On the 27 February 2017 the world’s biggest mobile industry gathering is held in Barcelona and quite incredibly throughout the 4 days of conference content there won’t be a single talk on medicine/health/mHealth on the event programme.
The European Connected Health Alliance’s Digital Health and Wellness meeting is also being substantially scaled back from a 3 day stand alone meeting that was part of Mobile World Congress to now being a one day track within the 4 Years From Now (4YFN) Startup Business Platform meeting (which while held during Mobile World Congress is separate distinct event that’s organised by ‘Mobile World Capital Barcelona’ and held at a location that can be 30 mins away from the Congress venue in the traffic).
I’ve been checking out the mHealth content at Mobile World Congress for years (check out my guides from 2012/2013/2014/2015/2016 and reviews from 2008/2009/2010/2011/2014) and to see healthcare content completely dropped just highlights how out of touch the GSMA trade association and it’s Mobile Operator members are with regard to the opportunities they have to stay relevant.
It’s interesting that Tim Cook, CEO of Apple – the mobile brand that takes home more than 100% of the profit from the smartphone industry – will be ignoring the meeting (Apple has grown in the mobile industry by establishing direct relationships with customers unlike other mobile brands that had been largely leaving the billing/sales/customer relationships to the telcos) but you would think the struggling mobile operator community would be interested in the area that he thinks the mobile industry is heading eg. mHealth revenues will dwarf the $Trillion smartphone market.
As with the last two years any mHealth content or exhibitors that can be found at the event are challenging to find so this comprehensive mHealth Guide will help ensure you don’t miss anything if you’re also going to be amongst the herd visiting the world’s biggest Mobile Industry meeting.
NOTE: If you know of anything I’ve missed please add it in the comments and I’ll update the guide.
SUNDAY 26 Feb 2017
Nokia Technologies Announcements Live
Press Conference (online livestream)
16:30 CET / 10:30 EST / 7:30 PST 26 February 2017
“In a world where technology can often leave us disconnected, Nokia Technologies aims to bring the human family closer together through our technology products. This year, the evolution of Nokia takes a huge leap forward. Join us on Sunday, 26 February at 16:30 CET / 10:30 EST / 7:30 PST for the livestream of our announcements from the mobile industry’s leading conference, Mobile World Congress. This year, Nokia news will span innovations in virtual reality, connected health products, and mobile phones.
In first-of-a-kind fashion, we will stream the press conference in 360 video on the Nokia YouTube channel using our Nokia OZO Live solution to virtually transport you to Barcelona. For those of you who can’t make it live, it will remain archived on our channel afterwards (http://youtube.com/nokia)”
MONDAY 27 Feb 2017
Advancing Healthcare through Mobile Session
Auditorium A as part of the Ministerial Program’s Thematic Summit
Monday 27 February 2017
10am-11:15am: Advancing Healthcare through Mobile
With over 7.3 billion global connections, mobile technology continues to play a key role in addressing a wide range of socio-economic development challenges. Mobile enabled services such as e-government and e-health have delivered huge social impacts in remote communities where the roll out of mobile healthcare services have helped and supported those without access to essential healthcare and nutrition information.
Intragovernmental cooperation is urgently required for the benefits of digital health to be realised. What collaboration is required to make health services available for end users? This session will showcase successful implementations of digital health services and the impact collaborative governance played in advancing healthcare through mobile.
Note: Although this is the opening keynote there are no confirmed speakers for this panel session (as of 9 February 2017) and it is actually part of the separate ‘invite only’ Ministerial Programme (hashtag is #mwc17MP but there’s unlikely to be anything shared there as press etc do not get access as that’s exclusively reserved for “senior government and industry representatives, National telecommunications, finance and health ministries; Telecommunications regulatory authorities and central banks; Senior representatives from selected international organisations and intergovernmental bodies; and C-level and senior regulatory representatives from the mobile industry, including network operators and vendors”).
From the speaker page it’s safe to presume the following speakers will be involved in this session:
Dr Ann Aerts, Head of Novartis Foundation, Novartis Foundation
Rajeev Suri, President & CEO, Nokia
Francois Rancy, Director of Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
PS. in case you were wondering – while no press are allowed entry the FAQ is very clear delegates to this session can bring their own security personnel into the session (a first for a mHealth event anywhere in the world!):
Mobile for Development Networking Reception
Palau Requesens, Requesens Palace/Royal Academy of Fine Arts,
Calle Obispo, Cassador 3 (Plaça Sant Just) 08002, Barcelona
19:30-21:30 Monday 27 February 2017
The Mobile for Development networking reception offers the opportunity to meet and network with industry practitioners working to accelerate the socioeconomic impact of mobile.
