What is EPIC?
Using this input, EPIC aims to facilitate a sustainable eHealth sector in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, by maximising innovation networks, sharing expertise and experience from the University and our partner organisations, and providing sector-specific hands-on business support.
SMEs can use this funding to test their ideas, develop their eHealth products and drive their innovations forward in the sector.
What do we mean by 'eHealth'?
By 'eHealth' we mean any digital technology that can help with health and wellbeing. This will include apps and programs such as for personal use by people (e.g. trying to lose weight, increase exercise etc), apps for clinicians, programs such as Skype and FaceTime, websites for cognitive behavioural therapy.
But it also includes sensors and devices, such as alarms if someone falls, trackers for fitness and for people with dementia, or in hospital. It also includes use of robotics such as Paro the ‘comfort’ seal for people with dementia, Giraff telepresence, and humanoid robotics such as Pepper.