Curve Tomorrow buys Perth app developer Progressive Medical

Melbourne-headquartered digital health design agency Curve Tomorrow has expanded its reach to Perth, buying local health software and app start-up Progressive Medical.

Curve is best known for the work it does in partnership with the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and its Bytes4Health initiative, along with the Perth's Telethon Kids Institute.

It has also worked with the National Research Institute for Ageing (NARI), Expression Australia (VicDeaf) and the Centre for Eye Research. The partnership with NARI led to the creation of Averto, an app that enables someone from a culturally or linguistically diverse background, with dementia and is living at home, to communicate with care workers effectively.

It also worked with MCRI, the Royal Children’s Hospital and the AFL to develop the HeadCheck app, which gives parents, coaches and health professionals the ability to identify and manage concussions.

Curve director Sanji Kanagalingam said Progressive Medical was seen as a natural fit in joining the Curve group and has a declared social impact mission in digital health in WA. The company was a finalist at the WAITTA Incite Awards last year in the start-up of the year and most innovative healthcare enabler categories.

Curve has already worked with the Telethon Kids Institute to develop RADical, a 10-day questionnaire app that tracks the moment-to-moment emotions of adolescents with type 1 diabetes.

The app is being used to help researchers better understand issues faced by adolescents with diabetes, and how these related to their physical and mental health.

Pictured are Progressive Medical founder Arthur Ong (left) and Curve Tomorrow director and principal Mohinder Jaimangal.

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