Israeli Brain Monitor Startup Wins Henry Ford Health System AI Challenge
January 24, 2018 | Israeli startup Montfort Brain Monitor won the Henry Ford Health System’s first-ever artificial intelligence challenge for Israeli companies. Montfort developed a real-time brain monitor which uses smartphone technology to record and analyze data from tests conducted on patients with neurological disorders. The Henry Ford Health System is based in Detroit, Michigan and is one of the US state’s leading healthcare provider. It issued the challenge last year as part of its Global Technology Development Program, designed to identify cutting-edge healthcare technologies from Israel and co-develop and launch them in the US healthcare market. Montfort will receive $75,000 to fund the research and clinical development of its cutting-edge technology at Henry Ford and will be able to benefit from Henry Ford mentors and experts to help navigate their development. Founded in 2014, the Herzliya-based Montfort Brain Monitor company has an app that uses smartphone sensors to record and analyze data of patients suffering from neurological disorders like Parkinson’s disease. The app is available for both iOS and Android in two versions — a clinical app to be used by the patient’s care team and a home version that patients can use themselves.