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Grace, the automated tracking and cooling bracelet

by: Startacus Admin ~ 15th June 2019
Hot flushes affect around 1.5 million women in the UK alone. Step forward Grace, the world's first automated tracking and cooling bracelet that counters menopausal hot flushes. We’ve all experienced the unpleasant heat of a fever, burning us from the inside out and lighting us up like a Christmas tree, it feels. But 1.5 million women in the UK alone feel these hot flushes without the fleeti...
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Tended - wearable tech with a personal safety focus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th December 2018
Tended - The startup that's created wearable tech designed to monitor the wearer’s safety and detect accidents... Back in 2017, we wrote about a handful of startups in the safe-tech space, making life safer for the likes of runners, electrical workers, and the women of Delhi, to name but a few. Personal safety is, obviously, an important thing, but also something that most people don’...
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snap40 - wearable tech for health

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th December 2018
snap40 - The award winning Scottish healthtech startup that has AI innovation at its core with its innovative health monitoring device... At the inaugural Scottish Tech Startup Awards at the end of November, snap40 took home both the Startup of the Year and B2B Company of the Year awards after demonstrating their important role in further elevating Scotland’s status in the tech sc...
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Fertility tracking bracelet, Ava, closes $30m

by: Startacus Admin ~ 30th May 2018
Zurich-based Ava, makers of the first fertility tracking sensor bracelet, closes a $30m Series B funding round and announces 10,000th “Ava” pregnancy. It's fair to say there has been a rise in the FemTech market over the last few years with the sector emerging as the likely next big disruptor in the global health care market. With fertility monitoring still not particularly tech ...
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Coroflo - innovation in breastfeeding

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd October 2017
Breastfeeding is an important part of a baby’s development, with benefits to baby and mother including nutritional, immune system, developmental, and psychological. However, in the UK, apparently only 1% of mothers exclusively breastfeed, with a quarter of women bringing it to an end by only 6 weeks. The reasons for this of course vary, but the majority of women cite the fear of low supply a...
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Neurovalens set to disrupt weight-loss industry after £1.1m funding round

by: Startacus Admin ~ 20th July 2017
Neurovalens, a Belfast based healthtech startup that specialises in combining neuroscience and technology to solve health issues, has secured funding of £1.1m – its largest investment to date. Neurovalens, will now launch Modius, a wearable headset device aimed at combining neuroscience & tech to reduce body weight and fat. Neurovalens, a Belfast based healthtech startup that spec...
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Ybrain has created a headband to fight depression

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st July 2017
A South Korean startup, Ybrain has created Mindd, a headband that performs a process called transcranial direct current stimulation - to combat depression. We have written previously about depression among entrepreneurs, and it is a serious and prevalent problem - and certainly not just in the world of entrepreneurship. In South Korea, the suicide rate in 2015 was 38 people every day. It&rsqu...
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Women of Wearables - Supporting Women in Tech

by: Startacus Admin ~ 2nd June 2017
No one could deny that technology is a pretty exciting field to be working in right now. Despite some trepidation from the more cynical amongst us, virtual reality, augmented reality, wearable technology, and fashion technology have all seen a rapid upswing in development- typical of technologies which are moving away from mere novelty, towards a more mainstream presence. In the recent past, ther...
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