2017 has been an action-packed year for AppAttic and we want to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped make it great; workmates, colleagues, friends, family, customers, volunteers, participants, consultants, advisors and random folk…the list could go on! Your introductions, recommendations and unyielding support greatly contributed to our successes and resulted in a rather awesome year.

Here are some of the highlights…

MAGIC
H2020

January

An amazing kick-off to 2017 as AppAttic are selected as one of the successful ‘Phase 1’ tenders for Horizon 2020 stroke rehabilitation project ‘MAGIC’ with their proposal to research and design a Virtual Reality game.

MEGA
Innovate UK

February

AppAttic release a public crowdsource research study for Mega Meds to compare with their SBRI randomised controlled trial. This was through support from an Innovate UK award for Dr Rachel Gawely as one of the Women inFocus winners.

MAGE
SBRI

March

AppAttic deliver the final report for their medicines optimisation Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) project ‘MAGE’ which is currently undergoing randomised controlled trial in a NHS Health Trust.

WIRED
Health

March

AppAttic feature on the WIRED Health startup stage. CTO Dr Rachel Gawley joins Prof Dame Sally Davies, Professor Tim Hubbard, Dr James Brenton and Dr Alex Phipps for a panel discussion around personalised healthcare, big data and genomics.

SXSW

March

AppAttic attend SXSW, representing Northern Ireland for Invest NI and the UK for DIT where they demonstrated their technology at Great Britain House and to the Austin, Texas Chapter of HIMSS.

WIRED
Magazine

April

Yep, that’s our Rachel in WIRED magazine!

Springer

May

Springer’s “Internet of Things Technologies for Healthcare” arrived and within it, our piece titled “Bitrun: Gamification of Health Data from Fitbit® Activity Trackers”.

#Disrupt100

June

AppAttic are placed on the 2017 #Disrupt100 list of “businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets”, compiled and curated by the world’s leading entrepreneurs, investors and business people.

MAGIC
Phase 2

October

As the year entered Q4, we were delighted to hear our Horizon 2020 stroke rehabilitation MAGIC project had been selected for Phase 2. We kicked off our prototype development and protocol design sharpish on 1st November for a speedy 6 month project turnaround.

Mega ADHD
#1 ORCHA

November

Mega ADHD launches and becomes the #1 rated ADHD app in ORCHA. It combines the original SBRI project with research and technology developed through Innovate UK and is a great example of how two completely separate pieces of research and several different stakeholders can be pulled together and form new value.

Watch This Space

December

The year came to an end with even more good news. Watch this space for an announcement into more VR health R&D!

So that’s all folks – thanks for making it a one to remember!

Happy New Year – have a great night and here’s to an action-packed 2018 😉