Sprint's mHealth Accelerator Welcomes Inaugural Class

The Sprint Mobile Health Accelerator's first class of 10 mHealth startups have arrived at the program's Kansas City, Kan., offices, ready to spend the next three months developing innovative products to tackle a host of healthcare industry challenges from chronic disease management to creating personal electronic health records.

The 10 startups currently participating include:

Akibah  (San Jose, Calif.): Diabetes management app
Fitbark  (New York City): Remotely monitors a pet's health
Lifeline Response  (Chicago): Emergency medical response app
Medicast  (Palo Alto, Calif.): Allows users to request physician house calls from their smartphones
Ollo Mobile  (Brisbane, Australia): Home health monitoring device
Prime  (San Francisco): Compiles a user's medical records onto a mobile device
Sickweather  (Baltimore): Uses social media to track outbreaks of colds, the flu and similar communicable illnesses
Symptom.ly  (Salt Lake City): Symptom-tracking app for patients
Tenacity Health  (Boston): Workplace wellness app
Yosko  (Cambridge, Mass.): Secure messaging app for clinicians

Each startup will receive up to $120,000 in seed funding and have access to more than 80 mentors.

"The quality of the companies in our Sprint Accelerator program is outstanding," Kevin McGinnis, vice president of Pinsight Media+ and the Sprint Developer program, said in a release. "Sprint is proud to be part of the innovation movement in the healthcare space. The impact these companies can have on so many people in both the technology and healthcare industries is tremendous."

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