12 more digital health crowdfunding projects

By Jonah Comstock
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Aezon lab boxMobiHealthNews has written about a few mobile health crowdfunding projects recently, even since our last roundup in mid-January.

Johns Hopkins student team Aezon became the second Tricorder X Prize contestant (after Scanadu) to try to crowdfund its entry for the $10 million prize -- out of a desired $10,000, the team has raised $4,000 so far. AT&T alum Ryan McQuaid also launched a crowdfunding campaign for his new app-based telemedicine platform PlushCare. With 10 days left, PlushCare has raised $20,000 out of a $25,000 goal.

Numerous other mobile health projects have recently started Indiegogo or Kickstarter campaigns as well, ranging from new activity trackers, to mobile aids for people living with disabilities, to an app for parents of children with chronic conditions. Here are 12 mobile health projects either recently finished or currently seeking funding on crowdfunding sites.

The Pocket Physician by Lion Heart Innovations

Pocket Physician

The Pocket Physician, which recently finished its funding just above its $8,000 goal is setting out to be a comprehensive mobile medical app. Users, including patients, parents, and caregivers, will be able to track vital signs, take notes about treatments, store medical records, access literature, book appointments, and calculate expenses all from one app.

The project is from Lion Heart Innovations, a collaboration between web and mobile design company TekVitals and Tammy Bowers, the founder and CEO whose son's lifelong struggle with heart disease prompted her to search for a better way to manage longterm, chronic care. The app is HIPAA compliant, can track 10 vital indicators (including vital signs, medical events, behaviors, and nutrition), and will have a pro-version that allows babysitters or teachers to have separate, dedicated log-ins.