New York, NY – Six digital health companies have been selected for this year’s New York Digital Health Accelerator (NYDHA), a four-month program run by the Partnership Fund for New York City(Partnership Fund) and the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC). The 2016 NYDHA Class includes BMIQ, Diameter Health, eCaring, Healthify, Somatix, and Spring.
The NYDHA supports growth-stage digital health companies in developing their products and technology. The companies were nominated and then selected to be part of the 2016 Class through a rigorous process by top industry healthcare providers and payers. Industry involvement is a distinguishing feature of the NYDHA. The 2016 Class will receive valuable feedback from senior-level executives at New York’s leading healthcare organizations, enabling them to receive end user feedback and improve their technology at a critical moment in their development.
The participating healthcare organizations include Aetna, Allied Physicians, Central New York Health Home Network, Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network, Healthfirst, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Health System, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, Northwell Health, NYU Langone Medical Center, Onondaga Case Management Services, Rochester Regional Health, Sachs Policy Group, SBH Health System, and Visiting Nurse Service of New York.
Additional mentorship will be provided by a syndicate of leading healthcare investors including Deerfield Management, Milestone Venture Partners, New Leaf Venture Partners, and Safeguard Scientifics.
Herzelia, Israel — May 17, 2016 — Somatix, the provider of SmokeBeat, an innovative behavioral modification software platform for the global smoking cessation market, today announced that the SmokeBeat app, powered by the SAP HANA® platform, has been certified by the SAP Integration and Certification Center (SAP ICC). As a member of the SAP® Startup Focus program, Somatix has built a solution that leverages SAP HANA for incentive-based behavior-modification methodologies to reduce smoking volume within the context of a person’s life. The SmokeBeat platform works with standard smartwatches and wristbands to identify in real time when users are smoking or about to smoke and then applies Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods to promote positive changes in behavior.
“By working with SAP, we are bringing powerful data analytics to healthcare customers who are looking to utilize the expansion of wearables and the new health-related data they provide,” said Eran Ofir, CEO and co-founder of Somatix. “We believe Somatix’s analytics approach is the right match to empower people to make better health choices and that Somatix is saving lives.”
Ofir added that the Somatix team looks forward to utilizing SAP HANA to instantly create, retrieve, update and delete real-time data. Integration with the SAP HANA software will enable Somatix to employ rapid in-memory database technology and make real-time queries in order to provide instant personal health insights at the user’s request. The predictive analysis library delivered with SAP HANA allows Somatix to easily execute machine learning, cutting down on manual work for its in-house data scientists and allowing it to better predict user behavior patterns. Somatix is now featured in the
SAP Application Partner Directory.
The SAP Startup Focus program supports startups in developing new applications on SAP HANA. The program is an accelerator for big-data, predictive and real-time analytics startups. More than 1,800 startups participating in the program to-date have developed distinct SAP HANA-based use cases from gaming to retail to finance to healthcare and manufacturing.
Somatix is a B2B2C company in the digital health domain, formed to help expedite the inclusion of preventative behavioral health methods into existing healthcare systems. We collect, process and present significant amounts of data, analyzing when a user is smoking, where, how much, with whom, and why. Our customers are corporate employers, health-insurance companies and clinics. With SmokeBeat, we aim to help smokers better understand their habit in order to more effectively change their behavior, reduce and quit.
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Herzelia, Israel, March 28, 2016—Somatix, a digital health startup, is pleased to announce its selection in Dreamit Health’s prestigious accelerator cohort of 2016, commencing late March in Philadelphia, PA. One of 15 high-potential health startups chosen from a competitive applicant pool, Somatix offers a preventative behavioral health data-analytics software platform, for monitoring and administrating the smoking cessation process, using data collected from wearables.
Participation in the 2016 accelerator cohort will enable Somatix to benefit from a robust startup and healthcare curriculum taught by leaders in the industry, along with mentorships, workshops, exclusive systems and data, and regular meetings with experts and early-stage investors.
“We are honored to be part of the 2016 Dreamit Health accelerator cohort,” said Eran Ofir, CEO and Co-Founder of Somatix. “This is an important milestone for our company, and I look forward to the opportunities for growth that will arise from our inclusion in the Dreamit network. The technology developed by Somatix exists to help people make better choices for their health and wellbeing, and we are pleased that our solutions are being recognized as effective, innovative, and beneficial to the global community.”
According to Dreamit, selections for the 2016 health accelerator cohort were based on metrics including “strength of the team, the uniqueness of the insights into the problems they are solving, and their capacity to revolutionize the industries in which they operate.” Both Forbes and TechCrunch have named Dreamit as one of the 10 best startup accelerators in the U.S..
Based in Herzelia, Israel, Somatix is a B2B2C company operating in the digital health domain. Formed to help expedite the inclusion of preventative behavioral health methods into existing healthcare systems, the Somatix core technology enables real-time recognition of hand-to-mouth gestures to help people better understand their behavior and make life-affirming changes and choices. For more information, visit somatixinc.com.
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Herzliya, Israel – November 8, 2015 – Somatix is announcing the launch of SmokeBeat, a revolutionary smoking cessation mobile application which automatically identifies users who are smoking by utilizing sensors in smartwatches and wristbands.
SmokeBeat is the first of its kind smoking cessation app which automatically detects smoking in real-time using data from sensors in commercial off-the-shelf smartwatches and wristbands. SmokeBeat is powered by the Somatix Platform, a proprietary algorithm which recognizes “hand-to-mouth” gestures, and distinguishes between eating, drinking, shaving, smoking, and other actions. According to Eran Ofir, CEO of Somatix “Our goal is to help smokers reduce and quit smoking and live healthier lives, by leveraging existing technology and creating a personalized smoking cession experience for each user”.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are over a Billion smokers worldwide, consuming over six Trillion cigarettes per year. Tobacco is the number one cause of preventable death globally, with nearly six Million deaths every year. Cigarette smoking is the cause for more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States, including nearly 42,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure.
SmokeBeat enables smokers to get a better understanding of their smoking habit and assists them in effectively changing their behavior by reducing and quitting cigarettes. Once SmokeBeat identifies a user is smoking, the user receives immediate relevant alerts which serves as a catalyst for a behavioral health change. The various alerts consist of rational, emotional, financial and social incentives for smoking volume reduction. The effectiveness of these incentives is continuously measured to optimize, assist and support users to reach their harm reduction goals, and live healthier lives.
Somatix is a data-analytics B2B2C software platform company operating in the digital health domain. Its core technology enables real-time recognition of hand-to-mouth gestures in order to help people better understand their behavior and make life-affirming changes and choices.
Somatix was founded in February 2015 by Eran Ofir its CEO and Uri Schatzberg its CTO, and raised a seed investment in April 2015. Its main office is located in Herzliya, Israel.
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