Dementia Care Idea Wins Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0
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Media Relations: Benjamin Luttrull
After 54 hours of brainstorming and building, the team behind Safe Tracking for Eloped Individuals (STEI) was awarded first place at Startup Weekend Evansville 8.0 (SWE) on Sunday, April 14 at the University of Southern Indiana’s Health Professions Center.
This year’s SWE theme was “Better Health Through Innovation,” and pitches focused on ideas that promoted health and wellness to address Vanderburgh County’s pressing health care issues.
The winning ideation, STEI is a tracking device for individuals with dementia that wander off from caretakers. The device can track these individuals within 1 meter, provide vitals while tracking and automatically alert first responders and rescue personell. As the first-place team, STEI received development funding from USI’s Eagle Innovation Accelerator, consulting and software services from Lieberman Technologies and a six-month membership to Cowork Evansville. Members of the winning team were Michael Austin, Suri Nuthalapati, Michael Polley, Sydney Schmitt and USI Master of Health Administration student Jacob Delk ’17.
Congrats to all the participants and winners of SWE 8.0!
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