Amethyst Care

Amethyst Care

Amethyst Care

Start up

Amethyst Care is the voice technology companion that helps care for people with mobility-related illnesses at home, allowing them to live independently for longer. By facilitating 2-way communication. Amethyst Care is the voice technology companion that helps care for people with mobility-related illnesses at home, allowing them to live independently for longer.

By facilitating 2-way communication. We identified a gap in the market for user-friendly technology for people with reduced mobility and cognitive impairment. This stemmed from the fact that when looking at medication delivery, activity reporting, or event reminder input into the software, they couldn’t perform it due to the lack of fine and gross motor skills.

Our solution allows people to live independently in their homes for longer. Amethyst Care checks in on people throughout the day to see how they are feeling and can notify caregivers if it thinks something is wrong.

The Team: Rebecca McManus Founder & CEO My background is commercial enterprise . I have worked in tech sales for the last 8 years for a number of different tech companies such as Citrix, Pluralsight and FlowForma. I have also been a caregiver to both parents at different stages of life. My father now has advanced Parkinson’s and Lewy-body’s dementia. He’s only 66 and in a nursing home.

Darragh Blake CTO Darragh has a background in technology research, having worked in Trinity College Dublin for 6 years as a research computer scientist, he’s worked on many innovative projects in this space. CTO Child paths. Darragh has a passion for using innovation to help solve problems for those living with cognitive impairments. Darragh also manages the application security and technology vision.

Gavin O’ Duffy – Chairman of the Board Gavin O’Duffy has spent the last 10 years with Amazon, both in Silicon Valley and in Europe. Gavin was hired originally to develop and manage Amazon’s technical partnerships with a global tier 1 wireless carrier for tablets, e-readers, and smartphones.

Was selected to be a founding member of the Alexa Voice Service technical team. Jerome O’Flaherty – Chief Architect Jerome has been working as a tech product manager and Solutions Architect since 2010. Owner at Sweeper.

Jerome joined Amethyst in December 2021 and is responsible for selecting and integrating the Company’s software, hardware, and IT infrastructure. Jerome has a passion for helping people. Riona Cunningham Account Director Riona has 20 years of experience in the technology space.

Her passion is inventing new and more profitable ways to generate extra revenue and business ideas from customer queries and internal conversations. We worked together in Pluralsight. She has a passion for helping people with cognitive illnesses. Our solution is a voice technology companion that works with an Alexa device.

It checks in with the patient throughout the day to make sure they have taken their medications on time. It checks in to see how they are feeling at random times throughout the day. The caregiver will be notified if the patient is unwell or unresponsive throughout the day. It also has a memory quiz.

Expectations:

  • A collaboration with a partner, who has a good understanding of the rehabilitation space. Our solution is currently used for elderly people living alone and those with dementia. Support regarding the rehabilitation side would be really useful so we can implement this into our product development.

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Organization  details:

Organization type:

Social-community and individual services related to tele-rehabilitation

Oranization size:

micro (<10 employees and < €2 m tumover)

Headquartes country:

Ireland

Website:

www.amethystcare.ie

Contact:

Contact person

Rebecca Mc Manus

Email

rebecca.mcmanus@amethystcare.ie

MDCL

MDCL

MDCL

Start up

Our current products include MDCL Streamline (diabetes hospital clinic application) and our Diabetes Retinopathy Artificial Intelligence analysis model. We can deliver both standalone windows desktop applications and full stack browser based solutions for hospital clinics such as diabetes in bespoke or reconfigurable formats.

Our primary goal is to provide data analytics for the healthcare sector in the form of SaMD and to ultimately deliver a predictive analytics product that will enable healthcare professionals to act preventatively before minor illness become seriosserious.

A major endeavour of our company is to build the cornerstone applications that will empower and facilitate patients to better manage and improve their conditions.

We have jointly presented a poster at the Irish Endocrine Society 2019 and more recently published a diabetes retinopathy poster in conjunction with the nimbus research center.

The ROSIA-PCP project very much aligns with the progress we wish achieve and that path to progression we wish to fulfil as a company.

Our primary focus is medical data management, analysis, usage and storage. We have expertise in diabetes clinic management, integration, machine learning and user experience design.

Our CMO, Fíona O’Ciobhaín, has over 18 years’ experience in the patient rehabilitation sector and we are now focussing on end user testing specifically in the area of people with disabilities and patients currently in rehabilitation programs.

Expectations:

  • In the context of this collaborative project, we are looking toward solutions providers like ourselves and especially those that have delivered Software as a Medical Device (SaMD) solutions.
  • As a micro company MDCL, we are hoping to find a larger company with a similar corporate value system with whom we can align to form a consortium to deliver a tele rehabilitation solution that offers real benefits to the end users.

