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Dr. Stephen Smith wins Innovation award at the Eleventh Medipex NHS Innovation Awards and Showcase

Posted on 12 October 2015

Stephen Smith and clinical collaborators from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust came first in the Medical Devices and Diagnostics category for developing LID-Monitor, a novel device that employs evolutionary algorithms to detect involuntary movements in patients with Parkinson’s disease. The device, commercialised through spin-out company ClearSky Medical Diagnostics, allows home monitoring of patients over a 24 hour period and produces an easy to interpret graph that can be presented to clinicians in order to inform any changes in medication that may benefit the patient.

Dr. Stephen Smith and clinical collaborators from Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust won the Medical Devices and Diagnostics category for the development of the LID-Monitor, commercialised through spin-out company ClearSky Medical Diagnostics, which can detect involuntary movements that are associated with Parkinson’s disease and that can also be caused by the medication used to treat it. The device allows home monitoring of patients over a 24 hour period and bespoke software produces an easy to interpret graph that can be presented to clinicians in order to inform any changes in medication that may benefit the patient.

The awards are run by Medipex Ltd., the innovation hub for NHS organisations in Yorkshire and the Humber and the East Midlands. Seventy high quality entries were received this year from which fourteen teams were selected to attend the awards ceremony as finalists. Seven of these teams were crowned winners, receiving their awards from TV presenter and NHS paediatrician Dr Ranj Singh.

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