Our Innovation Analysts recently looked into emerging technologies and up-and-coming startups in the healthcare industry. As there is a large number of startups working on a wide variety of solutions, we decided to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising mobile health solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top Mobile Health Startups
For our 5 picks of mobile health startups, we used a data-driven startup scouting approach to identify the most relevant solutions globally. The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights 5 interesting examples out of 605 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
Hale – Remote Care Apps
Mobile applications reduce the need for clinic visits by handling many of a patient’s healthcare needs remotely. This includes anything from acute issues to complex disease management. Patients easily access medical help with the use of telemedicine, care plans, etc. The US-based company Hale is a remote care platform that provides a continuous connection between doctors and their patients outside of the clinic to enable personalized care anytime, anywhere.
iamsick.ca – Appointment Platforms
Mobile solutions continuously strive to facilitate access to clinics and urgent care centers in order to make scheduling appointments with doctors easier and more organized. Another strong point is that mobile solutions help to eliminate queuing and unnecessarily long times spent in the waiting room. The Canadian startup iamsick.ca is a digital health platform that helps patients access healthcare services while improving operational efficiency for healthcare service providers. It includes e-booking for primary care clinics, a virtual waiting room with real-time wait-times & remote queuing, an e-booking service for pharmacies, an online appointment request service, an automated reminder/paging system, and more.
Emocha – Medication Adherence Apps
Medication nonadherence is a common challenge. Mobile application organizers help patients take their medications on time, as prescribed. The program sends push notifications according to the schedule and notifies a friend or family member in case the patient forgets to take their meds. Emocha, from the US, uses mobile technology to secure medication adherence through Directly Observed Therapy — the practice of watching patients take every dose.
SkinVision – Self-Diagnostic Apps
Sensors and cameras in mobile phones make it possible for patients to take measurements of their health conditions themselves, without the need to see a doctor. Unique algorithms in apps can turn a mobile phone’s camera and sensor into a diagnostic tool, which is able to measure heart rates, detect diseases or scan images for upcoming procedures, analysis and disease prevention or predictions. The Netherlands-based SkinVision introduces an integrated dermatology service as a preventive measure, which is able to detect skin cancer at an early stage when it’s most treatable.
Vivira – Rehabilitation Apps
Applications provide self-directed rehabilitation protocols via mobile devices and can be tailored to one or more particular diseases. Different programs include simple to follow instructions and information with a video demonstration of exercises, tracking and reporting abilities, an alerting system for early identification of potential health problems, nutrition recommendations, and more. The German company Vivira provides a personalized, digital training program for orthopedic rehab and ongoing recovery. It enables patients to do exercises whenever and wherever they want. Their app provides text and video instructions and also helps to set up a training program and tracks the user’s progression.
What About The Other 600 Mobile Health Startups?
While we believe data is key to creating insights it can be easy to be overwhelmed by it. Our ambition is to create a comprehensive overview and provide actionable innovation intelligence for your Proof of Concept (PoC), partnership, or investment targets. The 5 mobile health startups showcased above are promising examples out of 605 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.