Pat Henn, ASSERT Centre

In this new initiative, we honour those UCC Heroes who have made an exceptional, if hidden contribution to the university community, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next up, is Pat Henn, Director of Research & Education, ASSERT Centre.

Pat was nominated by Nick Chisholm and members of the Centre for Global Development Steering Committee. Below, we find out why Pat is so deserving of this acknowledgement.

Pat is Director of Research & Education in the ASSERT Centre in the COMH, which uses technology-enhanced learning to address issues of patient safety.

Pat and colleagues in ASSERT, along with Tyndall, CUH and a private sector company (8 West) have innovated the development of a COVID-19 Remote Early Warning System (CREW), based on a wearable sensor linked to an app and cloud-based server, for remote real-time continuous monitoring of healthcare staff temperatures. This has remote monitoring capability to provide solutions for remote care at low cost, and is attracting considerable interest from health agencies and companies as a potential application for monitoring of key COVID symptoms in post-lockdown scenarios. Due to its low cost and potential for scalability, the system could also have useful applications in developing countries.”



How to nominate a UCC Hero/UCC Heroes:

Nominations can be made by any person with respect to an individual or team worthy of celebration as a UCC Hero or Heroes.

Submissions are to be emailed to detailing:

1. 100 words explaining the contribution of the person/team during COVID-19

2. A high-resolution photograph of the person/team

3. Contact details of the nominating staff member

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