Meet the teams of 2021

EaSo – Easy Isolation

– Improves personal protective equipment

Healthcare professionals are experiencing several problems with the current personal protective equipments (PPE) which challenges the safety in isolation.

The solution is a quicker and more safe PPE that focuses on the perspective of the staff and the patients. Our aim is to implement EaSo nationally and internationally. EaSo is developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals which has caused a demand from several hospitals and units

Team 

  • Amanda Kathrine Alsing, Nurse at Gyn/obs unit,  University College Copenhagen. 
  • Emilie Caroline Udsen, Nurse at Neuro Intensive Care Unit, RH, University College Copenhagen.
  • Julie Frederiksen, Dialysis nurse Regionshospitalet Viborg.University College Copenhagen.
  • Line Rathmann Mellerup, Nurse at Neonatal, HEH.University College Copenhagen.
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  • SPEDA

    – 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.

    Team 

    • Ali Al-Alak, Founder & CEO, Medical student (MD), University of Copenhagen
    • Kirstine la Cour, Founder & CMO, Medical student (MD), University of Copenhagen

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    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.

    Team 

    • Stine Feldinger Vittov, MSc Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen

    Vitamit

    – 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.

    Team

    • 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.

    FastFruit

    – 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.

    Team

    • 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.

    Team

    Sophie Winkel Østergaard, founder, Master’s student of medicine at Copenhagen University.

    EcoMed

    – 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

    Team

    • Bahar Balci Topal, Medical student, 9. semester, University of Copenhagen
    • Divan Gabriel Topal, MD, PhD.

    MidwifeVR

    – 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.

    Team 

    • 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

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    NemMedicin

    – 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.

    Team

    • 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.

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    Dentalic

    – 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.

    Team

    • Sofia Nefzi, CEO, odont, The University of Copenhagen
    • Zehra Kocadag, CEO, odont, The University of Copenhagen

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    Perspective

    – 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.

    Team 

    • 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

    Terminus

    – 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.

    Team

    • Josefine Ulrikke Melchiorsen, Medicine, University of Copenhagen
    • Jess Jerltorp, Technology Entrepreneurship, DTU

    The Helties

    – 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.

    Team

    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.

    Buddy ordning

    – 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.

    Team

    • Emma Højgaard Jørgensen, Sundhed og Informatik, Københavns Universitet

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    The Helties

    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

    Nutrivity

    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

    Flutest Group

    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

    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.

    Benjamin Graungaard, University of Copenhagen, Human physiology
    Tobias Thorngreen, University of Copenhagen, Human physiology

    Advisor: Vishal Sisodia

    INA Innovation

    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

    SafeClip

    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

    ECG Automation

    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
    Abdulla Ali
    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.

    Richard Enyedi
    Science of Occupational Therapy, Københavns Professionshøjskole
    Emil Gosch
    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

    Minimalistic scincare

    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.

    Zeinab Abouseblan
    Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen
    Huda Al-Hariri
    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

    NEXA Health deltager i Health Innovators 2019

    NEXA Health

    Ali Al-Alak, Medical science, UCPH
    David Salim, Medical science, UCPH
    Raphael Al-Najaar, Medical science, UCPH

    Idea
    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.

    Mental sundhed - deltager i Health Innovators 2019

    SindssygSund

    Emilie Vangsgaard Rosager, Medical science, UCPH
    Katharina Collin Hasselbalch, Medical science, UCPH

    Idea
    The team will develop educational materials in mental health for elementary school.

    Health Innovators team Parkinson-måtte

    ZENZE: Effektvalidering af Parkinson-medicin

    Christian Haahr, Process and Innovation, DTU
    Jesper Hallengreen, Process and Innovation, DTU
    Magdalena Paul, Process and Innovation, DTU

    Idea
    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.