Global Mobile Awards Ceremony
FIRA Montjuic, Plaça Espanya, Barcelona
Monday 27 February 2017
Shortlisted in the ‘Best Mobile Innovation for Health’ category are the following:
Livongo & Telit for Livongo for Diabetes Program
KT for NEOFIT
ONKÖL for ONKÖL
R/GA and Owlet Baby Care for Owlet
Vodafone and Ekso Bionics for Ekso GT™ Robotic Exoskeleton
Digital Health & Wellness Summit at 4YearsFromNow
Principe Room, FIRA Montjuic, Plaça Espanya, Barcelona
Monday 27 February 2017
10:20am Welcome, introduction
Bleddyn REES, Digital Health Consultant and Lawyer at Osborne Clarke, Board Director at ECHAlliance
10:30am Virtual Reality and Games
The main challenges that the healthcare systems are facing nowadays are related to peoples’ behaviour changes. Technologies and concepts coming from the video games industry, such as Virtual or Augmented Reality (VR/AR), have powerful effects on their users. The engagement of individuals is key in prevention programmes, but patients’ engagement is still far from very efficient and healthcare sector would have a lot to learn from gamers’ engagement. It would have a huge impact in the number of conditions, such as mental health, addictions, phobias…
Children with cerebral palsy or other conditions affecting fine motor control in the upper limbs. Adam Shortland MD, Guy’s & St Thomas’ Foundation NHS Trust
Reducing postoperative delirium in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Sunil Bhudia, Consultant Cardiac Surgeon, Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Emily Tulloh, Service designer, Mindwave Ventures
Alan Dolhasz, Researcher, Digital Media Technology Lab, Birmingham City University
Arne Klingenberg, CEO, PatientZero Games
Xavier Palomer, CEO, Psious
11:30am The Digital Insurer
The revenues in the global market for private health insurance—already €1.3 trillion—are expected to double by 2025 (McKinsey, 2016). But, the traditional insurance model is currently questioned. Today, a high proportion of expenditures are for chronic conditions, not random, unpredictable, catastrophic events (for example, accidents and infectious diseases), which has made insurance in its traditional sense obsolete. At the age of data, insurers have to re-invent themselves, focus on their customers, their needs and personalise more and more their services. New models are appearing and the whole industry is transforming. The “Digital Insurer” has to invest in new business models, mobile and digital technologies will support this transformation.
Simon Nicholls, Global Digital health director, BUPA
Josep Carbó, Business development director, Mediktor
Peter Ohnemus, CEO and Founder, Dacadoo
Mitzi Laszlo, Founder, Innit
Frederic Llordachs-Marques, Business development manager, Doctoralia
13:30 Diabetes and Chronic Diseases Management
In 2015, the world counted 415 million people with Diabetes. It is expected to reach close to 650 million in 2040. Chronic diseases globally are the main burden on healthcare systems budget in all developed countries, counting for around 80% of costs. Prevention and self-care are key elements in the strategy to improve the current situation, in order to trigger new lifestyle habits, around nutrition or physical activity for instance, digital plays a central role.
Tim Juergens, VP and Global head of new business models, Roche Diabetes Care/Emminens
Karolina Korth, Digital health scout, ROCHE Diabetes Care
Louis Potel, European projects manager, RELIEF PCP project (Resah)
César Velasco, MD, Hospital Vall d’Hebron
John Grumitt, CEO, Changing Health
Chris Edson, Director, Our Path
Alexis Normand, Healthcare Development Director, Withings
Felix Piazolo, CEO, 2PCS solutions
14:30 Corporate Wellness
Modern lifestyles engage people more and more in their professional environment. The company is a life place, just as the personal environment. Employers are more and more concerned by the wellbeing and the health status of their employees. Taking care of the health of its employees’ present obvious benefits in terms of productivity and performance, avoiding absenteeism for example, but also in terms of innovation and creativity, the wellbeing acting on motivation, openness of mindsets, mental balance, etc… Digital and mobile technologies can help the employers to understand better what their employees experience, feel and need in order to increase their wellbeing.
Mehdi Snene, Director of CasLab at the University of Geneva and co-founder of Genealth
Anna Sort, Founder, PlayBenefit
Rockwell Shah, Founder, Pzizz
Daniella Schiffer, COO and co-founder, Blacksquared
Roger Del Sol Maso, Co-founder, WeFitter
Jongtae Park,Professor, Daily Healthcare Demonstration Construction Agency
Anna Puig-Ribera, Lecturer and researcher, University of Vic (Walk@WorkApp)
16:00 The Future of Health is Digital
This plenary session will be the opportunity to present the latest trends and innovations within the health and wellness sectors. Part of the Digital health & wellness Summit, the ECHAlliance has invited key players in order to share their views. First, Amy Cueva will present her vision of Designer of the healthcare systems and share experiences around the definition of purpose-driven strategies.
Clara Leonard, Venture Capital, Digital Health Ventures
Amy Cueva, Chief Experience Officer and co-founder, MadPow
Vishal Gulati, Partner (UK), Drapier Esprit
Alexander Kempe, President & Founder, 37celsius Capital Partners
17:00 Invest in Digital health
Clara Leonard, Venture capital, Digital Health Ventures
Vishal Gulati, Partner, Drapier Esprit
18:00 Networking Reception
TUESDAY 28 Feb 2017
14:00 – 15:00
In the sustainable development conference, Hall 4 Auditorium 5, Mobile World Congress.
Description: The amount of data generated by our connected societies is already proving to be a challenge to traditional big data analytics methodologies and this trend will only be compounded as data volumes grow exponentially. AI will greatly enhance our ability to extract meaningful insights from these overwhelmingly large datasets and will provide the catalyst for radical changes in how we address some of the most important challenges facing the world today. From scientific research to solving important practical problems, our societies will increasingly be assisted and enhanced by AI. Today, some the most compelling examples of these changes to come can be seen in medicine and clinical research, but as we further develop AI technology, we can expect its critical assistance in tackling climate change, critical resource management and population movements to name just a few. What insights can existing efforts in this space provide and how can future research into AI be directed to better assist us in addressing our shared challenges?
Speakers Martin Garner, SVP, CCS Insight (Moderator), Cedric Hutchings, VP Digital Health, Nokia Technologies, Denis Gilhooly, Founder & Executive Director, Mobile Alliance on Pandemics Action 2030, Elie Lobel, CEO, Orange Healthcare, Rick Valencia, President, Qualcomm Life and Ronan Wisdom MD, Connected Health, Accenture.
