Startup Shoutouts: March 22, 2019

Every day, innovators across the MATTER community are building new solutions that accelerate innovation, advance care and improve lives. Here’s a look into the most noteworthy headlines from the past few weeks.

CareBand stakes their claim

CareBand, the wearable technology for seniors living with dementia, has received its first patent. CareBand is on a mission to enhance the quality of life for people living with dementia and to reduce their risk of injury or death due to wandering. Their product, which provides real-time location monitoring so that caregivers can keep track of their loved one’s activity from a computer or mobile device, recently received a U.S. utility patent. The patent covers indoor and outdoor location tracking for people living with dementia and others at risk of wandering such as people with Alzheimer’s. Learn more.

Level Ex saves hearts

Level Ex, a company that creates medical video games to help train physicians, recently released their fourth specialty game — Cardio Ex. Cardio Ex helps prepare cardiologists for the critical cases they may encounter in the catheterization lab. Many cardiologists encounter complications or train with new techniques and medical devices on a live patient, and Cardio Ex is designed to provide a risk-free alternative to encountering those scenarios for the first time during a live procedure. Learn more.

NowPow teams up to put health first

NowPow, the creator of a web-based tool that connects members to community services, is teaming up with Healthfirst. Healthfirst is one of the largest non-profit insurers in New York, with nearly 1.4 million members. NowPow will use their digital platform to connect those members to important health and social services like food pantries and legal assistance. Learn more.

STREAMD gets an A+

STREAMD published a study showcasing the effectiveness of their technology in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Their technology uses automated text messaging powered by artificial intelligence to guide and support patients before and after surgery. The study compared 83 patients who underwent traditional perioperative education after undergoing total joint arthroplasty with 76 who used STREAMD’s text messaging bot. STREAMD found that patients who used the tool exercised 8.6 minutes more per day and stopped narcotic use 10 days earlier, on average. Learn more.