♀️Part One: FemTech + Women's Healthcare 👩⚕️
As a push for more innovation in women’s health persists, FemTech as an industry continues to grow across Australia. With this in mind, we would like to introduce the first instalment of our multi-part series covering the top FemTech innovations.
FemTech is a category of technology applied to products, services, devices, and diagnostics that support women’s health at every stage of life. Frost & Sullivan predicts FemTech will be a USD$50 billion global industry by 2024, and the consistent growth in Australia has forged the path for the nation to be a key player in the global women’s health technology ecosystem.
FemTech explores innovation at every stage of a women’s health journey as well as considers compounding health factors for a holistic approach to healthcare. Our first instalment of this series will explore the top 3 FemTech products that support women’s general healthcare.
Caia is the fast and stress-free way to connect with vetted women’s health practitioners and address your reproductive and maternal health concerns.
Caia allows you to video chat or message directly with a holistic network of clinicians, coaches, therapists, and other women's health professionals without leaving your couch. Caia also provides treatment delivered to your door, educational resources, and a trusted app currently in its beta stage.
Shifra is an evidence-based app that provides respectful health knowledge in several languages. Shifra believes that quality sexual and reproductive healthcare should be accessible to everyone, in every language.
Refugees and migrants often have difficulty accessing healthcare information and services that make them feel both respected and safe. Shifra is on a mission to change this and share trustworthy health knowledge in a language that is easy to understand.
Drop Bio is a digital health and biotechnology company focused on chronic inflammation who’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to personalised health. They use advanced technologies and finger prick blood taken at home to show changes in health and generate inflammatory signatures to predict the onset of chronic disease.
Drop Bio is creating evidence-based, regulated and secure direct-to-consumer services that combine insight from inflammatory proteins, lifestyle and genes to create a personalised view of health over time, with a focus on maternal health, mental health and diabetes. Drop bio also established a community of health driven women named The Drop In.
Megan Capriccio is a FemTech industry expert, serial entrepreneur, and the Co-Founder of FemTech Collective.
If you are interested in learning more about women’s health technology, visit FemTech Collective.