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  • This is Emerson.

  • He's like any other two-year-old. Energetic, playful and curious.

  • Except there's something that makes him different.

  • In August 2016, Emerson was diagnosed with a cyst on his spine, Level C6-C7, which is quite high up.

  • Which basically meant that Emerson, after surgery, he became paralyzed from the chest down.

  • Emerson's spinal cord injury turned his family's life upside down.

  • It's hard because as a parent you want to grieve that my child is no longer walking.

  • He had a really active life before.

  • Earlier this year Emerson had a seizure in the middle of the night.

  • When his parents came into his bedroom the room was a normal temperature but Emerson was freezing cold.

  • Emerson's parents now wake up every three hours

  • to check their son's temperature and to rotate his sleeping position, something he can't do himself.

  • If we had an app that actually said his temperature has dropped,

  • so we need to then come into his room, check that everything is okay.

  • The app could give you peace of mind in the middle of the night?

  • Yeah definitely, and then it would allow us to have a couple of hours of sleep.

  • So we're going to go into a hackathon, this is hosted by IBM, here in the U.K.

  • Basically it's a bunch of people competing to see who can build the best app to help Emerson and his family.

  • How's it going?

  • We're working on an app to help monitor Emerson.

  • We want a solution that will grow with him as he grows older.

  • What we've put together is a dashboard that would be

  • mounted on Emerson's wheelchair in the form of an iPad.

  • The winning team's design would provide real-time updates

  • on Emerson's temperature, sweat levels and heart rate.

  • The app would send out alerts to Emerson's family or teachers if something is wrong.

  • The idea is that the data is in such a digestible, easy-to-use form that if there is something going wrong,

  • then anybody around Emerson can quickly see that and then knows exactly what to do.

  • IBM is among a growing number of big tech companies investing in digital health.

  • Research shows apps are the fastest-growing sector in the digital health market.

  • And the U.K. mobile health app market is expected to reach £250 million, or more than $300 million next year,

  • a growth rate of 35% since 2014.

  • We say we're a bit more than an app, we're more like a digital service.

  • Chris Edson is the CEO of OurPath, a digital health startup in London that helps prevent diabetes.

  • We started the program mainly for diabetes prevention, so helping people get out of the risk zone.

  • But then we soon realized that even people with diabetes

  • can really benefit from that lifestyle change program.

  • For about $250, OurPath users receive a fitness tracker, a smart scale and an app

  • to monitor their eating, sleeping and activity habits.

  • They receive personalized advice from the company's dieticians and take part in an online community.

  • Users in the three-month program have seen sustained weight loss

  • of around 18 pounds, reducing their risk of diabetes by 70%.

  • The company just partnered with the U.K.'s National Health Service,

  • where it will take on an additional 1,000 patients, more than twice its current user base.

  • Do the people who use it come back to you and say

  • this has given me that higher quality of life that I was looking for?

  • The feedback from people on the program is the most amazing thing.

  • Hearing people email us and say, "This has changed my life."

  • The app from the hackathon is being developed and Emerson's family

  • says they hope to have it when Emerson goes to nursery next year.

  • Emerson has complex needs but they're needs that shouldn't stop him

  • from being a normal two-year-old or a normal child.

  • Emerson every day brings joy into our hearts. He smiles, he's got a cheeky character.

  • He stays so positive. He gets us through our days.

This is Emerson.


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