Lyme disease management tool Clymb Health aims to improve quality of life for chronic disease sufferers. I Schoolers are working on a startup, Clymb Health, to help patients and physicians work together to find the best treatments for the tick-borne infection Lyme disease.

The project continues to gain recognition and momentum through competitions and funding opportunities across campus. The startup, co-led by Usman Raza (MIMS ’18), is a chronic disease management tool that uses personalized machine learning to help users with Lyme disease track their health data and share it with their doctor.

With this data and other information, Clymb Health can identify and predict disease triggers. The product could potentially extend and improve the quality of life for millions of patients around the world.

Clymb Health participated in the Hult Prize competition at UC Berkeley this past December, which focuses on scalable technology that provides a positive social impact. They were one of eight startups who pitched their ideas to a panel of three judges, and ideas ranged from harvesting sea wave energy to improving aquaculture.

Clymb Health was named was named runner-up in the high-profile competition, and is currently continuing on to the second round of the Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge. The startup is led by a team of four: Raza from the I School, Shannon Herline from Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, Whitney Herline, and Daniel Lopez Martinez from Harvard and MIT. Read more from…

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