HealthTech competition showcases innovations

The popular HealthTech competition returned to AHA Scientific Sessions 2017 on Monday, Nov. 13. Eight medical start-up companies demonstrated their products and services as they competed for the Judge’s Award and the Audience Choice Award. Each company presented to a panel of judges representing distinguished cardiologists, venture capitalists and industry thought leaders, as well as attendees in the Science & Technology Hall.

Admetsys, the Judge’s Choice winner, uses high-tech connected health care to real-time measure, model and treat patients. Its product is an artificial pancreas for hospital and surgical care, leveraging adaptive learning algorithms and counterbalancing treatment of insulin and glucose.

The Audience Choice award went to Procyrion. Its product, Aortix, is a minimally invasive cathether-deployed heart pump for heart failure patients who are too sick for medication alone.

The other finalists and their demonstrations were:

  • AMICOMED — a fully digital platform for blood pressure management
  • Bodyport — comprehensive cardiovascular data in one simple step
  • MobioSense — a product to prevent and detect heart attacks with portable HERO in 10 minutes
  • Play-it Health — personalized software and services for sustainable adherence to health regimens
  • Tasso Inc. — HemoLink, a user-friendly way to self collect blood
  • TupeloLife — connected health solutions for home including hardware, software and services