WEDNESDAY 1 Mar 2017
Sala d’Actes (Auditorium), Agència de Qualitat i Avaluació Sanitàries de Catalunya, Career de Roc Boronat, 81-95, Barcelona, Spain (This is 9km/20mins drive away from the MWC venue – find it on the map)
Wednesday 1 March 2017
8:30 Coffee and registration
9:00 Opening by Catalonian Department of Health
9:10 DECIPHER PCP and Lessons Learnt
9:30 “Innovation in mHealth” round table discussion – experts in Innovation, Procurement and mHealth
10:15 Coffee Break
10:30 DECIPHER PCP Finalists
11:15 DECIPHER PCP procurers
11:45 Q & A
12:00 End of the Event
Exhibition Hall 1
Tu Pediatra Online
About: In Tu Pediatra Online we offer a mhealth solutions. We offer medical advice online using the technology of Phemium (one of the leaders in the sector of telemedicine), all the days the year round. From our website, we can attend via email, phone, chat or video call; saving the medical record in the cloud.
We offer our medical advice to parents as private customers or companies and collectives, health insurances and education centers.
After two years of experience and more than 650 consultations per month, we can say that we solve online more than 89% of them.
About: 8Cups Inc. develops smart cups and its technology. This company pursues to collect all of drinking/eating data and turn to be a platform business.
It’s first product is Eightcups that motivates users keep hydrated and tracks water intake. Second product is Prismcups that distinguish beverages and calculate sugar and calories. This company has a registered patent of leveling for water intake with the highest accuracy. It is also a partner of Samsung Electronics in mobile accessary.
Phone: +82 1052246265
Country: Republic of Korea
About: ZERO FOUNDERS is a leading beauty tech company specializing in manufacturing IoT products and providing innovative solutions for beauty market by collaborating IT technology. Our customers can easily use hardware at home and have a customized skin and health care service like daily and weekly care. “INCO” is the first smart skinfold caliper in the world. It analyzes body fat with measuring thickness of fat on stomach. “ECLAIR” measures the amount of skin oil and moisture then gives a treatment right away with the nanoparticle mist.
Phone: +82 1087297235
Country: Republic of Korea
About: PiQuant aims to help people become healthier and safer by being their sight-beyond-sight. PiQuant’s core technology is spectroscopy, which uses light to measure materials’ unique spectrum in molecular level.
First, we wish to solve the ongoing food safety issue in China regarding baby formula. Babies are continuously getting sick from problematic formulas, and some even died from drinking melamine-tainted milk. Because melamine is odorless, tasteless, and undetectable with the naked eye, we have developed a device that detect melamine using spectroscopy to put the concerns about food safety to sleep and let parents feel safe when feeding their babies.
Phone: +82 1097580511
Pium Labs, Inc
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Pium Labs, Inc. has developed an innovated mobile technology especially using olfaction. We have researched advanced ways of interaction with mobile contents through scents, and developed intellectual properties in VR, AR, smart home, and healthcare. The company is composed of scented tech savvy founders from Cornell University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and KAIST. Smart diffuser is the first commercial device of Pium Labs providing scents automatically personalized based on users’ location and activity. Currently the company is closely collaborating with Samsung electronics, and looking for partners in the field of beauty, hospitality, and healthcare.
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Stratio, Inc. was founded in 2013 as the culmination of a decade of work done at Stanford University to make short wavelength infrared (SWIR) imaging available to the mass market for the first time in history. Stratio has two offices, one in San Jose, CA and the other office in Seoul, South Korea. LinkSquare is Stratio’s low-cost, handheld, smartphone-compatible spectrometer. LinkSquare analyzes an object’s response to light in order to determine the “spectral signature” of the object, and identify the object or reveal information about its composition that cannot be seen with the naked eye.
Phone: +82 1074677456
Country: Hong Kong
About: Heartisans is developing a smartwatch to accurately measure blood pressure, a critical vital sign still missing from wearables today.
We want to make health and blood pressure management easy and accessible for all with Heartisans Watch. Heartisans measures Pulse Transit Time, through Optical Heart Rate and ECG sensors, Heartisans Watch can determine the speed of a pulse traveling from the heart to the wrist (Pulse Transit Time) to derive systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Unlike cuff-based monitors that squeeze the arm, Heartisans Watch will give users complete freedom and comfort to measure blood pressure on the spot, at any moment.
Phone: +852 68496395
About: Gero is a biotech company that uses sophisticated methods and frameworks of theoretical physics in biological data modeling. The company successfully launched its first product – “motion wellness calculator” that is beneficial for both software and hardware developers in digital health: wellness as a service providers and smartwatches and fitness trackers manufacturers. This solution allows users to watch how their wellness status changes in response to their lifestyle or habits. Users have the opportunity to quantitatively assess personal benefits or harm from different lifestyle choices and adjust their habits for longer and healthier life.
UFIRST Co., Ltd
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Nuguna Neckband was developed to make life a little more pleasant for the deaf and hard of hearing. Every day there are events that try to grab our attention through sound, whether it be an alarm clock, electronic devices or a car horn. However, hearing aids are often only used periodically when the user realizes that a sound is going off. Nuguna Neckband offers the deaf and hard of hearing an intuitive way to realize when something or someone is trying to grab their attention thereby helping to prevent accidents and offer peace of mind.
Phone: +82 1064040099
Country: Republic of Korea
About: MotioNex develops MN series, the World Best Motion Sensor. MN Series is driven by the special proprietary algorithm of MotioNex. MN Series is the world-best motion sensor that estimates the yaw value accurately in a strenuous activity and the world-first motion sensor that has no drift yaw value in a long of use. MotioNex develops the Motion Capture System and the Smart Glove using MN series and offers the solution optimized for the film and virtual reality games. Especially you can apply any application because MN series has the own private algorithm for static motion and dynamic motion.
