Global Meetup 21 – Day 3: Caring for the future

Get to know the top 19 startups in the industry of Health, Well-being & Education. Who is your favourite? Cast your vote now and help your favourite win the exposure they deserve during the Global Final Battle!
Voting closes on 16 March.

6Degrees

Israel

Health Care

Description:

AI-powered motion based wearable device for Tele-Rehabilitation that enables full-autonomy for people with disabilities (#DigitalHealth).

 

The problem
2.4B Worldwide in need of rehabilitation 300M people worldwide are unable to use their fingers (due to injury, tremor, disease, etc.) and thus have lost access to smart devices.

 

The solution
Value Prop: Enabling people who lost fine motor skills dexterity (due to disabilities/injury accidents etc,), use smartphones, tablets, and other smart devices for anything while providing real-time motion-based insights. Enabling employability, reducing 6-8 hours of paid care daily. Long term: Providing remote rehabilitation.

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Bingli

Belgium

Health Care

Description:

Bingli is an app that interviews the patient in a smart way ahead of the consultation so symptoms are accurately communicated to the doctor. The patient is better prepared and the doctor wins’ valuable time and this will all lead to better healthcare.

 

The problem
We want to take the frustration out of the doctor visit and replace it by empathy. Also many inefficiencies and administrative burden in healthcare needs to be solved.

 

The solution
Our AI-powered chatbot asks patients 70-100% of the doctors questions ahead of the consultation. This empowers patients to answer at their pace and in the comfort of their home. Doctors can start better informed at the consultation and save valuable time. On top of that we show the doctor an overview of the possible diagnosis and thus offer them decision support. All collected data is tructures, coded and multilingual making is easy to integrate in other Dr/hospital software and so alleviating the administrative burden.

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BIOPIX DNA TECHNOLOGY P.C.

Greece

Health Care

Description:

BIOPIX-T is producing a novel portable molecular testing (platform) device and the associated tests, for the point of care.

 

The problem
Up until recently most molecular testing devices that involve nucleic acid amplification for the detection of a pathogen, were expensive and rather cumbersome and could not really be of service at the point-of-need where they would be most useful. Alternative testing methods for the detection of pathogens (rapid tests) are not nearly as accurate and do not provide important information about the load of the target under investigation (e.g. viral load) which may be important for the decision on the course of action or the monitoring of a treatment.

 

The solution
BIOPIX-T has produced a cost-effective molecular testing device branded as “Pebble”, which is truly portable measuring 18cm x 10cm x 5cm and weighing under 300grams. It is operated through any android device and can test up to 6 samples at once. The testing time required is up to 30’ per run, without the need for any prior preparation of the collected sample. It is manufactured with off-the-self electronics in combination with3D printing and can run on a battery. It costs many times less that other comparative devices and produces lab quality quantitative results. It was designed with low resources settings in mind and can offer in this pandemic the much-needed accurate testing at the point of care, in both the developed and developing countries.

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Elitac Wearables

Netherlands

Health Care

Description:

We develop wearables in collaboration with partners from the medical, safety, defense and sports sectors. Our expertise is the integration of electronics and textiles, with a particular focus on haptic feedback applications and sensor integrations. By continuously investing in research, we ensure that we stay on the forefront of new technological developments. With our multi-disciplinary team and 180m² R&D facilities, we develop wearables from idea all the way to commercially viable product.

 

The problem
Haptic feedback technology has clearly demonstrated its value in a research setting: Wearables with this technology allow users to keep their eyes, ears and hands free, receive information in an intuitive way and may even improve, correct or replace missing body functions or senses (e.g. sense of balance, vision). Additionally, the integration of various sensor types (e.g. heart rate, pressure, temperature, etc.) into textiles offers tremendous potential for a wide range of useful and commercially viable wearables.

However, commercial and robust applications of the technology are few and far between. Our purpose is to develop products that are robust enough for long-term use and designed to be produced at a large scale, while adding real value to the user:

 Through our wellness/medical device wearables, we aim to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from conditions that resist traditional treatments.
 With our wearables for the professional/safety market, we aim to contribute to a safer working environment.
 With our focus on design throughout the entire development process, we ensure that our wearables are not only functional, but comfortable to wear and attractive as well.

As the technology of integrating electronics into textiles is still in its infancy and offers plenty of scope for improvement, we dedicate a great deal of time and resources into conducting research – either with partners or internally – and experimenting with different methods of application.

 

The solution
Among the wearables we developed are the:

1. BalanceBelt – the BalanceBelt is a health & well-being wearable that uses haptic feedback to help patients suffering from severe balance disorders find their balance and regain their independence.

