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Israeli Startups Take Home Top 3 Prizes for Health Apps at Leading Int’l Medical Trade Fair

Three Israeli startups—UpRight, Biop Medical, and TytoCare—took home top honors at the fifth annual Medica App Competition, held last month during Medica, the world’s leading medical trade fair.

Development teams from all over the world traveled to Dusseldorf, Germany to compete in Medica’s annual challenge to create the “Best Medical Mobile Solution.”

UpRight won €2,000 for its combination app and wearable device to optimize posture and stimulate movement using an accelerometer and numerous sensors.

Biop Medical was awarded second place (€1,000) for its innovative point-of-care testing device for the early diagnosis of cervical cancer. It is expected to enter the U.S. market in 2017.

Third place (€500) went to TytoCare for its telemedicine solution, enabling home medical examinations of cardiac and lung function, skin, temperature, throat, and nose. Results are transmitted to the doctor for evaluation. The Tyto Stethoscope has already received FDA approval, and its associated hardware is FDA compliant.

In addition to the winners, six additional Israeli companies were among the 15 finalists chosen to present their product in a three-minute pitch to the jury.

The Israeli company VoiceITT won the top medical app prize at last year’s Medica for Talkit, a system that clears up unintelligible speech, which can help patients with ALS, autism, Parkinson’s disease to communicate with others.

(via Israel21c)

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