Phone: +82 1099560119
WEARABLE HEALTHCARE Inc
Country: Republic of Korea
About: “Fashionable innovation for healthcare.” Wearable Healthcare Inc. is a professional value-centered company. Our purpose is to bring innovative healthcare technologies into the world in the format of a commercialized product. We exist for contributing healthcare to the global society though a variety of wearable devices.
Executives and staff members of Wearable Healthcare Inc. are acutely aware of their role in our global society. The company culture reflects a level of social responsibility equal to the challenges faced when having a positive impact on both the environment and society.
Phone: +82 3180655632
AiQ Smart Clothing Inc
About: AiQ Smart Clothing Inc is where electronics merge with textiles to create fashionable, functional, comfortable solutions to meet your everyday needs; whether it’s in sports & fitness, outdoor & leisure, home & leisure, home care & health care. We have the drive and capability to make Smart Clothing concepts into reality.
Phone: +886 225210298
Exhibition Hall 2
About: InvenSense Inc. (NYSE: INVN) is the world’s leading provider of MEMS sensor platforms. InvenSense’s vision of Sensing Everything™ targets the consumer electronics and industrial markets with integrated Motion and Sound solutions. Our solutions combine MEMS (micro electrical mechanical systems) sensors, such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, compasses, and microphones with proprietary algorithms and firmware that intelligently process, synthesize, and calibrate the output of sensors. InvenSense’s motion tracking, audio and location platforms, and services can be found in the world’s largest and most iconic brands including smartphones, tablets, wearables, drones, gaming devices, internet of things, automotive products, and remote controls for smart TVs.
Phone: +1 4085012278
Exhibition Hall 5
About: SleepRate is the only app-based solution to combine all 3 stages of sleep treatment – monitoring, assessment, and therapy – in a comprehensive, user-friendly package. SleepRate works alone or, for more detailed analysis, together with a wide range of motion and heart rate tracking devices. It monitors the person’s sleep over several nights, automatically diagnoses their situation, and, if a disorder is discovered, creates a personalized sleep therapy plan using clinically validated sleep protocols. The therapy – delivered via the app – employs step-by-step guidance to help the end-user improve their sleep and so feel more refreshed, energized, and productive.
About: Neura’s artificial intelligence (AI) solution increases engagement for mobile apps and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Our SDK and machine learning algorithms transform sensor data from a user’s phone and devices into insights about their activities, habits, and real-world context. Apps that integrate Neura — and become “user aware” — are able to personalize their service like never before. While Neura can benefit any app or device, our technology performs especially well with mobile health solutions.
About: Equatel digital kiosks are made to work in rural and urban areas. They are connected via Cellular, WIFI or Satellite; extending mobile internet connectivity up to 35km from any mobile antenna. Users access the kiosk by inserting a SIM or Smart card. These Digital kiosks are installed with Telemedicine and Education capabilities allowing a wide range of point of care diagnostic sensors to be attached via USB or Bluetooth; and all of these data’s both on the patient and doctor side are managed by Equatel’s secure EHR platform. These health digital kiosks enable live session and remote diagnostic with doctors.
Phone: +972 545501205
Country: United States
About: BreezoMeter, the world’s leading real-time air quality analytics provider, is helping more than 50 million people in 35 countries improve their health and quality of life by providing simple, intuitive and actionable air pollution data. Derived from governmental sensors, satellites, weather patterns, transportation dynamics and other sources, BreezoMeter provides users with accurate and precise air quality data, including pollutant concentrations and forecast, up to the city block. The company offers its data as a service via API to enterprises, from smart home, fitness, cosmetics, and automotive companies to health technology brands.
Phone: (323) 601-7772
About: VideoVisit Ltd, HQ in Helsinki Finland, is a global frontrunner in video-based Telecare market. VideoVisit utilizes the newest cutting edge video communication technology with in-house R&D expertise to offer virtual home care, online doctor appointment and consultation platform to healthcare service providers.
Phone: +358 931589800
About: Whatever you want to track, Quuppa brings you the dot on the map.Quuppa Intelligent Locating System™ is a powerful technology platform for novel Location Based Services and Applications. It enables real-time tracking of Bluetooth Smart Tags and devices, with superior accuracy. It’s a reliable, versatile, highly customizable, fully scalable, and cost efficient solution.A worldwide ecosystem has grown around Quuppa’s technology: from Application Developers and Solution providers to System integrators and Tag manufacturers. Hundreds of systems have been successfully applied across various industries – from Healthcare, Retail, and Security to Logistics, Manufacturing, and Sports.
Phone: +358 504084550
Sense Of Intelligence Oy
About: We are Finnish Hi-Tech company, specialized in pet wellbeing. The Product brand is called Anaxeos. Product represents a new design and it contains sensors that measures the dog’s activity, heartbeat, temperature and the sounds it makes any time. Anaxeos also contains GPS and GSM devices so that the wellbeing of a dog can be monitored on an app no matter the distance. the wearable tech, gathers data from the dog using sensors, IoT and AI. So probably no words are exchanged, but the result is the same. Peace of mind. #IOT #AI #Sensors #GPS #GSM #wellbeing #anywhere
Phone: +358 503672445
Exhibition Hall 6
Country: United Kingdom
About: The Internet of Things (IoT) is driving business towards an innovative hyper-connected world of increased profitability and sustainability. Join us at MWC 2017 to see how Vodafone IoT is harnessing this new information ecosystem to build a better tomorrow by transforming lives and businesses today. Vodafone IoT will be demonstrating how self-driving cars and connected scooters are moulding mobility into a service. From the field to the factory, we’ll show how IoT is helping farmers save their livestock and how connected robotics is revolutionising shop floor productivity. From telemedicine for the elderly and infirm to connected exoskeletons allowing stroke-victims to walk again, you’ll see how Vodafone IoT is helping to redefine healthcare. We’ll also be demonstrating how our NarrowBand-IoT connectivity is revolutionising the market, bringing millions more devices and objects online; broadening the commercial opportunities of every industry player and turning the smart city into a reality
Soundbridge Co., Ltd.
