The CRAASH Barcelona program trains research projects on how to market their health technologies during a three- to five-year period. It’s a boot camp run by EIT Health, the main European healthcare consortium, and organized by Biocat in collaboration with CIMIT (Boston).
A 6,000 euro first prize went to Able Human Motion and its exoskeleton, and a 3,000 euro finalist prize went to Biel Smartgaze and its electronic glasses to assist vision.
The full list of ideas pitched on Monday included:
- Able Human Motion is a project from the Biomechanical Engineering Lab at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) with Institut Guttmann. It’s developing a light, low-cost robotic exoskeleton to help patients with spinal injuries walk;
- Biel Smartgaze is a project to develop electronic glasses that use computer vision and virtual reality to improve the sight of those with low vision;
- iBreve is an Irish company developing a wearable device to improve stress resilience by analyzing users’ breathing patterns with machine learning;
- Funny Friends is a project from Vecmedical and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. It’s developing a respiratory rehabilitation system to allow children to play while doing exercise;
- DeepStroke is a project from Methinks. Its goal is to make diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients faster and more precise through automatic analysis of neuroimaging using deep learning techniques
- ReMemory is a project promoted by the Consorci Sanitari de Terrassa to develop a cognitive training program for people with mild cognitive impairment;
- QuantEmTool is a project from the Portuguese start-up B2Quant that offers a software service to automatize analysis of medical images by quantifying relevant biomarkers for monitoring neurological diseases.