Healthcare Innovation Lab Companies

2017 Healthcare Innovation Lab Companies

★ Denotes MEDy Awards Competitor

19 Labs

19Labs is improving telehealth utilization by creating a smart, affordable, and complete solution for both care providers and consumers. Our point of care platform integrates the industry’s best diagnostic devices and telehealth technologies to create a complete system that seamlessly fits into existing workflows. GALE is an affordable, simple, and straightforward solution to successfully deploy telehealth or increase usage of existing telehealth services.

★ appliedVR

appliedVR makes VR for clinical care seamless, affordable and accessible.

appliedVR offers a virtual reality platform that provides patients with nonpharmacologic alternatives for managing pain and anxiety associated with medical procedures, and enhancing the general patient experience. It is designed to engage patients during all stages of procedures in hospitals and surgical centers.

Through our VR Pharmacy, we provide a broad and growing collection of validated VR experiences designed to accommodate a variety of medical conditions. Our unique experience with clinical VR allows us to target experiences to specific patient needs, tastes and interests.

Our initial product suite has been clinically proven in IRB studies to reduce pain and anxiety. There was a reported 24% reduction in self-reported pain in Cedars-Sinai and Children's Hospital Los Angeles clinical trials, and 31% reduction of anxiety in a CHLA clinical trial.

While the current focus is acute pain and anxiety, we are in the process of launching a biofeedback-based VR platform that leverages VR to increase access to biofeedback and ACT treatment, focusing on acquiring coping skills and education.

We are currently live in nearly 100 hospitals across the US, including Cedars-Sinai, CHLA, Mayo Clinic, Boston Children's Hospital, Sutter, Inova, Mount Sinai, UPMC, George Washington University and Weill Cornell.

★ Atheo

Aetho redefines human interaction by connecting people and information in immersive environments. Its mixed reality product Thrive is a fully untethered telepresence platform. The company’s approach allows businesses to build cloud applications to solve practical problems related to collaboration and decision support. Within healthcare, surgical education and telemedicine are use cases where Thrive could make an immediate impact.

BabyNoggin

CDC reports 1 in 4 children under age 5 have developmental issues. Yet 70% of kids at risk are not discovered until after starting school, delaying critical intervention.. BabyNoggin  is a digital village that allows parents to track their kids’ milestones at home, their pediatricians and schools to get reimbursed from insurance, and the child to have better health outcome. The team has 3 prior exits ($1B+). Their partners include several primary care physicians, payers and early childhood nonprofits.

Ballast Health

Navigational mental health coaching for peers and family members. Your journey, your coach, our joint experience. Ballast Health utilizes the core of human connection and amplifies it with technology in order to meet the needs of peers and family members when they need it the most. Ballast Health pairs you with a coach to navigate the mental health system. It’s like having an advocate, cheerleader, case manager, friend, in the palm of your hand. There are times when clinicians are either not available or not the most appropriate level of service. These are the critical moments that Ballast Health coaches will be working 1-1 with a peer or family members. Empowerment is a key ingredient in recovery.

Ballast Health will offer different tools that a person can utilize, modify, and quantify depending on their needs. Ballast Health is founded by proficient health care executives who also have decades of experience navigating mental health issues for their loved ones and other families. Ballast + Health – taking moments of chaos to create comfort.

Basepaws

Basepaws is a pet genetics company. We developed the first consumer genetics test for cats which will include detailed information about breed and ancestry, physical traits, health, and genetic markers for potential hereditary disease. We study most common hereditary disease and report on traits which can affect the animal late in life, thus giving the owners and veterinarians a specific action plan. We can test hundreds of thousands of genetic markers and dozens of genetic disease and are working with researchers on more data points. Every owner joins our community and participates as a citizen scientist to create a database of genetic data to be used in research. Our mission is to make life better with genetics for animals everywhere.

