Visionable to Develop Ambulances of the Future with £500k Innovate UK Smart Grant

VisionableVisionable, the rapidly expanding British health technology company focused on health system redesign, is extending its Connected Ambulance offering after receiving a £500,000 Smart Grant from Innovate UK, the UK's innovation agency.

Connected Ambulance is an advanced communications system developed by Visionable which leverages 5G technology to connect ambulance paramedics and patients with specialist medical experts wherever they are located, through secure and reliable video conferencing. Utilising encrypted high-speed data and clinical grade images, Visionable is enabling on-the-spot and accurate diagnosis of patients whilst significantly reducing treatment times and improving patient outcomes.

Visionable CEO, Alan Lowe, commented, "The Innovate UK grant is invaluable in allowing us to further develop Connected Ambulances and press ahead with the rollout throughout the UK. This is a milestone moment for the company, and we are delighted it will further cement our position as one of the leading firms globally which is powering the future of emergency response. By bringing specialist care directly into ambulances via our technology, diagnosis and treatment is accelerated which leads to improved recovery and outcomes, particularly following life-threatening events such as stroke. The result of better treatment for patients, and reduction of time in hospitals and rehabilitation periods all translate to easing the burden on healthcare systems."

The funding from Innovate UK will be used to develop proprietary wearable devices for paramedics which allow them to live stream clinical consultations remotely while they are on site treating patients. There will also be further improvements to in-ambulance telemedicine capabilities. This includes the digitizing of onboard ambulance medical devices such as ECG Monitors to feed data and images to the Ambulance Command Centres and Remote Specialists in a bid to further streamline patient treatment and deliver essential healthcare on site and on route to hospital.

As governments worldwide look to improve the efficiency of their emergency services, to control costs and to embrace technology to further expand access to healthcare, a shift to a model of 'See & Treat' at the scene, in particular, will enhance efficiency and streamline deployment of medical resources. NHS England estimates that over £300m could be saved annually if unnecessary ambulance callouts and A&E visits are cut in half.

This latest grant follows £17 million of investment that Visionable has raised so far in Series A and Series A1 funding rounds, required to accommodate rapidly accelerating demand for Visionable's technology from the NHS and private healthcare providers.

About Visionable

Visionable is a healthcare technology company, established in 2015, that provides a digital collaboration platform for clinicians to deliver better patient care. Designed by founders who have worked within the NHS and who continue to partner closely with NHS clinicians, the platform has been created to develop fit-for-purpose digital care pathways and virtual care consultations. Used by NHS hospitals and Trusts, Visionable has delivered and improved patient flow, facilitated quicker decision making and improved patient experience across multiple care settings and specialities such as stroke. This extends to patient consultations, remote diagnostics, telehealth solutions, multidisciplinary teams, virtual visits, and critical patient services.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas. The UK’s innovation company connects businesses to the partners, customers and investors that can help them turn ideas into commercially successful products and services and to assist with business growth.

Most Popular Now

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS T…

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has deployed DXC Technology's (NYSE:DXC) cloud-based Clinical Aide mobile application, which both improves secure access to electronic patient medical records and increases patient and...

Central Hospital in Finland Automates Sy…

This November Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital in Finland has started symptom tracking and remote monitoring of corona virus-infected patients with the Buddy Healthcare mobile application and clinical monitoring platform. The...

Interactive virtual reality emerges as a…

Bristol scientists have demonstrated a new virtual reality [VR] technique which should help in developing drugs against the SARS-CoV-2 virus - and enable researchers to share models and collaborate in...

DMEA Newcomer Award: The Search is on fo…

13 - 15 April 2021, Berlin, Germany. More efficient, digital and patient-friendly! Tomorrow's healthcare system promises great things. And to ensure this becomes reality a fresh impetus and creative ideas are...

App to Help NHS Prevent Deadly Hospital …

Compass app to help NHS trusts prevent hospital-acquired acute kidney injury and pneumonia - both of which cause harm to COVID-19 patients and can be fatal. Hospitals could alleviate pressure...

Leeds Deploys Imaging Tech for Advanced …

A multi-million pound initiative that is digitising, connecting and applying artificial intelligence to NHS pathology services in the North of England has taken an important step, after Leeds Teaching Hospitals...

Survey of COVID-19 Research Provides Fre…

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have explored all COVID-19 research published during the initial phase of the pandemic. The results, which were achieved by using a machine learning-based approach...

COVID-19 High Performance Computing Cons…

The COVID-19 High Performance Computing (HPC) Consortium, a unique public-private effort to make supercomputing power available to researchers working on projects related to COVID-19, announced that it has entered into...

Computer Vision App Allows Easier Monito…

A computer vision technology developed by University of Cambridge engineers has now been developed into a free mobile phone app for regular monitoring of glucose levels in people with diabetes. The...

Bayer Initiates New G4A Digital Health P…

Bayer will support five new startup companies as part of the company's G4A Digital Health Partnerships Program. Focus will be on fostering the development of a digital health ecosystem, while...

Leading Pathology Laboratories Deploy Te…

Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, today announced leading pathology laboratories across North America, Europe, and Asia have implemented full digitization for their histology...