Every semester several teams are selected for the incubator course, where they get counselling, insights in the healtcare sector and develop their idea through the 10 week course.
Meet the former participants here:
CAICU – Communication aid for intensive care units
Jacob Overbye Brodal, Design and Innovation, DTU
Arendse Moesgaard Pedersen, Design and Innovation, DTU
CAICU is a new means of communication that patients in the respirator can operate using the head movement. It consists of an application for a tablet that contains relevant symbols and phrases, a call and a range of selected games designed to offer brain training.
Prozense – Intelligent mask relieving anxiety
Nikolaj Bech Andersen, Process and Innovation, DTU
Hans Kristian Krogshede, Process and Innovation, DTU
Prozense is developing an intelligent mask and mobile application that helps people with anxiety disorder to relieve their anxiety by utilizing lights, music, and existing cognitive tools in a digital format provided in private surroundings.
Tiberius Diagnostics – Home test for chlamydia
Jakob Holst, Mechanical Engineering, DTU
Jonathan Andersen, Biotechnology, UCPH
In the United States, England and Scandinavia, there are up to 200,000 young women who get severe complications of untreated chlamydia every year. At Tiberius Diagnostics we develop a chlamydia test that can be easily taken at home, with the vision that the test should be used for annual national screenings of young women to prevent the development of follow-up diseases and to slow down the spread of chlamydia.
IRIS – Psychology students in psychiatry
Amalie Sindberg, Psychology, KU
Benedikte Finken, Psychology, KU
Inspired by the Association of Danish Doctoral Students (FADL), an association is formed with the associated temp agency for psychology students for manning shifts in psychiatry. IRIS makes it easy for psychiatric departments to use qualified psychology students to solve tasks like observation and conversing with patients.
Tech4Health: App for optimization of medical abortions
Marianne, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
Amani, Medical Science, UCPH
Hadi, Biotechnology, DTU
Anmoldeep, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
Tech4Health has utilized Health Innovators to further develop their idea aimed at assessing and reducing a woman’s risk of complications following a medical abortion. Based on research in medical abortions, the team has made an app that estimates the risk of complication with the medical abortion, as well as advising the doctor to hold the woman for observation if, for example, there is an increased risk of bleeding.
MEDrone: Drones for transporting tissue samples
Thor, Mechanical Engineering, DTU
Frederik, Engineering Management, DTU
Niels, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, DTU
MEDrone started out with an idea of making a defibrillator drone. But early in the process it turned out that the business case in the project wasn’t profitable. Through Health Innovators, they came in contact with Herlev and Gentofte Hospital. The hospital had a problem with transport of tissue samples that could be remedied by drones. The group therefore reconsidered their idea and shifted focus.
DiagNovus: Over the counter test for chlamydia
Jannik, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
Philip, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
Emil, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
DiagNovus originally thought that they could develop a test that would work like a pregnancy test. But it turned out not to be possible, because there is not enough cellular material present in the body to detect the disease from a relatively small amount of urine on a test stick. Therefore, the team had to change their technology solution along the way. DiagNovus has now developed a new method which we obviously can not reveal, but the method has the potential to detect even a small amount of chlamydia in the urine.
Acumulus: Diagnostic tool for general practitioners
Troels, Medical science, UCPH
Kasper, International Business & Politics, CBS
Jakob, Medicine and Technology, DTU/UCPH
Mark, Medical science, UCPH
Johan, Medical science, UCPH
Acumulus started with a solution that, based on data on symptoms, tests and treatment, should assess when it is relevant to use antibiotics for treatment and thus reduce antibiotic resistance. But there was no solid data to build on, so they changes their focus to making a diagnostic tool for the GPs which can systematize data on symptoms and treatment.
Contact for more information
If you have questions or need more information, please contact your local innovation consultant here:
University of Copenhagen
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Katla Ran Sturludottir
Health Innovators is created by Copenhagen Health Innovation – a collaboration between Copenhagen Business School, the Technical University of Denmark, the University of Copenhagen, Metropolitan University College, the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark aimed at promoting health innovation through education.