The Challenge received nearly 100 exciting applications from leading innovators and disruptors around the world. A showcase of the entries that did not progress to the Proof-of-Concept stage as a finalist is available below.
Read about the proposed solutions and watch the pitch videos below.
An assisted and augmented reality solution using hands free smart glass technology to allow junior medical staff to be trained quicker without the need for senior medical staff to be onsite.
by the Indian Institute of Technology Madras
Using microfluidic devices, patient health data can be provided to practitioners to assist with treatment and medical prescriptions in remote communities 24 hours a day.
Uray performs urine analysis for early detection and prevention of chronic diseases using photonics and AI technologies. The solution is a handheld personal IoT health station that uniquely performs urine analysis by 19 biomarkers. The technology is reagent-free and based on photonics and AI technologies.
Watch the Uray video.
by TechMaxima India
MomCareAI is an AI-based digital health solution designed to identify and track high-risk pregnant women who need intensive monitoring and specialized medical care throughout their pregnancy and postpartum period.
Orbis Biomed Trading LLC (UAE)
The Unified Patient Care System proposes to convert train carriages into solar powered medical rooms to provide health care to remote communities.
Watch the Unified Patient Care System video.
Sameview is an in-market online disability care communication and collaboration platform between people with disability, their families, and their supports throughout Australia.
by Precedence Healthcare
An interoperable digital health platform that utilises data analytics from social media and clinical data to provide healthcare management and health alerts for patients.
by In2health Solutions
An innovative, AI-enabled digital web-based application, incorporating biometric and progress tracking, screening and behaviour change recommendations to support chronic disease prevention and early intervention by providing referrals and links to online resources.
by Ear Science Institute Australia
An integrated device for in-home use by parents and carers to screen the health of the ear, leveraging AI capabilities to interpret the data and identify children at risk.
by Ventia Group Services
A combination of AI and wearable health devices alongside drone-deployed medication and equipment to connect patients or at-risk community members to an eco-system of health professionals.
Watch the Ngurra-Wear video
by Advanced Health Intelligence
A combination of two biometric health solutions. DermaScan uses advanced computer vision to interpret and predict possible skin conditions on a smartphone, tablet or web-browser, and the Biometric Health Assessment offers a non-invasive, convenient and comprehensive assessment to deliver estimates on core health vitals and potential health risks
by Blue Phoenix Technologies
A recapturable endoscopic gastrointestinal imaging system that will replace the encapsulation around the electronics and replace it with an entirely new covering, psychologically and biologically making it an entirely new capsule for another patient.
Watch the REGIS video.
by CommuniCare Technology
Pulsara streamlines communication and coordination among healthcare teams, public health, and government agencies, assisting clinicians with improved patient outcomes and reduced time to treatment.
Watch the Pulsara Regional Systems of Care video.
by Metabolic Health Solutions
A proposal that uses validated technology, digital health, and where necessary, telehealth facilities. At the heart of the MHS solution is a validated technology ECAL, researched and developed in Perth, which applies gold standard metabolic testing (Indirect Calorimetry).
by Sir Charles Gairdner and Osborne Park Healthcare Group
This project proposes the integration of visiting perioperative teams to the Pilbara region, which consist of nursing staff, perioperative physicians, anaesthetists, and surgeons. These teams will link in with local staff, to best utilise existing infrastructure as well as providing upskilling, training, and support to ensure sustainability and development of health service provision in the region.
Watch the Periop in the Pilbara video.
by Roche Diagnostics Australia
This solution proposes to introduce non-invasive screening for Atrial-Fibrillation (AF) and Diabetic Macular Edema (DME) within the community. For hospitals, this same platform acts as a digital tool to help with injury and wound management.
by EBOS Group Australia
EBOS Healthcare proposes to supply medical practitioners with enhanced diagnostic tools which allow predictive indicators in order to prevent long-term conditions in patients. The MESI mTABLET system provides clinicians with a diagnostic assessment device that will measure a broad range of preventive medical examinations.
Watch the Simplifying healthcare 4EVERyone video.
by Eco Detection
Innovative water testing units in remote communities to provide lab grade water quality analysis in real time and in a format that is easily accessible to all residents, giving special consideration to informing Indigenous people about their water quality, in a way that relates to country and their culture.
by Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research
This solution leverages recent developments in mobile risk assessment and point of care blood testing to select persons for CT scanning of the heart. It avoids the need to leave the region by upgrading scanners which are locally established and shortens the time taken for expert remote CT reading by applying artificial intelligence.
