Every year, thousands of startups are created. These companies have the potential to disrupt healthcare. We analyzed hundreds global scaleups and startups in healthtech to give you an overview of the emerging technologies and startups expected to impact the healthcare industry by 2022. Here are five of the most exciting startups to keep an eye on!
NexStem develops Electroencephalography
The EEG headset is offered by NexStem, a US startup. This compact headset features 16 polymer Ag/AgCl electrodes and low-latency connectivity systems such as Bluetooth 5.0 or WiFi to transmit and collect brain activity data. Contrary to conventional EEG systems, these headsets are heavy and discourage patients from using them in their daily lives. It is difficult to continuously monitor EEGs, which is crucial for patients with epilepsy and sleeping disorders. NexStem’s wearables allow patients to collect brain data, without affecting their daily activities.
NAOMI provides a Mental Health Assistant
NAOMI, a Croatian startup, creates a virtual mental health assistant smartphone application. NAOMI lets users choose the area they wish to focus on. Individuals going through difficult times can greatly benefit from mental health support platforms. Patients are often stigmatized about mental health, and may avoid seeing a psychiatrist. NAOMI increases anonymity and facilitates mental health improvement. The app uses user data to guide users through questions and prompts them to create solutions. The app also provides various methods to improve mental health based on cognitive behavioral therapy. NAOMI also connects users with certified psychotherapists if necessary.
Bottneuro offers Personalized Neuromodulation Therapy
Bottneuro, a Swiss startup, offers non-invasive neuromodulation therapy to Alzheimer’s patients. The startup’s NENI platform designs and validates electrical stimulation protocols. Unfortunately, many neuromodulation therapies are unsuccessful due to poor targeting and limited sensing abilities. Bottneuro gathers patient data in order to identify areas of interest for electric stimulation. This is done using magnetic resonance imaging and positron emissiontomography (PET), scans. The wearables are then used to stimulate the affected areas using computer simulations. The startup’s treatments are more effective in targeting glia cells, which control Ab accumulation in brain cell cells. This results in patient behavior stabilization and slowing down cognitive decline.
- The Phoenix Acoustic Shockwave Therapy
Launch Medical invented The Phoenix, which uses shockwave therapy. Also known as acoustic shockwave therapy or low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (LiESWT), it is the best way to treat erectile dysfunction. The only non-invasive solution to the problem is the Phoenix.
The Phoenix is not a prescription-based drug. It can be ordered online without the need to visit a doctor. It’s not necessary to have awkward conversations. It can be ordered online and delivered discreetly to your home.
This at-home device makes it easy for busy men who don’t have the time or desire to travel to multiple appointments.
AI Talos advances AI-based Breast Screening
AI Talos, a Canadian startup, provides intelligent decision support systems to detect anomalies in breast screenings. To analyze thermograms with high accuracy, the startup uses deep learning, computer vision and image processing. A large number of women are dying each year from breast cancer due to the inability to intervene quickly. Talos Cloud lets users upload thermograms of patients. The startup’s AI can accurately measure risk and classify cases according to risk levels. This allows for the rapid identification of suspicious malignancy, which greatly increases the chance of patient recovery.
Zealth-AI offers Hyper-Personalized Cancer Therapeutics
Zealth AI is a Singaporean startup providing digital therapy for patients with cancer. CareShare, the startup’s platform connects patients with doctors remotely. Health providers can communicate with patients in real time to better understand their needs and how they react to treatment. Poor management of chronic outpatients at home results in many people losing their lives every day. In many cases, the patient is only brought to emergency rooms when it is too late. Zealth AI’s platform addresses this problem by providing continuous remote care for patients with cancer. CareShare monitors the health of patients, provides personalized nutrition and medication as well as assists with symptoms management.
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