows and takes on global partnerships.

The Vaccine Group (TVG) is a University of Plymouth biotech spin-out company which aims to make the world a safer and healthier place through infection control and vaccine development.

TVG was...

South West health project reduces urgent care visits

A service design research project led by Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) Healthier Together Partnership has seen a significant reduction in the number of people visiting urgent care after calling NHS 111 (estimated at around 70%).

In response to winter pressures on urgent care due to Covid-19, the NHS needed to reduce the risk of infection in busy waiting...

Forth's Sarah Bolt nominated for NatWest Everywoman award

The founder of a health tech firm with roots in the South West has been shortlisted in the 19th Annual NatWest Everywoman Awards .

Sarah Bolt, founder and CEO of Forth , is one of four finalists for the Demeter Award, the award for the most inspirational woman running a business that has been trading for three to five years.

Forth, which is based just over the Severn Bridge...

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Bristol-based LatchAid launches new app during World Breastfeeding Week

Bristol-based LatchAid launched a new app last week, during World Breastfeeding Week, in a bid to provide increased support for breastfeeding mothers.

LatchAid, which is part of the SETsquared Bristol incubator, was set up by Dr Chen Mao Davies, an Oscar and BAFTA-winning expert in computer graphics and animation, after facing her own struggles with breastfeeding, pain and subsequent...

Interview: Sarah Bolt, founder of health tech start-up Forth

A health tech firm with roots in the South West has launched a first-of-its-kind product designed to improve wellbeing by giving women greater understanding of their hormone cycles.

Forth, which is based just over the Severn Bridge in Wales, but was founded in Bristol, has developed its Female Hormone Mapping product to give women insights into how their personal hormones fluctuate...