2022 Participating Teams

Below you'll find a list of the participating teams in the 2022 Terkko Health X programme.
1. DentAI

Members: Märt Vesinurm, Daniel Prisching

There is a great lack of dental nurses in the dental care market and existing nurses are overworked. Oral examination account for a significant amount of production in the mark. During these examinations, a lot of dental nurses’ time is spent inputting patient information into systems as dentists conduct the examination and call out their observations using very simple language (letters and numbers). DentAI proposes a speech recognition solution to automate this process, freeing up dental nurses for other important tasks.


Members: Amirali Moradichargari, Lauri Salonen

E-ACTIVE sees the current landscape where individuals’ fitness and overall wellbeing are being negatively impacted by leading inactive lifestyles and seeks to remedy this situation by building a solution to help those who would like to be more active but lack the motivation. By motivating its users, E-ACTIVE hopes to help them bring about meaningful change in their lives as they become more active.

3. Gencyst

Members: Nadeem Hafeez, Saima Hafeez, Hafiz Wajid Ali

Nail fungal infections (onychomycosis), widely believed to be a mere cosmetic problem, can in truth lead to discomfort, cellulitis, and, for patients with diabetes, foot ulcers. Furthermore, if diagnosis comes at too late a stage and treatment is improper, onychomycosis can even lead to the complete removal of affected nails or even entire fingers. Yet due to a combination of factors, including poor drug delivery methods to nails owing to them being made of nonvascular and largely impermeable keratin, current treatment methods for onychomycosis are often ineffective and slow acting.

Gencyst hopes to address this problem with the combined roll-out of a novel FDA approved natural active agent which has been shown to be highly effective in treating the infection and a microneedle & patch-based targeted topical delivery solution they are currently developing.

4. HammTek

Members: Javad Maleki, Sanaz Naderi, Dina Nyström, Pyeman Khani, Sanaz Seyyedi, Ehsan Shams, Javad Vatandoost

Dental caries is the world’s most prevalent, chronic, non-communicable disease. Over 2.8 billion people across the world suffer from cavities resulting from untreated caries, and it is one of the most common unmet global healthcare issues. HammTek aims to address this issue by creating an AI-enabled hardware & software solution suitable for home use to detect caries which would analyse images and detect caries in individuals.

5. Levi

Members: Meng Sun, Kimi Kejia Jin

Non-communicable diseases (NCD), especially cardiovascular diseases, make up over 30% of global deaths. With NCD’s, rather than suddenly being struck by illness, patients are told that they are suffering from an illness - and may have been suffering from it for quite some time already. Levi seeks to develop combined hardware & software based solutions to monitor individuals’ well-being long-term, allowing for NCD’s to be detected and treatment to be initiated at an earlier stage than presently possible.

6. Multisensory stimulation system for cognitive rehabilitation

Members: Qifeng Yan, Joyce Zou, Yang Huang

Research has shown that changes in gamma wave neural oscillations (20-50 Hz) have been observed in several neurological disorders, and MIT Research published in Nature has shown that non-invasive 40 Hz light flickering and 40 Hz sounds can recruit both neuronal and glial responses to attenuate Alzheimer’s disease (AD) associated pathology. Further research conducted at Shanghai Medical University has found that certain aromatherapies can suppress AD related cognitive decline. Based on this research, the team is working on a non-pharmaceutical, non-invasive device-based method for cognitive rehabilitation therapy.

7. RNAcloudomics

Members: Rishi Das Roy, Mara Tsatsaroni, Mikita Kulbitski

Computational biologists are a key part of many advanced research projects, who analyse data and generate reports. However, these professionals face a host of software-born issues in documenting, managing, and sharing results and/or reports interactively with collaborators and a global audience both before and after publication. RNAcloudomics hopes to facilitate these processes by leveraging cloud computing technologies to provide a secure platform where complex biological data types and reports can be interactively visualized, explored, and shared. By providing an easy way for scientists to organize, share, and visualize results, RNAcloudomics allows them to spend more time working on their own novel analyses as opposed to menial data-work.

8. Urisens

Members: Oguz Tanzer, Liam Gillan, Muhammed Tanweer, Kari Halonen, Raimo Sepponen, Özge Tanzer

Urisens sees the challenges in acquiring reliable data to screen elderly and disabled patients for renal function, hydration, and urine parameters. This data could help increase quality of care for these patients, but due to the difficulty of obtaining the data, it is practically never gathered. Urisens is working on creating a diaper embedded diagnostic screening tool which would facilitate the rapid and automatic gathering of data in a non-invasive manner allowing for better patient treatment.