Syrian refugees across the Middle East (predominantly in Lebanon, Jordan) have limited access to health services. This is because a) there aren't enough health providers, and b) transportation to health facilities is difficult.
Approximately 15% of the US adult population suffers some form of hearing loss. A fraction of this percentage has addressed their hearing loss with the use of hearing aids, cochlear implants, and/or PSAP's. The current hearing aid ecosystem is dominated by six companies which make extremely high-cost and inaccessible devices. The hard of hearing community desperately needs low cost, accessible, and empowering tools re-define what it means to live with a disability.
For each medical device and medicine, getting FDA approval is like getting a birth certificate, this is the gateway for it to get onto market. Every year, tons of thousands of medical device and medicine applications got submitted to FDA, but it normally takes up to 6 month to 3 years to compile those application, while the patients are waiting for the cure and the innovation in the lab are waiting to get FDA green ticket. To an HIV/AIDS patient being treated with HAART, a year's earlier access would be worth $16,000, and $46,000 for three years' earlier access. To the entire cohort of such patients, the value of one year's earlier access would be $19 billion. The value of three years' earlier access would be $53 billion.To the entire cohort of breast cancer patients being treated with trastuzumab, the value of one year's earlier access would be $8 billion. Three years' earlier access would be worth $22 billion. How to shorten the FDA review process without compromise the success of launch and more importantly, patients' life？
Create a seamless experience connecting doctors and patients, whether through apps, web, or other creative ways.
Engineer a creative way to showcase patient data, from chest scans to current health to past illnesses.
Create an application that allows users to either passively or actively collect data about daily exercise and movement.
Use virtual reality to simulate parts of the health experience, for example symptoms or surgery simulation.
Take data from open source health records and predict likelihood of illness, etc.