7 healthcare tech startups that are transforming medicine
Medicine has been a very traditional field since its inception. It adopts changes slowly and reluctantly.
People with technology backgrounds have fresh perspectives concerning the problems that healthcare faces now. By applying their skills and knowledge they are often able to find effective solutions to issues inherent in a bureaucratic and distended healthcare system.
Check out these 7 healthcare startups that are revolutionizing the future of healthcare industry today:
is an Israeli software startup. It set of healthcare it news when Newsgeek magazine named it among the Top 3 most promising startups of 2013.
uMoove developed an intuitive eye- and face-tracking software which can be run on any mobile device with a front-facing camera. uMoove created interfaces that use the camera to track head and eye movements and respond to them. It is also able to analyze levels of attention and interest.
Initially this technology was developed by uMoove for the computer gaming industry, but later an application of the technology in healthcare was found.
In neurology, many diagnoses can be made by observing and analyzing the movement of the eyes. This is a very promising, fast-growing field, and uMoove was able to enter it at an early stage.
was founded by Shana Hoffman who is now working toward her MBA at Harvard University. From her own experience, Shana saw that the non-professional caregivers who take care of at-home patients often needed help themselves.
She created one of the promising healthcare tech startups, an online platform that provides customized hands-on patient care to family caregivers. CareSolver puts all the information needed by caregivers in one place and provides them with step-by-step recommendations. It not only maximizes the quality of care, but also allows cutting costs of providing healthcare to the patients.
CareSolver claims $60 billion could be saved in healthcare costs if caregivers' errors are eliminated, thus reducing Medicare costs and reducing the budget deficit.
is among significant health startups focused on preventative health. Its roots are in San Francisco, California. Their online system is aimed at helping those who have pre-diabetic conditions prevent Type 2 diabetes.
It is well known that the risks of diabetes can be significantly reduced by adopting healthy habits. Prevent, the web platform created by Omada Health, uses digital tracking tools, coaching and social support to help patients change their lifestyles and avoid the threat of diabetes.
is also one of healthcare technology companies. It was established in 2005 in Berkeley, California. This high-tech startup is trying to accomplish an extremely important mission – restoring mobility to disabled people. It utilizes the power of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and program control to develop wearable robotic exoskeletons.
People who are partially paralyzed because of stroke or spinal injury gain the opportunity to walk again by wearing this system. It weighs around 45 lbs (20 kg) and consists of the frame and the electrical motors that make the frame joints move. In this way, the device is able to replace the work of a human’s muscles.
In 2012, Ekso suits received approval from the FDA for hospital use in the US and received a CE marking from the European Union. Now Ekso Bionics is supplying its suits to rehab centers in the US, Europe and South Africa.
ICouch is a startup that uses an innovative approach to provide psychological help to its patients using recent healthcare it solutions. ICouch developed a videoconferencing web tool that connects mental health professionals to their patients. From anywhere in the world, the patients now can receive the necessary help. The charge for a 50-min session varies between $60 and $90, and the payment can be made online. Convenience of use contributed to the fast growth of the company. Now ICouch has more than 5,000 paid users and has a network of several hundred therapists from all over the world. Furthermore, it is adding about 15 therapists to its database every week. ICouch can take pride of place among the most successful medical startups.
Spire is a mhealth startup, breath sense wearable that take bio-sensing free of activity into psychic health, person's productivity, mindfulness and chronic illnesses control. Developers claim that this product can change life. It's a first company's product, wearable hardware is available at Amazon, it uses respiratory templates to enclose a customer’s state-of-mind (excited, peace, focused). The app gives feedback and so it decreases stress and increases serenity and focus in everyday activity. The app is a beta version and its medical usage is currently being tested.
Iodine is one of new healthcare IT startups with a purpose to refine healthcare by helping customers find what suits best for them. Developers trust the effect of design and technology to make complicated decisions easier, and in the energy of public to invent good solutions.
Iodine has a great market opportunity: over the $300 billion in losses and failures in matching patients with a medical treatment that can help them. Iodine resources help patients estimate their variants and make right decisions. The app has a lot of advantages, among them one for people who take depression meds - the mobile application is a game-changer, it tracks their condition, and in this way study if the medication works.
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