Watch the Pilbara Heart Challenge video.
by Telethon Kids Institute
A “digital twin” toolkit, built on cutting-edge algorithms for geographically precise population simulation and the statistical disaggregation of anonymised spatial health 2 of 20 data, that promotes community engagement, collaboration, and data-driven decision-making.
An active, non-invasive device that attaches to the Asthma and COPD sufferer’s inhaler which then monitors their adherence to the medication prescription, provides missed-dose reminders as applicable, and offers visualisation of medication usage, and education content to improve the lives and adherence of the user.
A fully customisable platform offering a range of digital health tools for patients and healthcare providers enhancing communication and collaboration. It includes mobile remote patient monitoring, telehealth consultations and advanced patient engagement tools.
Watch the Care in Country video.
by Curtin University
Smart-Glass Pilbara enables healthcare consultations to be translated into the patient's first language and delivered in a culturally appropriate manner by connecting Aboriginal Health Liaison officers with healthcare professionals.
by Hearing Collective
Aiming to provide identification and management of hearing loss as a result of Otitis Media in Australian children, this project will implement innovative hardware and a digital application to engage and empower the consumer to manage their hearing loss, and allow for support from professionals through telehealth access.
Watch the Somewhere in the Middle – Ear system video.
Ezybandz is leveraging a variety of cutting-edge wearable technologies and features to create a next-generation digital health ecosystem that aims to support people living with chronic medical health conditions and disabilities in Western Australia.
The "World Organisation Network Gateway Interface" (WONGI) is a VPN Browser and searching/referencing tool that secures your device and sets a homing beacon to your registered family as private network - mainly to keep the children safe from cyber threats, but also for parents to view logs and reports on device usage and learning achievements.
The WONGI App is built on Junction Education Directory Integration Technology (JEDITek) and propagates cyber space like a virtual wide area network. The App has inbuilt features to support Advocacy Services, Educational Pathways, Business Development and Social Justice.
LedgerMed involves the establishment of a highly automated Digital Clinic-Complex Hub (DCCH) that aims to provide medical care to individuals living in remote locations. The project will incorporate a range of innovative medical devices and emerging technologies to achieve proper patient access and an even distribution of care delivery with minimal staff requirements.
Watch the LedgerMed – The Medical Lego Solution video.
by Hola Health
Hola Health aims to connect and support existing on-ground health resources with access to a range of supplemental medical and health professionals through our online platform. By leveraging the power of digital technologies, Hola Health aims to bridge the gap in healthcare access for indigenous and rural communities.
by Curtin University
Curtin University, the Fremantle Football Club and the Purple Hands Foundation are partnering for the Pilbara Challenge. Together we are anchoring the power of education and sport through a Pilbara roadshow, bringing the magic of AFL, the social impact of Purple Hands Foundation, and the technology, education, and research expertise of Curtin to engage communities in the Pilbara to tackle health inequities.
by Graphics et al
Graphics et al. is proposing to implement its innovative 'CANVA for medicine' to improve health literacy and empower the community to take ownership of their health outcomes. Graphics et al. is a health-specific enterprise software, with a drag and drop interface designed to provide patient education in minutes – using over 10,000+ scientifically accurate assets that can be customised to suit the needs of patients and healthcare providers.
This proposal endeavours to establish the first clinical mechanism for long-term, objective, and continuous monitoring of brain activity and blood flow in stroke sufferers in a rural healthcare setting, providing actionable and real-time insights into patient deterioration and treatment response. This intervention, a non-invasive, wearable medical device, will seek to replace the only true comparator: subjective and intensive physical assessments of neurological function conducted by clinical staff at regular intervals.
by Custom Surgical
Custom Surgical proposes to digitize microscopes and slit lamps, using our innovative optical system - the MicroREC, to detect diseases early and offer better treatment options using smartphones. With this solution, primary eye care facilities in remote areas can be equipped with MicroREC, allowing local and eventually untrained health workers to perform regular eye exams without requiring optometrists or ophthalmologists to be physically present.
Watch the Revolutionizing Eye Diagnostics video.
by Realtime AR
This proposal addresses the lack of access to primary care by minimising or completely removing travel distances for health care. It equips local health practitioners with connected wearable devices to provide voice-activated access to medical procedures and professional triaging, connected to remote specialists in real time, anytime, anywhere.
Watch the Realtime, Anytime, Anywhere video.