The tech company recently announced its six participants in the program.
Dubbed as the T-Mobile Accelerator Wellness Technology Program, the six start-ups will work together to advance health technology. The program will work with T-Mobile leaders to produce health wearables, smart glasses for those hard of hearing or impaired, and smart apparel that will improve an athlete’s performance.
T-Mobile’s program will help build, test, experiment, and ultimately launch various 5G innovations.
The six participants in the fall 2021 T-Mobile Accelerator Wellness Technology Program include formsense, specializing in wearable technology and machine-washable smart apparel, and OLIVER, a sports science mobile app that focuses on soccer and concentrates on injury prevention.
The other members include Shot Scope, a wearable golf improvement innovator, SignGlasses, specialized glasses that enable live sign language for the user, Somatix, a wearable powered by AI and is used to monitor patients remotely, and last but not least, TRIPP, a VR platform that caters to finding calm and wellness.
Earlier this year, John Saw, EVP of Advanced & Emerging Technologies at T-Mobile, said, “Consumers care deeply about wellness, and that interest continues to grow. 5G is a powerful enabler, helping us to more deeply understand our own health and stay better connected to services that improve our quality of life.”
The 5G-powered tools that the program hopes to create will help revolutionize the tech industry to advance health and wellness. With the wearable tech industry anticipated to be valued at $265.4 billion by 2026, it makes sense that T-Mobile would set its sights on this sector.
Aside from the goal of advancing health, wellness, and tech, T-Mobile has ventured to virtual reality to promote education in an unprecedented way. T-Mobile recently revealed that their 5G network enabled a VR human cadaver lab at Fisk University, enabling up to 20 students in a lab at a time. Such an addition will allow this platform to be used for surgical training in the future and VR courses that will enable students to “visit” previous eras.
Earlier this year, T-Mobile also announced that it was working with Georgia Institute of Technology to launch a 5G Connected Future incubator program. The lab will help innovators and start-ups design and test the tech of the future. Powered by T-Mobile, it uses its Extended Range 5G and Ultra Capacity 5G network to help assist creators. The facility also includes an Innovation Center and even an autonomous vehicle test track that spans 3 miles.
The T-Mobile Accelerator has previously worked with 75 start-up companies and has raised over $96 million. The program asserts that 80% of the past participants, referred to as T-Mobile Accelerator Alumni, are still in business.
Courtney Rehfeldt has worked in the broadcasting media industry since 2007 and has freelanced since 2012. Her work has been featured in Age of Awareness, Times Beacon Record, The New York Times, and she has an upcoming piece in Slate. She studied yoga & meditation under Beryl Bender Birch at The Hard & The Soft Yoga Institute. She enjoys hiking, being outdoors, and is an avid reader. Courtney has a BA in Media & Communications studies.