Business Disability Forum highlights need for disability technology gap to be addressed

Business Disability Forum's CEO Diane Lightfoot

Responding to the recent publication of the NHS Long Term Plan, Business Disability Forum has welcomed the additional funding announced for GP and mental health services, while highlighting the ongoing technology gap found when accessing healthcare services.

Diane Lightfoot, CEO, Business Disability Forum said: “The role that GPs and others in primary care play in supporting millions of disabled people and people with long-term conditions to stay in work often goes unnoticed. Yet for many people they make working possible, by helping them with the ongoing management of their conditions.

Back pain AI app could save economy billions each year

Kaia back pain app

Stephan Huber, Chief Medical Officer of Kaia Health, discussed the back pain app and how it could save the economy billions each year…

How long has the app been in production for and who developed it? 

The app has been produced for 2.5 years now and it is still being redeveloped continuously to adapt to user feedback, and to continuously improve clinical outcomes. The Kaia team are working on this daily. We developed the app in Munich, Germany with a strong collaboration with University Pain Centers including the Center for Interdisciplinary Pain Medicine at the Technical University of Munich. 

Tell us about the clinical trials. How did the app make a difference?

Web tool WeMa Life sources health, care and wellbeing services

rajal patni WeMa Life

WeMa Life, an online marketplace and app, has been created to take the pain out of sourcing, booking and paying for health, care and wellbeing services.

From young people wanting regular fitness sessions to people in their 40s and 50s responsible for looking after elderly parents, WeMa Life has a broad appeal. It will also have significant benefits for individuals needing to arrange care before or after clinical treatment, removing stress and complexity from an already difficult situation.

Users can book social care, domiciliary care, nursing, domestic help, personal care and hygiene, massages, yoga and Pilates instructors, nutritionists, physiotherapists, personal trainers and more.