Munich, May 2021
Yoganotch – an innovative startup from New York brought to the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup®, their unique solution. A personal yoga assistant that gives audio feedback on your alignment, when you practice yoga at home. Yoganotch is a wearable that provides live guidance for your yoga practice through virtual classes.
1. INTRODUCE YOURSELF! – HOW DID IT ALL START?
We founded Notch with the idea of creating products, that extending people’s capacity to memorize, process and reproduce movements. We started working on it full-time after graduating from New York University. We started with mindful movement and mobility exercises and launched Yoganotch – sensor-based AI yoga assistant. Now we are taking that idea further with Carenotch – the telerahabilitation platform that uses motion sensors and AI to help people recover from musculoskeletal problems.
2. WHAT ARE THE KEY MILESTONES YOU HAVE REACHED SO FAR?
We have released 2 versions of our devices, Notch motion sensors. Our products have been featured in numerous peer-reviewed papers and are used by thousands of researchers and developers from the world’s top universities, healthcare institutions and Fortune-500 companies.
In 2020 have launched Yoganotch – sensor-powered smart yoga assistant, that helps people practice yoga with real-time guidance even when they are doing it at home alone.
In 2021 we are launching Carenotch – the personalized telerehabilitation platform that provides patients with interactive guided exercises and doctors – with live updates about patient’s recovery progress. We created Carenotch to empower people to become more active in their recovery and rehabilitate better, and also reduce the workload for doctors and healthcare providers.
3. WHAT WERE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES YOU HAVE FACED?
Biggest challenge for us is working with real-world motion data. We have to make sense of the output from sensors to interpret it in the context of yoga practice. We spent months working with healthcare specialists and yoga teachers making sure the product is not only useful but insightful.
4. WHAT IS COMING IN THE NEAR FUTURE?
We are very excited about the reception Yoganotch has received from yoga practitioners and yoga teachers around the world. We are excited to make the experience even more rewarding, deep and informative.
5. DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THE INNOVATION WORLD CUP® AND STANDING AMONGST THE TOP12 IoT TECHPRENEURS 2020?
We enjoyed participating in the 12th Healthcare Innovation World Cup® 2020. The IWC Series´ pitch and award ceremony at virtual. MEDICA was one of the best organized online events in the pandemic era.
6. CAN YOU SHARE WITH US YOUR THREE TIPS FOR UP-COMING START-UPS?
Stay focused on your goals and don’t forget to take care of yourself along the way.
THANKS FOR THE INSIGHTS AND WE SHALL KEEP WATCHING YOUR NEXT BIG STEPS!
Visit Yoganotch and learn and get better at yoga by democratizing 3D motion capture technology that has only been available for elite athletes.
Join the 13th Healthcare Innovation World Cup®. Submit your solution free of charge. The top12 selected finalists will be invited to present their solutions live at MEDICA 2021 – from wearable technologies to digital biomarkers and intelligent patches to smart implants.