Virtual reality goggles that immerse patients in scenes of beauty that can help manage pain and anxiety. A new type of laryngoscope that increases the speed and safety of intubation. An online healthcare marketplace where patients pick their own prices for standardized medical and dental services.
These are among the innovations that will be showcased during “Demo Day,” when 11 health tech startups will offer hundreds of investors and executives a first look at their new products that can improve the delivery of medical care, save lives and reduce healthcare costs.
Demo Day caps three months of furious activity for the health tech startups chosen from a field of 500 global applicants by the Techstars Healthcare Accelerator, in partnership with Cedars-Sinai.
“This is the biggest day of the program for these promising startups,” said Omkar Kulkarni, MPH, Healthcare Innovation Accelerator director at Cedars-Sinai. “Each company will share its story, demonstrate its project and hopefully convince investors to share their vision.”
For the accelerator, Cedars-Sinai has partnered with Techstars, an organization that supports health tech startups. Working out of a loft-like office space across from the hospital, the startup companies have received mentoring from Cedars-Sinai medical and scientific experts as well as benefited from Techstars’ network of successful entrepreneurs and corporate partners.
Thumbnails on the 11 companies from Demo Day:
AppliedVR: The first mobile virtual reality platform that enhances the patient experience through improved management of pain and anxiety.
Deep 6 Analytics: Analyzes unstructured data to build leading-edge artificial applications for healthcare and the U.S. intelligence community.
Ella: A mindfulness-based mobile platform that reduces healthcare costs by helping patients manage chronic pain.
Grace: A comprehensive, technology driven platform providing end-of-life management solutions for both consumers and healthcare providers.
HomeHero: One of the largest, nonmedical home care providers in California.
Inscope Medical Solutions: Developers of a laryngoscope that increases the speed and safety of intubation.
Silversheet: A talent management platform enabling healthcare facilities and medical staff to connect and work together.
Stasis Labs: Creators of a health monitoring system that allows doctors to intervene before declining patients experiencing critical events.
WELL: A secure communication platform that helps administrators and care coordinators reach patients between visits.
Yosko: A care coordination platform for hospitals that improves team collaboration, transitions of care and efficiency in procedural areas.
ZendyHealth: A Priceline-like digital health marketplace where patients can bid and pick their own price on standardized medical and dental services with top providers.