QMedic Selected as Finalist for Amazon Web Services Global Startup Challenge

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Connected health startup QMedic has been selected as a finalist for the sixth AWS Global Startup Challenge.  Selected from a pool of over 2,500 startups from around the world, QMedic is launching a breakthrough wearable sensing platform to provide unprecedented connectivity between seniors and caregivers. QMedic's platform passively monitors physical activity, sleep, balance, and falls, and provides real-time alerts to caregivers to track and intervene against health decline.

"We live in a time when our population is aging faster and living longer than ever before," said QMedic CEO Sombit Mishra.  "In the US alone, 76 Million Baby Boomers are retiring and 90% want to remain at home.   The vast majority of this cohort will age with one or more chronic conditions that need to be managed by a remote caregiver.  QMedic is the first sensing platform of its kind to give these caregivers the actionable, objective, and structured data they need to coordinate care and ensure that seniors age safely in the home."

The platform continuously samples behavioral data, does not require battery recharge, and can contextualize real-time social and clinical content between caregivers and seniors.  By utilizing Amazon Web Services, QMedic is able to sample and analyze over 3 million data points per patient per day.   

Founded at MIT, QMedic is a recipient of an SBIR contract from the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, and was most recently selected as a finalist for AARP's Startup Award. For the AWS Challenge, QMedic is 1 of 3 finalists in the Big Data and High Performance Computing Category.  The Challenge Finale will be held January 24th in San Francisco, where the Grand Prize winner will be announced.

Media Contact:

David Nelson, Director of Business Development, QMedic, 877.241.2244 ext. 1001, dnelson@qmedichealth.com

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