Devices for Dignity Healthcare Technology Co-operative

Devices for Dignity (D4D) Healthcare Technology Co-operative (HTC) is a national initiative funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to drive forward innovative new products, processes and services to help people living with long time conditions.

Their aim is to make a difference to the well-being of patients, the effectiveness of the NHS, and the wealth of the nation. Working with inventors, clinical and healthcare staff, industry, academics, charities, the public and patients, they bring real solutions to areas of unmet clinical and patient need. Their programme began as a one of two pilot HTC projects set up by the Department of Health in 2008.

D4D is hosted by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and made up of a series of partner organisations, allowing them to engage with high-level clinicians and healthcare professionals to enable the development, adoption and spread of new innovations. Following the success of the pilots, the HTCs are now a recognised part of the NIHR’s innovation landscape and in November 2012, D4D were successful in becoming one of the eight new NIHR HTCs.

To find out more, visit Devices for Dignity.

Devices for Dignity has supported several pieces of work in Lab4Living such as the neck assessment tool and design workshops as well as working with us on the Head-Up project and supporting our Design4Health conference, exhibition and 24hour design challenge.

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