FIRST PLACE: Team Adhere Tech, United States
Team Adhere Tech won the first edition of Healthcare innovation World Cup and received a check for $50,000 prize money sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
AdhereTech has created patented smart pill bottles that improve medica-tion adherence. These bottles measure the exact number of pills (or amount of liquid) in the bottle in real-time, wirelessly send this HIPAA-compliant data into the cloud, and remind patients to take their medica-tion via phone call or text message. These bottles also record and send granular adherence data that holds value for many parties in healthcare.
SECOND PLACE: Team IIT KGP, India
Team IIT Kgp from India finished second after a closely fought final of the first edition of Healthcare innova-tion World Cup and received a check for $10,000 prize money sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.
Team IIT Kgp developed a non-invasive blood glucose measurement device, based on photoacoustic spec-troscopy, to enable painless, sample-free and accurate glucose measurement for diabetics. A photoacous-tic measurement apparatus has been constructed, and the system has been verified in vitro on glucose so-lutions. Initial measurements performed on tissue have provided an accuracy of nearly 70% on comparison with reference measurements. A portable prototype device is currently being developed for wide-scale use
THIRD PLACE: Team Smart Sense, India
SmartSense has developed a multianalyte sensing device that can sense all the metabolites necessary for the management of diabetic ketoacidosis in a single prick. The device is designed to reduce the pain and the economic burden faced with every episode of DKA.
SmartSense walked away with a $5,000 prize money sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim.