New Patient Safety Technology Challenge Winners Announced in July

Winning team at the TeenTech Awards, Pharma-Bot, receives their first-place prize.

The Patient Safety Technology Challenge announced new winners at the TeenTech Awards held in London, United Kingdom (UK) on June 30th.

To launch the new category, TeenTech ran a live virtual event in December 2022 to explain the challenge to teachers and students, and 250 students and teachers watched this session, raising visibility of patient safety technology possibilities.

Additionally, two in-person Innovation Hacks took place in Reading and Liverpool. The first Innovation Hack was hosted at Microsoft HQ and the second was hosted at Alder Hey Children's Hospital. These events brought technical and clinical expertise to the students to help provide them with background on patient safety and tech.

Across the UK, over 50 projects were submitted in the first round in the Patient Safety Category which were judged at the end of March. Nine of those projects were selected to attend the showcase in London on June 30th.

The winner of the age group 11-16 was the Pharma-Bot, comprising of Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire students Kellie, Sal, and Ellie. Pharma-Bot is a pill checker that will harness AI to reduce medication errors.

The 17-19 age group winner was DemenSure. Sacred Heart Catholic Academy students Lois and Ruby conceptualized an implant for dementia patients with the ability to monitor and avoid under or over medication as well as adverse drug-to-drug interactions.

Read about past competitions involved in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge at the Patient Safety Technology Challenge website.

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