Beats Medical reaches final of US health innovation competition

Irish startup will present ideas to panel of healthcare leaders at Florida Hospital InnovationX

Irish startup Beats Medical has made it to the finals of a US-based healthcare innovation competition.

Florida Hospital InnovationX, which takes place on July 28th an 29th, gives small and medium sized businesses the opportunity to pitch their product to key people in the healthcare and innovation fields.

Beats Medical is one of 20 companies that will be given the opportunity to present ideas to the panel. The company, founded in 2012 by Ciara Clancy, has developed the first app to offer individually tailored treatments for people with Parkinson's, addressing mobility, speech and fine hand movement symptoms.

“We’re delighted to be selected as a finalist in Florida Innovation X, this will allow us to share our work with health professionals from around the US allowing us to impact more people with Parkinson’s,” Ms Clancy said.


If Beats Medical is successful at InnovationX, the company can work with Florida Hospital to develop, test and streamline the app for the US market.

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien

Ciara O'Brien is an Irish Times business and technology journalist