Patients suffering from severe balance disorders such as Bilateral Vestibular Loss (BVL) experience severe imbalance and difficulty walking. By providing haptic feedback on the wearer’s body position and balance, the BalanceBelt helps BVL patients move around freely without relying on others, walking sticks or wheelchairs.

2. NeuroShirt – The cognitive load of a Neurosurgeon is very high during long surgeries (up to 12 hours). The surgeon continuously needs to switch between microscope and NeuroNavigator (visual load). Furthermore, the surgeon is in constant communication with other operating theatre personnel as well as beeping sounds regarding the state of being of the patient.

The NeuroShirt is intended to decrease the visual load of a Neurosurgeon by using the sense of touch to give information on the location and distance of critical structure. This allows the surgeon to switch less between visual tasks and still receive accurate feedback.

The NeuroShirt has been under development in collaboration the Utrecht University hospital (UMCU) since 2017.

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Flamingo Filter

France

Social &
Communities

Description:

Digital production studio expert in augmented reality technologies

 

The problem
Augmented reality is going to be as big as the web is to today and brands need to catch up.

 

The solution
We help brands to integrate Augmented reality in their communication means. By providing the technical, creative and strategist knowledge they need. We have also created the first Augmented reality courses for professionals, paid and sponsored by the government for the attendees.

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GGM - BOARD GAMES

Georgia

Media &
Entertainment

Description:

GGM – BOARD GAMES is board game creator and publisher company, which operates on worldwide crowdfunding website Kickstarter.com. GGM – BOARD GAMES have created game “GODSLAND”, which launches on kickstarter in march 2020.

 

The problem
We are bringing happiness to the group of people who are interested in the board games

 

The solution
We offer a game in which everything depends on your judgment and ability to use the best strategy you think will help you to win the game. Luck is nothing in this game, player’s choice is everything.

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Hipe kids

France

Education

Description:

We provide digital one tone English lessons to children with native teachers. We train all our teachers to a communicative and multi-sensory methodology and all our lessons can lead to a Cambridge English certification.

 

The problem
65 % of teenagers in Europe do NOT have the minimum level of English: lack of proficiency closes doors to international work.

 

The solution
Our solution benefits: – children with a methodology based on self-confidence, with a communicative approach and lessons that are fun and interactive – parents with a solution that is flexible, affordable and leads to recognised qualification

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Hishab Ltd.

Bangladesh

Education

Description:

AI startup company to offer voice-based user interface solution to adapt any human who is illiterate, has no smartphone or internet connectivity, or without IT literacy.

 

The problem
There are nearly 4 billion people in the world can not use the IT solution without any difficulty.

 

The solution
Voice-based user interface solution anybody can input the data by voice through telephony network. It is used now by Micro Finance, Micro Medium Small Businesses, Banking in Bangladesh and Automated call center in Japan market.

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LetMeCare JSC

Vietnam

Health Care

Description:

Housecare – UBER for housemaid

 

The problem
The demand for house cleaning services (HCS) in big cities such as HCM, Ha Noi has soared recently – and the cost of hiring house maid is also unstable. Whenever customer need someone to clean their house, they contact the maid supplier and then it could take them several days to find the suitable house maid.

 

The solution
HouseCare is a technology platform that helps people find trustworthy, affordable care. It connects housemaid-partners and client. Customers may schedule their requests for a later time or date by scheduling their requests on this mobile application. As a housemaid-partners, you go to client’s house to clean the house as their request. Then customer has to pay a fare for each completed booking. After using the service, customer can rate their feedback on the quality of service and vice versa.

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MOLCURE Inc.

Japan

Health Care

Description:

MOLCURE provides next-generation drug discovery platform utilizing AI, biotechnology, and robotics.

 

The problem
While antibody/peptide drugs have high efficacy, they are also challenging to develop. Pharmaceutical companies need long periods for the discovery process and have to spend high R&D costs. Currently, only 1 out of 24 projects is successful, and 1 out of 20,000 drug candidates is out in the market, with an R&D cost of $873M. MOLCURE provides next-generation antibody/peptide drug design service to improve pharmaceutical companies’ drug development.

 

The solution
MOLCURE provides drug discovery support service “Peptide and antibody molecule design using artificial intelligence, advanced molecular engineering, and Laboratory automation”. Our service enables customers to design superior drug molecules that are difficult to obtain with conventional methods. From our case study, we discovered molecules with higher binding strength than the best molecule obtained by the conventional method. At the same time, we succeeded in discovering molecules with 14 times greater diversity. By using our service, pharmaceutical companies can increase number of candidate molecules, shorten drug-discovery process period, and reduce research & development cost.

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MOTEN TECHNOLOGIES

France

Construction

Description:

MOTEN provides breakthrough innovations for the non-invasive assessment of muscle condition

 

The problem
Monitoring human muscle function is of great interest in a diverse range of technical applications in both clinical and non-clinical environments. In the clinical environment, these applications include health monitoring for therapeutic intervention, rehabilitation, etc. In the non-clinical environment, applications can be related to robotics, sports training and occupational heath and safety.

