The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator, powered by Techstars, is a three-month intensive mentorship program that gives startups the tools, connections and guidance to grow into successful, healthy businesses. The initiative is focused on companies blazing a trail in mobile health care innovation. Hundreds of companies across the world applied, but only 10 were selected. Here’s a bit about them.
AkibaH: AkibaH is focused on instant blood glucose monitoring. By 2020, an estimated 52 percent of the population will be either diabetic or prediabetic. The company’s product integrates a glucose meter into a smartphone case and actively tracks glucose levels through the supported app.
Learn more at www.akibah.com.
FitBark: In its simplest form, FitBark is an activity monitor for dogs. It allows dog owners to check on their dogs throughout the day via a website and mobile app that shows the animal’s activity in real time. This makes it easier for pet owners to monitor activity at doggy day care, walks with the dog walker or situations when the owner is out of town.
Learn more at www.fitbark.com.
Learn more at www.llresponse.com.
Medicast: Medicast allows doctors to fully mobilize their practices. With the click of a button on the app or website, patients can arrange doctor house calls to a home, office or hotel within two hours.
Learn more at www.medicast.co.
Ollo mobile: Ollo mobile offers a wearable, voice-controlled device that constantly monitors the wearer’s health and well-being. The device detects falls and supports touch-to-talk functionality. Alerts are sent to a smartphone, making it easy for caretakers to look after loved ones.
Learn more at www.ollomobile.net.
Prime: Prime instantly and automatically aggregates health records into a single app for your smartphone. After initial setup, the app will alert users to test results, appointments and more.
Learn more at www.stayinyourprime.com.
Sickweather: Billed as the Doppler radar for illness, Sickweather uses aggregated social data to create weather maps of illnesses. Users can see in real time what maladies are going around and receive notifications when they enter a sick zone.
Learn more at www.sickweather.com.
Symptom.ly: Symptom.ly is a symptom-tracking platform for insurers, doctors, and patients that aims to reduce the costs of chronic illness. The asthma tracker, accessed via mobile or desktop, works to thwart potential attacks.
Learn more at http://symptom.ly/.
Tenacity: This wellness coaching platform helps employers who want to save money by improving employee health. Tenacity is based on motivating employees to make healthy choices and increase activity.
Learn more at www.tenacityhealth.us.
Yosko: Created with the goal of reducing the number of medical-clerical errors, Yosko is a mobile, collaborative platform designed to improve communication between nursing and other health care staff. It also allows for streamlined and efficient patient care coordination between individuals or a group of health care providers as well as instant access to patient records.
Learn more at www.yosko.com.