Yuanyuan Liu

4th year student in Engineering

Chronic diseases account for 75% of deaths worldwide. Rehabilitation controls the rate of deterioration, but the percentage of people in rehabilitation is extremely low (<10%) due to problems with patients’ access. Understanding people’s capability-related needs (i.e., vision, hearing, mobility, dexterity, thinking and communication) is a prerequisite for their access to healthcare services. I have developed an inclusive tool for healthcare stakeholders to understand the gap between patients’ capability-related needs and service uptake requirements, thus significantly improving patients’ accessibility (>62.5%). The results have been applied to NHS pulmonary rehabilitation services and have the potential to improve rehabilitation for other chronic conditions.

Other 2019 award winners

Sean Chia

Yeonsik Choi

Bethany Connolly

Magda Gerigk

Garazi Gomez De Segura Solay

Carol Ibe

Marina Konstantatou

Samer Kurdi

Veselina Petrova

Sakthy Selvakumaran

Taylor Uekert

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