CareTech2.0 Pitch

CareTech2.0 pitch was held virtually on September 3rd, 2020 as part of the Aging Innovation Global Healthcare Virtual Summit.

The CareTech2.0 pitch featured innovators addressing barriers associated with Social Determinants of Health.  Pitch finalists presented their innovations in front of investors, healthcare executives, and other industry experts during this high-profile event.

See finalists’ pitches below!


2020 CareTech Finalists include:

Amava has built the first scalable solution to combat the growing epidemic of social isolation, a key determinant of health. Leveraging decades of research on the interdependencies among social engagement, purpose and health outcomes, Amava’s unique combination of tools, content and services is already helping more than 185,000 households stay active and engaged. Designed for easy integration and customization, Amava programs can be rapidly deployed as part of existing programs or as a new benefit.

Famileo helps communities make sure their residents remain socially engaged with their family and their community. With Famileo, families can edit a weekly newspaper from their mobile phone. Then, the “gazette” is printed out and delivered to their grandparents in the community. The paper format makes it available for everyone and encourages discussions with other residents and staff about their family news. 1,700 communities have subscribed to Famileo, with nearly 1 million family users.

Technology can be challenging for older adults who did not grow up using computers, smartphones, and the internet. That’s why myFamilyChannel runs on a device that is familiar and comfortable:  the TV. myFamilyChannel is a private TV channel that allows residents to interact and engage through their television, solving for social isolation and loneliness by making connectivity accessible without the use of small screens, apps, or passwords.

Roster Health combines decades of front-line expertise in healthcare and SDOH services to solve the hardest social and functional challenges and achieve positive health outcomes.  Roster Health provides a non-clinical, consumer-centered SDOH data collection platform and framework to improve data quality.  Partnered with Camber Systems, Roster Health brings together new data collection, secure data sharing, robust analytics, and operational expertise to help consumers, payors, and providers measure and manage the impact of social determinants on health outcomes and costs.  Roster Health and Camber Systems are both part of the Hangar portfolio of companies. 

Soundmind is the easiest way for older adults to video chat and access vital information, simply by speaking! The voice-activated care platform allows families and caregivers to securely manage appointments, share memories, provide important information and engaging content all accessible through a voice assistant. Soundmind is proven to reduce depression by 44%. Devices are fully configured when shipped, so it’s simply plug and play.

Tombot makes robotic animals that were originally designed to provide physical and mental health benefits to seniors with dementia, Tombot Puppies have also been preordered by healthy seniors and hospitals to provide companionship and to combat loneliness, anxiety, and social isolation.  Additionally, Tombot puppies have been pre-ordered by people subjected to social isolation due to COVID-19.  Peer-reviewed studies show that robotic animals positively affect some users’ ability to cope with stress, anxiety, loneliness, depression and pain, reducing their need for psychotropic and opioid medications.  Tombot Puppies will be the first robotic animals to be both FDA medical devices and a remote patient monitoring platforms.