My HealthKit Toolbox

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Traditionally we have relied on visits to our local medical services to monitor our general health, to diagnose and prescribe solutions when we feel a little unwell and to assist us in managing long term health conditions.

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About the event

At this half-day collaborative event taking place in Cambridge, we will challenge this new breed of capable commercial healthcare devices and platforms pitting them up against the established medical devices and robust data capture platforms, looking at aspects of usability and interoperability. From data sources to data storage, analysis and results to user feedback – the HealthKit toolbox is here, what will you build?

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The world is changing quickly and the younger generation especially are taking an active role in their personal health adopting wearable technology to monitor physiological changes and using social healthcare platforms for data comparison, support and for sharing experiences.

As health and fitness devices and platforms become mainstream their natural evolution will expand their capabilities challenging the traditional role of the medical device and pharmaceutical health platforms built around them. The younger generation will manage their personal health and fitness in a more convenient way using their smartphone as a gateway, with the expectation that the data captured will be stored, processed and displayed offering them wellbeing feedback together with the ability to share information with, family, friends and healthcare professionals alike.

Each speaker will present an innovative idea around issues including data storage/sharing, sensors, platforms, interoperability and paediatrics. Groups will then provide feedback to each speaker with the goal of creating a strategy for the realisation of the idea and to encourage cross discipline innovation.

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Hosted by TTP plc

TTP is an independent technology company where scientists and engineers collaborate to invent, design and develop new products and technologies.

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In Partnership with EAHSN

Eastern Academic Health Science Network is one of 15 health networks.

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In Partnership with Health Enterprise East

Health Enterprise East (HEE) is a leading NHS Innovation and Technology Consultancy based in Cambridge.

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Registration and networking over lunch


Introduction to Cambridge Wireless Healthcare SIG from Paul Winter of TTP


Welcome from the host, Richard Walker, Head of Wireless Communications Group, TTP Group


What the HealthKit is this?!; Steve Gowers, TTP Group

Steve explores the usability challenges as the line between personal fitness trackers and healthcare provision becomes increasingly blurred. With the number of apps and connected devices around the new Healthkit and Google fit platforms set to increase dramatically, how can we ensure patient safety and actually engage people to change behaviours?




Secure Collaboration and Communication for Health; Brian Whittle, Uniquedoc Ltd

The talk will cover the basic concept of Uniquedoc and the pain points in Health Care Communication we have been focused on solving. I will then discus next steps for Uniquedoc.




‘Patient-Controlled Records Disrupting Electronic Health Records; Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best®

Electronic health records have the wrong architecture for integrated care. Patient portals are EHRs' well-meaning but still incorrect solution to integrated care. Patient-controlled records are the only answer. Yet Google, Microsoft and now Apple have fumbled the opportunity by leaving out the professionals. But the disruption of EHRs by PCRs has already happened – and this talk will show this with real-world examples




Refreshment and Networking


Health Apps - Will they save the NHS?; Julie Bretland, Founder, Our Mobile Health

This presentation will cover an overview of the health apps market and provide an insight into some of the innovations we’re seeing as well as some of the barriers to uptake and some potential solutions.




HealthSuite Digital Platform; Paul Thijssen, Philips

In order to connect systems (and devices) to seamlessly exchange health data across the continuum
of care, from professional healthcare delivery to remote continuous personal health solutions, Philips
has launched HealthSuite Digital Platform, an open ecosystem of connected mobile and sensorenabled
devices. In this talk I will give a high level overview of this platform and use it as a basis to
discuss insights.




Introduction to Group Sessions by Rob Blake of Philips

 Group A: The young drive fitness and healthcare future - Facilitated by Paul Winter
 Group B: “OK Madam I’ve input your results into my app, let me confirm the diagnosis
with my colleague in Brazil” - Facilitated by Rob Blake
 Group C: The electronic medical record is dead; long live the patient controlled medical
record - Facilitated by Peter Ferguson
 Group D: Building the future HealthSuite Platform - Facilitated by Michael Barkway


Group Session One


Change Group Session


Group Session Two


Comfort Break


Group Reports from the Facilitators and Open Discussions


Closing Remarks from Rob Blake of Philips Research


Fill in Evaluation Forms and Event Closes


Mohammad Al-Ubaydli

Julie Bretland - Founder, Our Mobile Health

Steve Gowers - Human Factors & Design , TTP plc

Paul Thijssen - Senior System Architect, Philips Research Laboratories

Brian Whittle - Head of Business Development, UniqueDoc

SIG Champions

Leila Ali - Founder, Digital Health Cambridge

Leila is passionate about applying innovative approaches in bridging the worlds between health and technology. She has worked in the health sector for over 10 years and understands the importance of identifying opportunities of engagement and the evolving needs of patients/clients. She has worked in Sweden, UK and Kenya and has been instrumental in implementing innovative health promotion initiatives and identifying potential avenues for improving user engagement. She has previously worked with product planning, putting the user at the centre of the design process and ensuring a holistic view is taken of the product experience.

