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Beer and Biotech: Empo Health: Remote Patient Monitoring for Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetic foot ulcers affect one-quarter of diabetic patients in their lifetime, leading to over 100 K amputations/yr and $40 B/yr in healthcare costs in the US alone. In this talk, Anuj will describe how Empo Health is designing an innovative imaging bathroom scale and digital health platform to address this massive problem. Empo aims to provide patients and providers at health systems like Carilion Clinic with the tools to remotely monitor diabetic feet for early signs of ulcers, so that early intervention can be staged to reduce amputations and save lives.
About the Speaker
Anuj Khandelwal, CEO
Anuj grew up in Maryland surrounded by physicians, determined to make his impact on healthcare through the development of new medical technologies. He completed his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in mechatronics, before attending Stanford University for graduate studies specializing in medical devices. He has been a part of ventures of various shapes and sizes, including working on Auris Health’s surgical robots and Amazon Prime Air’s autonomous delivery drones. Anuj co-founded Empo Health three years ago. As a technical CEO, he is heavily involved in both the product direction and the business operations of the company.
The Roanoke-Blacksburg Technology Council is an affiliate of Verge, a collaborative strategic alliance established to grow the region’s innovation economy, technology sector, life sciences/biotech, and professional communities. We are an extensive network of technology professionals, businesses, and organizations in the Roanoke-Blacksburg area of Southwest Virginia, collaborating to create a nationally recognized innovation ecosystem through entrepreneurship, programming, mentoring, and leadership. The companies of the RBTC represent the building blocks of economic success in the Roanoke-Blacksburg region, creating a strong and successful innovation infrastructure for the generations to come. Member companies range from startups to some of the largest employers in the region, all with a common thread – technology.