BD

BD is a global medical technology company that is advancing the world of health by improving medical discovery, diagnostics and the delivery of care. BD leads in patient and healthcare worker safety and the technologies that enable medical research and clinical laboratories. The company provides innovative solutions that help advance medical research and genomics, enhance the diagnosis of infectious disease and cancer, improve medication management, promote infection prevention, equip surgical and interventional procedures and support the management of diabetes.

Beyond Verbal Communication Ltd.

Since its launch in 2012, Beyond Verbal has been using voice-driven emotions AI to dramatically change the way we can detect emotions and reveal health conditions. The only input needed is the human voice, making this technology non-intrusive, passive and cost effective. Beyond Verbal's technology has been developed based on ongoing research into the science of emotions that started in 1995. By combining the company's patented technology with its proprietary machine learning-based algorithms and AI, Beyond Verbal is focusing on emotions understanding and discovering vocal biomarkers. During the past 22 years, the company has been able to hone its technology through multiple internal tests and independent external validations. Over time, Beyond Verbal has collected more than 3 million emotion-tagged voices in more than 40 languages, conducted a joint study with Mayo Clinic, showing that voice analysis can be used to identify the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD) and secured the technology with multiple granted patents.

Biosay

Biosay is an innovative biometric platform that empowers people to proactively manage their emotional wellbeing. Using the visual simplicity of a digital biometric measure called a 'bioji', the app lets users rate places and share experiences that positively affect their world.

Founded by Rachael Donalds in 2016, BioSay has been developed to empower people to crowdsource wellness. At the heart of BioSay is the belief that we are a product of our biology, our environment, our relationships and our community. With a vision to inspire self-awareness and proactive strategies, Biosay is grounded in the latest research and technology in biometric measurements. A powerful tool, the app can provide effective support to manage energy, stress, relaxation and mood.

★ Blumio

Blumio is developing a wearable sensor for continuous blood pressure monitoring. Blumio's patent-pending RF sensor measures and analyzes arterial movements to accurately determine pulse and blood pressure. Successful commercialization of Blumio's technology will open a new window into monitoring, maintaining, and improving cardiovascular health.

★ Braincare

Braincare is a noninvasive solution that monitors intracranial pressure through a wireless sensor connected to a cloud service. By simply placing a sensor to a patient’s head, collected data is sent to a cloud algorithm that interprets ICP’s pulse morphology and trend over time. This valuable information supports critical medical decisions with life saving implications. Before it was only accessible through skull perforation surgical procedures, but now it accessible, affordable and safe. The cost of a traditional ICP surgical procedure equates to a year’s worth of unlimited ICP measurement with BrainCare services. This translates into exponential accessibility. The solution is based on the principle of bone deformation, breaking a 200 year old paradigm that defines the cranial box as a rigid structure that does not undergo deformations.The method has been affirmed by eight scientific researches completed in Brazil, Portugal and the United Kingdom. An additional body of fourteen more are in progress the Americas and Europe and soon studies will begin in the United States.What makes Braincare unique and impactful:We have "blue-oceaned" the way intracranial pressure (ICP) is monitored: it's now noninvasive and accessible!Our talents are purpose driven: from day 1 we centered on human values and defined our purpose as "to challenge the status quo to save lives and reduce suffering globally".Our business philosophy stems from a legitimate commitment to the success of the users we serve.We enable disruptive affordability: our unique non-invasive ICP method aligns with health systems trends & challenges. It means global affordability: anytime, anywhere; very low cost; ease of use; and no patient at risk!We are about deep social impact: we can transform ICP into an additional vital sign that can be measured as easy as capturing a pulse rate, a body temperature, a respiration rate or a blood pressure. We will enable exponential progress in researches that correlates ICP with pathologies and this will positively impact billions around globe

CaptureProof

CAPTUREPROOF empowers patients and HCPs to communicate visual information through photos and videos securely, from anywhere, at any time. HCPs can request photos, videos, pdf, surveys, PROs directly from the patient or collaborate with colleagues. CAPTUREPROOF is PROVEN to reduce: ER visits; save post op resources(60%); reduce follow-up visits (75%); more accurately triage (80%) better patient self-management (90%). HIPAA, HITECH, and EU Privacy Shield compliant. Stop by to learn about the new SNAP + CHAT for doctors - meet CURBSIDE.

