Meet the teams of 2022
We wish to counteract breastfeeding problems with a stimulating nutritional pacifier
It is a common problem that many women experience challenges with the establishment of breastfeeding with their child, which can create frustration, stress, and at worst late complications. We aspire to make intentional improvement through a stimulating nutritious pacifier, anatomically equal to a breast, from where the child gets nutrition.
By using PaciTrainer, we wish to improve children’s oral motor and establish breastfeeding between mother and child.
- Louise Noer Bobek, University College Copenhagen, Clinical dietician
- Katrine Kjer, University College Copenhagen, Nursing
- Maria Fredsted, University College Copenhagen, Occupational therapy
- Simone Vitton, University College Copenhagen, Nursing
- Mie Jakobsen, University College Copenhagen, Nursing
Oral care with meaning
We improve kidney patients’ oral hygiene with workshops for nurses
We would like to teach nurses how to perform systematic oral hygiene on patients, as studies show that this allows us to minimize hospitalization time and reduce the number of readmissions with e.g. pneumonia or other systemic diseases. Likewise, mortality will decrease and more patients will retain more of their own teeth.
We have seen that there is a big problem here that cannot be solved simply by talking about it. Action is needed, and that is what we believe we can offer with our idea.
- Ida Mathilde Ringgaard, Professionsbachelor i Tandpleje, Skolen for Klinikassistenter og Tandplejere, KU
- Fie-Cecilie Sivarno, Professionsbachelor i Tandpleje, Skolen for Klinikassistenter og Tandplejere, KU
- Lærke Louise Jakobsen, Professionsbachelor i Tandpleje, Skolen for Klinikassistenter og Tandplejere, KU
- Rebecca Mosegaard Rasmussen, Professionsbachelor i Tandpleje, Skolen for Klinikassistenter og Tandplejere, KU
Access to clinical trials
Applications for clinical trials are complicated and time-consuming. Most patients do not have the knowledge it requires to find the relevant studies due to the many eligibility criteria. PROBE is a platform where patients get relevant trials and can simply click “apply”. PROBE smoothens the application process and offers hope to untreated patients.
- Johan Lauritsen, Founder and CEO, BSc student in Molecular Biomedicine, UCPH
Controlling Virtual Reality with the mind
People with Motor Disabilities have limited ways of interacting in Virtual Reality. Our solution captures imagined movement from the Motor Cortex and replicate these movements in VR.
We aim to help people with different motor disabilities to interact in VR without being limited by their disabilities.
- Andreas Houmølle Petersen, Co-founder, MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, DTU
- André Castelli Zacharias, Co-founder, MSc Technology Entrepreneurship, DTU
GenomAbs offers a precise preventive personalization of monoclonal antibody therapies.
A genomic study of each patient will be performed to evaluate their genetic predispositions to the success or failure of each therapy.
- Laura Beltrán, CMO, MSc. student in Business Administration and Bioentrepreneurship, CBS.
- Cristina Abascal, CEO, PhD student in Bioengineering, UCD.
- Irene Martínez, CTO, MSc. student in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics, UOC and UB.
Personalized probiotic supplements
Today’s probiotics are monocultural and general, while people’s microbiomes are diverse and complex.
We aim to combine microbiome profiling and probiotic supplementation by providing customers with diverse probiotic strains in the right mixture and concentrations for their specific needs. We would be the only company operating in Europe providing this combined service.
- Mario Alzamora Fernandez, co-CEO, MSc in Biotechnology, Cell Factory Engineering study line, DTU.
- Guillermo Hernandez Cutillas, co-CEO, BEng in Biotechnological Engineering, Professionshøjskolen Absalon.
We aspire to develop a self-monitoring service for the benefit of ADHD-patients
Diagnosing, understanding, and managing ADHD can be complicated. We want to improve the possibilities for diagnostics and management by means of a self-monitoring service for the benefit of both the patient and the psychiatrist.
Based on both personal experience and background knowledge, we want to streamline the current process by offering self-monitoring as a solution.
- Terese Vibe Boye, stud. Folkesundhedsvidenskab/Public Health, KU
- Emma Johanne Poulsen Siig, stud. Folkesundhedsvidenskab/Public Health, KU
- Anne Sophie Gerstorf Sørensen, stud. Folkesundhedsvidenskab/Public Health, KU
- Viktoria Maria Hvidtfeldt Lykke, stud. Folkesundhedsvidenskab/Public Health, KU
Help asylum seekers navigate the Danish healthcare system through a digital solution
We want to address the issue of access to health care for asylum seekers in Denmark. The healthcare system in Denmark can be difficult to navigate. Barriers exist due to cultural and linguistic differences, as well as an unfamiliarity with Danish institutions and systems. We wish to create a digital solution that can culturally translate the “health eco-system” in a country like Denmark in an effective manner. “Equity through innovation.”
