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 want to share our insights with you. This time, we are taking a look at 5 promising remote care device solutions.
Heat Map: 5 Top Remote Care Device Solutions
For our 5 picks of remote care device 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 704 relevant solutions. Depending on your specific needs, your top picks might look entirely different.
The Coronavirus pandemic that is shaking up the world, shows that the global dependency on visits to the doctor’s office is still high. Remote care devices not only allow patients to stay home, in an environment where they feel comfortable, they also relieve pressure on doctor’s offices and hospitals. Furthermore, these devices significantly lower the chance for unwanted infections as people can stay home while still receiving the care they need.
In the following, let’s take a look at five use cases for remote care devices:
SENS Innovation ApS – Body Patches
Medical sensor patches placed on the body, use an activity monitoring system to collect data about a patient’s predefined types of physical activities, that include lying down, sitting, standing, walking, and more. The sensor continuously records and synchronizes with a smartphone app that uploads the recorded data to a secure web server for storage and analysis.
Denmark-based company SENS Innovation ApS develops a motion activity measurement system. It is a waterproof miniature accelerometer placed within a small band-aid to be worn discreetly on the thigh. The SENS products and platforms are flexible, scalable, and accurately monitor the body’s position and the nature of the activity.
INF Robotics – Robots
Assistive robots offer telemedicine capabilities for doctors and caregivers to check patients in remotely and also can call for help during emergencies. They remind patients to take their medications, are able to carry things, and interact socially.
The US-based startup INF Robotics develops an AI companion called Rudy. Rudy offers remote monitoring capabilities for older adults. It enables more reliable and adaptable care through the use of interconnected cloud technologies.
WebCareHealth – Self-Testing Products
Home testing devices help patients and their healthcare providers to check on their patient’s body condition remotely by analyzing blood, sweat, urine, saliva, etc. and provide results immediately. Monitored results can be saved to the cloud or on the device and shared with the doctor for analysis and treatment correction.
CoagMgr by WebCareHealth from Iowa, USA, is an at-home monitoring system for patients on chronic anticoagulation therapy for conditions such as atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves, hypercoagulable states, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Patients can test their INR levels at home or on-the-go using a handheld testing device which reports results using WebCareHealth’s software.
Implicity – Implanted Devices
Using artificial intelligence along with remote monitoring connected devices improves the lives of people and analyzes data from high-risk patients. For people with chronic diseases, implanted monitors combine characteristics of therapeutic and monitoring devices (pacemakers, blood indicators, monitor for metastasis, etc.).
The French company Implicity works on a remote monitoring platform for patients with connected pacemakers and defibrillators. An artificial intelligence module determines the criticality of each alert considering the medical context of the patient.
Monichron – Wrist-Worn Sevices
Smart wearable devices like watches or bracelets, along with a mobile app, ensure complete remote monitoring care, tracking body activity, symptoms, medication schedule, emotional feelings, etc. It gives a better understanding of the effectiveness of treatments and improves it faster and more consistently.
The South African startup Monichron creates Epistrap, which is a wearable device that monitors physical activity and collects other information like diet and medication changes. It then sends the data to a central repository via a mobile app. The physician can monitor patients remotely and make adjustments to their medication.
What About The Other 699 Remote Care Devices?
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 remote care devices startups showcased above are promising examples out of 704 we analyzed for this article. To identify the most relevant solutions based on your specific criteria and collaboration strategy, get in touch.