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In this episode, Vinay is joined by Patricia, the founder of MYHIXEL. The company was founded in 2017 to improve male intimate wellness and to help men suffering from premature ejaculation. The product combines an app, a registered medical device and uses CBT concepts. Learn about the design and manufacture process, the research so far, and how the…
 
George Batchelor is the Co-Founder and Director of Edge Health, a data-driven agency that helps healthcare providers be more efficient through better and more intelligent use of their data. The company has various data products that have supported various hospitals, charities and supported nationally with Covid-19 analytics. Learn about how they ha…
 
In this episode, Vinay is joined by Manuel Opitz, the Co-Founder of Mecuris, a digital workshop to create orthotics & prosthesis to save cost and time, and be more patient-centred. He aims to link the gap between digital manufacturing and medical technology. Learn about their platform, how the platform is being used to help 3D printing, and their p…
 
Nobi is a smart lamp with a mission to enable older adults to live at home comfortably for as long as possible, by using fall prevention and detection tech. It has other care and comfort functions to make independent living possible. We are joined by Roeland Pelgrims, co-founder of Nobi. Today, he shares his unique expertise in smart home technolog…
 
Our guest today, Laurent Martinot, explains how Sunrise was founded to reduce the challenges associated with diagnosing sleep apnoea.. Inspired by their father, a physician with a special interest in sleep medicine, Laurent and his brother Pierre leveraged AI and other technologies to create a simple at-home test that generates a detailed clinical …
 
Our guest on this episode is Jon, co-founder of Miiskin, an app that helps the user monitor their skin for signs of cancer. Dubbed a ‘mole-mapping’ app, Miiskin empowers users and helps them become proactive in their skin care. Learn about the app’s simple beginnings and story, their path to using augmented reality and AI for automatic skin imaging…
 
Our guest on this episode is Sigvards, co-founder of CastPrint, a company that uses 3D printing to make a more comfortable cast for fractures. Sigvards talks about how he came up with the idea and how CastPrint works. Learn about their process, their plans to tap into 10% of the European fracture cast market where there are 6 million fractures a ye…
 
Our guest on this episode of 15 Minutes with the Doctor is Andreas Cleve, co-founder of Corti.ai. It’s a voice-based digital assistant that augments conversations that emergency call handlers have with patients, to provide them with additional support in real-time. Learn how Corti started, how it can provide second opinions using AI, and their focu…
 
In this episode, Vinay speaks with Jacob from AccuRx. Jacob is one of the creators of Chain SMS, a program designed for primary care to be able to easily and quickly communicate with their patients, video consult, and send documents. The text-based service has proved a hit with many doctors in a huge shift to virtual and remote consultations in res…
 
On this episode, Vinay is joined by Melissa from Nourished, a start-up where they create a personalised nutritional supplement using 3D printers in single batches. Melissa shares her background that led to this venture, describes various aspects of the product, benefits of the unique market and how their adaptability meant they could create a new b…
 
On this episode, Vinay is joined by Johannes, CEO of Clustermarket, an online sharing platform connecting researchers in the science and healthcare space to scientific equipment on-demand at leading institutions. The ability to share and book equipment online enables access to tools that can help people innovate faster. Learn about Clustermarket’s …
 
On this episode of 15 Minutes with the doctor, Vinay is joined by Hazel Maxwell, co-founder of the Ladle app. Ladle is a low-cost digital weight loss tool that is currently being used by the city of Nottingham to help improve the lifestyles of its citizens. Learn why they developed this solution, the importance of testing and needs assessments, and…
 
On this episode, Vinay speaks with Dan from Heights. Dan and his team aim to help people optimise their life and brain by providing curated content in neuroscience, nutrition and psychology. Dan is also launching a high quality supplement for brain health. Learn about his passion to move into the wellness space, his past as a co-founder of a popula…
 
In this special recording of 15 minutes with the doctor, we have two guests providing a snapshot of two unique products. From SkinVision, we have Program Manager, Loes Van Egmond. SkinVision is a smartphone app that allows users to upload a photo of a skin lesion and get an assessment within 30 seconds. They are trying to improve early detection of…
 
On this episode of 15 Minutes with the Doctor, we are joined by John Cassidy, Co-Founder and CEO of Cambridge Cancer Genomics. John shares with listeners how the company started and how they have advanced precision oncology through genomics. This personalised approach means their software can predict which cancer treatments are likely to be most ef…
 
Our guest on this episode of the 15 Minutes with the Doctor is John Ramsay. He’s the Chief Exec of Shift 8 and has introduced the Tovertafel (“Magic Table”) to the UK – It allows light projections onto any table surface and enables the users to play musical, sports, and other types of games while having a safe space to engage with others. It is aim…
 
Lafina joins this episode of the 15 Minutes with the Doctor podcast. She is a GP trainee, co-founder of Eurekadoc, and host of the new Health Meets Home podcast. Lafina has found a lot of benefit in her unconventional career path, and she hopes that Eurekadoc can provide resources for other doctors to enhance their professional skills in a similar …
 
On this episode of 15 minutes with the Doctor, we have Dr Amal Lad, a doctor and musician who is bridging the gap between Medicine and Music. He has found his “sweet spot” in understanding the body while integrating his musical skills into medical projects. Learn about his thoughts on music as therapy, opportunities for financial income, and his fu…
 
On this episode, we are joined by Dr Paul Upton from Ultramed. Paul was the first guest on the show and he discussed MyPreOp – A digital platform built to improve pre-operative assessment for patients and hospitals. Paul returns to the show to discuss what’s happened over the last 18 months, his challenges and successes. All is revealed in this epi…
 
On this special masterclass episode, we are joined by Phil, a patent attorney with a company called EIP. It’s a longer than usual episode but it covers the essentials in regards to patents. Phil gives us a concise but thorough description of patents, the process for being granted a patent, and some useful guidelines and tips for healthcare entrepre…
 
In this episode, we chat to Victor from Usono. A Dutch company that specialises in improving and innovating the use of ultrasound in healthcare. They develop smart ultrasound accessories that help to make the application of ultrasound better. Learn how their story started with a university project, why the big ultrasound manufacturers support the p…
 
In this episode, we have Lise, founder of Walk With Path. Lise was inspired to start the company after she witnessed the challenges her father faced with Parkinson’s disease. The company is focused on increasing mobility and preventing injuries. Lise shares with us how she generates ideas, why users and problems are at the heart of her design proce…
 
In this episode, we welcome Mohammad, founder of Patients Know Best. The platform is a patient-controlled medical record system with numerous features for users, including seeing results, communicating with health professionals, and sharing the medical record with family or friends. Learn about Mohammad’s early journey into creating software, how t…
 
In this episode, we talk to Christopher, one of the founders of Soma Analytics. They have developed a tool which supports organisations to improve the mental wellbeing of their employees. We talk about how their unique approach seeks to improve the human potential of a workforce, how they are testing the tool with big name companies, and how they s…
 
In this episode we have Tarryn Gorre who is a chef, nutritionist and founder of Kafoodle. It’s a software company which helps businesses in the hospitality or care sector easily generate food recipes, including nutrition, costing and allergy information. Initially the software targeted restaurants, bars and cafes catering to the 8% of children and …
 
Today, we have Benjamin, the Co-founder of Macro-Eyes, a machine-learning company that simplifies personalised patient care. One of their products is Sibyl, it’s a scheduling tool that can help predict when patients are most likely to attend their medical appointments, therefore maximising appointment use. Learn about Benjamin’s background in hedge…
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr Kartik Modha, who is the founder of myHealthSpecialist.com and Tiko’s GP Group – A social media group for primary care doctors in the UK. Kartik is listed as one of the 50 most influential GP’s in UK. Learn how he has developed an online platform where doctors recommend other doctors and how his passion to foster coll…
 
In this episode, we welcome co-founder and TED speaker Cosmin from MIRA Rehab. It’s a software platform which uses games in physical rehabilitation. It was built as a result of Cosmin’s health experience when he broke his arm. Learn how it was developed, their challenges and successes, and how gamification can be used in healthcare. What you will l…
 
In this one, we interview Jeroen, the co-founder of Aidence. Aidence started in 2015 when the company saw the opportunity to apply artificial intelligence technologies to medical image analysis. Learn how Aidence can automatically analyse radiological images, how they raised 2.25 million in investment, and the Jeroen’s thoughts on AI in medicine. W…
 
In this episode, we talk to Brad Waid, a school teacher turned Augmented Reality expert. He is rated the top 14th influencer for AR in the world. Today, he shares his insights with using AR in medical education. Learn from his experience working on Anatomy 4D, how to develop an effective user interface, and his thoughts on the future of AR. What yo…
 
On this show, we have Pouria from Paralign. It’s an AI powered mental health app which allows you to journal your thoughts and mood, and connect with similar minds. Pouria has previously raised 5.6 million for Vitagene. Today, he shares his key insights from a decade in digital health and how they built this unique app. What you will learn in this …
 
In this episode, we talk to Dr Rachel Thomas – A practicing doctor, healthcare innovator, author and speaker. Her first book was written as a medical student! Today, Rachel shares her perspectives on writing, the impact of technology on healthcare, and how she became the British Medical Association’s Young Author of the Year 2016. What you will lea…
 
On this episode, we have co-founder and physiotherapist Paul from JimJam – A digital health platform where patients can access online physiotherapists via video. Learn how to create a remote consultation platform, how to address the clinical challenges of using video consultations, and listen to Paul’s thoughts on competition and disruptive technol…
 
David is the CEO and co-founder of the app Femisphere. The app supports women in pregnancy by tracking their health data, providing curated content, and by offering an interface to connect with their doctor. Learn how they collaborated with UNICEF and the World Health Organisation, how they integrated numerous patient data points, how they continuo…
 
Today, we have Dr Lorin Gresser, who is the creator of DEM Dx, a medical education app. The app teaches diagnostic skills by utilising the approach taken by experts in medicine. Learn how Lorin has integrated the process of decision making in medicine into an educational app, her approach to validate the app, and how she built a team of expert phys…
 
On this show, we have the co-founder of N-Pro. He shares with us their story on how they have developed a unique new rugby head guard. Learn why he was inspired to create the head guard, the importance of end-user research, and the intricacies of classing a product as a medical device with CE mark approval. What you will learn in this episode: What…
 
Today’s guest shares his expertise from years of working in the ultrasound industry. Their unique handheld ultrasound device can link directly to a smartphone or tablet. Dave Willis, the co-founder of Clarius, tells us how their mobile device can change the way doctors work, how they created the device, and their unique sales strategy. 1:00 Dave in…
 
Bruce Hellman is Co-Founder of an innovative app called uMotif. Today, he discusses the app he has developed. It is changing the traditional approach of how clinicians and researchers gather information from patients. Discover the importance of design and a patient-centred approach to create impact. 00:26 This episode’s guest Bruce Hellman, CEO and…
 
In this episode, we’ve got Dr Paul Upton from Ultramed. I met Paul at a med-tech innovation conference in 2016, and loved the new pre-op assessment platform he has developed. Today, he shares his story so far and reveals some valuable tips on how he developed his product. 00:28 This episode’s guest Dr. Paul Upton is introduced. 00:54 Paul’s backgro…
 
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