Sleepio shortlisted for design award: Design Museum, here we come!

29th January 2015 by Dr. Sophie Bostock

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Sleepio app shortlisted for AXA Award

We’re delighted to announce that the Sleepio app has been shortlisted for the AXA PPP Health Tech & You Design Awards.

The new awards aim to recognise, celebrate and showcase the best in personal health technology innovations. Over 120 entries were submitted by designers, developers, entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals from the UK and around the world.

A prestigious judging panel whittled the entries down to the innovations with potential to have a tangible impact on global health and wellbeing. Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, noted:

“The digital revolution is breaking down doors in the health industry. We’re about to witness a transformation of the global healthcare industry, led by an independent, consumer-led health tech market.”

Sleepio is a finalist in the ‘Keep Me Healthy’ category, for products which prevent illness and provide tools which make it easier for people to lead an informed, healthier lifestyle.

The Sleepio app delivers a clinically proven sleep improvement programme, but scientists are increasingly showing that the benefits of good sleep go beyond a restful night. We know that insomnia increases the risks of developing depression, hypertension and diabetes, for example, and we’re really excited about our research into the longer term health benefits of Sleepio.

Other nominated apps include an injury detection suit for disabled athletes with loss of sensation, enabling them to see injuries when they happen, and a mobile app aimed at young parents and parents-to-be providing, personalised content approved by doctors and midwives from pregnancy through to the first six months after birth.

Sleepio and the other shortlisted entries will be showcased in a public exhibition at the Design Museum in London from 10th March to 26th April. The Prof will put on his best dressing gown.. We hope to see you there!

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