Winners of the ETC Innovation Competition
BuddyCare surgery care coordination platform and the smartwatch companion application to the Diabetes Diary app topped the podium in the grand finale of the ETC Innovation Competition.
- We are impressed by the level of professionalism that these young innovators are showing us, says Eli Kristiansen, event manager ETC.
- We received around 15 applications to this international contest that is a part of the European Telemedicine Conference. It was difficult to choose only six projects to the finale, and I believe the jury members had a very hard time deciding who should win.
Winner of the Start-ups category
The young man behind the BuddyCare surgery care coordination platform has a goal to help the hospitals and surgery centres to improve the quality of surgical care.
- BuddyCare is a care coordination and patient engagement platform that automates and monitors patients’ surgery preparation and recovery procedures, explains CEO, Founder Jussi Määttä. BuddyCare is codeveloped with two major children’s hospitals in the US.
Winner of the Young Innovators category
The smartwatch is a relatively new player in the area of wearable technology. However, progress of user adoption of this technology is promising for the future. Especially for people with chronic diseases.
- A chronic disease can be easily managed with wearable technologies, says Miroslav Muzny who has developed a smartwatch companion application to the Diabetes Diary app in close cooperation with the m-health research team at the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research.
See you in Malta 2017!
The prize for winning the ETC Innovation Competition is a speaking slot at eHealth Week in Malta in May. For more information about eHealth Week, click here.
The European Telemedicine Conference combines the efforts of several leading European healthcare organisations into powerful days of health and innovation. The ETC collaborates with prominent healthcare delivery organisations, governmental leaders, clinicians, researchers and university faculties to address and discuss the latest innovations in telemedicine. In 2016 ETC was hosted by the Norwegian Centre for E-health Research.
About ETC Innovation Competition:
The ETC Innovation Competition is an international contest focusing on new innovative ideas in the field of E-health and telemedicine; new solutions for future health using information and communication technologies with respect to health challenges.