Kinsa Smart Thermometer Takes Grand Prize In Innovate Health Tech

Jasmine Pennic | HIT Consultant | July 23, 2013

Kinsa Smart Thermometer was announced today as the $25k grand prize winner in Innovate Health Tech NYC, a competition designed to promote innovation within NYC’s health technology sector. The competition is an initiative of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) sponsored by Janssen Healthcare Innovation (JHI) that recognizes early-stage health technology companies and entrepreneurs tackling pressing issues affecting human health.

The winning startup was selected out of ten finalists that met at WeWork Lounge in NYC on July 10th to pitch their pre-commercial, prototype stage technologies to a panel of expert judges and 150 members of the healthcare and tech communities. Oculogica took second place ($15,000) for their unique eye tracking technology that unveils how well the brain is functioning followed by AdhereTech in third place ($10,000) for their patented wireless pill bottles that improve medication adherence.