Organization  details:

Organization type:

Medical devices & apps

Oranization size:

Micro (<10 employees and < €2 m tumover)

Headquartes country:

Ireland

Website:

www.mdcl.io

Contact:

Contact person

Jonathan Delaney

Email

jonathan.delaney@mdcl.io

MDCL

Health Insight Solutions GmbH

Health Insight Solutions GmbH

Start up

Health Insight Solutions GmbH (HIS) is the daughter company of an experienced eHealth advisory company based in Brussels. Health Insight Solutions GmbH (HIS) is dedicated exclusively to the development sales and deployment of telehealth and telecare solutions. Its clients are health- and social care providers

We are specialised in platform for the telemonitoring of frail individuals (older people, chronic patients, people in rehabilitation after an hospitalisation episode). We have started our activities in 2007 and our systems Health Insight Solutions GmbH have been installed in 14 European countries.

Since 2008, we are the suppliers of telemonitoring solutions to the Barbastro Health Sector in Aragon which is one of the ROSIA pilot sites.

Expectations:

  • We would like to be part of a consortium which values our long-term relationship with the Barbastro Health Sector and our understanding of the local context there. Our interest in the project making our telemonitoring platform ROSIA-compliant and to integrate it with disease-specific devices and apps.
  • We can also support the coordinator with our PCP experience having already participated as Lead Supplier in five PCP tenders, three of which have been successful.
  • In the case of ROSIA we have discarded the idea of leading again a consortium because we lack competence in too many areas relevant for the project.
  • If requested, we can also provide competence in change management in the care field and in impact evaluation of Technology Enabled Care interventions, either directly or through organisation we have a close relationship with.

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Organization  details:

Organization type:

Medical devices & apps

Oranization size:

micro (<10 employees and < €2 m tumover)

Headquartes country:

Germany

Website:

www.health-insight.de

Contact:

Contact person

Marco d’Angelantonio

Email

m.dangelantonio@health-insight.de

MDCL

McCormick Northburgh

Mc Comrmick Northburgh

Start up

McCormick Northburgh has conducted several focus groups with a ‘looks like, feels like’ prototype and has received overwhelmingly positive feedback. This project involves a physical product for individuals with weak hand grip, limited dexterity and disabilities that affect hand function (stroke, MS, TBI etc.).

There are 2 aspects to McCormick Northburgh the device:

1) rehabilitation,

2) self management of their condition at home for food preparation.

We want partners to compliment our team and help develop the concept, considering human factors and the usability of the device in order to develop the device.

Product Design, Mechanical Design, Manufacturing, Design for Manufacture, Medical Devices, Physical Products.

Expectations:

  • Textile Material Selection, Polymer Material Selection, Rapid Prototyping, Concept Development, Human Factors.

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Organization  details:

Organization type:

Medical devices & apps

Oranization size:

micro (<10 employees and < €2 m tumover)

Headquartes country:

Ireland

Website:

www.mccormicknorthburgh.com

(website under construction)

Contact:

Contact person

Eimar McCormick

Email

mccormickdesign@hotmail.co.uk

MDCL

Digital PAD Test

Inclusive Clothing Technologies Ltd

Start up

Digital PAD Test will be a novel patented method for measuring Stress Incontinence for use by clinicians. The alpha device is under development with a Dublin University.

This Digital PAD Test device will be used in clinical settings and potentially for use at home to measure scale of Incontinence and improvements while using medication.

Developing Smart Diagnostic for measuring stress incontinence.

Expectations:

  • Looking for Telemedicine, AI app development.

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Organization  details:

Organization type:

Medical devices & apps

Oranization size:

micro (<10 employees and < €2 m tumover)

Headquartes country:

Ireland

Website:

www.digitalpadtest.com

Contact:

Contact person

Cormac Devery

Email

cormacdevery19@outlook.com

Opa Mind

Opa Mind

Opa Mind

Start up

AI based Voice Tech solutions to assist with with Emotional & Mental Health wellness.

Opa Mind have developed a unique exciting new ” Voice Driven ” support platform for people who struggle with emotional & mental health pressures. A developer of AI-based voice driven mental wellness tools, designed for self-engagement and monitoring of emotional states.

The company has developed a voice input system (Opa Mind) that has the ability to listen and display various emotional based metrics, vocal biomarkers and supports, enabling individuals to undertake actionable follow-up steps in order to improve health and wellbeing.

One of the great difficulties with emotional health pressures is that many people feel they cannot speak to another person about their pressures.

Expectations:

  • We would like to examine interoperability within the provision of an overall offering to the project.

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Organization  details:

Category:

Follow-up and motivation of patients

Oranization size:

Micro (<10 employees and < €2 m turnover)

Headquartes country:

Ireland

Website:

www.opamind.com

Contact:

Contact person

Martin Lawlor

Email

info@opamind.com