Parkview Health and MATTER announce Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition Semi-Finalists

Parkview Health and MATTER have announced ten semi-finalists for the 2020 Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition. Launched in February, the competition challenged innovators to submit product, software or program solutions with the promise and potential of reducing the rates of infant mortality.

The Healthy Mom and Baby innovation competition semi-finalists will present their solutions virtually on June 1, 2020. The winner of the Innovation Competition will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

Following the innovation competition, up to five finalist teams will participate in a three month virtual accelerator where they will continue to build and test their solution with leaders from Parkview Health, MATTER and Management Performance Hub. On September 17, 2020, finalist teams will present their final solutions to a community of healthcare professionals, Parkview leaders and outside investors to pitch their ideas for potential pilot opportunities and funding. All teams who participate in the final pitch day will receive a one-year global membership at MATTER.

Meet the Healthy Mom and Baby Innovation Competition semi-finalists:

Advanced Medical Simulation Lab at Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation — Fort Wayne, Indiana

The medical simulation lab at Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation’s Safe Sleep Program provides education around safe sleep through experiential learning such as using 3D models. These 3D models of the infant trachea and esophagus will be used to simulate vomiting in the prone and supine infant.

Candlelit Therapy, Inc. — New York, New York

Candlelit Therapy is an app-based therapy clinic and digital intervention that provides new and expectant parents of color with on-demand counseling. Their free mobile app will help moms discover, book and maintain mental health counseling on a budget that works for them.

Fetal Life, LLC — Prospect, Kentucky

Fetal Life is a specialized technology company dedicated to addressing the challenges around pregnancy by the integration of medical expertise, artificial intelligence and technological solutions. Their solutions include a smart uterine contraction monitoring handheld device, a smart fetal heart rate monitoring device and the mobile app MyFetalLife which consists of educational materials, interactive features and care plans for pregnant mothers.

Gabi SmartCare — Brussels, Belgium

Gabi SmartCare (GSC) combines remote medical monitoring and predictive digital analytics to alert parents in case of danger during sleep, while providing physicians with the data to enable reliable diagnosis, improve treatment efficiency and anticipate complications.

Lilu, Inc. — New York, New York

Lilu is building technology to empower new moms through their product, Lilu’s Massage Bra. Lilu’s Massage bra is the first hands-free pumping bra with automated breast massage to help moms pump 30 percent more milk in less time.

Neopenda, PBC — Chicago, Illinois

Neopenda’s solution, neoGuard, is a clinical vital signs monitor that measures four primary vital signs and provides critical data and high-quality care to neonatal patients in resource-constrained facilities.

Prenatal Hope — Gurnee, Illinois

Through biomedical innovations, Prenatal Hope’s tool, VivO2, is a non-invasive diagnostic tool that is able to measure, in real-time, when a baby is in distress. This will give doctors the data they need to reduce unnecessary procedures, doctors’ liability, and lower the cost of healthcare.

Purdue University — West Lafayette, Indiana

Purdue University Cardiovascular Imaging Research Laboratory’s solution for preterm births is the automated supine pressor test (Auto-SPT), which is a diagnostic tool and management device that determines and mitigates a woman’s risk of preeclampsia. Auto-SPT measures the patient’s blood pressure while on their back and left side to gauge risk of preeclampsia and can monitor body position during sleep, alerting the patient if she inadvertently rolls into a non-therapeutic sleeping position during the night.

TheraB Medical, Inc. — East Lansing, Michigan

TheraB Medical’s solution, SnugLit, is a wearable, portable solution to infant jaundice that promotes maternal-infant bonding and breastfeeding. SnugLit covers the infant’s whole body and is composed of a reusable light pad and disposable cotton swaddle to provide an all-in-one phototherapy treatment.

Thrive Neuromedical LLC — Columbus, Ohio

Thrive is dedicated to improving the neurodevelopmental outcomes of babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Their solution records the mother’s voice using an app and places that recording on a NICU-safe speaker device for the infant.