We were back in Delhi for Medical Fair India 2019 and mingled with the vibrant health-tech community in Delhi – aka digital dilli. Partners like Data Natives, the global community of data-driven pioneers, Startupbootcamp Digital Health, one of the most serious health accelerators, GINSEP, the German Indian Start-up Exchange Program, and 91springboard, India’s vibrant coworking community for start-ups, freelancers and business owners with a start-up mindset, together with our global ambassadors Aline Noizet and Muthu Singaram curated an awesome 3-days conference program held at the FTR4H lounge in hall 10 of Pragati Maidan exhibition centre.
The highlight has been the inaugural FTR4H India Award, which has been held on Friday Feb 22ndat 16:00 live on stage. Start-ups from all over India had 3 minutes to pitch their digital health solution to the audience, the media, but even more important, to the jury.
First place and winning team were Janitri https://janitri.in/, who are working with a vision to see a world where no mother or baby die during pregnancy, delivery or post-delivery. The team is working on KEYAR which is an affordable, easy to use and wearable intra-partum FHR & contraction monitoring device. The disposable sensor patch sticks onto the mother’s belly to read up contractions and FHR. The device monitors both the parameters, analyses the pattern and further gives colour coded/sound alert if foetus is in distress. KEYAR communicates with their mobile application DAKSH which is an intrapartum monitoring mobile application for automated WHO partograph generation. DAKSH allows the staff nurse to register and enter vital signs of a pregnant woman. It reminds the staff nurse to monitor the labor vitals, as per the standard WHO intrapartum protocol. It also generates alerts in case of complications, based on an in-built algorithm.
The team of Yostra www.yostra.com got second place. They are a healthcare technology firm pioneering smart innovations to make healthcare more effective, affordable and sustainable for the cost sensitive developing market. Yostra is an interdisciplinary team of clinicians, designers and engineers, brought together by the common goal of making a positive impact in affordable healthcare. Diabetes is their core focus area and their team is working on Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy screening and Diabetic Foot Ulcer treatment, both of which have far reaching impact on public health. NEURO TOUCH www.neurotouch.co is a Point of Care, battery powered, multi-parameter diagnostic device for professional doctors to screen diabetic patients for symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy. It helps the clinician to perform four tests – Tactile Threshold (Monofilament), Vibration Perception Threshold Test, Thermal Perception Threshold Test and Infrared Thermometry. Using the smartphone-based NEURO TOUCH app, the data can be transferred to a web server which generates a test report.
Third place went to Mutelcor https://mutelcor.com/digital-health/, a technology consulting group headquartered in Germany with strong expertise in telecommunication, IoT and Digital Health technologies. Mutelcor Digital Health solution comprising of a doctor web portal, patient mobile app and intelligent patient data analytics tool is a secure, HL7 Standards compliant, cloud based end to end remote patient monitoring platform. The solution has been successfully implemented in 8 hospitals in India with over 1000 patients enrolled in the first six months of the launch. A one month pilot trial was successfully concluded by doctors in Brazil in 2018 and another trial is expected to begin in Malaysia.
Congratulations to the winning teams and to all start-ups who participated. You are now part of the Global FTR4H Society and we will do our utmost to support your ongoing journey to make this a better planet! See you next year in Mumbai March 5 – 7 2020 at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre for our 4th edition of FTR4H lounge in Incredible India.
…these are all topics of this years’ accompanying program of the MEDICA APP COMPETITION, taking place on November 14th 2018 from 1 pm to 6 pm at the CONNECTED HEALTH FORUM in Hall 15 of the MEDICA WORLD FORUM FOR MEDICINE in Düsseldorf.
We will start with a general overview of how mobile, IoT, data, AI & robotics are transforming healthcare, thoughts on innovation in healthcare, AI, and blockchain, we will touch upon the future of medication management and more, before hearing pitches of pre-selected healthcare startups.