★ Catalia Heath

Catalia Health is a patient care management company that provides an effective, scalable, AI-powered patient engagement platform for individuals managing chronic disease or taking medications onan ongoing basis. Our platform's simple-to-use interface comes in the form ofan interactive voice-enabled robot named Mabu that has conversations with patients in their home about their healthcare and well-being. The Mabu platform incorporates psychology, evidenced-based medicine, and artificial intelligence to create engaging daily conversations that are tailored for each patient’s personality and needs. Patients of all ages find Mabu’s voice and screen technology intuitive, engaging, and easy to use and they appreciate the around-the-clock support.

★ Cloud DX

Cloud DX offers clinical-grade connected medical devices, healthcare apps and ͞full-stack͟ telemedicine services to form the world’s first truly comprehensive connected health solution. Cloud DX Connected Health Kits are the most affordable solution available for accurate remote patient monitoring. Cloud DX is most recognized for winning the first ever Bold Epic Innovator Award in the Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE Competition.

★ Cocoon Cam

Cocoon Cam is the most advanced baby breathing monitor in the world.
Our team of computer scientists (many of whom are also parents!) have applied their deep knowledge of computer vision technology to the baby monitor. We've created a completely non-invasive way to monitor your baby's breathing, without the use of wearables or mats.
It's based on hard science, and it sorta lookslike magic...but it's easy to understand why Cocoon Cam is the best choice for your family.

Cognifisense

What if we could use software instead of drugs to heal the mind and the body? This is the vision that led a serial tech entrepreneur and a pain pharma CEO in 2015 to form a new venture creating digital neuroscience therapies, Software As A Therapy. Our initial focus: Virtual Reality Therapies designed to provide short- and long-term relief from acute and chronic pain.

Our flagship product is called “VR Neuro-Therapy” (or just “VRNT”). VRNT is a break-through, patent-pending technology designed to create lasting (semi-permanent) reduction in chronic pain. If successful, it could bring relief to up to 100 million Americans suffering from chronic pain, and provide a critical tool in the fight against the opioid epidemic.

Since our beginnings in 2015, we have been so fortunate to be joined by a world class group of pain scientists, pain neuroscientists, clinical trial designers and regulatory experts, all of whom share the vision: use software to directly train the brain and central nervous system to harness its own power to control pain and to heal.

ConnectMED

Enabling all Africans to live healthier, longer, happier lives no matter their income levels. We seek to achieve this mission through a three-pronged strategy: Affordable Pricing, Advanced & Optimized Technology, and Partnerships.

Dance4Healing

Did you know: Creative Arts Therapy (CAT) is known to improve cancer patients' QoL by 50%, reduce pain by 59%, reduce risk of dementia by 76%, cardiovascular death by 47%?

Dance4Healing is the first telehealth social venture to provide personalized CAT using artificial intelligence and behavior design to cultivate healthy behavior change in a fun way. Founded by Amy Li months after she conquered stage IV cancer, our mission is to alleviate mental and physical pain, improve quality of life, accelerate patient recovery, and reduce medical costs.

Our tele-exercise platform is leading telehealth into physical rehabilitation, bringing community support and exercise to home care. We use feedback from patient monitoring to record individual progress and suggest follow-up therapies. Our social platform connects and matches people ranging from dance teachers to therapists, and clinicians to chronic patients, the elderly, care-partners, friends and families.

Dance4Healing started with a very successful Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program, then expanded to eldercare and chronic patients due to popularity and market demand. We have been praised by participating patients and physicians, and won numerous awards, such as Stanford Medicine X Healthcare Design Award, First Runner Up at Partners Connected Health Fit Mind Challenge, sponsored by AARP, and Top 5 semifinalist worldwide for Pfizer's Advancing Care for mBC Patients Challenge. We have also been invited to speak at conferences like SXSW, Health 2.0, HXR, HTF.

