The Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC) is an annual event organised by IPEM (http://ipem.ac.uk
) to discuss the role of Science and Engineering in shaping the future of healthcare. Dr Angel Jimenez-Aranda, Digital Technology Lead at Devices for Dignity, presented at MPEC 2019 examples of successful collaborative work done in Sheffield resulting in new healthcare technologies for the NHS.
Sheffield is the only city in England hosting two NIHR MedTech Co-operatives, Devices for Dignity and Children and Young People MedTech. These two organisations promote a unique ecosystem that acts as a catalyst within the NHS for the development of medical devices, healthcare technologies and technology-dependent interventions.
NIHR Children and Young People MedTech Co-operative (www.cypmedtech.nihr.ac.uk
) promotes the development of paediatric medical technology in health areas with high disease burden and clear unmet needs. The organisation focuses on seven health areas: respiratory and sleep; surgical technologies; ventilation; rare diseases; cancer; epilepsy, movement and muscle disorders; and transition to adult services.