Do you have a mobile healthcare solution you would like to present? See the rules and application details for the MEDICA APP COMPETITION 2018 HERE. (Or go to the original MEDICA APP COMPETITION WEBSITE with last years winners and jury members HERE. )
moderated by Mark Wächter, Mobile Strategy Consultant
When: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 13:00 h to 18:00 h
Where: MEDICA Exhibition Centre, hall 15 / stand 15C24
13:00 h – 13:05 h Future for Health: How mobile, IoT, data, AI & robotics transform healthcare (Mark Wächter, FTR4H Chief Evangelist)
13:05 h – 13:20 h Making the world healthier and more sustainable through innovation (Peter Vorländer, Innovation Lead Germany, Philips HealthWorks)
13:20 h – 13:35 h Sequencing – The new power in fighting serious diseases with big data (Dr. Fang Chen, Director of R&D Center, MGI)
12:35 h – 13:45 h The AI revolution in medicine (Agnieszka Walorska, CEO, Creative Construction Heroes / BVDW Lab AI & Health)
13:45 h – 14:00 h How blockchain is impacting healthcare (Tjaša Zajc, Business Developer, and Healthcare Communications Manager, Iryo)
14:00 h – 14:15 h Manage the digital health data tsunami (Elena Poughia, MD at Dataconomy Media and Data Natives Founder)
14:15 h –14:30 h Medication management into the future (Lea Dias, Healthcare & Robotics Expert)
14:30 h – 14:40 h Beyond the pond: The promise of mHealth in Africa (Dr. Moka Lantum, MD, MS, CEO MicroClinic Technologies)
14:40 h – 14:50 h Beyond the pond: The health InsurTech revolution in China (Sebastien Gaudin, CEO & Co-Founder, The Care Voice)
14:50 h – 15:00 h FTR4H @ SXSW 2019 festival – an inspiring fusion (Tom Mitchell, President & CEO, Messe Düsseldorf North-America Mirko Whitfield, International Development SXSW EMEA & Asia)
[Version: 27 July 2018, subject to changes]
7th MEDICA App COMPETITION (#7MAC)
15:00 h – 15:05 h Welcome & introduction 7th MEDICA App COMPETITION (Christian Grosser, Deputy Director MEDICA, Messe Düsseldorf GmbH Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION)
15:05 h – 15:25 h Panel discussion: Global status in medical mobile solutions
Lars Buch, Managing Director, Startupbootcamp Digital Health
Dr. Klaus Stöckemann, Managing Partner, Peppermint Venture Partners
Moderator: Muthu Singaram, CEO, IIT Madras HTIC Incubator & Founder, VibaZone
15:25 h – 15:35 h Bayer #G4A: Hacking corporate culture through start-up collaboration (Oliver Gassner, Head of Digital Health Intelligence EMEA, Bayer)
15:35 h – 15:40 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Rules, prices & 7MAC starting grid (Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION)
15:40 h – 16:40 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Live-pitch of 10 medical applications
3 minutes pitch & 2 minutes Q&A each
16:40 h – 16:55 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Deliberation of jury & announcement of TOP 3 apps (Muthu Singaram, Jury Captain MEDICA App COMPETITION)
16:55 h – 17:00 h MEDICA App COMPETITION: Award ceremony (Mark Wächter, Moderator and Host of MEDICA App COMPETITION)
17:00 h – 18:00 h Drinks reception & celebration of the MAC winners
A solution to a problem is worth little without execution and adoption. But even before that the idea you might have needs validation and support. If you’re working in the digital health space, MEDICA App Competition is an opportunity you shouldn’t miss.
“Winning the competition brought us tremendous benefits regarding recognition, branding and finding new partners,” says Moka Lantum, serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Sagitarix Ltd, private health technology, and concierge medicines distribution company, which design iSikcure app – last year’s winner of the MEDICA App Competition.
MEDICA App competition for digital health startups is running 7th year in a row this year. Applications can be submitted until September 30th, 2018.
APPLY HERE and don’t forget to read the evaluation criteria before finalizing the application.
In essence,you are eligible to apply if you have a medical app for smartphones / tablets / smartwatches / AR or VR gears / drones. Solution that are NOT eligible are pure B2C solutions with focus on diet tips, fitness or wellness.
RECOGNITION: The most essential reward indeed is the global awareness created at MEDICA as well as through MEDICA means.
MONEY: The solution ranked number 1 will be rewarded with EUR 2,000, the number 2 with EUR 1,000 and the number 3 with EUR 500.
GRANTS AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS: Our partner SXSW grants two (2) ‘SXSW 2019 Interactive badge registrations’ worth USD 1,325 per pass to the winning team for accessing the cult event in March 2019 in Austin, TX (USA). Our partner Startupboothcamp (SBC) Digital Health sponsors following vouchers for the top 3 places:
– 1st prize winner gets one (1) exclusive ticket to attend SBC Masterclass in Berlin during the next SBC Health Program 2019.
– 2nd prize winner gets dinner with a SBC Mentor in Berlin
– 3rd prize winner gets one (1) hour of SBC Online Mentor Office Hours