The second edition of StarShip was also of overwhelming success for EIT Health, for the organizers and for fellows as well. Please find 2018 teams, projects below.
2018 teams and projects
A tool that hospitals can use to provide added value to the patients through providing additional guidance and establishing closer and more personal relationship for the patient throughout cancer journey. Getting feedback about the symptoms when out of the hospital provides patients with the sense of security and also reduces the severity of symptoms. Additionally collecting patient related outcomes allows hospitals to provide more patient oriented care and collect necessary set of data to be ready for value based payment system in the healthcare. Moreover early interventions achieved through symptom monitoring would prevent severe complications to develop too far.
SäFeet is a solution aimed at reducing the incidence of severe complications derived from diabetic foot ulcer formation, namely limb amputation and death. 15% of diabetic patients will develop foot ulcers and out of those, another 15% will suffer an amputation. Säfeet is a novel prevention system that is capable of evaluating foot ulcer risk and providing a customized solution to reduce the incidence of ulcer development. By acting earlier than currently available solutions, Säfeet is able to prevent the occurrence of the foot ulcer, rather than only detecting it. After prototype development, the Säfeet system will be validated in the Portuguese community pharmacies.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is biologically different in kids (0-10 years); mutations common in adults are not seen in children. There are not enough studies and drugs specifically targeted to young kids. There is a need to integrate and correlate R&D data in order to improve drug development in children with AML. The proposed solution is a matchmaking platform, a software tool to improve collaboration in drug development for pediatric leukemia. The stakeholders (small, medium and big pharma companies, CROs, universities) can search for potential collaborations, mergers, or acquisitions to speed up the process of developing a new drug, using resources more efficiently (eliminating waste).
GE5 (Winners of 2018)
Sports injuries are common problem. During 2017/18 season football clubs in the Premier League paid 248M € in salaries to injured players. We found out that there is a common need between stakeholders to reduce the amount of non-contact injuries among elite athletes in order to reduce the enormous costs for sports clubs and reduce the amount of missed games for the athletes. This led to the development of GE5 Risk Scale – an algorithm based injury risk assessment tool, which holistically takes into consideration the data from mental health to physical characteristics and visualizes it in a way, which supports the creation of more personalized injury prevention programs.
Kally, is a mobile app designed to motivate diabetic teenagers (12-18 years old) to count carbohydrates. What differs our project from other solutions is that in addition to automated carbohydrates estimation, Kally uses augmented reality to create a fun and rewarding input method that engages kids to share their scores with the parents. To increase the teen’s commitment parents can select prizes which will be achieved according to the score. The main revenue streams will be the access to data and platform services through Application Programming Interface (Research institutes, healthcare system, Pharma companies), Data sets (Healthcare system, insurance companies, and App subscriptions (parents and insurance companies).
The solution brings an updated platform with features aimed to ease the workflow happening in pre-emergency context (before the patient arrives to the hospital), thus reducing the time between the approach by the paramedics and/or medical staff and the specialized treatment given in the emergency department to the patients. The app platform is targeted for networks of hospitals in very large cities, with an increased number of emergency rooms available, where the increased number and distance between them makes it difficult to manage the resources needed and the crowding level.