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Oxehealth Founding Director Makes His Mark with Martin Black Prize



We're delighted to share the news that Oxehealth Founding Director, Professor Lionel Tarassenko, has been awarded the Martin Black Prize. The prestigious honour was awarded for the best paper published in the Institute of Physics' 'Physiological Measurement' Journal during 2014. Professor Tarassenko accepted the award at the Institute of Physics & Engineering in Medicine in Liverpool, before delivering the annual Martin Black Prize lecture.


The Martin Black Prize is named after the first editor of Physiological Measurement, the publishers of which, IOP Publishing, annually award the prize in association with the journal owners, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM). The prize is awarded to the paper deemed to have delivered the best quality of scientific content, originality and potential future impact.


The award-winning paper, Non-contact video-based vital sign monitoring using ambient light and auto-regressive models, was developed by Oxehealth founding Director Prof. Tarassenko and his team, and assessed the use of video-based vital sign monitoring technology on patients at the Oxford Kidney Unit.


The techniques used by Professor Tarassenko and his team in the trial was the base from which our own revolutionary technology, the Oxecam, was developed, and so it's great for us at Oxehealth to see the scientific principles behind our own work being recognised and celebrated.


Developing on the foundations laid by Professor Tarassenko and his team presents a unique opportunity to provide clinically-validated non-contact technology in multiple medical and non-medical scenarios territory we continue to explore with new trials and partners, as the telemedicine market grows year on year.


Read about the Martin Black Prize and find out why this paper was chosen to be the award winner in the Institute of Physics and Engineering Medicine Journal.