Balanced Objects

Spring 2022
Competition

On April 9, 2022, teams competed virtually to provide solutions for Pediatric Caregiver Burden X Digital Health. 
The Spring 2022 competition was sponsored by Johnson&Johnson, Massachusetts eHealth Institute, AARP Innovation Labs, Health Sciences Entrepreneurs, Northeastern Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern's Khoury College of Computer Science, and Northeastern's College of Engineering. 

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First Place: 

Alana Caluwe, Virali Patel, Sanjita Bhattacharya, Adam Kwoh
GluPal is an interactive digital app to ease the burden for both the caregiver and child. This app focuses on educating newly diagnosed children and new caregivers while building a strong foundation for diabetes management and healthy living. Through turn based learning, the caregiver and child create a stronger bond and learn more about how to navigate a new, diabetic life. 

Second Place: 
Debby Nguyen and Ron Maslaton


Glucocare aims to alleviate caregiver burden associated with Type 1 pediatric diabetes by combining AI-powered care plans and telehealth functionalities with clinical providers. Through curated partnerships and personalization, Glucocare aims to make care-giving stress-free and improve pediatric health outcomes. 
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Third Place: 
Althea Onaifo, Jasleen Uberoi, Reuben Simon, and Shreyas Mosurkal

Sage Snacks is a healthy personalized snack service for older adults, to help provide targeted nutrients based around unique health needs of older individuals. Sage Snacks also includes a socializing component through planned group meals to help alleviate loneliness.


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KEYNOTE SPEAKER​

Erna Alfred Liousas, MBA, CCPX

Founder and CEO, U*Realized

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Erna Alfred Liousas is the founder and CEO of U*Realized helping small businesses reach their potential by sharing the importance of a sound business and marketing strategy. 

In her role, she partners with clients to drive value-added strategies. Her areas of expertise include customer (employee, caregiver, and patient) experiences, marketing, branding, social media, internal communications, and corporate communications.

Liousas is also a caregiver and changemaker, making this year's case more personal and relatable. Currently, Liousas is a founding member of Tech Ladies® a worldwide community connecting and empowering women in tech. Here, she mentors, exchanges ideas, and drives change. She also worked as an industry analyst at Forrester Research producing marketing and social media insights. She received her BA in American and Latin American Studies from Brandeis University and her MBA from Questrom School of Business at Boston University.