- Alice Vos, MSc. Global Health, KU
- Linda Taraben, MSc. Global Health, KU
- Tama Schreurs, MSc. Global Health, KU
- Phillip Yttung, MSc. Global Health, KU
LICENCE TO SPEAK
Learn your emotional language
License to Speak (LtS) is an emotional language course for business companies, for both managers and employees. The purpose of the course is to help increase the emotional language of companies as part of stress prevention.
If we are more aware of our emotions, know ourselves better, and are better at talking about what we feel, we can, in time, express what we need help with. Having a conscious emotional language in the companies also helps to create a safe working environment and, thus, better well-being.
- Cecilia Valsted, CEO
- Julie Lykke Topsøe, Psychotherapist
- Klara Bloch-Norup, Graphic designer
- Monir Mooghen, Tekno-antroprolog
- Lisa Møller Jørgensen, Psychotherapist
- Lena Solheim, Master Student in Global Health at UCPH
- Anna Rothlübbers, Master Student in Global Health at UCPH
DINNER WITH SENIORS
Promote socializing for seniors
In Denmark, loneliness is an increasing problem for seniors. We will develop an organization that deals with the social life of seniors (65+). Our project is called “Dinner with seniors” and consists of a group of 4 singles or 2 couples who want to socialize more in their daily life.
The group meets once a week for dinner in shifts in their own homes. The host decides the dish of the week and the entertainment. There will be a volunteer attached to each group who will help structure the dinner party and take care of everything practical together with the host.
Through our project, we will promote the social life of seniors in the age group 65+.
Our project is unique as it takes place in a personal and safe environment in the participants’ own homes.
- Jessica Svensson, student nurse, KP
- Asiya Mahmoud, student nurse, KP
- Sara Hedegaard, student nurse, KP
- Julie Engmann, student occupational therapist, KP
Used equipment waste reduction in the health sector
Many private clinics have unused equipment for different reasons. The most obvious and repetitive reason for this current situation seems to be time, as many clinicians do not find the time to deal with it. Among dental clinicians it seems that the majority of survey participants were positive about both buying and selling equipment. We would like to connect health clinicians in the private sector on a secure and safe platform with the intention of reducing waste of equipment for the sake of sustainability. We wish to optimize the sale of equipment by saving clinicians time for the benefit of others.
- Reda Salim Abd Al-Hassan, odontology, UCPH
- Hesham Wamed Esmail, odontology, UCPH
- Burhan Sexer Dolaysu, odontology, UCPH
Telemedical healthtech solution for patients and citizens with heart disease
Every year 17.9 million people die from cardiovascular disease. In Denmark alone, the number of patients diagnosed with a heart disease has reached 524.000 in the year 2018. PARAL can reduce this problem by providing a complete solution consisting of an ECG device that collects data from the patient’s heart rhythm. This data is communicated to the patient in a more tangible way. The data can be used for both scientific enquiries and behavioral regulation of the patient’s lifestyle. This regulation happens by giving the patient an insight in their own health through our mobile and web application.
- Martin Eric Johansen, Proces & Innovation engineering
- Yousef El-Sharifi, Medical student, University of Copenhagen
The Sacred Space
Improves women’s health
16 % of all women will during their lifetime suffer from the condition vulvodynia, which is a chronic pain condition within vulva.
No pharmaceuticals can by a magic stroke cure vulvodynia.
Our product, a desensitizing glass wand for vaginal use, takes a non-pharmacological approach by desensitizing the overactive nerve ends within
- Stine Feldinger Vittov
MSc. in Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
vulva and, thus, relieves pain.
Tools for rehabilitation of fine motor skills
The tools that are used for rehabilitation of fine motor skills are often toys or tools with childish aesthetics.
By using toys, the patients can easily feel degraded and misunderstood, while already being in a vulnerable and sensitive situation.
We aim to create tools that meet the patients’ need for rehabilitation while also giving them a feeling of equality and respect.
- Malou Frandsen, Cand. des. in Strategic, Design and Entrepreneurship, Det Kongelige Akademi and CBS
- Thalia Steffensen, Cand. des. in Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship, Det Kongelige Akademi and CBS
- Elin Sofie Janøy, Strategic Design and Entrepreneurship, Det Kongelige Akademi and CBS
Fast tracks process from self-test to medication
High-risk patients do not receive medicine within 24-48 hours which is when the medicine is most effective. Our digital solution fast tracks the process from taking a self-test at home to receiving the medicine within 24 hrs. Our initial markets are COVID19 and Influenza with expansion to other self-testable diseases. This will save resources at hospitals and clinics and save lives.
- Arshwinth Arulmurugananthavadivel, CEO. MSc in Physics and Nanotechnology, DTU
- Benjamin Trasborg, Medical advisor, MSc in Biomedical engineering, DTU
- Jasmine Béatrice Martine Truchot, Frontend Developer Doctor. MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Computation, DTU
- Stefanos Mavrozoumis, Frontend Developer Patient, MSc in Computer Science and Engineering, DTU
- Simon Tobias Lund, Backend Developer, MSc and Honours programme in Computer Science and Engineering, DTU
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Empower healthcare with social robots
We develop healthcare mobile robots to free up time from nurses and assist them with food, laundry, and medicine transport. Unlike other robots used in hospitals, we are creating a practical solution around nurses’ needs to improve their working conditions and enable them to focus on patient care.
- Sara Lopez Alaguero, CEO, Honors MSc. in Computer Science and Engineering, DTU
- Andrei Chirtoaca, CTO, MSc. in Computer Science and Engineering, DTU
- Dragos Chirtoaca, Student Assistant, MSc. in Autonomous Systems, DTU
- Tilia Lind Hasselager, the Royal Danish Academy
Visualizes patients’ diagnoses and rehabilitation
We want to improve clinical practice. Many patients have a poor understanding of their own predicament, and it would aid them with a correct and simple visualization of their diagnosis and how the rehab helps.
By doing this, we would motivate the patients to follow the rehabilitation plan and make them aware of the things that can cause the injury to rebound.
- Mikkel Köster Larsen, Physiotherapist Student, KP
- Malene Skovgaard Mejlsted, Physiotherapist Student, KP
- Clara Ulrikke Iding, Physiotherapist Student, KP
Meet the teams of 2021
– Faster research for fewer resources with automatic data transfer
Electronic patient records cannot ’speak’ with other data-platforms. Today data extraction and transfer for clinical research is therefore done manually, which is slow, expensive, resource demanding and with great risk of errors. SPEDA wants to make research faster with a new IT-solution that will automate this process.
- Ali Al-Alak, Founder & CEO, Medical student (MD), University of Copenhagen
- Kirstine la Cour, Founder & CMO, Medical student (MD), University of Copenhagen
The Sacred Space
– Improve vaginal health
In general, vaginal care is associated with a lot of taboos. Women tend to hide away vaginal products on the bathroom. The solution is to make a product line of intimin care that does not look like the ordinary products already on the market, but instead has a modern look to them.
The products should be of great pharmaceutical quality while still having an affordable price. This ensures that any women can obtain good vaginal health.
The products should be simple, having the right pH-value and avoiding excipients not well tolerated in vaginal tissue.
At the pharmacy you can find a variety of skin care, while the choice of vaginal products is limited. This should not be the case. My brand should be promoting intime care as normal part of a selfcare routine contributing to the ‘de-tabooization’ of vaginal health.
- Stine Feldinger Vittov, MSc Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
– User-friendly vitamin dosage
There is not an easy access to vitamin dosage and information about the usage needs bettering. The aim with Vitamit is to ensure the appropriate usage of vitamins, make it easy for the customer and ensure sufficient information. We strive for this by packing the vitamins in dosages. We are customer oriented and strive for easy usage.
- Merve Demirbas, master student, pharmacy, University of Copenhagen
- Tugay Dogan, Educated marketing economist with a bachelor degree of international sales and marketing management as well as being specialized in online marketing.
– Helping the individual reaching the recommended amount of daily fruit and vegetables
To many people in Denmark don’t consume the recommended 600g/d of fruit and vegetables.
Drinking fruit and vegetable from a powder mixed with water, with maintenance of the nutritional content, will provide an easy way to both improve the amount and the variety of the daily intake.
This solution is unique because it improves public health, fights food waste and support Danish farmers.
