According to the 2020 World Economic Forum’s social mobility index, France ranked 12th while the United Kingdom ranked 21st in the world for social mobility. It would take a low-income family in France 6 generations to reach median income. The EWWD project will identify economically disadvantaged groups and include them in developing future innovation to generate employment aspirations and improve social mobility. Through two unique subprojects, the EWWD project will invest in the futures of young people and improve their chances at moving towards a prosperous future.
EWWD is a ground-breaking project that will develop a smart digital healthcare solution to enable healthcare professionals to more actively manage patients’ care. The innovation will reduce pressure on clinical resources and has a positive environmental impact through the reduction of car journeys to attend clinical appointments. The Early Warning Wearable Device (EWWD) delivers significantly improved patient pathways, enables smarter decisions to be made regarding patient health and allows care to be delivered remotely.
Early Warning Wearable Device (EWWD) is a machine learning, AI-driven platform, with a remote monitoring system, to support patients with Musculoskeletal disorders and Types I and II Diabetes. The device will be researched through a cross-border collaboration between British and French partners. The EWWD project also encompasses two sub-projects – EWWD Academy and EWWD MedTech Challenge - which directly contribute to improving social mobility.
EWWD Academy will provide a robust education in software engineering, data science, product development and business operations as nominees contribute to the life cycle of innovative medical technology. EWWD Med-Tech Challenge will work in partnership with schools in socially and economically deprived areas of South East England and Northern France to engage students aged 14-15 in a ground-breaking technology competition. The early development of aspiration in young people is key to success in encouraging social mobility and removing barriers to employment. The EWWD project will foster economic development and improve social mobility while creating a more efficient healthcare system.