Attending the Digital Health Impact 2019

Together with our friends from Harvard, MassBio and the Life Science community we recently attended the Digital Health Impact 2019 in Boston. The importance, challenges and opportunities within Digital Health were discussed. This emerging sector and platforms such as Stardots’ AI-TRUST, reflect combined advances in the Life Sciences, Digital Technology and Medical Devices industries. All bringing to light the question….How do we apply all this data to really impact outcomes and reduce costs?

Massachusetts Governor Baker addresses Digital Health Impact 2019 attendees. Sharing the significance of the inaugural event and the State’s intention to lead in this developing sector, as has been accomplished in the Biotech Industry.
An insightful panel discussion at Digital Health Impact 2019 addressing themes such as, How do we apply all this data to really impact outcomes and reduce costs?

We discussed digital health and Software-as-a-Drug in general and Stardots´ platform for Parkinson’s Disease “AI-TRUST” with the attendees including the Governor of Massachusetts Charlie Baker, CBO of MassBio John Hallinan, Harvard lecturer Luba Greenwood and co-founder of Flare Capital Bill Geary. We really learned a lot from the event. The future for digital health platforms such as ours is bright.

Chris Kennedy, Stardots Business Development U.S. and Luba Greenwood, Digital Health Impact 2019 Speaker and Panel Participant, Healthcare and Tech Executive, Google Verily, Roche, Harvard Lecturer and Board Member MassBIO.

A reoccurring issue was the realization and real-world benefits of digital health platforms. We believe that such a platform should be developed in strong collaboration with the life science and health care sector. AI-TRUST is a joint venture between Stardots, Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital and we are working closely with neurological clinics and professionals in EU and the U.S.

Digital Health and Software-as-a-Drug (SaaD) is a new service to the health care sector
Digital Health Colleague, Luba Greenwood, opening the Digital Health Impact 2019 Symposium
Chris Kennedy,Stardots Business Development U.S. and John Hallinan, Chief Business Officer, MassBio.

Neuroimaging in Umeå University

Stardots was invited to Umeå university in Sweden to present our company, vision and the application platform. The group focuses in neuroimaging and uses MATLAB extensively to acquire data, control outputs and for post-analysis. We were totally blown away about the quality of their research, the results they generated and the level of code they produce.

Real-time visualization of individual cells in mice involves a lot of programming to produce data-driven insights
 Many programmers face the problem of commercialization and distribution of their code and solutions, and so did this group. Our application platform is built to solve these shortcomings and provide a portal for scientists and programmers to meet, exchange ideas and offer applications. We at Stardots are so honored to be collaborating with the best in the industry in order to improve the efforts of R&D and society at large.
Application engineer Kamil and scientist Tanya working on cutting edge real-time neuroimaging

 

Stardots attends Jefferies health care conference in NYC

Stardots attended Jefferies global health care conference in NYC to seek funding for our digital health platform for our Parkinson’s disease “AI-TRUST”. World leading health care companies presented cutting edge technologies, biotech innovations and pharmaceuticals in this investment focused conference. Stardots is currently seeking funding for our AI-TRUST platform in order to quantify symptoms and offer AI-optimized treatment to Parkinson’s in order to improve quality of life, reduce cost to society and to aid in clinical trials. It aims to provide progressive markers for Parkinson’s.

AI-TRUST is a cloud based, digital health platform and a joint-venture with Uppsala University and Uppsala University Hospital. The algorithms used for mathematical modelling are based on years of research by Prof. Alexander Medvedev and clinical trials by MD PhD Dag Nyholm.

Chris Kennedy (to the left in the photo) is our newly hired Business Development U.S and is in charge of raising funds in the Boston area.

For more information regarding investing in AI-TRUST please visit the following link: For investors

Chris Kennedy joins the team

 

Chris Kennedy is Stardots Business Development U.S. since May 2019. He had deep involvement in the Tech and Life Science sectors, previously Co-Chair of the MassBIO Finance Committee & Forum Advisory Board Member.

Chris remains actively involved in the venture and start up community. Stardots is very pleased that Chris decided to join the team and his vision and experience will be a great asset to the company.

You can reach him at christopher.kennedy@stardots.se or +1 617-968-4600

 

Stardots wins Venture Cup East

We won the “Game Changer” award at Venture Cup Region East finals for our application platform! The jurys motivation was:

“By making research and findings from researchers more available and cost effective, this highly competent team uses programming-skills to build bridges between science and a huge market of customers”

Stardots won the “Game Changer” award and we are now going to compete in the national finals in Gothenburg in September

Venture Cup have supported tens of thousands of entrepreneurs and helped nearly 15 000 ideas to blossom since the start in 1998. It is Sweden’s no. 1 competition and the competition where ideas become businesses. See more info here: www.venturecup.com

We are extremely honored to be competing in the nationals final in September, and besides the honor and recognition a chance to win 500 000 SEK in price money.

CEO Daniel Petrini gives a short pitch at the Venture Cup finals

Stardots has currently three products in our app store; they are all developed in MATLAB from MathWorks inc and compiled to an executable via MATLAB COMPILER.