- Emilie Rosenkilde, MSc Human Nutrition, University of Copenhagen
Meal boxes as medicine
– Support lifestyle changes for patients
The guidance for treatment of lifestyle diseases has lifestyle interventions and diet changes as its starting point but with very few tools to make these changes. Therefore, most patients end up on lifelong medical treatment instead.
This project will work closely together with general practitioners and function as a treatment, they can refer patients to.
The goal is to give patients better health and life quality and to reduce their medicine consumption.
– Converting polluting products to sustainable products in the health care system
Globally, a large focus exists on sustainability. Yet the focus is sparsely in the health care system. We therefore aim to convert any possible product to sustainable products in the health care system
- Bahar Balci Topal, Medical student, 9. semester, University of Copenhagen
- Divan Gabriel Topal, MD, PhD.
– We use VR to teach midwifery
MidwifeVR is the solution for midwife students and new moms. Educating the problem’s women face during their maternity period.
15% of midwife students drop out due to differences in theory and clinical praxis.
By developing a platform with educational VR experiences, we bridge the gap between educational and clinical midwifery. Learn through experiences.
- Catharina Janning, CEO, Midwife student, University College Copenhagen
- Bendegúz Barna, CFO, BA in European Ethnology, University of Copenhagen
- Morten Haulik Kristensen, CTO & Head of Content Creation
– Improve drug compliance in patients
One of the biggest problems seen in the medicinal sector is that 25-50% of the general population exhibit low compliance.
The consequence of the low compliance is a massive burden on society both health-wise but also financially.
The solution is an app that can scan a QR code on the prescription from the doctor. The unique app will encode the patients drug regimen and notify the patient when he/she needs to take it.
- Emil Winther Westi, BSc in Pharmacy, enrolled in cand. Scient. Pharm, University of Copenhagen
- Nicoline Ninn Jensen, BSc in Pharmacy, enrolled in cand. Scient in medicinal chemistry, University of Copenhagen
- Mads Schøn Kühnel, MSc in business administration and management science, CBS.
– Produce equipment that makes work more streamlined for dental professionals
A focused dentist tends to make a mess and not be able to find the instruments they need. We see it with students as well as experienced dentists.
The current dental instrument trays are bulky and awkward. So, to minimize the mess and streamline the work, we chose to design an innovative tray that provides order and overview to dental work more enjoyable.
- Sofia Nefzi, CEO, odont, The University of Copenhagen
- Zehra Kocadag, CEO, odont, The University of Copenhagen
– Shows consequences of smoking
Tobacco is the primary risk factor in cancer development, yet young people are starting to smoke every day. We have developed the idea of a new and unique campaign tool: a smart mirror showing the consequences of smoking on one’s own body using augmented reality, and influence behavior change, by appealing directly to their appearance and social dynamics.
- Emilie Torndal, Co-founder, BSc in Biomedical Engineering, DTU / University of Copenhagen
- Oscar Carl Toftekær, Co-founder, BSc in Biomedical Engineering, DTU / University of Copenhagen
– Continuous, non-invasive stool analysis
Patients who suffer from various gut diseases often have no easy way of continuously tracking their gut health, resulting in wrong treatments. With our product, the patient is able to gain more control over their disease, resulting in a better flow between health care providers and patients.
- Josefine Ulrikke Melchiorsen, Medicine, University of Copenhagen
- Jess Jerltorp, Technology Entrepreneurship, DTU
– Comprehensive pharmacogenetic reports
We will provide comprehensive pharmacogenetic reports by assessing pharmacogenomic biomarkers associated with adverse drug reactions with available, affordable and reliable testing tools.
The reports will provide qualitative details of the individual’s sensitivity to a specific drug and drug-drug interactions. Adverse drug reactions and adverse drug events are a major public health concern that cause a significant increase on patient morbidity and mortality. As well, causes a direct impact on the GDP expenditure for health care derived from pharmacotherapies.
Currently, a lot of people take medication for various ailments without suspecting of long-term consequences. Pharmacogenenomics studies the genetic polymorphisms and how they affect the reaction of an individual to specific drugs used in the clinical practice (based on PharmGKB). Studying and sequencing the genome of polymorphisms of pharmacogenes on every individual can predict, reduce and minimize the effect of adverse drug reactions and improve people’s lives as a form of preventive medicine.
The purpose of this project is to have a significant impact on the population’s lives and to empower patients with their genetic information and keep updated information in real time about the type of pharmacological metabolism of available drugs and ones to be developed in the future. The purpose is to create a comprehensive system of classification that is easily comprehended by both patients and health care professionals. With this system of categorization, implemented medical records would have the opportunity to perform pharmacovigilance in real time as to reporting on the updates of each patient.
