February. 10, 2022 News

Sonavi Labs to showcase Feelix in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category

Baltimore, MD, February 11, 2022 Sonavi Labs, a global leader in the development of telehealth technology for respiratory monitoring and diagnostic support, was selected as a finalist in the Health, Wearables & Wellbeing category for the 14th annual SXSW Pitch® (formerly SXSW Accelerator).

SXSW Pitch is the marquee event of South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conference & Festivals (March 11 – 20, 2022) Startups Track, where leading startups from around the world showcase some of the most impressive technology innovations to a panel of hand-picked judges and a live audience.

Out of the 655 companies that applied to present at SXSW Pitch 2022, Sonavi Labs was selected among the 50 finalists spanning 10 separate categories. Sonavi Labs will present on March 12, 2022, showcasing Feelix, the world’s first digital diagnostic stethoscope that uses adaptive noise suppression and real-time data analytics to instantly diagnose diseases by listening to body sound.

“We created Feelix in response to the severe lack of tools to objectively diagnose and grade the severity of respiratory diseases,” said Ellington West, Co-founder and CEO of Sonavi Labs. “Respiratory diseases are the most expensive and fatal conditions globally, with an expected 155% increase in prevalence and a 7% decrease in respiratory specialists by 2023. There’s a critical need to increase patient access to healthcare technology and disease management resources, and we believe Feelix is part of the answer.”

With a 91% accuracy rate, Feelix can diagnose pneumonia and is intended to save time, costs, and lives by reducing the need for x-ray. It integrates with any EMR system, iPhone, and Android applications, can be customized, and deployed across health systems and practices of all sizes, and sent home with patients. Feelix collects high-fidelity data in any environment, delivering an authentic telehealth experience, and supports expanded clinical research, including pharmaceutical trials. Feelix supports users of all skill levels and patients of all ages impacted by diseases such as asthma, COPD, pneumonia, tuberculosis, cystic fibrosis, and others.

“Of the 572 companies who have participated since the competition’s inception, over 82 percent have gone on to secure funding and 17 percent have been acquired by the likes Google, British Telecom, Huffington Post, Apple, Live Nation, OpenTable. We’re excited to see this year’s impressive group of startups take to the stage and show us how their innovations will change the world,” said SXSW Pitch Event Producer, Chris Valentine.

The two-day event will be held the first weekend of SXSW Conference & Festivals, Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13, on the fourth floor of the Downtown Hilton Austin, Salon D/E. The event will then culminate with the 2022 SXSW Pitch Awards Ceremony on Sunday evening, March 13, where winning startups from each category and a Best in Show winner will be announced and honored.

About Sonavi Labs

Sonavi Labs is a global leader in the development of telehealth technology for respiratory monitoring and diagnostic support. Through the smart application of augmented auscultation, Sonavi Labs creates medical devices and software rooted in artificial intelligence and is driven by a commitment to save lives by making accessible, user-friendly assessment tools that can be used by clinicians of all skill levels as well as patients anywhere. Feelix by Sonavi Labs is the world’s first digital stethoscopes designed for clinicians and patients that deploys proprietary classification algorithms to detect and grade the severity of abnormalities in lung and body sounds. Feelix delivers high-fidelity remote monitoring supported by integrated apps and a secured, HIPAA-compliant cloud system. Learn more at sonavilabs.com.

About SXSW

SXSW dedicates itself to helping creative people achieve their goals. Founded in 1987 in Austin, Texas, SXSW is best known for its conference and festivals that celebrate the convergence of tech, film, music, education, and culture. An essential destination for global professionals, the annual March event features sessions, music and comedy showcases, film screenings, exhibitions, professional development, and a variety of networking opportunities. SXSW proves that the most unexpected discoveries happen when diverse topics and people come together. For more information about SXSW Pitch and to view the complete list of finalists, visit https://www.sxsw.com/pitch.


Mike Mills  
Sagefrog Marketing Group on behalf of Sonavi Labs