Contact: Leehe Ralph
Fostering Israeli Healthcare Innovation
This week a group of Israeli students from the Technion, the
Israeli Institute of Technology, arrived in Boston, to meet CEOs of healthcare
startups, healthcare professionals and potential investors as part of the
"Hacking Health" program.
"Hacking Health" is a student-led competition in
healthcare entrepreneurship that took place at the Technion Faculty of Medicine
last November in Israel. In the workshop, 60 multidisciplinary students from 8
different faculties collaborated together for 3 days to create healthcare
startups, from basic idea to business plan and a prototype.
As part of collaboration between Brigham and Women’s
Hospital, the Consulate General of Israel to New England and the Technion
Faculty of Medicine, the winning team was invited to Boston to present their
project, GlucoGotchi, and get feedback and professional support.
About the project "GlucoGotchi": A solution for
transforming the management of care for children with Type 1 Diabeties. It is a
mobile solution, designed to be used by diabetic children, aiming to increase
treatment compliance by using Gamification.