Deloitte

Innovation starts with insight and seeing challenges in a new way. Amid unprecedented uncertainty and change across the health care industry, stakeholders are looking for new ways to transform the journey of care. Deloitte's US Life Sciences & Health Care practice helps clients transform uncertainty into possibility and rapid change into lasting progress. Comprehensive audit, advisory, consulting, and tax capabilities deliver value at every step, from insight to strategy to action. Our people know how to anticipate, collaborate, innovate, and create opportunity from even the unforeseen obstacle.

★ DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd

DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. is a medical imaging analysis software company, providing fully automated, easily implemented supporting tools that enable quick, objective and accurate image interpretations with initial focus on ultrasound of the heart (Echocardiography).
DiA’s cognitive image processing technology is based on advanced pattern recognition and machine learning algorithms that automatically imitate the way the human eye identifies borders and motion, and produce data and scoring, physicians are looking for.
Headquartered in Beer-Sheva, Israel and present in the US, DiA is led by medical industry veterans, experienced entrepreneurs and supported by key opinion leaders from top medical facilities in the USA and Israel.

★ EXOVITE

Exovite is a pioneer in the field of Tele-RHB, E-Health and M-Health, promoting technological innovation in tools and medical procedures. The aim of Exovite process is to optimize the resources in medical treatments and to improve the quality of life of both doctors and patients.

★ ExplORer Surgical

ExplORer is an interactive playbook for the operating room and interventional suite that reduces disruptions and wasted disposables by improving team communication. ExplORer also provides real-time performance and scheduling data to administrators to enhance quality of care and efficiency. Teams use the software to coordinate their activities while managing their tools and supplies in a way never before possible. The result is optimal teamwork, increased efficiency, and high performance. ExplORer Surgical is a venture-backed business that was commercialized at the University of Chicago. We recently closed our Series A funding and are excited to accelerate our growth.

Field Ready

We meet humanitarian need by transforming logistics through technology, design and engaging people in new ways. We make useful items to solve problems locally in various sectors such as health, water and sanitation. We do this by using the latest technology including 3D printers and laser cutters as well as traditional manufacturing machines. We pass on these skills to others through training and pioneering innovative approaches to the toughest challenges. The impact of this is dramatically improved efficiency in aid delivery by quickly meeting needs and cutting procurement costs.

Flowvr

FLOWVR combines progressive and accessible meditation tools with advanced technology like virtual reality. The results provide immediate access to the benefits of meditation from your very first try. Here is our FLOWVR concept demo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I_B7DnBr7Y

FLOWVR will be available for purchase in the Oculus store for SAMSUNG Gear VR later this month. FLOWVRhas received a prestigious Technology Development grant from the Icelandic government.

GLO Science

GLO Science is an organization dedicated to developing innovative advances in oral health care. We believe in the life-changing power of a beautiful, healthy smile, and are focused on delivering that to people around the world.

GLO Science has developed a product line of game-changing innovations around aesthetics & therapeutics that address the compromises of current offerings. GLO's products center around our keystone invention - a patented, Edison Award-winning medical device that is designed to accelerate formulations & processes. The device is not only a platform for cosmetic and therapeutic oral care but, based on the growing body of oral-systemic research, is also a catalyst for overall health & wellness.

Headquartered in New York City, GLO is led by oral health experts and industry veterans that are bringing innovations to thousands of dental practices and their patients across the United States.​

Guidewell

GuideWell Mutual Holding Corporation (GuideWell) is a not-for-profit mutual holding company and the parent to a family of forward-thinking companies focused on transforming health care. The GuideWell organization includes the leading health insurance company in Florida, a number of health care delivery businesses, a consumer engagement company, and a provider of administrative services to state and federal health care programs.