 

The solution
After one year of development, we prototyped and validated the first sensor system in France that can monitor the vibratory muscle activity in pervasive environments using our founder’s doctoral research in seismic imaging (with a twist though). Our mission is the prevention of injuries and muscle deterioration dedicated to people operating in physically demanding environments (operators, professional athletes, military infantry, firefighters).

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nQ Medical, Inc.

United States

Health Care

Description:

nQ is a computational biotechnology company that captures digital phenotyping, passively, through AI-aided analysis of personal device interactions. It has developed digital biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease in early and newly diagnosed/untreated stages of disease. In addition to PD, it is conducting a number of trials in AD, MS, and ALS.

 

The problem
“Every patient deserves an objective measurement for when they sit down with their doctor that is supplemental to the examination.”

 

The solution
Ambient telemetry for early detection, remote disease progression monitoring, and measuring the impact of prescribed therapy (drug, device, or CBT).

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Oncompass Medicine

Hungary

Health Care

Description:

We are developing AI technologies to choose the most effective targeted therapy for cancer patients.

 

The problem
Cancer, treatment failure

 

The solution
We are developing AI technology as a medical device that chooses the right targeted therapy.

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Scylla

United States

Security

Description:

Scylla is a real-time threat detection system. Scylla monitors real-time video streams to predict violent behavior and identify acts of violence. Artificial intelligence, computer vision, and machine learning are used to identify, analyze and respond to threats quickly and accurately. We help response teams take immediate actions to reduce the number of victims from violent crime, active shooting events, and terrorist acts. We intend to revolutionize the security and surveillance industry.

 

The problem
We empower the private security industry with next-gen AI solutions. And with every new product in mind, we strive to make safety more accessible to those who could not afford it otherwise.

 

The solution
Scylla makes the camera surveillance environment real-time, proactive instead of reactive. We empower the private security industry with scalable, next-gen AI solutions, such as – Object Detection – Thermal Screening – Intrusion Detection & Perimeter Protection – Anomaly Detection & Behavior Recognition – Drone Security We have developed a variety of powerful suites to best cater to the needs of industries we serve, such as industrial safety, COVID-19 compliance suite, retail suite and physical security package. Scylla AI effectively works on drones and bodycams.

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Seyu Solutions Ltd.

Hungary

Sports

Description:

Realtime fan engagement solution collecting fan data, generating revenue & safe user generated content

 

The problem
Fans can not enter venues to support their favorite club, athlete or national team, this way the the bond loosens between them. With our solution we strengthen the connection with the fans, athletes and organizations, providing a unique truly 21st century style entertainment and engagement service. By doing so we also provide new marketing channels for the club to satisfy the sponsors with, and make up for the loss of in venue promotion and activation. Through our service we can also generate additional revenue for our partners which is crucial for many organisations facing hardships in incoming revenue streams.

 

The solution
‘Seyu – Together for victory!’​ is a revolutionary way to connect remote fans with their beloved teams and athletes during matches in real time.

Our IT solution helps sport industry partners to generate more revenue on already sold commercial surfaces by building a desired emotional bridge between brands and fans.

Executing this in a way that enables sport organizations to tap into the huge spending power of remote fans while generating sophisticated, unique consumer data and accelerating their MARKETING-PR-CSR communications.

Seyu is an easy to implement, 200+ events proven, AI assisted solution which is using sport industry partners’ already existing IT infrastructure to allow fans around the world, through a moderated channel, to post their photos on to the LED boards and other screens in the stadiums on match days, and share them instantly on social media in branded frames.

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SnoreFree® Health App

Austria

Health Care

Description:

snorefree® is the 1st health app that offers a highly effective anti-snore training based on simple speech therapy exercises. Our smart, logopedic anti-snore gym for lips, tongue and throat with personal coaching is a unique approach on the health app market for the therapy of nocturnal respiratory flow disturbances through targeted muscle training. snorefree is the digital implementation of a very effective anti-snoring therapy, which was developed and practised since 12 years, by our co founder, the speech therapist Dario Lindes. The snorefree app contains 49 training videos with logopedic exercises to strengthen the muscles. The user’s success is significantly supported by a four-step, personalized training plan with a daily exercise program. The snorefree training does not treat only the symptoms, but gets to the root of the causes of snoring. snorefree does not deal with snoring superficially, but works on the muscular tissue weakness in the inner throat and pharynx which causes the soft tissues to collapse during sleep, thus impeding the flow of breath. After only a few weeks of snorefree training 80% of our user observed a marked improvement in sleep quality and a significant reduction in snoring noises.