    IZI-move deltager i Health Innovators 2019

    iZi-move

    August Valentin Frederik Flindt Bayer, Nursing, KP
    Andreas Jacobsen Ryder, Nursing, KP
    Kim Grummesgaard, Nursing, KP
    Patrick Jensen, Nursing, KP

    Idea
    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.

    Healthy Teeth

    Zaher Atrach, Dentistry, UCPH
    Hanne Grøndal, Dentistry, UCPH
    Benjamin Hamulic, Dentistry, UCPH

    Idea
    The team develops an app that will improve dental health in Denmark by early training of children and young people in healthy oral hygiene.

    SenseIt deltager i Health Innovators 2019

    SensIt

    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

    Idea
    The team will develop a biosensor that can monitor metabolic diseases.

    Health Innovators team UVC

    VIOBAC

    Kasper Køppen, Medical science, UCPH
    Nina Ørnskov, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
    Andrim Halili, Medical science, UCPH
    Mads Ørbæk, Medical science, UCPH

    Idea
    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.

    Health Innovators team ProLease

    ProLease

    Anastasiia Sukalskaia, Pharmaceutical Science, UCPH
    Zulema Díaz, Business Administration & Bio-Entrepreneurship, CBS
    Pierce Ricketts, Finance & Strategic Management, CBS

    Idea
    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.

    Health Innovators team reVsearch

    reVsearch

    Filip Gnesin, Medical science, UCPH
    Josiah Coad, Honors Computer Science and Statistics, Texas A&M University, USA
    Elisha Coad, High School, Idaho, USA

    Idea
    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.

    Health Innovators team Lactanzer

    Lactanzer

    Maria Sørensen, Chemical Engineering and International Business, DTU and CBS
    Zahra Salim Abd Al-Hassan, Medicine and Technology, DTU and UCPH

    Idea
    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.

    Health Innovators team Visual melanoma database

    Melatech

    Niels Kvorning, Medical Science, UCPH
    Lasse Hoffmann, International Business & Politics, CBS

    Idea
    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

    Health Innovators team Bloodprint

    BLOODPRINT

    Frederik Egerup Andersen, MSc Finance & Strategic Management, CBS
    Alexander Junge, post.doc. Bioinformatics, UCPH
    Peter Bruun-Rasmussen, Msc Biomedical Engineering, DTU

    Idea
    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.

    Health Innovators team Physiocast

    Fysiocast

    Rasmus Iversen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
    Mathias Nielsen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
    Nicolas Mathiesen, Physiotherapy, Metropol
    Christine Bang, Business Economy, CBS

    Idea
    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.

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    CAICU – Communication aid for intensive care units

    Jacob Overbye Brodal, Design and Innovation, DTU
    Arendse Moesgaard Pedersen, Design and Innovation, DTU

    The idea

    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.”

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    Prozense – Intelligent mask relieving anxiety

    Nikolaj Bech Andersen, Process and Innovation, DTU
    Hans Kristian Krogshede, Process and Innovation, DTU

    The idea
    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.”

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    Tiberius Diagnostics – Home test for chlamydia

    Jakob Holst, Mechanical Engineering, DTU
    Jonathan Andersen, Biotechnology, UCPH

    The idea
    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.

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    IRIS – Psychology students in psychiatry

    Amalie Sindberg, Psychology, KU
    Benedikte Finken, Psychology, KU

    The idea

    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!”

    Tech4Health

    Tech4Health: App for optimization of medical abortions

    Marianne, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH
    Amani, Medical Science, UCPH
    Hadi, Biotechnology, DTU
    Anmoldeep, Sundhed & Informatik, UCPH

    The idea
    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

    MEDrone: Drones for transporting tissue samples

    Thor, Mechanical Engineering, DTU
    Frederik, Engineering Management, DTU
    Niels, Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, DTU

    The idea
    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

    DiagNovus: Over the counter test for chlamydia

    Jannik, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
    Philip, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH
    Emil, Biology-Biotechnology, UCPH

    The idea
    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 fra Health Innovators

    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

    The idea
    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.