Editor’s note: This is one of our Startups to Watch of 2022. See the rest here. After having multiple seizures…
Editor’s note: This is one of our Startups to Watch of 2022. See the rest here.
After having multiple seizures on a plane, Megan Gray received an epilepsy diagnosis — and instructions to stop driving her car because of the risk. That led the former Google project manager to conceive Moment AI, an artificial intelligence-based tech for vulnerable drivers.
The Arlington automotive safety startup partnered in early 2021 with George Washington University to develop its software. It works to detect signs of health problems, from seizures to strokes to heart attacks to fatigue, and reduce car crashes for vulnerable populations, including the elderly, individuals with existing conditions and those under high stress.
The business originated in Gray’s living room, where she created her proof of concept. And she paid for the parts and initial operating expenses with money she won playing poker, she said. Soon, she landed her first $25,000 investment from a Memphis, Tennessee-based accelerator.
Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.