Healthtech has a great potential to improve our lives, enabling people to live longer and lead healthier lifestyles.\nIn the US, AIME, a startup using artificial intelligence (AI) and public health expertise, has created a platform capable of predicting deadly Zika and Dengue outbreaks three months in advance, geolocating them up to a\u00a0 400 meter radius with an accuracy ranging from 88.70%.\nStartups across Southeast Asia are also envisioning great opportunities in the growing healthtech market. From consumer health portals and telehealth solutions to data aggregation platforms, they are coming up with new and innovative ideas to challenge health systems and resources across the region.\nAccording to a report by Galen Growth Asia, in the first half of 2018, funding in the Asian healthtech sector reached US$3.3 billion across 107 deals, more than US$550 million higher than the total\u00a0for 2017.\nAlthough Singapore and Indonesia are still the most "attractive" locations in the region for healthtech, Malaysian startups are flourishing and are not being left behind when it comes to new digital healthcare ideas - in fact, the country's deal volume share has increased by 5%.\nHowever, according to Dr Feisul Mustapha,\u00a0Deputy Director of Non-Communicable Diseases at the Disease Control Division in Malaysia\u2019s Ministry of Health, one major challenge for Malaysians is that health has a low priority for them, and the latest National Health and Morbidity Survey in Malaysia shows that health literacy among adults is only at 6.6%.\nHealthtech startups in Malaysia are tackling these issues and with their work they are contributing to raise awareness and improve citizens' lifestyles.\nBelow are ten of the most innovative ventures that are currently disrupting the healthtech arena in Malaysia.\nNaluri\nIn January 2018, Malaysian healthtech startup Naluri announced an approximately MYR1 million (US$250,000) in seed funding round from Singapore-based healthcare analytics company BioMark and 500 Startups\u2019 Southeast Asia focus-funded 500 Durians.\nWith the suitable domain naluri.life, Naluri is a smartphone app which enables \u201ca healthier you\u201d by combining behavioural science, data science and digital design. Some of the app\u2019s features include a real-time chat with a health coach, food and thought journals and a daily planner. \nBy subscribing to their paid \u201cdigital health\u201d programmes, Naluri wants to make Malaysians more active and lead healthier lifestyles.\nHypoBand\nHypoglycemia is a common complication experienced by diabetics. Its onset is characterised by symptoms which include a cold sweat, palpitations and dizziness that are unrecognisable whilst asleep.\nTo monitor the symptoms of hypoglycemia, Malaysian company Geob International has created the HypoBand, a \u201ccold sweat device\u201d for diabetes management that can be worn as a wrist watch.\nThe gadget works by pairing with an android smartphone via bluetooth. The smartphone calls out, sms or alarms when the Hypoband detects cold sweat or a panic button is triggered, alerting carers or emergency contacts. Its batterytypically\u00a0\u00a0lasts\u00a0for 12 hours after a full charge.\nAlthough HypoBand measures the skin\u2019s humidity and temperature levels, it does not detect glucose levels. The Hypoband 1.1 for Android and iPhone costs US$192.80.\nBookDoc\nBookDoc launched in 2015 as a one-stop app for wellness information and comes with the endorsement of Malaysia\u2019s Ministry of Health, Ministry of Tourism and Social Security Organisation.\nThe application lets patients locate local doctors and hospitals and is integrated with travel, ride-hailing, and hotel booking apps (BookDoc\u2019s partners include Uber, Grab, Airbnb, TripAdvisor and Agoda). On top of the main app, BookDoc Active encourages users to stay fit and provides rewards for them to do so. The app also helps corporations monitor their employees\u2019 health and manage medical and wellness benefits.\nThe startup has done so well that it has attracted investments from Prince Abdul Qawi, a nephew of the sultan of Brunei, and casino mogul Stanley Ho.\nHealthMetrics\nThis startup assists enterprises managing their employees\u2019 health benefits from a single platform. HealthMetrics claims that it can save 10% on admin fees and up to 13,000 hours of work. \nThe platform provides a web-based solution to assist the Human Resource (HR) department by simplifying and managing the complexities of employee healthcare plans. Its solution empowers HR teams to customise their employee benefit plans according to the needs of their employees without having to use complex monitoring systems. It works by connecting corporations to various healthcare providers around Malaysia according to the employee benefit plans.