Dr Elias Ekonomou was awarded an Enterprise Fellowship, which follows up two recently successful Scottish Enterprise Proof-of-Concepts bids. This Enterprise Fellowship now work builds on the current developments within an e-Health Platform, and has a special focus on the integration of health care with mobile devices, in order to reduce the risks to patients, and for individuals to take more control of their heath.
The research team currently working on the e-Health Platform, including Prof Bill Buchanan, Dr Lu Fan, Dr Elias Ekonomou, Prof Christoph Thuemmler, Owen Lo, Alistair Lawson and Sofyane Khedim, have already shown significant benefits of their new health care infrastructure, and aim to prove both the clinical and technical benefits over the next year, with some major forthcoming dissemination events. Overall the e-Health platform has been created on the basis of two TSB/EPSRC grants, and it aims to integrate assisted living with primary and secondary health care, in order to create a holistic and integration health care infrastructure. The e-Health platform has also received two awards for innovation and enterprise, by the BCS and IET.
The other recent successes for Proof-of-Concept funding, which involved extensive integration of Edinburg Napier’s business support infrastructure, include one which continues the work of Mat Miehling, on a novel fraud detection system, and Omair Uthmani, who continues the work on information sharing between businesses. Mat’s PhD work was supported by the FSA, and Omair’s by the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR). Both project have already received a great deal of interest for future exploitation by external organisations.