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Catalyst 2020 Semifinalists

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The 2020 Catalyst semifinalists, listed below, move to the next round, and three finalists will be considered for grants of up to $100,000. The highly competitive first round included applications from across the county, addressing a variety of health and wellness issues, including veteran mental health, opioid addiction and dementia. From remote health care to IoT devices and wearables, these organizations are using wireless technology to solve real issues.

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Pilleve

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Objective Zero

  • CareBand: A LoRa-based wearable for patients with dementia. CareBand tracks real-time indoor and outdoor location, provides socio-behavioral indicators of disease progression and presents AI-based analysis of activity patterns to help identify early changes in health condition.
  • CoachMe: A free digital health coaching platform designed for those on Medicaid or without insurance. CoachMe provides Americans fighting against chronic disease a remote health coach through mobile technology.
  • Loro: A robotics startup developing a smart assistive companion for wheelchair users. Loro empowers its users with increased independence and connectedness by enhancing their vision, communication and safety.
  • MindRight Health: Culturally-responsive, trauma-informed, live mental health coaching over text message for teens in underserved communities.
  • Objective Zero Foundation: A mobile app connecting service members, veterans, their families and caregivers to a nationwide network of peer and civilian support through text, voice and video chat.
  • Pilleve: A smart, secure pill bottle and smartphone app that monitors and screens for opioid abuse and addiction. Pilleve helps patients and care providers identify high-risk patterns and intervene in real time.
  • Protxx: A wearable sensor that enables precision balance tests and information flow on sports and other head impact injuries to manage fatigue, impairment, injury and disease.
We are thrilled to have received such strong submissions that show the innovative applications of wireless for social entrepreneurs solving issues in the health and wellness space.
Dori Kreiger, Executive Director of CTIA Wireless Foundation
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