Centre for Health Technology

The University of Plymouth’s Centre for Health Technology brings together digital health and 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.

Focusing principally on digitally enabled innovations, our researchers work with a network of cross-sector partners, including NHS, industry, health and social care organisations and patient groups, to deliver research and development of international importance, enabled by the unique population and geographical characteristics of the South West region of England.

TIME Magazine cover star and “world’s most advanced social robot” welcomed to the South West

The Centre for Health Technology is attracting world-leading technology with Cornwall building a reputation as the ideal testbed for new technology.

Stevie, a social robot designed and built by a team from Trinity College Dublin, has been trialled for the first time in the UK by University researchers in Camborne’s Reflections day centre.

Professor Ray Jones, Lloyd Taylor and Olly Smith from the EPIC project and Gabriel Aguiar Noury from the AGE’IN project hosted Stevie in the Living Lab (a space for companies to test products) at the University for initial fine-tuning before undertaking a range of activities and tasks at Reflections.

Find out more about Stevie.

Stevie the Robot

eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC)

EPIC is a £2.7 million ERDF funded University led collaboration, involving doctors, nurses, care homes, patients, academics and SMEs in Cornwall/IoS to help find the best uses of the internet, apps, and robotics in health and social care

Learn more about EPIC and our eHealth innovation work