After receiving the honor of being selected as a semi-finalist, our team headed south to Fort Lauderdale to showcase our personal biofeedback solution at SUP-X, The Startup Expo, a two day international conference and expo that attracts over 1500 startup and early-stage entrepreneurs, angel and VC investors and other members of the startup ecosystem from around the country.
It was a non stop couple of days as there was a lot of excitement about the product we were demonstrating there, a personal EMG (or electromyography) biofeedback system with the Resility by Xen Health mobile app that pairs with our new bluetooth Muscle Activity Monitor to measure and monitor your muscle activity. Our app includes training exercises and guided muscle relaxation sessions as well as a monitoring mode that helps train you to better control your muscles, which can reduce tension. To gain more awareness of when you may be unconsciously tensing your muscles, you can set a threshold alarm that will alert you when your muscle activity exceeds that threshold.
The feedback about our biofeedback system and roadmap was overwhelmingly positive.
What a brilliant idea! I can see wide applications throughout healthcare
Uri Yudewitz, Strategy Blast
Superstars of Healthcare Innovation keynote panel discusses the future of healthcare technology
The conference hosted many great sessions but one that stood out for our team was the Superstars of Healthcare Innovation keynote panel, hosted by Amanda Signorelli, CEO of Techweek, and featuring Scott Decker, CEO of MDLive, Dr. Geeta Nayyar, Chief Healthcare & Innovation Officer of Femwell Group Health, Mitchel Laskey, Co-Founder and Managing General Partner of the FAN Fund, and Albert Santalo, Founder of CareCloud. They discussed the current and future state of innovation across the healthcare industry, from enterprise software to telehealth and consumer devices.
Here were some of the key healthcare industry trends identified by the panelists:
- telehealth realizing its potential of delivering improved access
- artificial intelligence and predictive analytics
- a new age of EHR that facilitates the connection between the provider and patient, almost like Alexa
- better clinical decision support through access to evidence based medicine
- consumer medical devices streaming data to monitor health, especially in chronic disease management
The future of healthcare technology
Our model of using data from wearable biosensors to deliver mobile based behavioral health programs fits squarely into many of these trends. The physiological data we collect is used to continually optimize our programs for better results. It can also help us get more insights into population health and identify high risk individuals who may need direct intervention. Predictive analytics can deliver customized programs that an individual is most likely to respond favorably to. Because our programs are delivered via smartphones, it provides not just more convenience but also greater access to care, and can complement the telehealth and teletherapy delivery models.