Holosurge

With HoloSurg3D's Augmented Reality software app “RadHA”, we allow surgeons to view radiology images in a totally new way: projecting 3D radiology images onto a real-world background (even onto the patient!). This helps surgeons to better:

  • Educate patients about their surgeries
  • Understand complicated anatomy before surgery
  • “Roadmap” important structures during surgery, making surgery faster, safer, and more efficient.

We will make money using a tiered-subscription, B2B model targeting hospital and enterprise licenses. We are the Holographic alternative to medical 3D printing, with the advantages of CPT-code reimbursability and greater potential for scalability.

Human Longevity

Human Longevity, Inc. (HLI) is the genomic-based, health intelligence company empowering proactive healthcare and enabling a life better lived. HLI combines the largest database of genomic and phenotypic data with machine learning to drive discoveries and revolutionize the practice of medicine. HLI’s business areas include the HLI Health Nucleus, a genomic-powered clinical research center which uses whole genome sequence analysis, advanced clinical imaging and innovative machine learning, along with curated personal health information, to deliver the most complete picture of individual health; HLIQ™ Whole Genome and HLIQ Oncology.

★ Janus Choice

Through the use of behavioral economics, persuasive, and exponential technologies, such as AI and Big Data, Janus Choice facilitates smarter and faster hospitals discharge process, establishes strong and agile post-acute care networks, leading in turn to better patient experience, outcomes, and financial health for all providers participating in the process.

Kiwee

Kiwee Health is a developer of mobile health solutions with an initial focus on addressing the growing problem of childhood obesity. Leveraging Kiwee’s accumulated expertise in pediatric nutrition and sustainable behavior change, the company’s first product, KiweeFit, is designed to improve pediatric patient care and extend its reach, while enhancing physician productivity and reducing the costs associated with disease progression and specialist referrals.

Klick Health

Klick Health is the world's largest independent health marketing and commercialization agency. Recognized as Agency of the Year five times over the last six years by the industry's leading publications, Klick is laser-focused on creating solutions that engage and educate healthcare providers about life-saving treatments and help inform and empower patients to manage their health and play a central role in their own care. Every solution hinges on Klick's in-house expertise across the commercial universe-strategy, creative, analytics, instructional design, user experience, relationship marketing, social and mobile.

Maker Health

MakerHealth empowers frontline clinicians to design, create and share health devices with prototyping tools at the point of care. Our tools and hospital makerspaces allow staff to invent, our software allows hospitals to track the outcomes and impact of these frontline innovators, and our community gives health makers a platform to share DIY health devices globally.

MedAngel

The simple stuff matters – why a thermometer is at Exponential Medicine We empower patients to keep their temperature-sensitive medications, such as insulin, hormones and biologics at optimal therapeutic effectiveness - by storing them right. MedAngel was founded by Amin-living with type 1 diabetes-after his fridge at home froze a whole stock of insulin. This is a massive and overlooked problem affecting millions of people worldwide. The pharmaceutical cold chain is missing a link, at the point with most risks: peoples’ homes. It leads to unnecessary waste, uncertainty and compromised medication quality. Our solution to this is simple, scalable and tailored to patients’ realities. A small sensor, kept with the medications like a token and an app inform and warn if it gets critical. Medications are an important part of peoples’ lives, especially in chronic conditions. Yet, they remain ͞mute͟ and foreign objects. MedAngel, as a medication companion, opens up new possibilities for the way people will interact with their medicines in the IoT era.

Medici

Medici is the WhatsApp of health care with security and compliance requirements built in. We are reimagining the doctor patient relationship to enable care delivery anywhere. Consumers are looking for an easier, more convenient way to connect with their doctors, therapists, and even their veterinarian. Patients using Medici can now invite and connect with their own doctors and receive Virtual Care. Doctors are now able to offer a secure, HIPAA compliant experience for patients. Medici enables providers and patients to register and connect with no upfront cost to either party. Medici provides doctors to expand their productivity and access to patients and provide a telemedicine services, while patients can connect with a known provider and pay for remote consults.

