HealthTech companies use technology to improve the care delivery and consumption. We shortlisted 35 European HealthTech companies to better understand how they are revolutionizing our economies and divided them in 8 categories: 1) Service Search: companies using technology to improve doctors search, 2) Medical Big Data: companies providing big data analytics for medical application, 3) Monitoring: companies offering platforms to offer patients major insights about their health, 4) Genomics: using human genome for analytics and prevention, 5) Health and Wellness: companies creating health-related apps for keeping track of fitness activities, 6) Gamification: companies using game elements to promote health, 7) Devices: companies manufacturing a new generation of IT medical devices, 8) TeleHealth: companies allowing remote communication between patients and doctors.
01 HEALTHCARE SERVICE SEARCH
Careship was founded in 2015 by Antonia and Nikolaus Albert from a very personal experience. Its mission is to support seniors, families and caregivers with individual support offers, care advice and hourly relief in order to create more joie de vivre together. Careship assist its clients to find the right caregiver for their loved ones for various needs (eg. to keep company, help at home, recreational purposes etc.)
Medigo connects patients with doctors globally. It improves access to healthcare for people everywhere: the easy to use platform helps patients to get medical second opinions and to schedule affordable, high quality medical treatment abroad. Medico relies on more than 1,000 trusted hospitals and clinics, thousands of expert doctors, and an experienced patient Care Team.
Understanding German healthcare system is not easy: Ottonova makes it simples for expats to find the right insurance and signing up, to schedule appointments and figure out the reimbursement process. Ottonova app allows its users to get it touch easily with a personal Concierge Team 24/7 who will help them to schedule appointments and guide through the German healthcare system.
Doctolib is the #1 online and mobile booking platform and management software provider for doctors in Europe working with 45 000 health practitioners, present in 1000 health facilities and used by 16 million patients each month. For doctors it offers is a full-range service to improve bookings management, reduce no show and bring new patients to the office. For patients, Doctolib is a free online service to find a nearby health practitioner and book doctor or dentist appointments 24/24 and 7/7 within a few clicks.
02 MEDICAL BIG DATA
Doctrin mission is to radically improve healthcare. Doctrin strives to improve medical quality and the patient experience while making sure healthcare resources are used more efficiently: it provides decision support systems and communication tools to healthcare providers. The app allows patients to contact their doctor 24/7 and access their medical history.
06. Ada Health
Ada Health mission is to bring the future of personalized care to everyone.
Founded in 2011 by a team of doctors, scientists and engineers, Ada offers an AI-powered health platform, supported by a sophisticated medical knowledge base covering thousands of symptoms and conditions, that asks simple, relevant questions and compares answers to thousands of similar cases to help finding possible explanations for the symptoms.
Your.MD is a free service that helps users to find safe health information so they can make the best choices for their health. Your.MD uses an AI system designed to understand individual situations and personal factors, receive medically certified guidance, and discover the best available next step options via OneStop Health™. Your.MD has an ongoing partnership with Samsung Health and the NHS.
Inato was founded in Paris in 2015. Inato automates data structuring and analysis, cross checks data sources, and provides insights on this data. Inato offers a tool for collecting and analyzing data used in clinical trials. Its AI-powered platform allows pharmaceutical companies drastically reduce drug development costs. Thanks to faster clinical trials, Inato helps new therapies arrive to patients faster, and at lower prices.
Heartbeat ONE supports medical professionals in the preparation, documentation and evaluation of medical interventions Unlike traditional systems, heartbeat ONE incorporates patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in its analysis, thus offering precise outcome management.
AMRA is an international digital health company and the first in the world to transform images from a rapid, 6-minute whole body MRI scan into precise, 3D-volumetric fat and muscle measurements.
AMRA’s cloud-based analysis service offers precise, automated insights that have far-reaching implications for the pharmaceutical industry, academic R&D and, soon, clinical practice.
03 HEALTH MONITORING AND INSIGHTS
Clue is a startup founded in Germany in 2013. Clue uses science and data to provide insights into female health. Its goal is to give people a way to track and discover the unique patterns in their cycle. Clue Connect is an app that provides a simple and secure way to share information about menstrual cycle to partners, friends and family making it easier to open up the conversation about periods, fertility and health.
