Growing HealthTec community - Focus on the HealthTec cluster (STFC)
Connecting a wide variety of stakeholders, the North West HealthTec Cluster is improving the understanding of the health and life science sector in the region and the unique capabilities across industry, academia, public sector and entrepreneurs.
Through the creation of this connective environment; knowledge, skills and facilities can be shared, injecting growth and productivity in the sector.
The HealthTec Cluster is hosted at the national science and innovation campus Sci-Tech Daresbury, and led by STFC Business and Innovation and Innovation Agency - part of the AHSN Network.
Just as women have borne the brunt of economic damage from the pandemic, a new report makes clear that Covid-19 has also disproportionately taken a toll on women’s health and access to care.
According to a national survey, conducted late in 2020 by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), more than one-third (38%) of women had skipped preventive services, such as checkups or routine tests, during the pandemic. Nearly one-quarter (23%) had forgone a recommended test or treatment. In comparison, only 26% and 15% of men had missed preventive or recommended care, respectively.
“The fact that women are more likely than men to delay their healthcare services is not surprising, as women have been disproportionately burdened with child and household care, home schooling and, in many cases, an inability to maintain employment due to the many obligations placed upon them,” said Dr. Sonia S. Hassan, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and associate vice president in the Office of Women’s Health at Wayne State University.
Motion data is an immensely valuable asset in the health tech sector. Motesque's CEO Prof. Dr. Kai Oberländer and CSO Dietmar Hagen Horn will explain how Motesque uses motion data to analyze and predict motions at the GIANT Health event…