In a remarkable triumph for innovation in the field of child health and well-being, Ask Teddi, our AI-powered mobile app, received the Highly Commended accolade at the prestigious HTN Awards 2023. The app was honoured in the Health Tech Digital Pathway and Workflow Optimisation category, recognising its innovative approach to supporting parents and guardians in providing the best possible start in life for their children.
Ask Teddi – Nurturing the Future Generation
Ask Teddi represents a significant milestone in leveraging technology to address critical issues surrounding child health. Built on a foundation of conversational AI, evidence-based data, insights from subject matter experts, and valuable resources, this AI-powered robo-expert supports parents and guardians throughout the formative years of their children, from birth to age five. It provides 24/7 on-demand access to expert advice, ensuring that parents receive the support they need when raising their child.
Why It Matters
The early years of a child’s life play a pivotal role in shaping their future health, economic prospects, and social well-being. With an alarming trend of childhood obesity and increasing mental health issues affecting families, Ask Teddi comes as a beacon of hope and assistance. Nationally, statistics reveal that 28 percent of children aged 2-15 are overweight or obese, while a significant portion of parents grapple with mental health problems. Ask Teddi aims to bridge these gaps by offering accessible and invaluable support to new parents and the professionals who support them. It also integrates localised information and support to cater to diverse needs.
An Independent Evaluation Reveals Success
The commendation at the HTN Awards is not without merit. An extensive joint evaluation conducted by the University of Swansea and the University of Essex established that Ask Teddi is a highly regarded and accessible resource for parents and professionals alike. The majority of users reported a significant increase in their knowledge, confidence, and positive behaviors related to infant feeding, healthy diets, oral health, and active play. This evidence underscores the positive impact and effectiveness of Ask Teddi.
A Promising Future
Solutions 4 Health is committed to the continued development and improvement of Ask Teddi. By consistently monitoring user feedback and adapting the app to evolving needs, we aim to ensure that Ask Teddi remains a pioneering tool in the realm of child health and well-being.
The Highly Commended recognition at the HTN Awards 2023 is a testament to the value Ask Teddi brings to parents, guardians, and professionals as they embark on the journey of nurturing the next generation.
Learn more about Ask Teddi here.