MassChallenge names winners of 2020 program, with focus on Parkinson's, home health and cardiac rehab

Walk with Path, Moving Analytics, and MedFlyt were named the top startups from the accelerator program this year.
By Laura Lovett
11:29 am

This week MassChallenge HealthTech named the winners of its 2020 program winners. The list included; Walk with Path, a wearable device designed to help individuals with irregular gait; virtual rehab service Moving Analytics; and MedFlyt, a home health agency focused app. 

In January the health tech accelerator named its class of 2020, which included 27 companies from all over the global.

All of the competitors had access to coworking office space and a tailored curriculum that connects startups to advisors, investors, pilots and research opportunities. 

Here is a closer look at the top three winners:

Walk with Path. This U.K.-based startup has designed a wearable device that clips onto the user’s shoe. The device emits a green laser line that was developed as a visual cue of where to walk next for the wearer. 

The tool is specifically designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease, many of whom experience a symptom called “freezing” where they stop short while walking. The tool was also designed to help the shuffling that is associated with Parkinson’s. 

Moving Analytics. This California-based company makes an app and web portal designed to help individuals in cardiac rehab. The company helps develop an individualized treatment plan for patients that is sent to the doctor for approval. The app will then help guide patients in their recovery and give them a place to log vitals and report symptoms. 

This company has actually been in the digital health game for some time. It closed a $1.1 million funding round in 2016

MedFlyt. Based in New York City, MedFlyt caters to the home healthcare space. The tech was developed to help agencies and caregivers with online staffing and scheduling. It also provides a feature that allows for online documentation and compliance. 

Caregivers can use the app for online education and onboarding. It also has a value-based pay-tracking feature. 

This wasn’t the company’s first round with accelerators. It previously was in the Florida-Israel Business Accelerator, according to Pitchbook.  


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