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Sound bridge is founded on business goal which is developing smart hearing device as aternative hearing aid based on voice compansation algorithm and new call UX since 2012. SF Alpha has the world’s first earbud-type Bluetooth headset that can selectively use both internal and external microphones depending on the level of surrounding noise and situation to talk in a noisy environment. (Reduce 25~40dB ambient noise) Also, SF Alpha Plus has been developed for smart hearing device, which is targeting to replace convensional hearing aids and help hearing impaired people who can not hear the sound less than 60dB.
Phone: +82 1043602121
Safe4 Security Group AS
About: An international security company offering smart living solutions and services, facilitating the IoT industry’s desire to create new recurring revenues
Gateway: IoT gateway, combines and enforces leading wireless IoT technology standards
IoT platform: The IoT platform enables use of data from multiple sources for services, applications and Big data analytics.
SmartLiving Services: Security–Home services–Health
Full turn key solution: Whitelabel solutions with freedom to choose: Devices–Gateway–BigData cloud storage-IoT platform–Applications–Integrations
NEWS!/HYBRIDSENSOR: Smoke – Camera – Pressure – Motion – Humidity – MP3 player – Speaker – Led light – Oxygen – Temperature.
Phone: +47 99576303
About: IT4You is an international developer of innovative technologies in the field of speech intelligibility and audio signal processing. Our team consists of mathematicians, developers, linguists and specialists in the field of speech intelligibility, designers and musicians, whose talent and high professionalism allows to carry out researches, develop and implement original technological innovations.
Phone: +7 9045968110
Exhibition Hall 7
MAYSUN INFO TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
About: Maysun Info Technology Co., Ltd. is a modern enterprise company, Focus on integration technology research, manufacturing, sales, and service of smart phone, tablet PC, Smart Wearable, VR and the coming newest high- tech smart life+ chain production lines. Maysun was founded in 2008, as a professional OEM/ODM manufacturer, we have a team over 60 technicians, 350 skilled workers, with production capacity 250,000 units per month, main markets are Europe, Asia, middle east, South America, etc. Based on the philosophy of high quality assurance, mutual benefit, Maysun will bring you with joy, ease and convenience for both work and life forever.
Quectel Wireless Solutions Co. Ltd
About: Quectel Wireless Solutions is a leading global supplier of GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA/(+), LTE and GNSS modules. Leveraging Quectel’s strong R&D capabilities, comprehensive expertise, wide variety of high quality products and consistent philosophy of putting the customer’s demands at the forefront, Quectel has established itself as a reliable and trustworthy provider of wireless modules since its establishment. Quectel modules can be ideally suitable for any M2M applications from Telematics to Smart Metering, to Wireless POS, to Security, to mHealth, to Networking and other application fields.
Phone: +86 +8602151086236
Exhibition Hall 8
Medi Plus Solutions Co. Ltd
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Medi Plus Solution is a leading solution provider of the personalized smart healthcare services. Second Wind, our healthcare solution for chronic patients, is a bi-directional medical support system designed to help the chronic patients make quick recovery by connecting the physicians, the patients and the caregivers with the health information and medical instructions. With our real-time activity monitoring system for the patient, we provide disease management services for the control over the patient’s blood pressure, blood glucose, heart beats and weight. We are pursuing the improvement of life quality beyond just healthcare by introducing our scope to AI assistant services.
Phone: +82 1063707382
Country: Republic of Korea
About: gredoo is created from a hope of eradicating diseases and poverty. Doobit, one of Gredoo’s creation, is particulary made for infectious diseases. Doobit is a wearable device, enabling us to prevent a disease any time, any where. This product contains cleaning fluid that can be used for about a week. spray settings can be set through smartphone. It is inspired from spider man’s silk bracelet. You can wash your hand immediately after cleaning fluid is sprayed, and cleaning fluid can be replaced with other liquids, such as perfume, facial mist, mosquito repellent).
Phone: +82 1099005069
F & D Partners Inc.
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Mission and Vision: Contributes to improving the quality of life through information on the shape of the human body We have the most human shape information DB on earth Pursue a healthy life, build informative information, and achieve technological innovation through convergence.
Item : 3D Facial Skin Scanner
How to : Scan the type and location of troubles on facial skin by non-contact & 3D method
Core Technology : 3D Optics, Image Processing, Machine Vision, Skin Analysis
2016.01 – Established F&D PARTNERS Inc.
2016.10 – Certified the Laboratory form KOITA
2017.01 – Acquire the Certification of Venture company
About: Nutrapp is an online nutrition coaching service. A research study was developed to test if tailored text messages and coaching techniques would be useful to change eating habits among young adults. The outcomes were really impressive. Later, the online platform was created and currently Nutrapp offers online coaching education services on nutrition, health and exercise through text messages. A group of health professionals who are specialists in coaching provide nutrition and healthy tips, diets, recipes, school menus, etc. Our users are constantly in contact with their coaches by a messaging App. Periodically, Nutrapp team offers livestream or face-to-face workshops.
Phone: +34 620861313
Mind the Byte
About: Mind the Byte is a bioinformatics company specialized in computational drug discovery. We develop software using Big Data and Machine Learning approaches. Our main goal is to help our clients make better, safer and more adequate drugs adjusted to the patient needs through our SaaS platform and services.
