SPHERE project World Technology Award finalist


8th Dec 2016

SPHERE has been named a World Technology Award finalist by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organisations at the forefront of science, technology and related fields.has been selected as a finalist in the Health and Medicine category.  Winners will be announced at the WTN’s annual World Technology Awards in Los Angeles, USA.

SPHERE, led by Professor Ian Craddock, who is Head of the Digital Health Engineering Research Group, is using a unique platform of sensors to quantify health-related behaviours over long periods to diagnose and help manage health and wellbeing conditions.  The technology will aid early diagnosis, lifestyle change and the ability of patients to live at home while maintaining their privacy and independence.

The World Technology Awards are presented each year to individuals and organisations -outstanding innovators from each sector within the technology arena, conducting innovative and impactful work with the greatest likely long-term significance in the fields of science, technology and other related disciplines.

Nominations are judged on the degree of which the work is innovative and impactful, with the greatest likely long-term significance in the fields of science, technology and other related disciplines.  The WTN fellows judge and vote on all finalists in each of the categories associated with their field of expertise to determine the finalists for each category.  Winners are selected from each category of finalists by The WTN with the guidance of the judge rating system and a panel of leading experts in each category. 

A full list of the 2016 World Technology Award finalists is available at: http://www.wtn.net/summit-2016/finalists



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