Virtual Therapeutics for More Effective Mental Health Therapies

Virtual Therapeutics for More Effective Mental Health Therapies

Digital Health, People, Startup
Recently, we had the chance to catch up with Xavier Palomer Ripoll, CEO at Psious. The company's mental health technology solutions help psychologists and therapists around the world to perform faster and more effective therapies. Psious is the developer of a mobile-based technology, made by psychologists for psychologists, using hyper-realistic virtual environments to treat anxiety disorders by means of virtual exposure therapy. The platform has a suite of mobile applications with virtual environments to provide treatment for multiple phobias as fear of flying, acrophobia, claustrophobia, agoraphobia, among others, as well as relaxation and Mindfulness environments. Psious is building on the efficacious use of virtual exposure therapy technologies by combining several systems such as Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and binaural sound, for making them available on any mobile-based platform, without any specialized equipment…
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Portraits in Digital Health – Francesca Wuttke, Chief Digital Officer of Almirall

Portraits in Digital Health – Francesca Wuttke, Chief Digital Officer of Almirall

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Francesca Wuttke, Chief Digital Officer of Almirall, shares her long experience in drug development and digital transformation of health companies. Good morning, I’m delighted to interview you as one of our Sponsors for our upcoming event the Barcelona Health Hub Summit 2019. Firstly, could you briefly explain what Almirall does? What is your role within Almirall? We are a global pharmaceutical company focused on medical dermatology. Within the complex current context of R&D and innovation in health, the development of partnership networks is critical but possible thanks to the huge power of technologies that facilitate communication and collaboration. We are embracing this cultural change, which is also why we consider ourselves a scientific partner with the aim of becoming a global leader in the fight against skin diseases and skin…
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Portraits in Digital Health – Aline Noizet

Portraits in Digital Health – Aline Noizet

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Recently, we had the chance to sit down with our good friend, Aline Noizet. If you´ve ever been at a conference with Aline (and I have), this woman knows everyone and is generous in making connections to advance Digital Health in Europe and beyond. Join our newsletter for the latest EU Digital Health Updates What did you work on in 2018? 2018 was full of exciting new experiences with a focus on collaboration between startups and pharma. I was in New York for 3 months with Bayer to support the launch of the G4A Generator, a matchmaking program between Bayer and startups focused on consumer health, then I moved to Berlin to run the Bayer G4A pharma accelerator program with the 6 selected startups that we hosted and accelerated for 3 months…
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Portraits in Digital Health – Eduardo Peire

Portraits in Digital Health – Eduardo Peire

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We met Eduardo over the summer via Aline Noizet, of course. He is the data science equivalent of McGyver. He´s the kind of guy we´ll be proud to say we knew him when... Join our newsletter for the latest EU Digital Health Updates What did you work on in 2018? 2018 was a really busy year. I have 2 jobs, one as an AI consultant doing projects for health-related companies that I cannot talk about because of an NDA. And I also lead AIScope, an NGO that uses AI to diagnose the deadliest diseases in low and middle-income areas, diseases like Malaria, tuberculosis or diarrhea-related diseases that kill thousands of people every day. In 2018, we proved that those diseases can be diagnosed with our super cheap device without the supervision of doctors nor…
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Portraits in Digital Health – Angel Investor Dr. Salomé de Cambra

Portraits in Digital Health – Angel Investor Dr. Salomé de Cambra

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Salomé de Cambra, M.D. specializes in Preventive Medicine and Public Health. Since 2007, Dr. Cambra has worked as a Price, Reimbursement and Market Access consultant. She is currently involved in angel investment projects while participating in a number of entrepreneurial women networks. She is also a mentor for entrepreneurs and executive women, mostly in the BIO sector.  She is a Co-founder of the WA4STEAM Association. WA4STEAM is a growing international community of women angel investors seeking to expand women entrepreneurial presence in the STEAM fields. WA4STEAM members are more than business angel driven by profitability since they aim not only to provide seed capital but also to become a strategic partner nurturing women future leaders and role models. The association members hold a wide variety of backgrounds with professional expertise in biosciences,…
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Portraits in Digital Health – Josep Carbó

Portraits in Digital Health – Josep Carbó

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I had the pleasure of meeting Josep at the Barcelona Health Hub launch. He has been a central player in the developing Digital Health scene in Barcelona. Join our newsletter for the latest EU Digital Health Updates What did you work on in 2018? 2018 has been an extremely intense year with a twofold orientation. First and foremost continuing with the development and expansion of Mediktor all around the globe. We have partnered with amazing players in the industry and have started our expansion in the US which is a key market for us. We have continued proving Mediktor 's unparalleled level of accuracy with clinical trials scientifically relevant and we have increased our team in all the areas. On the other hand 2018 has seen the birth of Barcelona Health…
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