Bloqcube, a HITLAB sponsor that develops clinical trials and financial management software using blockchain technology, has been nominated for the the Prix Galien Startup-Digital Health Award.
Congratulations to Our Chosen Finalists
Learn how innovators are combating age-related conditions to help those 50-plus live long, fufilling lives.
July 15, 2021 | by HITLAB Staff
Although people want to enjoy their longer lifespan and live fulfilling satisfying lives, society and the marketplace have not created sufficient opportunities for the 50-plus to build and maintain social connections and engage with their communities and the broader world
HITLAB and AARP Innovation Labs hosted today the seven finalists for the Social Connections Challenge, which sought out digital innovations to combat loneliness and social isolation an issue that affects many adults as they age. The finalists presented their novel solutions in front of a global audience and a distinguished panel of judges on for their chance to win runner-up prizes of $5,000 and $10,0000 HITLAB sponsorships. The grand prize winner has the opportunity to compete in AARP Innovation Labs’ 2021 Grand Pitch Finale and consideration to become a member of AARP’s startup portfolio.
Learn More About Our Finalists
Care. Coach (Millbrae, California)- Care.Coach is a tech company that supports individuals in the home to improve healthcare delivery. by using digital avatars powered by artificial intelligence enables relationships, coaches risk-mitigation, and behaviors to help coordinate care.
Family Proud (San Diego, CA)- Family Proud is an easy and secure management tool that provides resources, care, and allows other caregiver members to connect to individuals who are also caring for their family members.
SelfHelp (New York, New York)- SelfHelp Virtual Senior Center (VSC) is a virtual center for homebound older adults. Operating 7 days a week, live classes take place year-round online to connect older adults and form a vibrant online community.
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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation’s largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org, www.aarp.org/espanol or follow @AARP, @AARPenEspanol and @AARPadvocates, @AliadosAdelante on social media.
Mediktor, a HITLAB Breakthrough Alliance Challenge winner (2020) announced a new partnership with Columbia Memorial Health. Mediktor is a provider of the most accurate AI medical assistant for triage and pre diagnosis.
This week, Columbia Memorial Health launched the region’s first digital “symptom checker” powered by Mediktor to aid patients in efficiently triage their symptoms and quickly access the most appropriate care.
Wearable technology continues to attract great interest and investment from across the globe. With companies, such as Apple, Samsung, and others, incorporating sensors into their device manufacturing – along with the world becoming more health aware – wearables continue to change institutional thinking and algorithms when treating high morbid and mortality disease states, e.g. hypertension and heart disease. LiveOne, LiveMetric’s cuffless blood pressure (BP) sensor, has continued this innovation one step more.