The expected impact should be first and foremost, national. It could be a both invested venture by the public and private systems. Our current purpose is to create the solution and once it gains strength, to provide it to both systems for its availability and further implementation.
Our team in formed by the perfect combination of diverse points of view from different health care systems: the American and the European. Conformed by a certified Biologist Consultant and two experts in International Business and Public Health, makes the perfect combination to entrepreneur for a solution that has a tacit impact, constantly overseen.
- Alejandra Motta De la Parra, CEO, BSc Biology & MSc Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care, CBS/UCPH
- Tobias Simon Weitzel, COO, BA International Relations & MSc Global Health, UCPH
- Emiliano Yarca Altez, CFO, BA International Relations & Diplomatic Affairs & MSc Business Administration and Innovation in Health Care, CBS/UCPH
– Buddy-ordning for psykisk syge borgere
Det er et problem, at psykisk syge danskere lever op til 30 år mindre end den resterende del af befolkning. Dette kan skyldes kroniske sygdomme som ikke psykisk syge ikke dør af men lever med. Kroniske sygdomme som ikke bliver behandlet tilstrækkeligt eller I tide.
Håbet med denne løsning er at kunne øge levealderen for den syge, samt livskvalteten for deres pårørende. Det unikke ved ideen er, at der til forskel for allerede eksisterende løsninger på psykiatriområdet fokuseres på at opbygge tillid gennem kontinuerlige menneskelige relationer.
- Emma Højgaard Jørgensen, Sundhed og Informatik, Københavns Universitet
Meet former participating teams
We provide services to fast-food restaurants for implementing a healthier offer. Services include labeling, menu reformulation, nudging strategies, sustainable practices and more. In addition, a digital platform will help restaurants´ customers to discover a healthier offer outside of the home. The idea lies upon our belief that a healthy choice has to be an easy one.
Chiara Cimenti, University College Copenhagen, Global Nutrition & Health
Alexander Rezaei, Copenhagen Business School, Business administration and Psychology
Advisor: Anne-Marie Hall
We provide dietary support to patients suffering from colorectal cancer, based on scientific evidence and knowledge. The aim would be to assist people with their recovery process and to improve their quality of life. Since cachexia or malnutrition in general are inevitable consequences of both disease and treatment, nutrition is a crucial part in the fight against cancer. We would like to provide guidance in private counselling sessions in person or via phone, group workshops and a digital magazine with different recipes to combat the lack of appetite in these patients.
Stefana Darvariu, University of Copenhagen, Human Nutrition
Lena Baumann, University of Copenhagen, Human Nutrition
Advisor: Natalia Nilsson
We want to develop an improved diagnostic test for influenza infection. The current rapid influenza diagnostic tests are only 50-70% accurate which makes them unreliable for diagnosis. Improvements in diagnosis will mean quicker, more effective treatment for patients and lower healthcare costs associated with yearly influenza epidemics.
Alex Ramirez, University of Copenhagen, Bioentrepreneurship
Giorgos Takousiis, University of Copenhagen, Bioentrepreneurship
Advisor: Stefan Buch
HealthMe is a social platform for Type 2 Diabetics. The platform will include a fitnessgroup matchmaking system, therefore encouraging people to be physically active through the social aspect. HealthMe will also contain a digital forum, where people can interact, ask questions and help each other online. When a training group has been formed, they will be offered many different training programs, that they can choose from, and execute together. In the long term, there shall be events, courses and the opportunity for the diabetic to have dialogues with experts within physical activity, nutrition and mental health.
Tobias Thorngreen, University of Copenhagen, Human physiology
Advisor: Vishal Sisodia
The project aims to reduce the waste of plastic, using a sustainable and innovative method when taking care of your oral health. We have developed an already existing product, including a manual toothbrush with a removable brush head that is more stable to meet our costumer’s needs for better tooth brushing.
Nabila Nasseri, University of Copenhagen, Tandplejer
Ilham Abboud, University of Copenhagen, Tandplejer
Ayse Øzdemir, University of Copenhagen, Tandplejer
Advisor: Keyvan Bamdej
Iman, Kawther & Nancy
A prevention tool and information campaign for acid damage on teeth to inform consumers on healthier choices.
