The artificial intelligence-based app providing medical advice to those in the world with no access to a healthcare professional
Founders: Matteo Berlucchi and Alessandro Traverso
Founded: October 2013 (Launched November 2015)
Founders of Your.MD Matteo Berlucchi and Alessandro Traverso believe in the power of artificial intelligence to solve what they see as the main structural issues that exist within the global health system: demand vs. supply of doctors.
Their personal health assistant Your.MD enables anyone to access primary healthcare through their mobile phones – providing personalised medical advice to people without easy access to a medical professional. The service, which is available on iOS, Android, as an app and on messaging platforms Slack and Telegram, has already been downloaded more than 700,000 times since launch in November 2015.
Based around a chat function, users tell the app their symptoms to receive a suggested diagnosis. They can also ask medical questions to find NHS verified answers written by doctors and get further help through partners integrated within the app.
Having raised $5m in seed funding from Smedvig Capital last year, Your.MD will finalise its tech development to transform its existing English and UK-focused service into a multilingual and localised international version, enabling it to expand globally. Thought to be the only app on the market offering medical guidance through artificial intelligence, Your.MD has access to a vast potential market and the opportunity to help a huge number of people in the process.