Inventor of brain injury app wins second Young Innovators prize

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Inventor of brain injury app wins second Young Innovators prize

Ellis Parry created the Alfred app to help the rehabilitation process after his twin brother suffered a devastating accident

Ellis Parry, left, whose brother, Luke, slipped from a ledge on holiday and suffered brain trauma.

Ellis Parry, left, whose brother, Luke, slipped from a ledge on holiday and suffered brain trauma.

Robin McKie Science Editor
Sun 29 May 2022 03.00 EDT

Identical twins Luke and Ellis Parry were studying engineering at Oxford in 2012 when Luke suffered a devastating brain injury after falling from a balcony. Doctors told Ellis that his brother only had hours to live.

A decade later, Luke is now in work and is training to be a Paralympic athlete. Much of this remarkable recovery is due to his own strength of character, although his recuperation has also been helped by his brother. Ellis has set up Neumind, a company developing a next-generation app to help individuals with neurological conditions live independent lives.

After winning a government Young Innovators award, Ellis has since raised £250,000 of investment, released a prototype app, and gone from one user (his brother) to more than 450. And this week, he will [...]

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