In order to help people to live longer and healthier lives, we need to be able to monitor how they live and what’s going on inside their body to detect anomalies, prevent further damages and offer tailored treatments (therapeutics, lifestyle recommendation, and more etc.). There’s a need for a secure infrastructure that will enable individuals to securely store and share their health data. A single source of truth that will not only help individuals track the changes within their bodies over time, but also enable researchers, doctors, entrepreneurs, pharma and biotech companies to innovate and create better products and services for longevity purposes.
A decentralized ledger built on the IoTex (machine Fi) to aggregate health data and enable the secure development of scalable health applications.
Until very recently thanks to wearables, collecting health data was very cumbersome. The only way to gather accurate biomarkers data was to take part in academic or medical studies and be hooked to a bunch of machines for days. Today, we can track different data (sleep pattern, glucose level, heart rates, calories intake and more). Longevity conscious individuals are already looking for ways to aggregate the data and make sense of it for longevity purposes. While the most dedicated users can input data daily in Excel, it still takes expertise to process everything and make sense of it. In the near future, as we build new devices, the average person will have access to more sophisticated and accurate biomarkers data. This explosion of data will change medicine as we know it today, but in order to do so, the data will have to be securely stored and shared across services.
Friska Labs is looking to build a decentralized ledger on the IoTex to securely aggregate health data and enable the secure development of scalable health application.
The founding team is part of the On Deck Longevity Biotech fellowship, made of biohackers, longevity researchers and many biohackers, who are already leveraging wearables to optimize their lifestyle. We also have a growing list of companies, including Opencures, Prenome, Rootine, LifeDNA; that already committed to build on top of Friska since they’ll greatly benefit from securely accessing their user data.
We built a prototype to help our pitch when talking to companies: https://hrv.link/.
For IoTex, a project like Friska strengthen the network effect in the IoTex ecosystem, as every wearables companies will want to integrate. Precision medicine will require smart devices for constant monitoring, and a protocol like Friska to aggregate and enable the use of data, IoTex will help change healthcare.
- Build the brand and website
- Start building the community through a mailing list and discord server
- Start building on IoTex
- Raise money to hire some core developers
Total money requested: $20 000 USD
We ran the numbers, $20 000 will enable the team (2 people) to work on Friska full-time for 6 months, buying us time to raise seed capital and gain momentum.
Piotr Motykiewicz, technical lead, has more than 15 years experience building social apps and has been an early web3 developer, taking part in several web3 wallet open-source projects.
Ned Nadima, community lead, has more than 8 years of B2B SaaS experience as a founder and Head of Growth, having taken part in multiple fundraising rounds, recruiting campaigns and led sales and marketing teams, he brings operational experience to the team. He was also the first community manager of Lendroid, a crypto foundation building lending protocols on the blockchain.
We’re still early to have specific numbers but we can share who will benefit from Friska to give you an idea:
- Individuals: The growth of MachineFi will make it easy for everybody to store health data on Friska.
- Healthcare: The entire system will be able to shift from reactive medicine to preventive medicine, drastically reducing cost of care along the way.
- Research: Clinical trials, research & development and academic research will benefit from having access to the true health history of their subject, potentially unlocking new insights.
- Unknowns: Accurately predicting the future relies on betting on unknown unknowns. It’s impossible to say what these breakthroughs will be, but it’s almost a certainty that they will happen.
Companies who signed a letter of intent:
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