MassChallenge on Thursday revealed 32 startups that will participate in the startup accelerator’s digital health program PULSE@MassChallenge for 2018.
The accelerator said the startups in the program’s second cohort were chosen from a pool of more than 500 applicants from around the world. The PULSE program began last year as a strategic component of the statewide Mass Digital Health initiative.
Unlike MassChallenge’s main program, which accepts 128 startups every year, PULSE aims to match its participating startups with healthcare institutions, systems and payers to help them achieve certain milestones, such as a pilot study or funding round. The startups also receive free co-working space and an opportunity to apply for $50,000 in need-based startups. The startups also have a chance to compete for a share of $200,000 in no-equity cash in an awards ceremony that happens at the end of the program next year.
MassChallenge said the startups that participated in last year’s inaugural digital health program raised more than $18 million in funding and brought in more than $4.5 million in revenue.
Here are the 32 startups in the 2018 program (descriptions provided by MassChallenge):
aam – U.S. – Massachusetts – Introduces the first-ever connected hardware device that will keep the 9.7 million U.S. women who take the Birth Control Pill from missing a dose again.
Aluna – U.S. – California – Develops a respiratory management system consisting of a portable spirometer and gamified app to detect early signs of asthma attacks.
Astarte Medical Partners – U.S. – Pennsylvania – Makes it easy to quantify, optimize treatment, and personalize nutrition for gut health, which is central to infant’s growth and brain development.
BOLD Medical Partners – U.S. – Illinois – Develops a robust method of measuring blood pressure through a non-invasive and continuous device.
Day Zero Diagnostics, Inc. – U.S. – Massachusetts – Uses novel sample prep, high throughput sequencing, and machine intelligence to shorten the time it takes to identify a pathogen and predict its drug resistance profile from days to hours
DeepHealth – U.S. – Massachusetts – Leverages machine learning to bring the best doctor in the world to every patient.
DocFlight – U.S. – New York – Enables patient in China to book an appointment with a top U.S. doctor, have a virtual consultation on a screen, and receive medical recommendations.
DynamiCare Health – U.S. – Massachusetts – Enhances chronic disease management with patient-generated behavioral data and evidence-based technological interventions.
Edification Project – U.S. – Massachusetts – Utilizes virtual reality technology to heighten knowledge and frame attitudes toward avoiding dangers of opioid use among young adolescents.
Epharmix – U.S. – Missouri – Increases care management productivity with evidence-based remote patient monitoring via automated text messages and phone calls.
Epidemic Solutions – U.S. – Massachusetts – Develops the Opioid Recovery Bracelet to detect signs of overdose and automatically administer life-saving naloxone without the participation of bystanders or first responders.
Epion Health – U.S. – New Jersey – Patient access company, beginning with digital check-in and expanding to solutions aligned with provider and patient goals.
Fitly – U.S. – Pennsylvania – Develops SmartPlate, the only patented, intelligent nutrition platform that deploys computer vision, deep learning, and proprietary image recognition techniques to help consumers and patients track food intake.
Folia Health, Inc. – U.S. – Massachusetts – Supports parents on their quest to become superhero caregivers.
Healthimation – U.S. – Massachusetts – Brings highly effective population health solutions to life for chronic diseases.
HealthRhythms – U.S. – New York – Offers real-time, personalized assessments of mental health and provides within-reach activities that have been proven to boost mental health.
InsightRX – U.S. – California – Combines data, mathematical models, and machine learning to individualize treatment for patients.
Leuko – U.S. – Massachusetts – Develops a home-based neutrophil test that enables physicians to personalize chemotherapy and improve survival.
macro-eyes – U.S. – Washington – Develops Sibyl, a scheduling intelligence tool that leverages AI to predict which patients will show up and when to schedule them for appointments.
Medumo – U.S. – Massachusetts – Develops CareTours™, which enables healthcare organizations to guide patients using automated just-in-time instructions and checklists pre, peri, and post-procedure.
Moving Analytics – U.S. – California – Provides a complete solution to help hospitals deliver cardiac rehab to patients from the comfort of their homes in a cost-effective and scalable manner.
Multisensor Diagnostics, LLC. – U.S. – Maryland – Develops a rapid medical assessment device, MouthLab, which measures respiratory-rate and pattern, pulse-rate, ECG, SpO2, temperature, BP and spirometric lung functions in 30 seconds.
Nutrimedy, Inc. – U.S. – Massachusetts – Matches moms-to-be with personalized, expert Registered Dietitians to help them navigate nutrition during their pregnancy.
Orbita – U.S. – Massachusetts – Uses next-generation voice assistant and AI technologies to vastly improve remote patient monitoring, education, care coordination, and research.
OZONE.AI – U.S. – New York – Develops its smart file security technology to protect data in motion, in use, and at rest with complete intelligence, governance and reporting capabilities.
Pillo Health – U.S. – Massachusetts – Creates a home health and wellness platform centered on a voice-first countertop device called Pillo, the first intelligent healthcare assistant for the home.
SafeInHome – U.S. – California – Develops assistive technology solutions for caregivers that passively tracks activity to ensure routine patterns of movement around the living space remain consistent.
TailoredCare – U.S. – Wisconsin – Provides care professionals the means to assess and support the most forgotten key stakeholder in health care: the family caregiver.
TelaDietitian – U.S. – New York – Develops a solution for medical nutrition therapy counseling via a HIPAA compliant video portal and phone.
ThinkGenetic – U.S. – Massachusetts – Helps people harness the power of genetics by offering trustworthy information to guide them to the diagnostic help they need, faster.
TORq Interface – U.S. – Massachusetts – Develops a free agnostic tool to help hospitals fairly share surgical schedules in cost-saving efforts.
Unima – Mexico – Develops a fast and low-cost diagnostic and disease surveillance technology, which allows all users to diagnose a disease directly at the point of care.