Institute of Digital Health


i-sense: EPSRC IRC in Early-Warning Sensing Systems for Infectious Diseases.


i-sense aims to identify outbreaks of infectious disease much earlier than ever before, helping patients gain faster access to care and protecting populations. [photo credit: i-sense]

Globally, infectious diseases such as influenza, MRSA and HIV rank among the gravest threats to human health, alongside global warming and terrorism. i-sense is a five year, £11m EPSRC-funded programme that was launched in October 2013. Our vision is to engineer a new generation of early-warning sensing systems to identify disease outbreaks much earlier than before, using self-reported symptoms on the web and mobile phone-connected diagnostic tests.

For further information contact Professor Rachel McKendry (Director of the IRC, London Centre for Nanotechnology) 

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