Dr James Cantley wins EIT Health Headstart/Proof-of-Concept award
- 29 September 2016
James Cantley pitched his GaitThaw project at the EIT Health Headstart/Proof-of-Concept Awards in Dublin on 5 September 2016, winning the award.
Dr. Cantley was one of 22 finalists in the competition, competing against other creative thinkers whose healthcare innovations may soon allow us to enjoy longer, more productive lives. He and his team were awarded a grant of €50 000 to help them turn their brilliant idea into a commercially viable businesses.
GaitThaw is a wearable device delivers with localized cues to prevent “gait freeze”, a common feature of Parkinson’s disease that reduces quality of life by impairing the ability to walk spontaneously and continuously.