Emagine Solutions Technology has been awarded $1M in research and development (R&D) funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). The funding, part of the NSF’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, will be used to further develop proprietary AI models and integrate systems with the largest Electronic Health Record (EHR) system in the nation. This effort aims to strengthen The Journey Pregnancy App, providing a more robust tool for maternal health care, benefiting both patients and medical professionals.
Emagine Solutions Technology is committed to addressing the maternal health crisis with remote patient monitoring technology, particularly in light of the high maternal mortality rate and limited access to OB-GYN services in many U.S. counties. The funding from NSF plays a crucial role in supporting the development of much-needed solutions to improve maternal health outcomes and reduce disparities, especially in communities of color.
“The U.S. maternal health crisis is felt by every community in our country and it’s a nation-wide priority,” says Emagine Solutions Technology Co-founder and CEO Courtney Williams. “Federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation are vital to addressing this issue with funding, policy and support that allows us to develop much-needed solutions, capture the attention of the nation and drive real change.”
The NSF SBIR/STTR program, known as America’s Seed Fund, follows a competitive review process for all proposals. Once a Phase I SBIR/STTR grant is awarded, companies like Emagine Solutions Technology become eligible for Phase II funding and additional supplements, totaling up to $2M.
“NSF accelerates the translation of emerging technologies into transformative new products and services,” said Erwin Gianchandani, NSF Assistant Director for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships. “We take great pride in funding deep-technology startups and small businesses that will shape science and engineering results into meaningful solutions for today and tomorrow.”
The Journey Pregnancy App is currently available for free on Apple’s App Store and Google Play, and with the integration of the nation’s largest EHR system, it is set to become an even more powerful tool for expectant mothers and healthcare professionals.