12 February 12:15-13:30 Over lunchtime on 12th February, start-up Albus Health will be coming in to share their entrepreneurial journey.
Research Insights is a series of lunchtime sessions highlighting the fascinating research going on across the University of Oxford. Over lunchtime on 12th February, start-up Albus Health will be coming in to share their entrepreneurial journey. In the UK alone, every 10 seconds someone experiences a potentially life-threatening asthma attack, every 8 minutes someone is hospitalised and every 8 hours someone dies because of asthma. Albus Health, a spinout company from Oxford, is developing a home monitoring system to predict and prevent asthma attacks. The founding team, with expertise in machine learning, electrical engineering and medical sciences, has developed a completely automated and real-time system that monitors asthma symptoms at home using a non-contact table-top device. Since incorporating a little over a year ago, they have secured over £1.2 million in funding and are planning to launch their first product in March. The objective of the sessions is for attendees to have insight into other divisions, their research and areas of innovation. It provides the opportunity to network with academics, as well as access to potential ideas. For researchers from these divisions, it allows them to share their work and have individuals approach this from diverse perspectives. Registration is free.