Meta

Meta has been defining the field of Augmented Reality (AR) since the company's inception in 2012. It exploded into the marketplace with the first see-through glasses that allowed wearers to move and manipulate 3D content intuitively, using natural hand interactions. With its new Meta 2 headset, Meta is once again setting the market standard and delivering a new generation of natural machines that will become a healthy, vital extension of who we are.

Muse

Muse is the first tool in the world that can give you accurate, real-time feedback on what’s happening in your brain while you meditate. It provides motivational challenges and rewards to encourage you to build a regular practice.

★ NextBiotics

Nextbiotics is a biotechnology platform that engineers viruses to serve as cures for the greatest global health challenges. Our first product reverses antibiotic resistance in humans. Our novel approach combines phage therapy with CRISPR technology. CRISPR is a cutting-edge gene editing tool and our team combines pharmaceutical and entrepreneurial experience with world-class CRISPR expertise.

★ Oculogica, Inc

Oculogica is a neuro-diagnostic company founded by a neurosurgeon and dedicated to developing breakthrough technology to fundamentally transform the diagnosis of concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The company has developed a proprietary algorithm that quantitates the severity of brain injury by detecting abnormal eye movements. This technology can be used to detect physiologic disruption of pathways impacting ocular motility such as brain injury, concussion, and elevated intracranial pressure resulting from cancer, subdural hematomas or subarachnoid hemorrhage. The advantages of Oculogica’s EyeBox CNS is that it is non-invasive, does not require a baseline test, takes under 4 minutes, and is appropriate for pediatrics and adults. EyeBOX related research is the basis for 5 publications to date with 9 more planned in the next 18 months by researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the US Olympic Training Center, and UC Denver School of Medicine. The technology has been selected by the Department of Defense for a side-by-side study. 1 patent has been issued and 9 additional patents filed.

Omnity

In a rising sea of ever growing and increasingly fragmented knowledge, Omnity enables searchers to efficiently find related documents, even if those documents do not directly cite or link to one another.

This accelerates the discovery of otherwise hidden, high-value patterns of interconnection within and between fields of knowledge as diverse as science, medicine, engineering, law and finance.

Omnity is based on fundamental advances in associative semantic search technology, through which we create landscapes of meaning-based relationships arising from the semantic signatures of entire documents. In this manner, the knowledge contained within whole documents can be deeply inter-connected, solely through shared ideas.

ORIG3N

Boston-based ORIG3N is a biotechnology company focused on changing the future of medicine by developing transformative applications for human health. With Nobel prize-winning technology, the cells from a teaspoon of blood can be reprogrammed to iPSCs and then differentiated into more than 200 cell types in the body. For example, when iPSCs are differentiated to form heart cells, they beat synchronously with the same rhythm as the donor. The heart cells also demonstrate the same sensitivities to drug treatments as the donor. This is just one example of cells derived from patients’ differentiated iPSCs recapitulating pathologies found in disease.

ORIG3N’s biobank effort is driven by the altruistic nature of our contributors to help us create a diverse, open, and unique living repository of humanity. The cells in LifeCapsule are being used for the modeling of rare genetically inherited diseases by culturing human tissues to recapitulate diseases in a Petri dish. The cells in LifeCapsule can also be a future source of cells for mending injured tissues, such as heart and spinal cord.

By going directly into communities across the globe for contributions to LifeCapsule and speaking to them about the benefits of genetics and precision medicine, we discovered our donors wanted to learn more about their own genetic makeup. In response, ORIG3N developed a series of LifeProfile genetic assessments. LifeProfile uncover the unique information in one’s DNA to empower our customers to make lifestyle choices around fitness, skin care, and diet through our FitCode, Aura and Fuel products respectively. Each gene included in the analysis is based on validated third-party scientific studies. To date, thousands of ORIG3N LifeProfile has been produced/purchased.

ORIG3N will continue to explore and understand cellular regeneration using our stem cell technology and to develop transformative applications for human health.

