After two months, our Indiegogo campaign for the Anti-Snore Wearable has come to an end. By reaching 164% of the original $50.000 funding goal, the task of fulfilling all 796 orders begins now. The wearables will be shipped before the end of this month. Below, you can see a video of some of the highlights of the campaign.
A Canadian-based company won the "Inventor of the Year 2016" award by UHN (University Health Network). The company, named BresoTec, won the award by developing a device that is able to effectively diagnose sleep apnea. This diagnosis is done, based on the breathing sounds/patterns of the patient. Have a look at the UHN website, for the full article.
In just over two weeks, we managed to get over 140% funded on Indiegogo: Anti-Snore Wearable. Take a look at our campaign page, and also make sure to take a look at the frequent updates that we post on this page.
Sleep.ai CEO, Michiel Allessie pitched at the StartUp Health Festival during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. At this conference, the global leading healthcare innovators come together to discuss the future of health.
The WT Innovation World Cup is an annual event, organised to create a podium for the biggest innovators in the Wearable Technology industry. Sleep.ai has been nominated for the award in the Smart Clothing category. The award ceremony will be held on February 7th, 2017 during the Wearable Technology Conference EUROPE in Munich.
Sleep.ai was invited for an interview at Dutch radio station: Business News Radio (BNR). The interview covered Sleep.ai's solutions and the Anti Snore-Wearable Kickstarter campaign. The full interview with Michiel Allessie is available through this link. (Dutch)
Sleep.ai had the opportunity to explain our technology at the Philips High Tech XL day in Eindhoven. Over 100 start-ups entered the competition, and Sleep.ai was selected as one of the start-ups to present at the Philips offices in Eindhoven.
Another great opportunity to pitch at the Websummit 2016 in Lisbon was offered at the Machine Demo event. Michiel Allessie demonstrated the "Do I Grind"app and the first working prototype of the Anti-Snore Wearable.
We will be present at the 2016 Web Summit in Lisbon. With over 49,000 attendees, the Web Summit is known as Europe's largest technology marketplace. As part of this four-day event, Sleep.ai has been selected out of over 1,000 start-ups to present at start-up event: PITCH.
Sleep.ai participated with 40 other Health start ups at Digital Health Venture Forum - Valencia. Sleep.ai is proud to be the award winner of this event. This means we have qualified for a prestigious presenting slot at the 10th edition of the European Venture Summit (EVS) on 5 & 6 December 2016, in Düsseldorf.
Vertimart organizes the annual Exquise User Day for all dental professionals, using the Exquise software. This year was the 25th edition and Sleep.ai had the opportunity to provide several workshops on the latest developments in bruxism diagnostics.
Sleep.ai participated at EU Event StartUp2ScaleUp organised by Dutch Ministry of Sports, Welfare and Health. Minister Edith Schippers opened the Conference and announced a new initiative called Fast Track e-Health program starting October 2016 (including financial funding). Lots of events and speakers during the day. Sleep.ai got the opportunity to pitch. The conference was closed by Prince Constantijn van Oranje - new Special Envoy Dutch StartUp Delta.
Sleep.ai's US distributor, Implant Sales organised 2 lectures on May 24th in Chicago and May 26th in Miami. Bruxlab CEO dr. Michiel Allessie provided an overview of the latest developments on Bruxism, and introduced the attending dentists to Sleep.ai's solution so they can easily diagnose and treat patients.
Health 2.0 Europe is the annual gathering where digital health innovators come together and explore international innovations in patient-provider communication, consumer health, wearables, data analytics and so much more. This year's events with 120 speakers and over 600 attendees took place in Barcelona from 10-12 May.
CEO Michiel Allessie was invited for 2 expert panel discussions about trends in Digital Health.
It was Sleep.ai's first time exhibiting in the United Kingdom. We attended The Dentistry Show 2016 on the 22nd and 23rd of April, at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham. With over 7000 visitors and 400+ exhibitors, the Dentistry Show is the UK´s largest free-to-attend, education and trade event for the dental profession.
The Dutch embassy in Berlin hosted a night, especially for Dutch start ups in the Digital Health industry. Sleep.ai took part in the events, and had the opportunity to present their view on dental diagnostics.
The Dental Tribune UK spoke with Sleep.ai about bruxism diagnostics. The interview with Mr. Allessie was published in the latest edition of their UK magazine.
"About 8 percent of the world has bruxism, a condition commonly associated with sleep disorders. While existing home testing devices are expensive and not patient friendly, Sleep.ai makes it possible to detect bruxism in a cheap and easy way. The Dutch company has developed diagnostic tools to record and quantify any grinding sounds using machine learning, mobile app technology and wearables. Dental Tribune UK spoke with Michiel Allessie, owner of Sleep.ai, about the algorithm used to detect bruxism."
Sleep.ai had the opportunity to exhibit at the Health Valley Event 2016. As part of the program, Sleep.ai pitched in the Investor Lounge where we won the 1st prize in the pitch event. A jury of 3 senior investment managers elected Sleep.ai as their winner:
"Na een kort overleg van de jury werd Sleep.ai tot winnaar uitgeroepen. Zij hadden een overtuigende krachtige pitch, een bevlogen ondernemer, duidelijke commerciële tractie en een heldere propositie naar investeerders toe." (Source: Health Valley Event 2016 Terugblik)
On Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd of April, Closerstill Media Healthcare will host their 2016 edition of the Dentistry Show at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, UK. Sleep.ai will be exhibiting during this two day event. Visit us in booth N12.
Sleep.ai participated at Chicago Dental conference end February. Very proud that our new product attracted a lot of attention. We also received various press coverage including this one from PR Newswire:
"As the first major dental meeting of the year, the Midwinter Meeting is where many exhibitors unveil new products for the first time—from X-ray technology to office management tools to consumer dental care. New featured products include:
• A toothpaste that binds to plaque and turns teal green to improve brushing
• An app that records teeth grinding sounds while a patient sleeps to help dentists diagnose and treat sleep bruxism;
• High-speed digital X-ray sensors to provide high resolution and clarity in just three seconds;
• Unique flossing tools resembling miniature nunchucks that give patients increased dexterity and control to easily floss with the dentist-recommended "C" shape
Sleep.ai team at Chicago Dental Society - Midwinter Meeting. Very successful 3 day exhibition, we introduced our teeth grinding product to the US market. Digital Health: "prove to your patients they grind".