APRIL 29, 2016
Billy Boyle (Main Stage speaker)
Cofounder, Owlstone Nanotech
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for including me in WIRED Health’s startup program. It was a fantastic experience to meet so many wonderful people and learn about the game changing innovations on the horizon. It was lovely to spend with dynamic colleagues.”
Keira Barr (Startup Stage speaker)
CEO & founder, A.R.O., Inc.
“Thanks again for the fantastic WIRED Health conference last week. It was a pleasure and honour to speak on the day, and we made some excellent connections. The mix of people was superb!”
Bruce Hellman (Main Stage speaker)
CEO & founder, uMotif
“Thank you for inviting Azoi to WIRED Health. [We] made some interesting connections and benefited from some very useful insight and guidance from key people within the industry in the UK. We very much enjoyed the day. So thank you and congratulations on putting together a great day.”
Toby Walsh (Startup Stage speaker)
“Your team excelled themselves, it was a great event and your contributions were clearly a huge part of that. I wish all event planners were as good as your team!”
Clementine Baig, on behalf of Ali Parsa (Main Stage speaker)
“I was just at WIRED Health which was a very well organized, standing-room only event — really first class in every way. Tons of press and lots of interesting speakers/thinkers. I’m sure the main WIRED event in October will be even grander and better.”
Sonny X Vu (Main Stage speaker)
CEO & founder, Misfit Wearables
“Our CEO, Daniel Ghinn wanted me to pass on his thanks to you and the team for a really interesting day […] I know he found it refreshing to see so much good science in a conference on health technology and the opportunity to see old friends and meet up with new people in healthcare innovation.”
Tessa Duggleby (delegate)
Global communications manager, Creation Healthcare
“I really enjoyed the day, I thought it was an excellent mix of presenters and topics.”
Dr George Brighton (delegate)
Core surgical trainee, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Torbay Hospital
THE BUPA STARTUP STAGE
On the WIRED 2016 Bupa Startup Stage, a wide range of growth-stage heathcare businesses introduced their organisations and explained their objectives, aims and applications.
The companies presented to a judging panel of sector professionals, who crowned Sensely as the 2016 winner. Ivana Schnur, co-founder and CEO of Sensely, went on to present the final session of the event on the Main Stage..
Nora Khaldi, Nuritas
Nuritas is the first company in the world to use artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to find new disease-beating molecules in foodstuffs. The company has been recognised as one the most innovative startups in the world. A bioinformatics technology company, Nuritas specialises in the discovery of peptides (chains of amino acids) with functional health or therapeutic benefits in nutrition and cosmetics.
BrainWaveBank is a big data neuroscience platform that dramatically reduces the cost of directly measuring your brain health, in just a few minutes a day, from the comfort of your home. This transforms the economics and accessibility of early detection of neurological disorders including dementia, traumatic brain injury, and others.
Lihi Segal, DayTwo
DayTwo unlocks the mystery of how our body responds to the food we eat, and provides personalised nutrition recommendations based on each person’s unique gut microbiome, maintaining lower blood sugar levels. The technology is based on a four year groundbreaking research led by Eran Segal and Eran Elinav from the Weizmann Institute of Science.
Marek Sacha, Golden Era Club
Golden Era Club’s mission is to disrupt the UK’s £15 billion elderly care market by providing superior quality care, underpinned by a digital carer marketplace and technology-driven operations. Its approach allows Golden Era Club to operate at 50-70 percent lower margins than traditional care agencies and therefore better remunerate our carers for their hard work.
Dani Roig, Psious
Psious is a virtual reality (VR) platform for Mental Care. Designed by psychologists for psychologists, Psious brings state of the art VR into real clinical practice through a smartphone and 3D goggles. A complete solution already being used by hundreds of mental care clinicians, research groups, and reputed healthcare institutions.