Oviva offers nutritional counseling and was founded in 2013. It is a dietetics service provider using technology to improve the way we treat diet related diseases. Oviva delivers intensive intervention programmes tailored to the needs of each individual to achieve gold-standard clinical benefit at lower cost to the healthcare system. To make nutritional counseling more effective Oviva offers a developed a smartphone technology that allows users to stay in contact with their coach between sessions. It also facilitates data collection of meals, activities and weight development.
Amicomed is a cloud-based platform to support physicians in blood pressure management. The platform combines innovative remote monitoring, through unprecedented data analysis, with an actionable and personalized lifestyle intervention (daily diet, activity, and blood pressure measurement scheduling). The service is fully automated thanks to proprietary algorithms. Aimed at physicians, yet designed with consumer in mind.
M-sense is a certified medical app to combat migraines and headache. Its goal is to reduce 50% of headache days through a personalized therapy program – all in-app. Alongside the development of software algorithms for the early recognition of attacks, we are working on mobile therapy methods for sufferers. Our first product is the headache and migraine app M-sense, which is available at the German Google Play Store and the Apple App Store.
Ava was born because women deserve a more modern method of tracking their cycles and their health at every phase of life. They deserve accurate, reliable data about their fertility, about pregnancy, and how their cycle fits into the bigger picture of their health—delivered in a way that’s convenient and non-invasive.
16. Project Shivom
Project Shivom is powering the next era of genomics and precision medicine by combining blockchain, A.I., DNA sequencing & cryptography. Shivom offers a platform called The OmiX platform that help to manage health and wellness decisions by securely storing DNA data and providing analysis about health, wellness and lifestyle based on genetics. Users can choose to share data to help others develop treatments and cures for life-threatening illnesses. Users who share data are rewarded with OMX tokens, which can be used to access healthcare products, treatments and services that are part of the platform.
Diploid wants to revolutionize healthcare by bringing genome diagnostics into daily clinical practice. With a focus on rare diseases, we analyze human genomes and communicate results that are actionable for healthcare professionals and patients. To achieve this goal we bring together expertise in human genetics, software development, and design.
Everyone’s is different and highly personal. Simply storing personal genomic data on the blockchain is not enough. ‘Genomes’ allows people to have complete confidence in the security of their personal genome from the moment the data comes off our machines. We offer low cost, high quality, market leading genomic sequencing and security. We aim to sequence 1 billion people’s genome and power new insights by empowering the owners to control access to their genome. Users can grant selective, controlled, auditable access in exchange for financial reward or to ask questions of their data as the field of genomics discovers more about our genetic code.
05 HEALTH AND WELLNESS
19. Asana Rebel
Asana Rebel is a startup founded in 2015 by Pascal Klein and Robin Pratap and is based in Berlin. Asana Rebel combines the best of yoga with high intensity training – in the process creating a whole new industry and revolutionizing how yoga is practiced. Our unique concept of Yoga Inspired Fitness is just the start. Asana Rebel offers five distinctive workout themes: a Fatburn, a Strength, a Fexibility, a Balance and Focus and a Breathe and Relax program.
HUMANOO mission is to become Europe’s largest B2B health hub and to have a positive and measurable impact on the health of employees. HUMANOO provides each user with integrated health training, determining the individual’s physical and mental health status in order to offer them customised coaching in physiotherapy, brain fitness, workouts and nutrition. HUMANOO aims to promote health and increase overall wellbeing, increasing happiness both in the workplace and in private life.
Founded in June 2013, Freeletics is represented in over 160 countries fueled by a truly passionate community of Free Athletes. Freeletics’ vision is to help everyone become the greatest version of themselves. Freeletics promotes and increases physical fitness, strives for improved mental strength, willpower and confidence – all vital components for shaping one’s lifestyle according to individual desires and goals.
Founded by repeat entrepreneurs Pablo Villalba and Pedro Solá in 2014, 8fit supports more than 20 million users worldwide on their individual journeys to healthier, happier lives. 8fit understands that there’s no “one size fits all” way to find lifelong health. and that why they are building an engaging and approachable way for people to achieve their personal fitness goals.
The 8fit approach draws on powerful pairings: between 8fit and you; nutrition and exercise; mind and body. 8fit helps you get on track and stay there through exercise and meal plans tailored to you and your goals along with guidance and resources to build healthy habits for life.
