Dr Peter Weller is joint winner of a 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize
The Head of City's Centre for Health Informatics (CHI) is part of the trio who have won a 2013 NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for developing a web based system for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.• by John Stevenson
Dr Peter Weller, Head of City University London's Centre for Health Informatics, is part of the winning three-member team which has recently won an NHS Innovation Challenge Prize for developing a web based system for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.
The team included Dr Jeremy Bland (East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust) and Dr Stephan Rudolpher (University of Manchester).
Dr Weller developed an artificial intelligence system embedded into the website so that patients could self-diagnose for carpal tunnel syndrome.
He is very happy to have been part of the winning team:
"I am delighted to have been part of such a successful team. Given the major negative health impact of carpal tunnel syndrome and that over 1 million workdays are lost to this medical condition per year, it is great to have assisted in developing a tool which can be used in its diagnosis. This success has also helped to highlight the work already in progress at the Centre for Health Informatics."
For more information on the team Dr Weller was part of, please visit this link.
Please visit this link for more information on the NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes programme.