Our SaaS platform allows our clients to perform in silico Drug Development analysis on High Performing Computing infrastructure, in a very intuitive manner. We are one of the few companies in the sector offering a pay-per-use software, which is very helpful and convenient for small and medium size biotech companies.
Phone: +34 934020938
Location: 8.1E49 App Planet
About: In order to reduce the risk of drink-driving and compensate for the lack of solutions of assisting drivers under the influence, GOOD ANGEL has developed a safety system to alert, secure and assist drivers. How? By developing a unique mobile breathalyzer connected to a smartphone application that can accurately measure the driver’s blood alcohol level via an electrochemical sensor. The other important detail: our device can be perfectly integrated in the dashboard.
Phone: +33 630365710
Location: 4YFN F1.5
About: Many women, especially older, are reluctant to talk with their doctors about their sexual health problems, thus they suffer in silence. Also, different healthcare professionals have difficulty in initiating conversations about sexual health and thus cannot provide appropriate sexual and reproductive care. “Emily” is a digital platform that offers safe, reliable and integrative sexual and reproductive health care management for a) women (as primary consumers of preventive, self-care and community-based services), b) healthcare professionals (as secondary consumers of professional trainings) and c) other interested stakeholders in the industry (ONGs, digital health apps, feminine products companies). Join “Emily” today!
Location: 4YFN F3
About: We propose a system that consists of two parts: a personalized 3D splint that fits the treated limb and allows a better and comfortable restraint of the damaged muscle, and an electrostimulator that is activated before splint removal. Such system decreases muscle atrophy, alleviates pain and allows initiation of the rehabilitation process simultaneously.
Phone: +34 634666915
Location: 4YFN F3
About: QUIBIM offers a service of virtual biopsy of organs and tissues of the human body by the application of advanced computational methods to medical images to improve diagnosis or to accurately evaluate the response to therapies. We are serving to worldwide customers from Hospitals to Pharma Companies through QUIBIM Precision cloud-based platform, a innovative image processing platform .Recently, QUIBIM announced the closing of its first round of funding worth 550,000 euros shared by differents tech investors.
Phone: +34 686784484
Location: 4YFN G1.6
Country: Republic of Korea
About: Relumino is a visual aid for blind, visually impaired people with the accent on image processing. It helps enhance sight using VR and smartphone. Processing images obtained by the camera of smartphone includes edge enhancement, contrast enhancement, text enhancement and blind spot remapping to improve viewing conditions. Clinical test that commenced in January, 2017, shows significant improvement of visual acuity and faster reading speed by using Relumino. It only costs up to $99 and provides improvement of vision equivalent to extant visual aids with stiff prices. Development of exclusive glasses is also planned in the near future. See for yourself!
Location: 4YFN G2.4
About: Eodyne has created the Rehabilitation Gaming System (RGS) – a ground breaking platform for cognitive and motor neuro-rehabilitation in a range of neuropathologies such as stroke. RGS integrates a range of technologies including VR, AI and big data analytics, is science grounded, clinically validated and certified as a CE class I medical device. RGS individualizes each intervention to the needs of its users, deploying a range of diagnostic and training protocols. Furthermore, RGS allows patients to train without direct supervision of a therapist, increasing the impact of rehabilitation programs while drastically lowering costs and allowing patients to rehabilitate at home
Adan Medical Innovation
Location: 4YFN H1.6
About: Health care startup with the mission to improve the quality of life of patients that suffer severe allergic reactions requiring epinephrine/adrenaline. anAPPhylaxis is the first integrated solution for anaphylaxis management. It consists of two components: a smart case for epinephrine autoinjectors and a mobile app with multiple features(epinephrine status monitoring, automatic emergency protocol in case of anaphylaxis, distance alert…). Technology also applicable to epinephrine stored in public spaces making easier the access to epinephrine and saving lives.
Location: 4YFN H1.5
About: Cuideo offers senior home care services. 2 services: – Care by hours: Marketplace where Care Pros are connected with Senior users. Cuideo intermediaries between freelance based Care Pros and families, monetising 25% of the total service value. – Care Pro recruiting: Cuideo recruits full time and part time Care Pros for families with heavy care needs. Cuideo filter candidates and match them with Senior users based on pathology, care needs and other 20 more variables. Cuideo started at the begging of 2016 and has closed the year with over 22.000 hours delivered and 250.000 euros invoiced in care services.
Phone: +34 672678052
Location: 4YFN H2.5
About: MEDIKTOR develops Intelligent Solutions for the Healthcare Industry. Our solution helps Health Payors and Hospitals save provision costs. Using AI and Self Machine Learning techniques, MEDIKTOR assess patient symptoms and provide the most accurate advise on which is the real level of urgency of the case and which specialist should be consulted. At hospitals, MEDIKTOR helps clinicians make better decisions and hospitals save time and manage their resources more effectively.
Phone: +34 647307898
Location: 4YFN H4.10
About: B-wom is a digital health startup that empowers women to take control of their intimate health. Women experience many changes in their bodies through their lives, and health systems have a lack of resources and prevention tools to deal with. We focus on prevention and selfcare. As of today, we have a mobile app that offers personalized care plans and coaching for pelvic health. We started with this because it has a big impact on the quality of life for women. It affects problems like urine leaks, sex, constipation and back pain. B-wom is changing selfcare for women.
Phone: +34 636727352
Neuron Cloud SAS
Location: 4YFN I4.2
About: We believe in a collaborative health system where patients are informed and involved in their treatments, with health models focused on prevention and early detection of diseases, integrating health institutions, doctors and patients. We have created a cloud services platform that covers the entire pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical operation of a clinical laboratory, connecting biomedical equipment, exchanging information among the software of health institutions, storing the results and analyzing the same to present the information to the patient in a useful and safe way for the management of their health, through mobile applications.