See all finalists here

EKLIPS awarded a prestigious grant

We are very pleased to announce that Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency – has awarded Stardots a prestigious “Innovative Startup” grant for »QUEST« – a sub component in Stardots medical platform »EKLIPS«.
»EKLIPS« estimates symptoms and offer AI-powered treatment suggestions for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). The effects of PD are severe; the cost is estimated to be ~14 B€ per year in EU alone in addition to the human suffering. Around 1% of all people above 60 years will be affected by PD. »EKLIPS« will lower the cost of PD treatment for society and significantly increase quality of life for the patient.

One key component to »EKLIPS« is to estimate Parkinson’s symptoms quantitively using mathematical modelling. »QUEST« is a novel idea to estimate the associated tremor of a PD patient using the cloud, a mobile phone and advanced algorithms developed under many years by Prof. Alexander Medvedevs research group at Uppsala university. The algorithms have been tested clinically at Uppsala university Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset) with Assoc. Prof. MD Dag Nyholm research Group and the results are impressive and encouraging. We estimate that »QUEST« will be available for Android and iOS within a year.

The red James Parkinson Tulip – a symbol for the Parkinson’s disease that is used to rise awareness and funds to R&D

»EKLIPS« is a joint venture between Stardots AB, Uppsala university and Uppsala university Hospital, and collaborates with various organizations and companies in Europe and USA. The platform is expected to be ready for launch within a few years. For more info please contact us at info@stardots.se

EKLIPS – a cloud platform for AI-driven optimization of deep brain stimulation

Stardots is thrilled to announce another MedTech project and this time we are teaming up with two of the best scientists in their respective fields to deliver the next generation Deep-Brain Stimulation (DBS) techniques, useful in the treatment of e.g., Parkinson’s disease.

DBS-probes shown in X-ray of the skull. An electrical impulse signal stimulates the brain via the lead wires to the electrodes residing deep inside of the brain. Image credit: by Hellerhoff – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13785677

Together with research groups of neurologist PhD Dag Nyholm from Uppsala university hospital and professor of control engineering and director of automatic control Alexander Medvedev from Uppsala university, we are building a cloud-based, AI-driven, platform for improving the DBS treatment.

Dag Nyholm and Alexander Medvedev, from Uppsala University hospital and Uppsala University is discussing the ELKIPS Project – and AI- and Cloud driven platform for the MedTech industry, designed to deliver the next generation treatment for e.g., Parkinson.

DBS is considered one of the best and reliable techniques for e.g., Parkinson treatment. Combining Stardots cloud, application and computation technology, with Uppsala university newly developed AI algorithms, and the experience and knowledge in neuro-science and neuro-surgery, the project will develop a system that will aid doctors in their optimization of DBS for patients. The system will further enhance the effects of the DBS-treatment using smart and self-learning algorithms, adjusting the DBS-parameters using various inputs and models in one easy and intuitive interface.

The project working title is “EKLIPS” and is partly funded by Vinnova – Sweden’s innovation agency. EKLIPS will be built in conjunction with our previous announces project: sPark. More information will follow on www.stardots.se/news or contact us on info@stardots.se.

Evolved Horizon 1.20 released

We just released Evolved Horizon v. 1.20 for PC, and it is packed with new features and hardware support. Evolved Horizon now features support for the excellent Sparkfun HX711 Loadcell amplifier, updated the launcher GUI, database performance, analytical plot upgrades support for zoom, pan and data cursor, as well as a better utilization of the screen size. See the release notes for a complete list.

For new users: Download Evolved Horizon and get a license to start your data-driven insights. Exisiting users: just restart the application for an optional upgrade.

Please contact us at info@stardots.se if you have any questionts.

/Stardots Dev team.

Launcher – configure Users of the software, flash Arduinios, and read logs and documentation. Start the Evolved Horizon server-client for your sensor acquisition and data-driven insights.
Queue and run up to 64 experiments in the I/O interface. Combine many graphs from multiple channels for more data-driven insights. Automatically save into binary Big-Data capable databases
Visualize, compare, analyze, apply signal processing, export any number of previous run experiments (assemblies) using Lightning fast databases.

 

 

 

 

Stardots visit to MathWorks HQ Natick, Boston

Stardots was recently invited to MathWorks HQ in Natick. MathWorks is a frontline company in technical computing, full of brilliant, open and hardworking people – dedicated to accelerating the pace of science and engineering. We are looking forward to working closely with MathWorks, to be able to deliver the best possible products for our customers and partners.

CEO Daniel Petrini in front of MathWorks HQ, Natick, Massachusetts, US
Main entrence. Wonderful architecture

sPark-project announced

Stardots is glad to announce yet another project within health-care: sPark. sPark features an AI- and cloud-powered application designed to quantify the degree of Parkinson using various techniques. The end goal is to provide better treatments to patients. The research groups of Professor Alexander Medvedev and neurologist Dag Nyholm at Uppsala university and Stardots is co-developing the application; testing is scheduled at Uppsala University Hospital.

sPark is a symptom quantifier for neurological diseases such as Parkinson and is developed together with Uppsala university.

sPark is currently in beta-phase and we will keep you updated of the progress of the Project!