Healthy.io inks deal with Siemens Healthineers for CKD monitoring
Israeli startup Healthy.io has entered into a partnership with Siemens Healthineers to improve kidney disease monitoring by enabling at-home urine testing. Under the partnership, Siemens’ urinalysis reagents will be integrated into the smartphonebased urinalysis system developed by Healthy.io.
The Healthy.io system leverages a urinalysis dipstick that measures ten parameters associated with various infections, chronic illnesses and pregnancyrelated complications. Patients can scan the dipstick using their smartphone camera. Healthy.io embedded computer vision and machine learning in its system to accurately read the results and deliver them to patient’s clinician via an app.
Siemens and Healthy.io expect the new at-home testing option to be convenient for patients, thereby improve compliance with CKD monitoring.