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Infectious Disease Tech

Hardware, software, and wearable devices to help prevent and manage the next pandemic.

Overview

‘Infectious disease technology’ refers to 1) camera-based detection tools that use thermal imaging and facial recognition, 2) surveillance gadgets (smart wearables), and 3) software platforms that convert data to identify individuals (i.e. to trace contacts and share system-generated insights in real-time). The software tools often include the latest artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities that allow end-to-end, seamless, actionable insights. These detection tools are now being promoted to the masses in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, including for implementation in office spaces.

Players often provide the hardware and software in combination, although several operate as pure-play software providers. This report does not cover clinical/medicinal diagnostic methods such as PCR testing, as they are unlikely to be used outside of the healthcare industry.

*Note: Currently, we do not actively cover this industry, but we have identified it as a potential industry to add to our coverage.

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Market Mapping


Many incumbents and disruptors in the industry offer integrated hardware and software solutions. However, there are still a considerable number of pure-play operators generally breaking down as hardware-only incumbents and software-only disruptors, most of which have capitalized on the emergence of contact tracing and self quarantine activities.

Incumbents
Growth
Early
Seed
Pre-Seed
Hardware
?
Software
?
Wearables
?
Robotic Solutions
?
International
International
International
International
Honeywell
FLIR
Athena Security
Cobalt Robotics
Conduent
Elo TouchSystems
RedSpeed
Esri
MTX Group
Robert Bosch Tool Corporation
Optris
Cantronic Systems
Hanwha Techwin
PerkinElmer
Fluke Corp
Teledyne Dalsa
Oura
iLobby
Juganu
AdaSky
Seek Thermal
Kinsa
Invixium
Perfect Prime
Ezra AI
Kinetic
Kogniz
X.Labs
LinkSprite
Solos Health Analytics
MachineSense
Thermoteknix
XY Sense
Scylla
Honeywell
FLIR
Athena Security
Cobalt Robotics
Conduent
Elo TouchSystems
Esri
MTX Group
Optris
Cantronic Systems
Hanwha Techwin
Oura
iLobby
Seek Thermal
Kinsa
Invixium
Landing AI
Kinetic
Orbita
Kogniz
X.Labs
Sickweather
Sentinel Healthcare
LinkSprite
Solos Health Analytics
MachineSense
Twenty
Doc.ai
XY Sense
Scylla
ReturnSafe
VigiLanz Corp
Kinexon
Proxfinity
ReturnSafe
UBTech Robotics
Fetch Robotics
Xenex
Ava Robotics
Badger Technologies
Resgreen Group International Inc
Bio UV Group

The Disruptors


Industry Startups Looking to Meet Demand Created by the Covid-19 Pandemic

Disruptors in the industry include startups involved in the manufacture and installation of equipment relating to infectious diseases. On the software side, disruptors include companies that specialize in AI and machine learning platforms integrated with surveillance equipment to run contact tracing. These forms of surveillance tech startups have quickly launched new products and websites for the opportunity to sell surveillance tools and platforms to businesses.

Hardware

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Disruptors

?
Funding in USD Millions
Oura
148
iLobby
100
Juganu
59
AdaSky
55
Seek Thermal
50
Kinsa
29
Ezra AI
22
Kinetic
19
Kogniz
14
Invixium
13
Scylla
5
X.Labs
4
LinkSprite
Unknown
Solos Health Analytics
Unknown
Perfect Prime
Unknown
Thermoteknix
Unknown
Watchlist
?
XY Sense
MachineSense

Software

?

Disruptors

?
Funding in USD Millions
Oura
148
iLobby
100
Landing AI
57
Seek Thermal
50
Kinsa
29
Kinetic
19
Kogniz
14
Invixium
13
Scylla
5
X.Labs
4
ReturnSafe
3
Sentinel Healthcare
1
LinkSprite
Unknown
Solos Health Analytics
Unknown
Twenty
Unknown
VigiLanz Corp
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Doc.ai
Orbita
XY Sense
Sickweather
MachineSense

Wearables

?

Disruptors

?
Funding in USD Millions
ReturnSafe
3
Proxfinity
Unknown

Robotic Solutions

?

Disruptors

?
Funding in USD Millions
UBTech Robotics
943
Fetch Robotics
94
Xenex
91
Ava Robotics
7
Badger Technologies
Unknown
Resgreen Group International Inc
Unknown
Watchlist
?
Bio UV Group

Oura

Oura is a Finnish health technology company founded in 2013 and is reported to be the world's first wellness ring and app that shows how a user’s body responds to lifestyle changes by analyzing sleep, activity levels, daily rhythms, and physiological responses. The product is priced at around USD 300 per unit. Moreover, according to recent studies done in June 2020, the ring is also able to measure and log data ranging from body temperature to heart rate and respiratory function.

In March 2020, the company started to work with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) on a new study to see if its device can help detect early physiological signs that might indicate the onset of Covid-19. From the study, as of June 2020, researchers suggested that the ring has the ability to identify Covid-19 symptoms up to three days in advance, which has an accuracy reading of around 90%. Additionally, it was reported that the NBA had purchased up to 1,000 rings as its players geared up to restart the season.

Segment:
Hardware
Total funding:
USD 148.3 million
Competitors:
X.Labs, Kogniz, Seek Thermal, Invixium, LinkSprite, MachineSense, Scylla, Juganu, AdaSky, XY Sense
Disruptor Funding History

Hardware:

Oura
iLobby
Juganu
AdaSky
Seek Thermal
Kinsa
Ezra AI
Kinetic
Kogniz
Invixium
Scylla
X.Labs
XY Sense

Software:

Oura
iLobby
Landing AI
Seek Thermal
Kinsa
Kinetic
Kogniz
Invixium
Scylla
X.Labs
ReturnSafe
Sentinel Healthcare
Doc.ai
Orbita
XY Sense
Sickweather

Wearables:

ReturnSafe

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