Posted On: January 9, 2013 @ 3:58 pm Category: At CES | Tags: , , , ,

The first-ever seed accelerator for digital health startups, Rock Health is breaking down barriers in the health tech world. The company provides support for emerging entrepreneurs – introducing them to mentors, offering design assistance and legal guidance, and providing an initial investment and a community of like-minded individuals.

UnitedHealth Group is a corporate partner of Rock Health, and two of their startups presented in our booth during the first day at CES.

The first, Open Placement, is an online application that assists patient care coordinators in placing patients into quality care facilities based on customizable criteria. The current system is outdated, and Open Placement seeks to update the system, saving both care coordinators and family members valuable time. Open Placement is currently in a beta stage with an initial focus on Northern California.

The mini-showcase was rounded-out by Beam Technologies. The Louisville, Kentucky-based company introduced its first product this week, the Beam Brush, which is available now. The colorful toothbrush is the world’s first smart toothbrush, and uses sensors to capture data in a similar fashion to how a wearable sensor like Fitbit would track and analyze data.