The IET Innovation Awards celebrate the very best innovations in science, engineering and technology and the 16 categories span the breadth of the IET’s remit and are judged by a panel of experts in their field. Over 400 entries were submitted to this year’s Innovation Awards, and we are delighted to be one of the five finalists in the shortlist for the Measurement in Action category.
- Imetrum Ltd
- iMonSys Ltd, Triteq Ltd and University of Hull
- United Utilities and the Centre for Water Systems University of Exeter
- University of Tasmania, Imperial College London, Natural History Museum, Lakehead University and AMIRA International
Imonsys award entry Eimo, the instant vital signs monitor, was selected as a finalist for the IET Innovation Awards 2014. It was extremely competitive, with over 400 entries to the awards from 30 countries, but the judges felt that this innovation was amongst the best.
IMonSys, Triteq and the university of Hull collaborated to develop this easy to use, simple device Eimo is a simple device for anyone to use, anywhere, to collect their own vital signs. Eimo is intuitive and ergonomically designed so that a user simply has to hold Eimo in one hand and insert two fingers of the other hand into the finger cavities. All the sensors are contained within this compact device which is smaller than a normal glasses case. The ear thermometer with disposable bud is stored in the lid of Eimo when not in use and is simply plugged into the base of Eimo to take core body temperature. Eimo is designed to quickly check, display and store a patient’s vital signs during a normal consultation with their GP and to assist LTC patients to remotely manage their own condition.
The following vital signs are measured: Pulse, oxygen level, core body temperature, blood pressure and a full ECG trace.
Professor Ping Jiangs’ team at Hull University is the key technical contributor to the EIMO, from initial proposal and design, measurement method research, to both software and hardware development.
Recognising the depth and breadth of innovative work being carried out across all areas of engineering and technology, at all stages of development, the IET Innovation Awards now span 15 categories. These include electronics, healthcare and sustainability; and are judged by a panel of more than 80 esteemed industry and academic experts.
The awards aim to be as inclusive as possible and are open to any individual, company or organisation anywhere in the world. The range of categories are chosen to reflect the breath of engineering and technology and are reviewed every year to ensure that they are kept up to date.
Now attracting over 400 entries the IET Innovation Awards has grown in size and prestige in the engineering and technology community. The ceremony is a gala black tie affair with a celebrity host to guide proceedings as guests enjoy a sumptuous dinner.
Relationships have been formed with external organisations and companies to expand the reach and remit of the awards.
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