Iman Al-Haddad, University of Copenhagen, Odontologi
Kawther Nour, University of Copenhagen, Odontologi
Nancy Horani, University of Copenhagen, Odontologi
Advisor: Peter Sjølin
Clips for the patient’s wristband id to increase the visibility of restrictions during hospitalization: SafeClip is a solution for the hospitals to show a patient’s restrictions such as dysphagia, fast, movement restriction etc. The focus is to increase the patient safety and reduce the number of health care errors. Furthermore, SafeClip is a tool to easily involve the patient and his/her family to know and follow restrictions while hospitalized.
Kristine Sørensen, University College Copenhagen, Physiotherapist
Stella Maria Bro Skov, University College Copenhagen, Health & Nutrition
Advisor: Jakob Hildebrandt
Researchers today spend many hours reading and analyzing Electrocardiogram, wich are reviewed by other professionals to reduce errors when analyzing. this process is both time consuming and gives a higher risk of human error, which may lead to overlooking arrhythmia Analyzing Electrocardiograms can be done by using Machine Learning to detect irregularities in the Electrocardiogram. This will drastically reduce the time it takes reacher to review thousands of patient data.
Noor El-Sharifi, Univetsity of Copenhagen, Medicine
Yousef El-Sharifi, Univetsity of Copenhagen, Medicine
Advisor: Henrik Jeppesen
PeeWee – easier urine test on children
Urinalysis is a useful diagnostic tool in pediatric care, albeit sometimes hard to use due to the difficulty of collecting real-time, clean samples from young children who lack the ability to urinate in a sample container. The team’s idea is to make it easier to collect samples of diaper-wearing children by utilizing the diapers already in use, and integrate a technical solution into these.
Christian Foss Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Kaare Johan Aas Tryel, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
August Clemmensen, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Rikke Elbæk Eriksen, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Maja Kousholt, Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark
Advisor: Henrik Jeppesen
Embedded technology for psychiatric patients
To achieve a necessary level and quality of observation, psychiatric patients find their sleep disturbed by staff entering their room three or more times per night. The team’s idea is to alleviate the discomfort of being woken up by developing embedded technology that monitors the condition of the patient.
Jesper Winther Kirkegård
Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Oliver Kjæp Karlsson
Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Jeppe Damgaard Leth
Proces & Innovation, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Advisor: Tatiana Gavrilova
Organic cleansing chewing gum
The team’s idea is to make a simple organic chewing gum that has a beneficial effect on oral hygiene. The gum will better branded than the existing organic chewing gum and it will be more accessible – to the benefit of the oral hygiene of the general population.
Noah Særslev Jørgensen
Science of Dentistry, Copenhagen University
Science of Dentistry, Copenhagen University
Advisors: Sharifa Abdullah & Natalia Nilsson
Walker reminder – Active fall prevention alarm
Walker Reminder is a device that tracks if a person with dementia starts walking without their walker. If they walk without it, a voice and a light will alert them coming from the walker, to make the person aware. Secures a good health for as long as possible.
Science of Occupational Therapy, Københavns Professionshøjskole
Science of Occupational Therapy, Københavns Professionshøjskole
Advisors: Martin Justesen & Anne-Marie Hall Henriksen
Database for prescribing physicians on overlapping side effects and synergistic effects
Knowledge of possible interactions or inappropriate combinations of drugs can be accessed on several web pages. But in busy clinical practices it is just not very handy. The team’s idea is to create a database for prescribing physicians on overlapping side effects and synergistic effects.
Morten Vedel Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Alexander Andersen Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Niklas Seilund Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Advisors: Oscar Jung & Stefan D. Buch
Automation of the radiologist’s tasks through deep learning
Radiologists experience a growing burden of time spent on menial tasks, such as repeat analysis of medical images. The team wishes to alleviate this burden by introducing computer science to improve the radiologists’ workflow through Deep Learning, a type of Artificial Intelligence that relies on data for its performance in analyzing images.
Shivam Bharadwaj Computer Science, University of Copenhagen
Raghav Patne Computer Engineering, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
Advisor: Gert W. Josephsen
Today’s skincare products are made with easy, inexpensive methods and many potential harmful ingredients. Zeinab and Huda believe less is more and want to use traditional ingredients – they might be more difficult to handle but prevent the content list from being infinitely long.
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Advisor: Anne-Marie Hall Henriksen
Arthritis treatment through synthesis of nanoparticles
The team’s idea is to make a novel treatment for mucle and joint pain, without the use of hi tech equipments by enabling a novel aprroach for synthesizing nano scale acid – which acid we can’t disclosure here. The hydrogel formulation containing the well structured nano scale acid aims to provide an alternative to ice-packs, with certain advantages.