 

The problem
Snoring is no harmless matter & often underestimated. It’s mostly caused by a muscular weakness in the mouth and throat. The tissues become flaccid & obstruct the flow of breath during sleep. In severe cases, snoring can even lead to breath intermittent sleep (OSA) which can result in symptoms such as tiredness during the day, general loss of performance, & in the long term even stroke or heart attack. In cases of heavy snoring the life expectancy can be reduced by up to 10 years. In OSA patients, the risk of hospitalization for COVID 19 & subsequent respiratory failure increases more than fourfold. Overall, OSA increases the risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 eightfold. Currently we are working on the SnoreFree CE certification as a medical product class 1 in cooperation with the Johner-Institute in Germany. CE is the prerequisite for the submission of the DiGA application at the BfArM & for the inclusion in the list of apps with a health insurance certificate. The Johner-Institut has developed the DiGA application & after our workshop with them, they do not see any obstacle for the approval of SnoreFree as a DiGA.

 

The solution
The SnoreFree app training based on speech therapy can significantly increase sleep & life quality within a few weeks. This anti-snore-gym strengthens the immune system, improves pronunciation & treats snoring painlessly & naturally. www.snorefree.com/snorefree_pitchdeck.pdf

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Stell Dir V(o)R

Germany

Health Care, Education

Description:

Stell Dir V(o)R is a start up that creates an Extended Reality (XR) Motivation, Learning and Talent Platform for nursing homes, hospitals and schools. In addition we develop and create immersive experiences in co-operation with experts and practitioners in the caring sector. With Virtual/Augmented Reality as technological enabler, immersive learning as educational enabler and governmental funding as financial enabler we see a huge potential for a quick success for the public sector and its applicants as well as a further scaling towards other sectors and international markets

 

The problem
Demographic developments and an increasing number of physical as well as mental health problems in industrialized countries are leading to an ever-increasing number of people in need of long-term care. At the same time, there are fewer and fewer professional nursing staff. This means that more and more family caregivers have to become active – usually without having received any training beforehand or being able to exchange ideas.

 

The solution
StellDirVor offers family caregivers a mobile app that makes it easy to create AR-enhanced video instructions themselves sing their smartphone. These videos are for their own private us, within the private family or for openly sharing in the community.

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Wobot Intelligence

India

Food &
Beverage

Description:

Wobot.ai is leading the future of process compliance. It’s AI-powered technology uses existing CCTV feed to detect, capture and report any events from standard operating procedures (SOP). Wobot’s platform provides pre-trained checklists and tasks built on global industry-specific standards and guidelines for the food and beverage, hospitality, retail and manufacturing industry.

 

The problem
Organisations today are challenged with implementing the business/operations guidelines specific to each country in which they operate. Process compliance is critical in any industry – Wobot.ai is leading the future of process compliance. It’s AI-powered technology uses existing CCTV feed to detect, capture and report any events from standard operating procedures (SOP). Wobot’s platform provides pre-trained checklists and tasks built on global industry-specific standards and guidelines for the food and beverage, hospitality, retail and manufacturing industry.

 

The solution
Organisations today are challenged with implementing the business/operations guidelines specific to each country in which they operate. Process compliance is critical in any industry – Wobot.ai is leading the future of process compliance. It’s AI-powered technology uses existing CCTV feed to detect, capture and report any events from standard operating procedures (SOP). Wobot’s platform provides pre-trained checklists and tasks built on global industry-specific standards and guidelines for the food and beverage, hospitality, retail and manufacturing industry.

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Zafty.io

Australia

Health Care

Description:

Zafty is a behavioral intelligence company that has created a passive mental health monitoring tool. Our predictive technology is aimed at providing early intervention for mental health events. We have 2 sides to the business, our B2B is working with Lockheed Martin (USA) on a DARPA project to monitor active soldiers deployment readiness. This is a technology licence arrangement and moving towards a partnership for a longer term solution. Concurrently we are developing a peer support monitoring took direct for the consumer. We are working closely with the Victorian State Government on a solution for people suffering from bi-polar. Over 2.5 years we have optimized our data collection and storage technology with our test app being used by over 500,000 people in 7 languages and 140 countries. We are currently fine tuning algorithms with a new feedback app. The business has been self funded (AUD$2.5m) by the founder from the proceeds of the sale of a previous business.

 

The problem
Mental health, with technology that remotely and passively monitors behaviour and flags potential mental health events. Permitting proactive intervention and assistance for those who don’t ask for help. We monitor a wide range of behaviour patterns and tracking broad deviations from these Ability to flag periods of stress, mental health and physical health events, and drug usage.

 

The solution
Mental health is a worldwide issue and we believe we can be one of many tools to assist people in coping through though times.

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