We are searching for technologies which help give women better control of their health. We want to help women easily track symptoms of peri-menopause, with relevant clinically-validated hormone levels, so they can better understand their experience and can get better support and information.
It is estimated that around 1.5 million women in the UK experience symptoms such as insomnia, hot flushes and night sweats every year – 85% due to peri-menopause, this is the years before a woman’s periods stop. Lack of awareness of symptoms may mean women suffer symptoms for years without appropriate treatment. For example, women with migraines, fatigue and low mood may take antidepressant or headache medicines, but these will not treat the underlying cause if it’s peri-menopause. Some women with peri-menopause may suffer from unnecessary or ineffective treatment when several treatment options are available – such as hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or complementary therapies which some women find helpful to manage symptoms.
AXA PPP healthcare is committed to fostering innovation which gives customers better control over their own health. Our objective is to find highly innovative solutions to help solve the problem of unmet customer needs of women with peri-menopause symptoms.
Solutions of interest
- A tracking solution which helps women to easily track peri-menopause symptoms, with relevant clinically-validated hormone levels.
- A technology solution which helps women get further appropriate information about their peri-menopause symptoms, with guidance to sources of support and treatment options.
- A community solution which helps women connect with and get support from peers who have experienced peri-menopause.
Applications are now open and shall close on March 30th 2018.
There will be a first Inspiration pitching session on March 7th 2018 to introduce exciting technologies to the AXA PPP judging team. The selected technologies will be invited to a second session on April 18th 2018, whose purpose will be to select the finalists of the challenge.
The AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards, which will showcase the amazing finalists and winners of the entire competition to the sector and the media, will take place on the evening of May 9th 2018.
NICE Clinical Guideline NG23 Menopause https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng23