How might the next generation of digital health solutions improve chronic care management and individual and population health? We’re one step closer toward finding out. Boston Scientific, in partnership with Medstro and MedTech Boston, announced this week the selection of six finalists in the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge IV — a group that represents the most promising innovators and ideas in the space.
In total, the Connected Patient Challenge received 52 submissions from digital health pioneers, spanning everything from vein illumination and deep learning-enabled image classification to digital monitoring of children with autism. While each entry showed some degree of medical promise, the six projects selected by online voters and judges could one day transform healthcare.
Finalists will participate in a live pitch-off event on February 27, where the winner will be chosen at Google’s office. The event includes a networking happy hour. Winners of the Connected Patient Challenge may earn up to $50,000 of in-kind services from Boston Scientific and Google. Be sure to reserve your tickets today.
The six finalist teams have all developed solutions that are meant to tackle health crises, chronic care management and individual and population health. The finalists, in alphabetical order, are:
BreathResearch aims to identify respiratory disease earlier through its cloud-connected, artificial intelligence-based detection and monitoring platform, which provides real-time data for clinicians and patients.
Control:Diabetes is a mobile health app that engages patients with diabetes by asking them to predict their blood sugar, compare it to the actual measurement and then note the reasons for the disconnect — a process that is designed to teach the user.
EinsWorld uses algorithms, notifications and a customized wearable health device to help patients prevent cardiac arrest outside the clinic, thus saving lives and reducing the number of hospital visits.
Nutrimedy is a nutrition-focused telehealth platform that matches users to dieticians based on their personalized goals, allowing patients and health systems to track their progress and prevent chronic conditions.
RTM Vital Signs is developing a miniature, implantable, long-term cardiovascular monitoring system that produces data to support medication dosing, diagnostics and even predictive analytics.
SpeechMED is an app that reads personal health data to patients in a way they understand, overcoming literacy and language barriers and disabilities, so that users are empowered to take control of their healthcare.
For dynamic discussion and more information on this year’s Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge and its submissions, visit the event’s Medstro page.
Abigail Ballou, Alexandra David, Shreya Iyer and Casey Nugent contributed to this story.
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