We are so delighted to have been rewarded by the Digital Public Health Innovation Prize last week in Marseille where we went to introduce the Language Explorer project.
The DPH Innovation Prize marks a celebration of success, innovation and business in digital public health whether that be through the establishment of game-changing partnerships across sectors/disciplines, creation of cutting-edge technologies or novel use of big data or data systems.
Read more about the awards and the Digital Public Health event here https://www.acm-digitalhealth.org/daily-agenda/dph-2019-innovation-prize/
The Language Explorer app will present an animated story to be retold by children aged four to eight, and the child’s spoken story will be analysed to understand how their performance stacks up to age-matched peers from around the country. It has been designed with children to ensure it is engaging, and to make sure the language used works for 4 to 8-year-olds.
The innovative collaboration between Therapy Box, the Bristol Speech and Language Therapy Research Unit, Newcastle University and three NHS sites in Hackney, Newcastle, and Bristol will take place across two years. At the start of the project, the team will be seeking 600 children to record their stories, to help train the app to recognise the children having trouble with their language. In the second year of the project, the app will be put through its paces by speech and language therapists and families coming to clinics for assessment.
Read more about the Language Explorer project here: https://languageexplorer.app/