Team 1: Frøya
Studies have found that, for a number of reasons, rural women suffer from a lack of appropriate and timely obstetrical care. Similarly, there is often a lack of practitioners in these communities who are able to provide the necessary care, and it can be difficult for existing practitioners to stay on top of best practices. However, without appropriate prenatal care, maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality increases. Our app, FRØYA seeks to address both of these challenges with the goal of facilitating comprehensive prenatal care for rural women.
Team 2: GLADAPP
Rural areas lack the availability of specialist care enjoyed in urban areas. Creating a health app will help level societal inequalities by providing the same service to everybody regardless of location. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of seasonal depression and is endemic to the peoples of the North Atlantic Region. An intuitive app which mitigates the effects of SAD through mindfulness and physical activities could help seasonal sufferers through their winter months and save lives.
Team 3: Scan Skin Send
‘Scan, Skin, Send’ is a solution for a local problem that will lead into an effective tool for helping to diagnose skin problems.It allows the secure, discreet transfer of photographs and potentially other media types to the doctor by using the patient’s smartphone. This process is not a replacement for face-to-face consultations but makes it easier for patients in isolated communities, working shifts or with long appointments wait times.The application would be in an excellent place to begin machine learning and could be licensed or embedded as a standalone app.
Team 4: Brent
BRENT provides those with Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a personalised digital health coach to assist in identifying patterns, suggesting foods to avoid, and forecasting the potential for a flare up. It will assist the North Atlantic in achieving SDG 3, 9, 10 and 11.
Team 5: Forening / Union
Union. Is this not a basic need for all of us? To be rural, but not isolated. To grow old gracefully, but not alone?In Norway, there is a concept called "Forening". A group formed to meet to discuss common interests. Individuals unite.Our solution is a new platform, specially designed with the older user in mind, to connect in groups related to their interests. User-focused designs include the use of larger-than-average icons, high-contrast colours and simple navigation.