Oliver Wells

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The last decade has witnessed a surge of interest in new sensing and monitoring devices for healthcare, with implantable in vivo monitoring and intervention devices being key developments in this area. Permanent implants combined with wearable monitoring devices could provide continuous assessment of critical physiological parameters for identifying(More)
Current practice and guidelines recommend the use of neck orthoses for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) to compensate for neck weakness and to provide surrogate neck control. However, available options are frequently described by patients as restrictive and unsuitable and there was a need for a new device that addressed the needs of people(More)
This paper presents the Head-Up project, that aims to provide innovative head support to help improve posture, relieve pain and aid communication for people living with progressive neck muscle weakness. The initial focus is motor neurone disease. The case study illustrates collaborative, interdisciplinary research and new product development underpinned by(More)
Leaf scorch, top dieback, and lethal bole cankers were found in two progeny tests of sycamore in Mississippi. Both tests indicated that southern seed sources are more disease resistant than northern seed sources and that some progenies within seed source have even greater resistance. Although eight organisms associated with one or more of the disease(More)
This paper describes and discusses the role of unmet needs in the innovation of new medical technologies using the National Institute for Health Research Devices for Dignity (D4D) Healthcare Technology Co-operative as a case study. It defines an unmet need, providing a spectrum of classification and discusses the benefits and the challenges of identifying(More)
Healthcare is a growing market for products and services, costs are rising especially in the developed world. Disruptive innovations enable transition; less-skilled people do more sophisticated things in lower cost settings. In healthcare they promise to allow non-consumers new treatments reducing healthcare inequalities and ultimately to reduce the cost of(More)
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