She has the ability to horizon-scan, spot needs, and creatively reinterpret a broad strategy. Leila is also the founder and organiser of Digital Health Cambridge, a meet-up group that brings together various stakeholders, clinicians, investors and startups in Cambridge to foster a multi - stakeholder partnership. She is currently an eHospital support link at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she trains and supports colleagues regarding best practice using Epic (electronic patient record system). A digital strategy which enables clinicians to use the latest in computer technology to help them to consistently provide high quality patient care.

Peter Ferguson - Director for Healthcare Technologies , Arm

Peter is director for healthcare technologies at Arm and has been actively involved in the delivery of mobile and healthcare solutions since starting his Medical Electronics PhD in 1994. Based in Cambridge, UK, Peter is responsible for driving Arm's health strategies in Medical Sensors and Genomics. His remit is helping the healthcare industry to utilize Arm's high efficiency technology in developing new products and services. Peter has more than 20 years' experience working in the healthcare, mobile tech and pharmaceutical technology market and has been instrumental in delivering innovative mobile health solutions including wearable ECG, Mobile Devices, Adverse Event Systems and Portal Hospital solutions in the UK and China.

Peter Jarritt - Deputy Director, NIHR Brain Injury MedTech Co-operative

Peter is currently Deputy Director and technology theme lead for the National Institute for Health, Health Technology Cooperative for Brain Injury. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians as well as a Fellow of IPEM. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Healthcare Photonics at the Centre for Process Innovation. Peter has more than 20 years’ experience directing and delivering a comprehensive range of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering services at the highest level. Most recently Peter was the Clinical Director and Head of Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Notable projects under his leadership were introduction of RFID technology at Addenbrookes to enhance utilization of medical devices in the patient environment and the integration of medical devices into clinical information systems in an e-hospital programme. Peter’s other Career highlights includes Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Regional Medical Physics Agency. He also served as President of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) promoting the use of Physics and Engineering for patient benefit at national and international level.

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Siddhi Trivedi - Founder, Beowulf Proof Works

With 30 years of Health & Education innovation Siddhi provides support and advice to start-ups and entrepreneurs globally.

With a background in Pharmacology, Business Management and Coaching, she enjoys mentoring, advising start-ups and young people to help them achieve their aspirations. She wants to foster collaborations and is a passionate connector and

actively involved in many networks including Cambridge Wireless, London Tech Advocates Blockchain Steering Group, and, as License holder for TEDxLeicester, a member of the global TEDx tribe of shapers and thinkers. Her experiences in health and education innovation have been gleaned within the NHS, Education, Consultancy and Pharmaceutical sectors; and has managed projects with budgets of up to £32M. Currently she is  focused on the application of AI and Blockchain technology for improving health and create social impact  As an experienced businesswoman in leadership, relationship management and effective project management, she believes success is based on building long-term sustainable partnerships and collaborations both at a local and global level. 

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Nigel Whittle - Head of Medical & Healthcare, Plextek

Nigel is Head of Medical & Healthcare at Plextek, spearheading engagement with a range of clients in the medical device sector, helping them develop innovative technology around sensors, data collection, communications and related areas. Nigel has over 25 years’ experience in the global life science industry, in a wide range of senior scientific, commercial and managerial roles. He conducted research work at Genentech and Celltech, then at Cantab Pharmaceuticals he was responsible for all company product development, taking proprietary products into late-stage Clinical Trials. With the IP Group he established a programme of technology commercialisation from Kings College London, including start up and flotation of companies. Later, working for UK Trade & Investment, Nigel worked with a portfolio of overseas pharmaceutical companies to secure high-level investment into the UK’s R&D capabilities. More recently he has worked as a business consultant both as an independent and at Sagentia. His current interests include the development of wearable technology to support clinical studies, and the use of monitoring systems for assisted living.

Paul Winter - Senior RF Consultant, TTP plc

Paul Winter is a programme manager and RF engineer in the Communications and Wireless group at TTP. He has led numerous projects in commercial, industrial and healthcare sectors developing connected devices and precision instrumentation. Paul has a heritage in developing products integrating multiple wireless standards including GPS, GPRS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and proprietary ISM band radios, deployed within multi-sensor systems for in-home and on-body applications, often coupled to 'Cloud' based analysis and visualisation services. In healthcare Paul has applied aspects of wireless, antennas and electronics to a number of medical devices including inhalers, glucose testing and point of care diagnostic instruments. Paul has also led several incubation projects for TTP's Carbon Trust Incubator, covering a wide range of cutting edge technologies. Paul joined TTP in 2006; prior to this he worked as a radio engineer for Global Communications developing high volume consumer in-home satellite and digital TV distribution equipment, as well as portable equipment for the 'on-location' broadcasting industry. Paul has a Masters degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is a member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Royal Academy of Engineering and is a Charted Engineer.

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TTP, Melbourn Science Park, Melbourn Hertfordshire, SG8 6EE

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