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Global Startup Heat Map: 5 Top Nutrition Startups impacting Healthcare
The 5 nutrition startups you will explore below are chosen based on our data-driven startup scouting approach, taking into account factors such as location, founding year, and relevance of technology, among others. This analysis is based on the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering over 1.3 million startups & scaleups globally.
The Global Startup Heat Map below highlights the 5 Nutrition startups our Innovation Researchers curated for this report. Moreover, you get insights into regions that observe a high startup activity and the global geographic distribution of the 170 companies we analyzed for this specific topic.
NutritIO creates a Nutrition App for Dieticians
Nutritionists, dieticians, doctors, and fitness trainers who provide advice on nutrition face numerous challenges in their day-to-day activities. One is to serve as many patients as possible while ensuring a high quality of their services. Second – the need to constantly communicate with their patients or clients using various communication tools and apps. Further, computer software, web platforms, and mobile apps help dietitians and other nutrition-related professionals stay connected with their clients to, for example, automatically generate diet plans.
Romanian startup NutritIO develops a one-stop app for dietitians, nutritionists, doctors, and other professionals that provides nutrition advice and information. The app enables nutrition professionals to rapidly create personalized nutritional plans. Thus, NutritIO helps dieticians to put their nutrition coaching programs on autopilot and serve far more clients than usual, in a less amount of time. The app also provides a convenient way to keep in touch with all of their clients or patients. Instead of using many different apps, nutritionists and diabetologists have an opportunity to use one solution that handles everything from meal planning, diet & recipe analysis, communication, content distribution, questionnaires, and nutrition coaching programs.
Junum provides Malnutrition Decision Support Tools for Hospitals
Patient malnutrition manifests as imbalances, deficiency, or excess of nutrition. This later translates into a commonly-occurring and costly challenge for hospitals. Moreover, malnutrition affects more than 30 percent of hospitalized patients in the US alone. The nutrition problem is further linked to higher infection rates and an increased risk of mortality for patients. It also causes a longer length of stay in hospitals and increases costs of care. To this end, startups develop clinical software to provide insights and decision support for malnutrition issues in hospitals.
Junum is a US-based startup that provides a nutrition clinical decision support solution for acute care hospitals. This solution enables hospitals to identify, understand and address malnutrition among patients. Junum helps to discover gaps in nutrition care and recommends process improvements. This tool works within existing electronic health records (EHR) workflows and allows tracking patient outcomes with standardized documentation. Junum is already in use by healthcare providers, one of which reported highly-significant increases in the diagnosis of malnutrition.
Nutrida develops Personalized Nutrition solutions
There is a growing demand for personalization in healthcare-influenced nutriciology, as well as many in related disciplines. People seek nutrition plans that customize to their preferences, location, and metabolic health. Moreover, they want tasty and easy-to-cook recipes adapted for their nutritional recommendations, allergies, and dietary restrictions. In response to the above-mentioned demands, startups develop personalized nutrition apps.
Nutrida is a Luxembourg-based startup developing a smartphone app that provides personalized dietary recommendations based on user’s preferences, location, allergens, cultural, and metabolic data. The recommendations feature chef-curated and easy-to-cook recipes with the use of seasonal and local products. In addition, Nutrida also provides food shopping assistance by generating a grocery list for cooking their recommended meals.
Wello provides a Child Nutrition App
Child obesity is a serious public health challenge, with children facing an increased risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular diseases later. Although being overweight and obese are preventable and treatable, it is often challenging for parents to implement doctor recommendations. To solve these challenges, startups develop nutrition apps for children with elements of gamification. These solutions improve child engagement and make the process of adhering to a healthy diet fun and rewarding.
Romanian startup Wello provides an AI-powered nutrition app specialized for families and children. The virtual companion provides children and their parents with interactive content and personalized nutrition plans. To encourage kids to eat healthily, the app offers games where kids compete with their friends and inspire each other to also become healthier. Moreover, Wello also contains a curated database of scientific information for child nutrition.
VitaScan offers a Micronutrient Deficiency Test
Globally, at least half of all children younger than 5 years suffer from vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Micronutrient deficiencies have devastating consequences for the future of childrens’ health. For example, severe iron deficiency causes irreparable damage to children’s physical and brain development. To enable timely medical intervention, doctors require fast and cost-efficient tests that detect micronutrient deficiencies. Startups develop tests to help in solving a deficiency problem both in children and adults.
US-based startup VitaScan enables pediatric iron screening within minutes to help doctors make decisions and provide guidance, all in a single visit. The company also develops fast and easy-to-use finger-stick tests to detect other micronutrients and vitamin deficiencies. VitaScan aims to enable convenient nutrition testing at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.
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