Anne Bruinvels, Px HealthCare
With cancer affecting more than one in three of us, the burden of the illness is high. Px HealthCare (Px) has developed OWise, a cancer patient-experience platform, demonstrated to improve the patient-physician relationship. Px applies advanced data-analytics to the anonymised Patient Reported Outcome (PRO), generating unique insights into improving oncology outcomes.
Tom Harte, MyRecovery
MyRecovery provides patients with a mobile application that guides them “step by step” through every aspect of their surgical treatment and recovery. Founded by two surgeons who have been on both sides of the scalpel, MyRecovery comes from their unique experience of being both the patient and the surgeon. Its mission statement is to “transform the patient experience globally”.
Cristian Pascual, Teckel Medical
MEDIKTOR, from Teckel Medical, is a mobile platform that connects users to the most appropriate clinical specialist. The selection of the specialist is based on the on-line preliminary pre-diagnosis performed by MEDIKTOR with the data provided by users. Its AI based algorithms cover the most prevalent pathologies at the Emergency Services.
Ivana Schnur, Sensely
Sensely’s mobile-first platform provides a virtual nurse that guides patients through the initial triage process. Using advanced machine learning and a clinical hub connection, patients are either directed to a live clinician, a GP appointment schedule, clinical services locator, or access to medical information and advice. All while maintaining communication with clinicians through electronic health record integration.
Clue is the world’s fastest growing female health app. Its mission is to empower people to be in charge of their lives while moving science and health research forward.
Maria Pereira, Gecko Biomedical
Gecko Biomedical is a privately owned medical device company based in Paris, France. It is dedicated to the rapid development and the commercialisation of polymers, namely in the form of sealants and adhesives, that support tissue healing. Gecko’s polymers are non-toxic, bind to tissues and deliver wound closure within the wet dynamic environments in the body.
Danny Lange, ChroniSense Medical
ChroniSense develops wearable health monitoring devices for chronically ill patients. The wrist device includes sensors which acquire real-time medical data — such as SpO2, ECG, BP, and pulse and breathe rates. It also detects vital sign trends and changes, and communicate the data to healthcare professionals. The initial indications include COPD, CHF, Asthma and Cardiac Arrhythmia.
Laura Indolfi, PanTher Therapeutics
PanTher Therapeutics provides technologies for revolutionising the local treatment of pancreatic cancer. By implementing a novel drug-eluting platform technology to change the route of administration, it enhances chemotherapeutic efficacy while improving quality of life. In addition, PanTher’s solution provides the socio-economic benefit of a more cost-effective management of healthcare.
Jamie Druitt, TalkLife
TalkLife is a peer-to-peer support network for youth mental health. It aims to be a rapid early stage intervention for young people battling depression, self-injurious behaviours and suicidal ideation. TalkLife has over 300,000 members around the globe and in collaboration with MIT, Harvard and Microsoft Research, it’s developing a world first machine learning engine and digital interventions platform to not only understand their plight but potentially intervene ahead of time.
Ben Fehnert, Ctrl Group
Ctrl Group work internationally with healthcare companies and providers who want to use new technology to improve people’s health. Cognition Kit™ a set of software products we have developed together with Cambridge Cognition, that powers cognitive assessment on wearable and smart devices. Scientists, doctors and patients can use Cognition Kit™ to better understand and manage day-to-day brain health, detect changes in cognitive wellbeing and take action faster.
Ciara Clancy, Beats Medical
Parkinson’s treatment app Beats Medical provides exercises – based on daily assessments – to treat the disease symptoms, letting people reclaim their independence.
Mark Matthews, HealthRhythms
HealthRhythms aims to make monitoring mental health easy, by gathering and analysing data about behaviours and routines then applying machine deep learning and predictive analytics.
José Bastos, knok healthcare
knok offers on-demand in-person appointments at a patient’s home. knok provides top quality, personalised and affordable health care delivered by GPs, paediatricians and psychiatrists, not only improving the satisfaction of patients but also the quality of outcomes. No more waiting at the hospital because the doctor “knoks” on your door.
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