Six innovators are heading to Google’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to compete in a live pitch-off as finalists of the Boston Scientific Connected Patient Challenge.
The contest received a record-breaking 39 submissions for a digital health solution aimed at allowing patients with chronic conditions to better manage their health at home. Finalists are chosen by crowd voting, industry experts and competition sponsors. The 6 finalists will pitch their innovations at Google’s campus February 27 for a chance to win up to $50,000 in in-kind services from Boston Scientific and Google.
The finalists include:
- CardioVisual: Digital Clinical Navigator (Manish Chauhan, MD): CardioVisual is a heart health app for clinicians, patients and the healthcare ecosystem at large. The app illuminates the patient journey through technology and trusted content, to improve heart-health outcomes globally. CardioVisual delivers information on cardiovascular and related comorbidity treatments, prevention and technology.
- Dance4Healing (Amy Li): Dance4Healing is an AI-powered telehealth platform which addresses the need to patients with chronic diseases to build healthy habits. The platform features content curated in partnership with therapists and hospitals and includes AI-recommended group and buddy programs and videos specifically tailored to the patient.
- VaGenie (Julia Rose): The connected pelvic floor muscle training solution helps women build a stronger pelvic core, prevent disorders and dysfunction and recover more efficiently after childbirth. VaGenie uses biofeedback and gamifies Kegels by making the pelvic exercises fun, engaging and trackable.
- nQ Medical, Inc. (Richie Bavasso): The biotech company has developed digital biomarkers for Parkinson disease. Biomarker data is collected in the home using the patient’s own devices such as a keyboard or mobile phone. The biomarkers can help detect subclinical symptoms and include continuous, remote, and real-world quantification of psychomotor symptoms.
- Wellthy Therapeutics (Porus Rawal, MBA): The prescription digital therapeutic is used for the self-management of chronic conditions. The AI-powered tool is focused on behavior and lifestyle changes in the therapeutic areas of diabetes, chronic kidney disease and cardiology.
- EndoQure (Ravi Vangara): EndoQure’s technology is for patients with chronic endocrine disease. The solution offers vital information to endocrinologists to determine a patient’s best treatment pathway and disease management options for patients.
Judges at the event will select the first- and second-place winners. The first-place winner will receive $15,000 in in-kind services from Boston Scientific and $15,000 worth of Google Cloud credits. For second place, the winner will receive $10,000 of services from Boston Scientific and $10,000 of Google Cloud credits. A Massachusetts-based finalist will also have an opportunity to win a $25,000 spotlight award from the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center.