Passio Inc.

Passio is a machine learning company creating enterprise tools for food tracking and nutrition advice. Our core products are designed to make nutrition tracking effortless and enhance lives through personalized, algorithmically-optimized nutrition advice. Our platform makes it easy for companies across multiple industries to add food tracking and AI-driven advice to their products. Passio’s food recognition API transforms images and videos of foods into detailed information about ingredients (both visible and hidden), recipes, nutrients, food amounts, suggestions for optimal places to shop for ingredients and much more. We believe that lives of millions of people can be improved when nutrition is no longer a black box and when every person can precisely determine what foods, supplements and products would lead to healthier and more productive lives.

★ Proximie

Proximie are a team of clinicians, engineers and designers who are passionate about improving healthcare. Our cloud based, augmented reality platform has linked surgical pioneers, inspired medical students and help provide care for those who need it most. At Proximie we believe everyone should benefit from the same high quality of healthcare and training opportunities, no matter where they live. Proximie is using cutting-edge technology to deliver this vision around the world through our live augmented reality products. Proximie is a truly global company, with teams throughout Europe, the US and the Middle East, working to transform practice and education for healthcare professionals, and improve outcomes for their patients.

Shella Films

Shella Films is a Los Angeles-based production and impact distribution company founded by director and producer Jennifer Brea. We make and distribute intimate, character-driven stories across multiple media, with an emphasis on art by and about women, people of color, queer people, and people with disabilities. We make -- and help people make -- media that can make an impact in the areas of gender, health, and the environment.

Unrest and the Unrest VR experience are the first projects of Shella Films. Unrest premiered in the documentary competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a Special Jury Prize for editing. It has since screened at SxSW, CPH:DOX, HotDocs, River Run (Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature), Nashville Film Festival (Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature), and the Sheffield Doc/Fest, (Illuminate Award), among other festivals. Released in US theaters in September and UK theaters in October, it will be broadcast in the US on PBS's Independent Lens in early 2018.

Unrest VR is an interactive non-fiction experience inspired by Jennifer Brea's feature documentary Unrest. An immersive journey into Jen's experience of an invisible illness, myalgic encephalomyelitis, the project contrasts the painful solitary confinement of a bedroom world with the kinetic freedom of an inner dreamscape. A prototype of Unrest VR premiered in the Virtual Arcade at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival and was shown at Sheffield Doc/Fest, where it won the Alternate Realities VR Award.

SkinVision

SkinVision is a mobile solution that supports individuals in assessing their moles and lesions for skin cancer risk. We provide an awareness and tracking solution that empowers patients and augments the impact and capabilities of Health Care Professionals – GPs, Dermatologists, etc.

Our solution is scientifically proven and has allowed us to have the largest and most complete database of tagged real-life pictures of skin cancer in the world. We have helped thousands of people take action on time to preserve their health.

Suitable Technologies

Suitable Technologies was born out of the desire to create a technology that would revolutionize video conferencing by providing two capabilities that traditional tools lacked: user-controlled mobility and in-the-room immediacy. Since then, the company has delivered on its idea by developing and marketing Beam, an industry-leading family of telepresence products with use in organizations including small businesses, educational institutions and Fortune 50 companies. Beam moves far beyond competing technologies that provide dialogue across distances, combining high-quality, lifelike audio and video; dependable, effortless mobility; and low-latency transmission to provide impactful human presence.

★ ThinkingNode

ThinkingNode is a next-generation AI company revolutionizing life science and medicine. We apply computational reasoning for problem solving rather than machine learning for pattern recognition. Our tools provide a powerful way to model complex knowledge and then computationally reason through any number of possible calculations, inferences, and simulations – with or without data. Our software is like working with an intelligent Mind Map or an Excel spreadsheet for ͞thinking͟. Knowledge, such as metabolic pathways, chemical reactions, clinical trial results, etc. can be modeled and then used to solve complex problems faster than ever before. The process leads to exponential progress in diagnostic methods, treatments, drug discovery, and drug safety - ultimately helping to shave months and years from the discovery process.

