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Findings, Foodbank and Fun: Our Experience of Child-Led Research Engagement by Emily Hunter
NIHR Innovation Observatory Insights share their ongoing methodological journey and learning experiences for building meaningful, inclusive engagement with children and families.
Rapid Technology Scan: Pulmonary Function Tests (PFTs) and the Prevention of the Generation of Aerosols
The Innovation Observatory performed a scan of respiratory technologies that prevent/mitigate aerosol generation in May 2021, using robust horizon scanning methods to identify promising innovations and to anticipate technological trends. We developed a detailed dataset of technologies by formulating search strategies for respiratory technologies, based on a comprehensive list of terms and input from expert […]
Identification of COVID-19 Diagnostics Using Horizon Scanning Approaches to Inform Decision Making
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic the Innovation Observatory has collated a comprehensive global dataset of SARS-CoV-2 diagnostic tests, supporting stakeholder in assessing priorities and mitigation options in response to testing challenges. Using manual and automated horizon scanning approaches, our diagnostic landscape has provided key insights into the evolution of technological innovations, their regulation and […]
Latest Horizon Scanning Dashboards
Since March 2020, the NIHR Innovation Observatory’s Medical Devices team (NIHRIO MDx) has been applying advanced horizon scanning methodologies and tools to compile a diagnostic landscape of all SARS-CoV-2 tests (commercialised/ in development) for the diagnosis of COVID-19.
This dashboard provides the user with data on interventions (medicinal products including vaccines) in clinical trials for treatment and/or prevention of COVID-19