Five years ago, I went inside the gates of Hansen House. It was deserted, run down and dreadful. In 1887, the Protestant community in Jerusalem had built a leprosy asylum. Over the years it had become run down and was closed.
Oh, how things have changed.
Renovations on the large structure to be used as a new culture and technology center in Jerusalem, Israel, are not completed. However, tonight the inner courtyard was filled with people to see and hear the finalists of a StartUp Open competition.
- Frank Mobile App allows users to give and get back constructive, anonymous feedback from friends.
- Guide In Medical a new Intubation device identifies & navigates into the trachea in difficult situations.
- InnerEye has visual target detection capabilities by combining the human brain and computer vision.
- Lishtot is a water quality testing technology and device for answering the question “to drink or not to drink?” in real time.
- PlayClay is a platform, which enables the creation of various games and applications for direct and intuitive 3-D modeling of soft materials.
- SmartLogic maximizes industrial machine up-time by “listening” to machines and predicting future failures.
All the presentations were fascinating. Start Up Nation and amazing technology in the Old Hansen Hospital, with Wifi and more.
I love the old and new of Jerusalem.