Mar. 25, 2016
The Most Successful Israeli Startups – Ethan Dunwill (Times of Israel)
ZUtA Labs has created a pocket sized printer. Rather than feeding the paper through the printer, the tiny printer is placed on top of the page, printing directly onto the paper.
Pixie can help locate any missing object. Pixie Points can be attached to virtually anything that a person owns. Then, a mobile app can be used to locate any object that has been pixified.
If you misplace your keys and they have been tagged, the Pixie app will use the camera on your smartphone to show the location of the missing item.
Lightricks is the maker of the popular photo-editing app, Facetune. It gives people the ability to make their selfies look more polished and improves the functionality of cameras.
SkySaver has created an emergency backpack that residents living in high-rises can use to help them escape in the event of a fire.
- Israel’s Medical Pioneers
Brainsway has pioneered a treatment for clinical depression known as “deep transcranial magnetic stimulation,” using a helmet to aim magnetic fields at a patient’s brain tissues. Unlike other treatments, such as drugs or electroconvulsive therapy, the patient suffers no major side effects or significant pain. “It’s the first time in neuroscience we have a technology that non-invasively influences the deep structures of the brain,” said Ronen Segal, vice-president of research and development at Brainsway.
EarlySense makes sensors that can be placed under a mattress to allow doctors and nurses to monitor a patient’s vital signs remotely. The company claims its sensors have so far saved the lives of 300 people and have reduced hospitalization days by 20,000. Israel is home to 700 medical device companies and has the most medical device patents per capita in the world. (Financial Times-UK)