Direct Health Care Innovations
The NHS is challenged to deliver modern effective healthcare in an age of severe financial constraints, an escalating digital media awareness and increasing public expectations.
Over the years DHC Innovations have provided clinical healthcare delivery and transformation of IT related solutions by working with patients, carers, NHS professionals and fellow believers in innovation.
DHC Innovations’ current project is the creation a brand new, first of its kind product, called the Optishield.
The Optishield was developed from personal experience and working in collaboration with the Universities of Keele and Wolverhampton. The project went through several design processes, including CAD and 3D printing.
Aston University School of Optometry and the Medical Devices Testing and Evaluation Centre (MD-TEC) undertook a usability study, the results of which found a very high level of acceptance among optometrists. The study identified a 100% completion success rate, with the highly experienced participants perceiving the device as a helpful aid to enable hand-free working, resulting in a direct positive impact on their usual clinical practice.
The Optishield offers a hands-free alternative for optometrists when testing visual acuity. It is reusable and easy to clean.
Our experience as healthcare professionals and patient representatives enable us to work closely with customers and prospective systems suppliers to provide advice and assurance of the needs of the client and the delivery of working solutions.