8th September 2020: From over 530 applicants, Lifelight selected as one of the 42 technologies that will be implemented or tested in the NHS over the coming years
A number of cutting edge AI technologies will be tested and scaled in the NHS, as the first winners of the AI in Health and Care Award sharing approximately £50m.
The NHS is committed to becoming a world leader in the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning and harness the benefits on offer from the technology that range from faster and more personalised diagnosis to potential efficiencies in screening services.
Today’s announcement by Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock, supports a range of technologies at different stages of development, including Lifelight, from concepts to first real-world tests to the scaling of AI products to a number of NHS sites to generate further evidence for potential adoption in the NHS.
Lifelight’s funding was won to further develop the application for Cardiovascular disease (CVD) screening, which our AI algorithms can help detect through taking contactless blood pressure readings via any smartphone device.
Source: NHSX & NIHR – read the press release: New NIHR funding is accelerating the testing of cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the NHS
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