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We can save the "lives" of 1 in 6 people around the world

Stroke is the #1 cause of permanent disability and #3 cause of death around the globe, yet less than 5% of victims get any treatment. Vesselon’s approach is transformational by enabling early restoration of cerebral blood flow to improve clinical outcomes. We are developing a low-cost, mobile, noninvasive ultrasound device used with microbubbles to treat stroke victims by dissolving a clot before victims get to the hospital. ...more »

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Meeting Domestic Violence Victims Where They Are: Using the Khan Academy Model to Reach the Unserved

Fewer than one in five domestic violence victims contact an outside agency for help (BJS). Fear, confidentiality concerns, a lack of population-specific services and geographic isolation leave millions without the resources they need to make informed decisions about their safety, health and future. TwentyTwentyLife will eliminate barriers associated with agency engagement and text-heavy websites by producing/curating ...more »

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Curing Crashes: A New Medical Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Unsafe Young Drivers

Each year, crashes lead the causes of death to young adults (ages 16-24): 4-fold more deaths than from cancer; 38-fold more than from Flu. Yet, despite strong science on risk factors and prevention interventions, we lack young driver clinical care models. Crash prevention relies largely on “one-size-fits-all” driving laws rather than the IOM-recommended tiered risk approach: match prevention interventions with assessed ...more »

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911 where there is none: SMS-based emergency medical dispatching for developing countries

Reliable access to rapid transport reduces premature death and disability. While 90% of injury-related fatalities occur in developing countries, coordinated emergency medical services (EMS) are virtually non-existent outside of wealthy nations. This is largely due to cost: the key components of a conventional EMS system will likely never be affordable nor appropriate in much of the developing world. We’ve designed ...more »

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Mobile Care for the Mobile Caregiver

Family caregivers still in the workforce is growing and diverse population. According to Pew Internet Research, 39% of U.S. adults provide care for a loved one, up from 30% in 2010, and many navigate health care with the help of technology. I refer to this group as "The Mobile Caregiver", my idea involves the creation of a single mobile network that educates and empowers the mobile caregiver with one touch educational ...more »

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Uber for Healthcare

Imagine: You have a rash so you open your HappyHealth app to find a derm & book a visit. You push your medical info + pics to the office via secure messaging. You provide details & your insurance is verified remotely. You securely prepay your copay discounted 10%. At the visit you scan your phone to checkin. On HH you see a timer when you’ll be next. The derm is on-time & already knows your condition. On HH she looks ...more »

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