Our founder, Khai Minh Pham, holds an MD and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence. He is a visionary who realized early how to leverage the promise of AI. In 1995 he founded one of the first data mining companies and had an exit of $400M in 2000 - still the 2nd highest AI-company acquisition. Dr. Pham’s current vision: the time is right for computational reasoning, the technology that will fulfill the promise of Artificial Intelligence beyond machine learning. ThinkingNode represents the next step in AI...and this is the future of life science.

★ UltraSee Corp

At Ultrasee, we're making medical ultrasound imaging accessible and affordable for everyone in the world. Our unique software defined ultrasound architecture provides high quality image while making the system significantly more portable and less expensive. The system's AI assist, using expert trained deep learning network, automates repetitive functions and enables clinicians to focus on patient care.

Ultrasee is founded by a team with deep experience in medical ultrasound, mobile health, and big data cloud applications. We're a Stanford StartX company and member of the NVIDIA Inception program.

Unaliwear

Focus groups have named UnaliWear’s Kanega watch and service a wearable “OnStar for People” because we provide discreet support for falls, medication reminders, and a guard against wandering in a classically-styled watch that features an easy-to-use speech interface rather than buttons. Thanks to our patent-pending battery system in the band, you never have to take your watch off to charge - and unlike Apple watch or Samsung Gear, we don’t require a smart phone (because it's built in). We combine cellular, Wi-Fi, GPS, BLE (for hearing aids and telemedicine devices), an accelerometer for automatic fall detection, and continuous speech to provide an active medical alert that works anywhere, along with data-driven artificial intelligence that learns the wearer's lifestyle (think "NEST for people") to provide predictive, pre-emptive support.

University of Central Florida

METIL is a technology development lab at the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training. We inspire innovation in areas of healthcare, IT, simulation, and medical education, among other areas. Our approach to public/private partnership leverages a state university’s resources to create applied development projects like: an augmented reality surgical trainer, a social companion robot, mHealth apps, cybersecurity and blockchain for healthcare projects, and advanced medical simulations like our WHIT intelligent home in Lake Nona Medical City and assistance with the Intelligent Health pavilion simulated hospital. Partners include: US government- DOD and VA Medicine, Johnson and Johnson, Google, Microsoft, and university and nonprofit partners. We follow lean startup practices to analyze and develop emerging technology to bring ideas from the lab to launch rapidly.

Viome

Viome is a wellness-as-a-service company that offers unprecedented visibility into your body. Using proprietary technology, we provide personalized nutritional recommendations to balance your unique biochemistry.

★ X-Biomedical

X-Biomedical, Inc. is a startup Medtech company spun out from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Our leading Massively Transformative Purpose (MTP) at X-Biomedical is to globally revolutionize surgical visualization technologies; to provide a 10-100 fold increase in value, and reduce costs by 10 fold, compared to the status quo. Present day systems for surgical visualization have been slowly evolving from light transmission based lens systems invented in the 16th century. Some limitations of these systems are: extremely expensive to purchase, service and maintain; fragile; massive/bulky/heavy; lack empathetic design thinking etc. X-Biomedical’s flagship concept product is a revolutionary all-inclusive solution; that is digital, ultra-compact and portable, fits in a single briefcase, affordable and works like magic! Our digitized solutions have been in deceptive growth for the past few years, and the technology is at the convergence of multiple, enabling, exponential technologies including Computer Vision, Robotics, AI, Sensors, AR/VR/MR etc. It is our conviction that the next steps at X-Biomedical are going to completely disrupt, dematerialize, demonetize and democratize the field of surgical visualization. The X-Biomedical team is unified by a burning desire and moonshot - to empower surgeons across the world, providing each one of them with the same set of very high quality visualization & cognitive load sharing tools – whether they are operating in a modern surgical suite at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, or in a makeshift clinic in a low-income country!