Start-Up Previews, September 2014
This Month's Profile Groups: Preclinical Imaging, features profiles of Imanova and InVivo Analytics. Plus these Start-Ups Across Health Care: ActiveProtective Technologies, Leaf Healthcare, LNC, Neuromod Devices, and Neurotrope BioScience.
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Imagine wearing a belt containing an airbag that activates when you begin to fall, thus cushioning you from a hip fracture. ActiveProtective Technologies Inc. is developing just such a device that targets the frail and elderly population.
Neuromod Devices Ltd. has developed at-home neurostimulation treatment for subjective tinnitus that gradually aids the brain in distinguishing between real and false sounds by simultaneously stimulating the auditory and lingual nerves.
Leaf Healthcare Inc. is betting that caregivers of bedridden patients at risk of developing pressure ulcers will be willing to follow a turn protocol based on feedback from the Leaf Patient Monitor. The disposable, wearable, wireless patient sensor monitors patient orientation, so that patients can be turned properly every two hours, day and night, during their stay.