Phone: +57 3153998559
Location: 4YFN I49
About: VIDAVO operates in the field of mhealth, linking citizens and healthcare providers over its intelligent mobile health suite Vida24®. The system is trusted by thousands of users across Europe in the field of health tourism, telehealth, integrated care. It is the tool for healthcare providers to build their digital presence.
Vida24 includes a bouquet of mobile health modules, ranging from chronic disease management, nutrition and activity online coaching, to doctor on demand, telepsychiatry, health assessment tools and more. Users can pick and activate the modules that serve their business scope and needs, in addition to the highly customizable user interface.
Phone: +30 2310474762
Location: 4YFN J1.4
About: DyCare develops innovative solutions for the control and clinical assessment of diseases affecting the functionality of the musculoskeletal system. DyCare devices, integrate wearable sensors to be used in clinical practice. Our main goal is providing solutions which revolutionize the care process of patients with musculoskeletal, neurological disorders by optimizing the therapy, accelerating the clinical trials and improving the quality of life. DyCare motion analysis system provides clinicians a new measurement tool to support diagnosis and treatment phases, allowing the continuous assessment of patient improvements and effectiveness of the received treatment, providing greater efficiency in the management of movement diseases.
Location: 4YFN J2.1
About: IOMED provides a new software tool for medical doctors. We aim to improve medicine by creating high quality medical data from the first moment, and bringing into medicine the latest technologies in computer science and artificial intelligence. Our goal is to integrate with existing software systems, providing an advanced machine learning tool which is able to understand the information introduced by doctors about their patients improving the way data is handled and providing value not only to doctors but also to other key players in the healthcare industry.
Phone: +34 637404271
Location: 4YFN J2.2
About: MJN Neuroserveis aims to improve the life quality of people with epilepsy. With a non-invasive, discrete and portable device that predicts an epileptic seizure before it happens. The device consists of an earpiece that reads the electroencephalogram, a wristband and a mobile application with an AI algorithm that warns the user and their environment, one-minute before the epileptic seizure occurs. In addition, the device monitors permanently the brain activity of the patient. Currently, there is no device on the market that offers these functions. And in the near future, MJN will be speaking about schizophrenia and other brain diseases.
Location: 4YFN J2.7
About: Omnirooms.com is an online portal that offers accessible rooms with their characteristics and real pictures. Although other portals normally provide generic pictures, our website has real pictures of the adapted rooms available, as well as a description of their characteristics and of the establishment services. And it is possible to book directly. Thus, anyone with reduced mobility may decide if the room fits their personal needs or not, just by checking out the information without having to call to the hotel nor sending mails. So, the reservation process is simplified and the possibilities of finding what you really need increase.
Phone: +34 683600108
Intelligent System Vitale SL
Location: 4YFN K2.3
About: MyVitale is a system that generates automatic workouts in a dynamic and intelligent way. It is a machine learning system, that evolves with the user endlessly. We offer different types of goals to our clients: Fitness, Performance and Health goals. For customizing workouts, we go through a detailed registration form, and get constant feed back from the user. MyVitale is fully dynamic, versus other static solutions. Its open architecture allows quick implementation of new goals (mainly new health evidence based treatments for pathology). MyVitale constantly adapts to the real needs and state of mind and shape of the user.
Phone: +34 948066966
Location: 4YFN L2.5
About: We develop solutions to improve sport. We collect and analyze data in real time creating a better experience for players and fans. We have solutions for basketball and swimming. We are working with NBA to digitalize basketball grassroots, and with top european teams like Real Madrid to provide real time data to improve their performance. For swimming we have created an amazing platform to make a swimming pool a smart pool. We track the swimmers in real time and we can measure their performance, alert from drowning and provide relevant info to the pool owner in real time.
Location: 4YFN N4
About: Women4Tech is focused on successfully addressing the gender gap in the mobile industry. Gender equality in technology strengthens the industry and builds valuable professional communities and networks. Women4Tech supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals, particularly SDG 5 (Gender Equality). With the support from the public and private sector, globally, Women4Technology focuses on four key areas: Women Empowering Technology; Women Encouraging Technology; Women Transforming Technology; Women Innovating in Technology. Collectively, we’re driving the greater inclusion of women in the mobile ecosystem by improving gender equality in education and showcasing best practices and industry action for female
leadership in the digital age.
Location: 4YFN O4.1
About: Mint Labs provides a cloud-based neuroimaging platform (CloudN) with advanced data management and proprietary data analysis tools in addition to state-of-the-art 3D touchless visualization capabilities. Using big data algorithms, we analyze images to support research and collaboration within the medical community. By accelerating the R&D workflow, we aim to help doctors find cures for difficult-to-diagnose neurological diseases. CloudN is being used across Europe and US by top-notch hospitals and research institutions such as UCSF and pharmaceutical companies. We have more than 250,000 brain scans and are creating the biggest brain database in the world.
About: We created Familyar, a social platform for connecting elderly and families with social and care organisations. Our goal is helping families, City Councils and organisations to keep elderly in their community longer decreasing demand on the system and improving physical and social well-being. Familyar is based on videocall, messaging, tasks and medication management capabilities focused on mobile devices. We integrated Familyar with third-party sensor and wearable services providing flexible solutions for monitoring and following-up medical and ambient conditions. Familyar is available as white label service. Platform capabilities (as videocall) are available for integrations on third-party applications for Android and iOS.