Akash Chakravarty Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
Kaustubh Ravindra Bhuskute Medicinal Chemistry, University of Copenhagen
Advisor: Joakim Sørensen
Ali Al-Alak, Medical science, UCPH
David Salim, Medical science, UCPH
Raphael Al-Najaar, Medical science, UCPH
The team uses technologies such as machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop a service that can collect relevant information from patients around symptoms and thus advise on the need for medical care. At the same time, the doctor gets access to the relevant information and suggestions for tentative diagnoses.
Emilie Vangsgaard Rosager, Medical science, UCPH
Katharina Collin Hasselbalch, Medical science, UCPH
The team will develop educational materials in mental health for elementary school.
ZENZE: Effektvalidering af Parkinson-medicin
Christian Haahr, Process and Innovation, DTU
Jesper Hallengreen, Process and Innovation, DTU
Magdalena Paul, Process and Innovation, DTU
The team develops a pressure sensor mat for Parkinson’s patients who can measure the “turn” symptom in the patient’s steps. By comparing the step pattern on a daily basis, it is possible to determine if there is a difference in the symptom and thus whether the Parkinson’s drug works.
August Valentin Frederik Flindt Bayer, Nursing, KP
Andreas Jacobsen Ryder, Nursing, KP
Kim Grummesgaard, Nursing, KP
Patrick Jensen, Nursing, KP
The team helps citizens with mobility disabilities to become more independent in their daily lives, which will enhance the quality of life of the individual citizen.
iZi-Move combines advanced control technologies that allow wheelchairs to run on virtual routes in a virtual map that reflects the citizen’s home. The citizen will be able to maneuver around to desired positions in the home using voice control or via the app (adapted to the citizen’s handicap). In the long term, the idea can also be implemented at rehabilitation centers, care centers and hospitals.
Zaher Atrach, Dentistry, UCPH
Hanne Grøndal, Dentistry, UCPH
Benjamin Hamulic, Dentistry, UCPH
The team develops an app that will improve dental health in Denmark by early training of children and young people in healthy oral hygiene.
Line Andresen, Bioinformatics and systems biology, DTU
Sigurd Schinkel, Management of Innovation, CBS
Zigria Osmani, Computer Science & Engineering, DTU
Philip Butenko, Computer Science & Engineering, DTU
The team will develop a biosensor that can monitor metabolic diseases.
Kasper Køppen, Medical science, UCPH
Nina Ørnskov, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
Andrim Halili, Medical science, UCPH
Mads Ørbæk, Medical science, UCPH
Urinary tract infections are one of the most frequent infections of all with 15,000-20,000 annually diagnosed cases of hospital-acquired urinary tract infections in Denmark. Up to 80% of these are associated with the use of the catheter. By using the bladder catheter forming bacteria on the inside and outside of the catheter hose quickly became a sticky substance (biofilm), which makes the bacteria less accessible to the body’s natural immune system and antimicrobial agents.
The team will prevent this bacterial colonization by UVC light that kills 99.99% of the bacteria that cause urinary tract infection.
Anastasiia Sukalskaia, Pharmaceutical Science, UCPH
Zulema Díaz, Business Administration & Bio-Entrepreneurship, CBS
Pierce Ricketts, Finance & Strategic Management, CBS
The aim is to improve the topical treatment options for labial herpes by developing a prolonged release formulation of the antiviral drug aciclovir. Herpes affects over half of the human species and two thirds of people in Denmark, despite this, treatment options have not advanced markedly in decades. The current treatment requires patients to apply a cream 5 times a day for up to 10 days. Patients often fail to live up to this regimen, and as a result they miss or mistime doses. The team aims to develop a topical product that patients only apply a single time.
Filip Gnesin, Medical science, UCPH
Josiah Coad, Honors Computer Science and Statistics, Texas A&M University, USA
Elisha Coad, High School, Idaho, USA
Within medical research, there is a type of research known as a “systematic review”. Here you collect, read and compare many of the same types of studies, as it can provide a more precise result than a single experiment. The systematic review is a very time-consuming process because the researcher after having made a wide search is presented thousands of references, all of which must be assessed whether they can form part of the systematic review.
