Technology website wins neurological award
A website that provides access to new technology to assist people with disabilities has won the inaugural Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) Innovation Award.
www.try-it.ie is the first website of its kind in Ireland and allows people an opportunity to access technological solutions to promote independence and aid day-to-day living.
According to NAI, by providing an opportunity to try out equipment and devices, people can learn about what it available and select those that best meet their needs.
The new awards scheme is aimed at recognising and highlighting the pioneering work being done by hospitals, charities, healthcare professionals and others in providing services to the over 700,000 people living with a neurological condition in Ireland.
The winning entry was announced at the NAI keynote conference for National Brain Awareness Week, which is taking place this week.
CEO of the Health Research Board Enda Connolly, presenting the award, said www.try-it.ie is an outstanding practical example of research and technology making a real difference in the day-to-day lives of people with a neurological condition.
Other shortlisted entries in the competition were:
* An unique electronic patient record for people with epilepsy at Beaumont Hospital
* A multi-agency collaborative vocational programme for people with acquired brain injury lead by Headway
*A specialist-led epilepsy service at St James's Hospital Dublin which included new ways of dealing with patients more speedily and effectively.
The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is an umbrella group for neurological charities. See:www.nai.ie
[Posted: Thu 11/03/2010]