Biwel Salud Empresarial
About: Bihealth is the comprehensive wellbeing solution that promotes and manages corporate health programs for companies in a humanistic and interactive way. With very simple and useful tools, users are offered the chance to participate in personalized gamified experiences that involve a reduction of their health risk factors, creating a healthy corporate community. Through Bihealth insights and its engine, companies are able to analyze and manage habits improvement as well as predicting sustainable behavior changes, which lead to the reduction of healthcare costs and improve the commitment. You don’t have to adapt to Bihealth. Bihealth adapts to you. Make it simple.
Phone: +34 931414529
Chemical Transducers Group / GTQ IMB-CNM (CSIC)
About: GTQ presents at MWC a wearable sensor technology for monitoring physiological parameters in athletes (pH, ions, Glucose). The Chemical Transducers Group (GTQ) is a research group of Instituto de Microelectrónica de Barcelona Microelectronics (IMB-CNM). The IMB-CNM belongs to Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), the main Spanish research institution and one of the largest in the world. We also offer wireless chemical sensors for pH and ions that can be used in APPcesories for mobile devices. GTQ develops micro-analytical systems for liquids with microelectronics technology, exhibiting several advantages like small size, robustness, reliability, low cost and mass production.
About: Diagnose, prevent, manage and monitor our vital signs. Store your data, check your history and statistics, share your information with your family and doctors. Follow the evolution of your measurements, detects possible changes or improvements to your health. Set alarms to warn if a value is out of the ordinary. Set yourself goals and visualize as you get to the goals you’ve set. All this connectivity focusing on a single platform: LifeVit. Unique web and app where you can view all your information where, when and wherever you want. Secure and confidential access to all your measu¬rements from LifeVit devices.
Phone: +34 935606705
FLIR Systems, Inc.
About: FLIR Systems, Inc. designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes technologies that enhance perception and awareness. We bring innovative sensing solutions into daily life through our thermal imaging systems, visible-light imaging systems, locator systems, measurement and diagnostic systems, and advanced threat detection systems. Our products improve the way people interact with the world around them, enhance public safety and well-being, increase energy efficiency, and enable healthy and entertained communities.
Phone: +32 36655100
IVY HEALTH LIMITED
Country: Hong Kong
About: IvyHealth is an innovative technology company involved in health care and aims at improving the welfare of people like you. We create electronic devices and develop applications to help you monitor your physical condition and reach the personal improvement goals you have set yourself. We connect your health with the world and offer you data, advice, recommendations and personalised diets to help you on your road to a better lifestyle and greater wellbeing. Join IvyHealth and start feeling better. With IvyHealth, your health is in your hands.
The following firms are attending/speaking but don’t have exhibition booths. You might like to check out their offerings and connect with them to arrange a meeting in Barcelona (if you are attending and would like to be featured here say Hi in the comments below and we’ll add your company/personal profile):
Benergy App by PlayBenefit
Location: Contact Patu Antunes – email@example.com
About: Benergy is a gamified health and wellness mobile app created and developed by PlayBenefit in Barcelona. It´ll be launched by the end of March in iOS and May in Android, both in English and Spanish. Its objective is to lead the user into a more energetic and optimistic lifestyle, by teaching about how food, exercise, sleep, bowels, mindset and physical environment affect his energy levels. Then it proposes daily challenges and an easy tracking of the user’s general state regarding mood, food, exercise and bowels. It’ll be marketed in both B2B and B2C channels.
Wireless Health (note: website under construction)
Location: Contact Agustina Clair Executive Vice President Business Development, Wireless Health. firstname.lastname@example.org / +5491133870292
About: Wireless Health analyses telecommunications-linked health solutions and creates strategic courses of action for its kite mark and landing in the principal markets and segments of the world.
Details to be added
Withings mHealth devices on exhibition booth.
New 24MP Camera Snapdragon Android
QualcommLife & QualcommReach showcases
About: We develop solutions and wearable for seniors with cognitive impairment ranging from Age Associated Memory Impairment (AAMI), to Alzheimer and Dementia. Our solutions cover a wide range of targets spanning professional, care center or at home assistance. Our products are fully secure and build with a strong emphasis on privacy.
Phone: +41 763361009
2PCS Solutions GmbH
About: 2PCS: THE NEW WAY OF PROVIDING SAFETY AND MANAGING ALERTS. 2PCS is an alerting and locating system designed for the duties of professional care addressing the safety and independence of persons in care to handle challenges caused by dementia. Primary and secondary users benefit from a better safety feeling, independence and supported mobility by wearing a single device for indoor and outdoor usage. The 2PCS solution which is fully interoperable with existing care and ICT solutions, acts and reacts in an efficient and a relieving way to save time and costs as well as disburden care givers and relatives.
Phone: +43 6507429656
Location: TBC: Hall1 (OA1A.30) Hall 2 (2N62 & 2O60)
About: Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Our partnerships with every major telecom operator in the world allow people, business and society to fulfill their potential and create a more sustainable future.
Our services, software and infrastructure – especially in mobility, broadband and cloud – are enabling industries to do better business, increase efficiency, improve user experiences, and capture opportunities.
With around 115,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, we support networks that connect over 2.5bn subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks
At MWC17 Ericsson will be demoing a 5G Robotic Surgery IoT haptic healthcare application to empower doctors with the sense of touch, complementing high definition video and audio connections to create an immersive environment. In this live demonstration, based on research collaboration between Ericsson and King’s College London, we experience the concept of a robotic finger able to detect hard tissue within a soft tissue sample. The demonstration leverages the 5G capabilities of very high throughput (current Ericsson 5G trials are hitting more than 25 Gbps), low latency and network slicing. 5G network slicing supports different flows of traffic – in this demo, for example, we have the close view camera, the wide angle view camera and tactile remote control — and enables different quality of service parameters to be applied to each.