Paediatric Healthcare Technologies
Babies and children are not small adults. There is a strong driver now to develop healthcare technologies specifically for this population to address many of their unique developmental and growth stages as well as disease states. Through the collaborative efforts of engineers, healthcare professionals, scientists and others working at the Centre for Healthcare Technologies we have a critical mass of expertise and technologies in this domain.
The clinical research in neonatal and paediatric healthcare technology development is headed up by Dr Don Sharkey, Associate Professor of Neonatal Medicine, who has been developing devices for over 12 years. Collaborative working with engineers, scientists and clinicians has allowed us to truly translate fundamental scientific and engineering discoveries into clinical practice for the benefit of children.
With the significant advantage of having the Academic Child Health department co-located in Nottingham Children’s Hospital, which is connected to the main University of Nottingham campus by a footbridge, the translation of new discoveries is accelerated allowing timely patient trials.
Our current portfolio of neonatal and paediatric healthcare technologies, some of which are included in more detail include: