Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Award at Venturefest 2019

The AHSN NENC were proud sponsors of the Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Award at Venturefest 2019.

There were five innovations shortlisted in the category ranging from an innovative technology which provides faster and more cost-effective drug screening to a Mental Health app.

The winning entry was from Your Health & Care Ltd who have developed the Peggi app.  Peggi is an online private platform which connects family and friends who can store and share memories. The app can store photos, videos, audio, songs and individual stories from which slide shows, story books and even personalised gifts can be created.

The entrant, Glenda Devlin said:

We were thrilled to be recognised as winners of the Healthcare and Life Science Innovation Award.  Peggi is a labour of love inspired by my Aunt who lived with dementia.  With an ageing population and more people facing loneliness it is essential that we provide a place for memory stimulation and online connection that is private and safe.

The founder is a qualified social worker with over 25 years’ experience in complex health and social care.  Her professional experience drove her to develop an innovative, private, interactive digital solution which helps to alleviate personal isolation and anxiety. Peggi can be used to build life stories and create a legacy.

Listen to Glenda sharing her personal story that led to the concept of Peggi and why she believes those personal experiences can plant the seed for innovation.