EPIC

What is EPIC?

eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly (EPIC) led by the University of Plymouth’s Centre for Health Technology, is a three-year project funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
We focus on strengthening the digital health ecosystem in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, by supporting development-led growth in enterprises, whilst closely working with health and care users, workers, and commissioners to identify real world need, develop useful solutions and encourage adoption of technological developments in health and care.
eHealth is anything technological that can help with health and wellbeing, improve quality of life, help people to manage their long-term conditions, and make life a little easier. eHealth spans a number of different innovations, from robotics to VR, sensors and wearables and bespoke software that works alongside existing legacy systems.
We are particularly interested in ideas which:
  • Address difficulties of providing care in remote locations
  • Make steps towards making technology more accessible
  • Focus on loneliness and isolation
  • Strengthen support networks and sense of community
  • Improve user experience of existing systems
  • Offer cost savings solutions to the NHS
If you have an idea to share with us, or you would like help to grow your business, get in touch today at epic@plymouth.ac.uk.

What do we mean by 'eHealth'?

eHealth is anything technological that can help with health and wellbeing, improve quality of life, help people to manage their long term conditions, and make life a little easier. eHealth is often called Health Tech too. 

Types of this technology include apps for mobile phones and tablets, programs such as Skype and FaceTime, or Virtual Reality simulations, but also encompasses sensors and wearable devices, humanoid robots such as Pepper, voice-controlled speakers, or even companion pets such as Paro the ‘comfort’ seal for people with dementia. 

Find out more about eHealth technology and its uses.

<p>ALIZ-E project: Nao robot and children. Study into how robots could act as companions for young children. the robots are to be tested in children's hospital's.<br></p>

Contact us

We love to hear from you – if you can’t find the information you need within our web pages please email us at epic@plymouth.ac.uk and one of the team will get back to you.

<p>EPIC/eHealth contact us&nbsp;</p>

Centre for Health Technology

Bringing together digital health and health technology expertise from across the University to drive the development, evaluation and implementation of innovative technologies, products, services and approaches to transform health and social care.

Find out more about the Centre for Health Technology
<p>Online tele medicine isometric concept. Medical consultation and treatment via application of smartphone connected internet clinic.<br></p>

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