The team’s idea streamlines this process significantly by giving the researcher a website which makes it much easier and quicker to screen articles than is possible with the existing programs. The researcher can gain an overview of thousands of articles and it’s easy to navigate and locate the relevant information on a reference. They are also working to integrate machine learning algorithms that causes the computer to do the hard work by prioritising the articles that are relevant for the individual systematic review.
Maria Sørensen, Chemical Engineering and International Business, DTU and CBS
Zahra Salim Abd Al-Hassan, Medicine and Technology, DTU and UCPH
The team is developing a machine that can automate the handling of breast milk on relevant hospital sections, e.g. neonatal ward. The machine will consist of individual rooms linked to a specific mother via an identification card. The milk can be stored in the freezing or refrigerated area and the desired amounts can be dispensed and warmed.
Niels Kvorning, Medical Science, UCPH
Lasse Hoffmann, International Business & Politics, CBS
The team is developing a feedback system for doctors, that removes birthmarks and a beauty mark on the basis of a suspected malignant melanoma. Doctors receive a visual feedback, as soon as an answer to whether the removed piece of skin contained malignant cells or not. They receive feedback via a learning platform, where they can improve their ability to diagnose melanomas.
At the same time the feedback system collects fully anonymised data consisting of standardized images of beauty and birthmarks coupled to a very precise diagnosis. This data will be used to develop an image recognition algorithm which with high precision can exclude or detect melanomas.
”The best thing about Health Innovators was the framework that established a specific and effective network within the Capital Region. During the relatively short course, our CHI mentor introduced us to the possibilities and challenges within the Capital region in a more clear and understandable way than we’ve been able to ourselves during the previous 8 months of hard work.”
– Niels Kvorning
Frederik Egerup Andersen, MSc Finance & Strategic Management, CBS
Alexander Junge, post.doc. Bioinformatics, UCPH
Peter Bruun-Rasmussen, Msc Biomedical Engineering, DTU
BLOODPRINT will develop a solution that allows people to get insights into the body’s internal conditions. Today, we have no way of knowing whether our nutritional habits fulfill all our needs for essential micronutrients, or how our lifestyle affects our hormonal balance and inflammation level. We have no tools at home to gain this type of insights nor will the healthcare system provide preventive blood tests.
The team will develop a small device (or single-use home kit) to take blood samples at home, allowing users to analyze health-related biomarkers and micronutrient status. The initial product will focus on athletes given their increased turnover of micronutrients and their higher risk of having a suboptimal nutritional status. Future versions of the product will also serve the broader market for people with a general interest in their health and disease prevention.
Rasmus Iversen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
Mathias Nielsen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
Nicolas Mathiesen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
Christine Bang, Business Economy, CBS
The team is in the process of developing a physiotherapy podcast, which will attempt to bring new and relevant knowledge from the research environments and experts to the physiotherapist, working with patients. They want to condense the large quantity of knowledge down to simple tips which is easy to implement in their everyday lives. This applies both to advice on diagnostics and treatment for specific diagnoses, but also with a goal of keeping physiotherapists updated on news within the research community. Podcasting is a medium which makes it easy to obtain knowledge in a time effective way, as many physiotherapists may have difficulties keeping up to date on the latest knowledge that often requires a lot of time and resources.
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.
“We’ve gotten a lot out of Health Innovators. We have had the opportunity to work with subjects that we normally wouldn’t approach.”
“We’ve had a lot of thoughts about what we should do – but being in a structured course has ensured we kept going.“
“The network that we have built here has been outstanding. We’ve made connections here that we couldn’t have made just being at DTU.”
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.
“We have had several meetings with our adviser who has introduced us to a lot of great people. It has been very nice because we’ve been offered ideas and new ways of thinking. Network means everything!”
“The different workshops have given us a great start. We arrived with knowledge from DTU and the workshops have provided us with new and exciting knowledge on product development within the healthcare sector.”
“We’ve benefited a lot from the course. We received a lot of sparring from people with knowledge about this health tech world. So we’ve got some quick feedback in an early phase.”
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.
“We have been given a roadmap that allows us to develop IRIS. And we have been held by the hand in relation to a startup of this business. We are quite sure that we would not have gotten as far if we had not joined Health Innovators.”
“It has been a journey through the elements which you need to pay attention to if you innovate within the health sector. We have for instance gained insight into the actors in the health sector – it was totally exciting.”
“We have benefited a lot from counselling and networking. We have had an opportunity to get in touch with some people through Health Innovators, and it has made it much easier to land agreements. It has been worth it!”
Meet the teams of Spring 2017
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.