Lifesum is a Swedish digital health startup with the vision to make people healthier and happier by using applied psychology and technology. Founded in 2013 with headquarters in central Stockholm, the company is growing fast and was selected by Wired UK as one of Stockholm’s 10 hottest startups.
dacadoo has developed a fun, easy-to-use and secure way to manage your personal health, called the dacadoo Health Score platform. dacadoo has an integrated view of health by integrating all lifestyle components such as physical activity, nutrition, stress and sleep. All these lifestyle components influence and interact with each other and this is the reasons dacadoo looks at in an integrated way. dacadoo calculates your personal dacadoo health score, an indicator of your current health status in a number between 1 (low) and 1000 (high), which is the result of who you are, how you perceive your quality of life, and all your lifestyle choices and activities. dacadoo is not a diagnostic tool but a lifestyle product.
TOMMI is a virtual reality game for anxiety and pain relief in hospitalized and oncological children, involving parents and doctors during therapy and able to improve and adapt to the specific need of every patient. TOMMI is designed to improve patients therapy experience, engaging children senses and focusing their attention out of their negative feelings, also involving their parents to offer them a more active role during therapy. TOMMI also tests children psychomotor skills using AI to collect and analyze therapy related data useful to doctors to track patients performances in time.
MindMaze develops medical grade virtual reality products to stimulate neural recovery. It develops a platform to build intuitive human machine interfaces combining VR, computer graphics, brain imaging, and neuroscience.
MindMaze offers MindMotionPRO, which provides patients with engaging and motivational virtual reality rehabilitation programs that support their recovery goals enabling them to follow a personalized exercise regimen prescribed by the rehabilitation expert. It promotes the ability of clinicians to design and personalize the dose and modality of a range of therapies and provides hospitals with the ability to optimize the delivery of rehabilitation therapy.
07 MEDICAL DEVICES
Founded in 2015 the company has developed the first smartphone based digital ophthalmascope. The D-EYE Retinal Screening System enables clinicians and organizations to perform mass health screenings and data collection to improve vital health examination services. The smartphone based D-EYE lens and on-board application allows anyone with minimal training to screen patients eyes for various health issues including Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration.
Elvie was founded in London in 2013. Its mission is to improve women’s lives through smarter technology.One of its first product is the Elvie Trainer, a Kegel trainer that helps women strengthen the pelvic floor via fun, five-minute workouts. Elvie has also introduced the first silent and wearable breast pump that fits in the bra.
29. Horus Technology
Horus is a wearable device for visually impaired and blind people that observes, understands and describes the environment to the person using it, providing useful information with the right timing and in a discreet way using bone conduction. Horus is able to read texts, to recognize faces, objects and much more.
The Popit Smart Pill Tracker consists of Popit Sense, a Bluetooth-connected device with patented pill extraction detection technology, and the Popit app. These together make sure you will never forget your pill again.
CoRehab is an Italian company that since 2012 designs, develops and sells products for the rehabilitation and sport markets. Corehab constantly collaborates with top level institutions in Europe to empower the work of rehabilitation professionals and sport trainers by using up to date technology and internally developed easy to use software. With all the needed certification (ISO13485, CE marking, FDA, TGA approval), CoRehab provides safe and medical graded products to its customers around the world
Xeltis is a clinical-stage medical device company leveraging breakthrough science to transform heart valve therapy. Xeltis’ technology enables natural heart valve restoration. Xeltis is revolutionizing the treatment of heart valve disease. The company’s restorative heart valves enable the patient’s own body to naturally form a new heart valve through a therapeutic approach called Endogenous Tissue Restoration (ETR).
33. Push Doctor
Push Doctor is a doctor consultation service. Through the smartphone, PC or Tablet, you can book an appointment, have an online video consultation with a NHS-trained, UK GP in minutes, or at a time that suits you, 8am – 8pm, every day, and easily receive prescriptions and recommendations. Push Doctor also offers a 12 months Membership plan allowing subscribers to save on the appointments: you pay £20 as a member, or £30 for a standard appointment.
KRY makes it possible for patients to meet with doctors over video and get help with problems not requiring a physical examination. KRY’s doctors can help with advice, prescriptions, sick notes and referrals to other caregivers or to lab tests.
KRY’s vision is to make health access more accessible and equal.
Babylon’s mission is to put an accessible and affordable health service in the hands of every person on earth. Babylon’s AI system has been created by experienced doctors and scientists using the latest advances in deep-learning. It assesses known symptoms and risk factors to provide informed, up-to-date medical information. During video visits doctors listen and look carefully to diagnose patients and write prescriptions or refer them to a specialist if required. Patients rate each visit to ensure quality.