Triple Tree have announced the 12 finalists for the 2011 i Awards that will be held at the Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance’s annual Convergence Summit on May 10, 2011. The companies represent an interesting cross section of the US mHealth landscape:
1. Body Media offer an all in one calorie counter, activity tracking Armband, & sleep monitoring system that makes losing weight easy.
2. Cambridge Temperature Concepts is a British start-up company that has developed new technologies to continuously monitor skin temperature. Their first product is the handheld DuoFertility monitor that is designed to help women conceive by accurately identifying the most fertile stage of her cycle.
3. CardioCom offers a variety of health monitoring product and service options to help care providers offer telemedicine solutions for daily remote patient monitoring and disease management.
4. CELLNOVO is a British company that took over from StarBridge Systems to develop a wireless micropump for Insulin delivery that can be controlled via a patients smartphone. NOTE the Cellnovo website is currently off line, which is a bit of a surprise considering they recently closed a large funding round.
5. Healthagen is the developer of iTriage a free app that allows patients to “look up their symptoms”, “Learn about possible causes of your symptoms” and offers a guide “to the most appropriate treatment path”.
6. Mobisante is the company behind MobiUS which is software that enables a smartphone to run an ultrasound probe. The goal is to create a mobile, affordable, accessible, and connected ultrasound system based on smart phones and cloud services.
7. Palomar Pomerado Health is a South Riverside and North San Diego County Healthcare provider that offers home health care, surgery, skilled nursing, ambulatory care, behavioral health services, wound care, and community health education programs. In addition to 2 hospitals the company also has a growing line of Express Care clinics situated within grocery stores.
8. Phreesia is the developer of a “self-service Check-in” tablet-based solution for medical clinics that “Replaces the paper clipboard, Verifies insurance and Asks patients to pay”
9. Teladoc is a service that lets patients who are members of a registered organization access a the advice of Doctors via phone or online video consultations “24/7/365″.
10. Telcare “connects the last mile between patient and caregiver using wireless M2M technology”. The company’s first product is the “Telcare Blood Glucose Meter” a cellular glucose meter that has been developed with Sierra Wireless and Qualcomm and is due for release in Q2 2011.
11. Vitality, is the developer of GlowCaps – the “Pharmacy-connected” pill dispenser caps that are designed to improve medication adherence through reminders, social feedback, financial incentives and automatic refills. Odd to see them on this list as the company was acquired by Dr Patrick Soon-Shiong long before the closing date for applications.
12. Wound Technology Network has been working with Microsoft in some experimental work that connects clinicians visiting patients in their homes via their 3G video mobiles with remote experts. Alongside this the company is working on a variety of ways technology can be used to elevate the specialist wound care expertise in the community.