Sling Health is a student-run, non-profit organization that supports students in the development and commercialization of med-tech solutions. Through our experimental platform, student-led teams embark on a nine-month program, which includes clinical assessment, prototype creation, and business development. We provide teams with the necessary resources, support, and mentorship to bring their ideas to life and solve real clinical problems submitted by clinicians and physicians.
Sling Health’s largest event!
April 13, 6 - 9 PM
@ 4240 Duncan Ave
Join us as we showcase healthcare innovations from across the nation
Dinner and drinks will be served
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2017 was an incredible year for Sling Health St. Louis and we saw our homegrown organization continue to push forward in our innovative way. Though the past five years have given us a strong backbone, we have been committed to steer away from complacency and constantly adapt to provide the best experience for St. Louis’ student-entrepreneurs. Demo Day 2017 put a spectacular finale onto the end of our ’16-’17 academic year. Over 200 attendees poured into CIC@4240 to watch 19 Sling Health teams representing 6 cities from across the country convene in St. Louis for their first-ever public presentations.
I am honored to have the opportunity to officially take over as CEO of Sling Health in St. Louis. While Ramin and I have shared these responsibilities for several months now, I understand that leading this organization independently will bring entirely new opportunities and challenges. Ramin has left me with enormous shoes to fill, as Sling Health has grown exponentially under his strong leadership and direction. Following in Ramin's footsteps, I have developed I have extensive ideas for how to not only maintain the great successes of the organization, but also continue to improve it.
Carto is a 2017-2018 Sling Health team lead by Dr. Jimmy Xu, an interventional radiology resident at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. His team is creating smart mapping tools for image guided interventions using augmented reality (AR). They are prototyping a head mounted display that displays images dynamically. In addition, there will be a suite of smart tools using their proprietary machine learning model to guide the physician to a safer and better outcome for the patient. He is lucky to have recruited an all star team of developers, hackers, and builders to bring this project to fruition.
Geneoscopy was founded on the belief that a noninvasive diagnostic test using human RNA biomarkers in stool samples would provide a screening alternative that could improve colorectal cancer screening compliance, facilitate early-stage detection of colorectal cancer neoplasms and reduce morbidity and mortality. Erica Barnell, an MD/PhD Candidate at WUSM, Andrew Barnell who is Erica's sibling, and an MBA from The Wharton School, and Yiming Kang, a PhD Candidate in Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis, co-founded the Geneoscopy in February 2015.
Jesse Weisberg is a Washington University alumnus with a Masters of Engineering in Robotics and is the project leader of Therabotics. Therabotics’ vision is to improve the control of robotic prosthetics and orthotics, starting with the prosthetic hand. He and his teammates, Pin-Wei Chen and Sri Harsha Kondapalli, created a series of functional prototypes that present how computer vision can be used to make a prosthetic hand that is both easier to use and has more functionality than ever before. Therabotics ..
Collaboration with VA Hospital in St. Louis
Sling Health St. Louis is excited to announce a new partnership with the VA Hospital in St. Louis. Sling has been working with the VA's innovation team to leverage the strengths of both organizations to create an impactful collaboration; together, we hope to inspire students to innovate within the VA network to ultimately improve care for our Veterans. We plan to involve passionate mentors from the VA system in our design review processes to gain a new valuable perspective and effectively shape our teams as they develop their companies. We also aim to identify VA-centric clinical questions that can be addressed by a Sling Health team with either the invention of a new device or software application. Finally, we hope to utilize the VA's new Innovators Network to provide graduated teams with funding opportunities to launch their ventures with the help of a VA-associated mentor. This partnership is off to a great start, and we are looking forward to watching the synergies between the two organizations come to fruition and impact health care in St. Louis.
Mentorship Partner: Gateway Venture Mentoring Service (GVMS)
At the start of 2018, we will be implementing a new partnership with Gateway Venture Mentoring Service, a mentoring service here in St. Louis that helps start-ups get off the ground. We are excited to have a great new, reliable source of mentorship for our Sling Health teams. We plan to pair GVMS mentors with our teams that are lagging behind or pivoting to help them catchup mid-cycle. We are very thankful for their services are excited to see the impact on the success of our teams.
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