\nEarlier this year, HealthMetrics secured US$1 million in funding from local VC firms RHL Ventures and Cradle Seed Ventures, and Japan-based Spiral Ventures. The startup is now looking into expanding its services to other healthcare verticals.\nPurelyB\nPurelyB is Asia\u2019a leading health and wellness online community portal that serves as the go-to-guide for leading a sustainable healthy lifestyle. They provide holistic wellness content on nutrition, fitness and mindfulness with a mission to transform people\u2019s quality of health and life through online guided solutions created by health experts worldwide.\nAlthough headquartered in Malaysia and with a regional focus, they have also found a wide audience in Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, India, Australia, North America and the United Kingdom.\nAmong the platform features are free educational, inspirational wellness content localised to Asia on nutrition, fitness, wellness and mindfulness, and 3-12 week customised programmes with video coaching by health experts.\nThe startup has won several awards, including the ASEAN-BAC Malaysia Rising Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 and Marie Claire\u2019s Top 10 Amazing Women of 2017 Award (most of the startups executives are women).\nHomeGP\nA homegrown Malaysian company, HomeGP has \u201ca mission to revolutionise healthcare provision in the Asian country\u201d. Rather than being a healthcare company, HomeGP connects patients looking for healthcare to professionals that can visit them at home. \nThey also offer private home caregivers, licensed physiotherapists, pathology lab services and medicine courier services - all through their website. Their services cover all of the Malaysian territory.\nFees vary depending on the service but a standard weekday doctor housecall visit costs RM 250 and a 4 hour nurse visit RM 100.\nDoctorOnCall\nDoctorOnCall is Malaysia\u2019s first online medical video consultation platform that combines video and voice technologies with the medical knowledge and experience of Malaysia\u2019s top doctors. \nIt takes the inspiration from projects already undertaken in the US, Australia and Europe, where patients are diagnosed by healthcare professionals from home through Skype or other video conferencing apps.\nDoctorOnCall provides patients with\u00a0 on-demand access to GPs via chat, phone or video call, e-prescription and medication delivery within 1-2 hours in certain areas of Malaysia.\nIt is an open platform for qualified and licensed doctors to provide virtual consultation during their spare time, depending on their\u00a0 capacity and geographical location.\nCYGEN\nCYGEN is a cloud based, patient-centric, cognitive preventive healthcare platform.\nTheir target audience is people with high-stress levels and\u00a0a\u00a0predisposition to lifestyle related diseases. Using predictive analysis, this IT platform works to prevent lifestyle-related diseases by helping each individual to fight the disease before it develops.\nThe platform creates personalised health profiles which remind users of basic health-checks and provide daily healthcare tips. They also create \u201cSmart Health Care Packages\u201d tailored to each individual.\nCurrently based in Malaysia and India, they are planning to open new branches across other ASEAN countries.\nClicknCare\nThe \u201cfirst ever TeleHealth platform for migrants\u201d, ClicknCare is a telehealth initiative by Simple Motion, a tech startup based in Malaysia, which helps migrants around the globe to talk to doctors in their native language using a digital platform.\nTheir aim is to be an "Uber for Health Service Ride", enabling migrants of any country to find their own local doctors with whom they can discuss medical problems without language or cultural barriers.\nMyDoc.asia\nThis award-winning community medical support network founded in 2014 provide access to quality healthcare for Malaysians through their online platform. \nA sort of directory, MyDoc provides patients with information so they can make informed decisions on choosing their healthcare service provider. Such information may include the doctor\u2019s experience, ex-patients\u2019 satisfaction, quality of the clinic, etc.\nIt also allows other medical and healthcare professionals to present their services, works and practices online, making them more discoverable by potential patients.