iSignIT wins AppCircus on Health with MEDICA

The winner of AppCircus on Health with MEDICA, celebrated in Düsseldorf, was iSignIT, an innovative translation helper specifically aimed at patients who are deaf or hard of hearing that has the purpose of helping patients and medical personnel by simplifying communication, even if they are from different countries.

The app Help Talk, that helps to communicate in a traditional fashion (people with aphasia, tracheostomized, ventilated with endotracheal tube, etc.) to express their basic human needs, was the second classified. Aycan Mobile, used to display medical images for diagnosis from CT and MRI modalities only, won the third prize.

Many thanks to the jury onstage for their deliberations!


President, Messe Düssledorf North America


Mobile Strategy Consultant,


Co-Founder Doctorali

Meet AppCircus on Health with MEDICA finalists!

We are pleased to anounce the finalists selected to compite at AppCircus On Health with MEDICA that will be held 22th of November in Düsseldorf, Germany, during MEDICA, the world‘s largest medical instrumentation trade fair.

André Sousa
Urs-Vito Albrecht
Urs-Vito Albrecht
Stephan Popp
Georgina Tremayne
David de Mena García
Fernando Dal Re
Roberto Marchesini
Leandro Barbosa
George Linzer

Look forward to meet you at the showcase!

November 22th AppCircus on Health with Medica: Meet the Jury!

AppCircus on health with MEDICA will be arriving in Düsseldorf on November 22nd for the second time, giving developers the chance to showcase their apps at the world’s biggest travelling app showcase.

Here below is the jury  who will be judging the apps on stage at Medica Düsseldorf, hall 15, Health & IT Forum. The winner will be invited to present in MEDICA WORLD AMERICA’s (Houston, TX, April 28-30, 2014) and get an opportunity to be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards 2014, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2014.

The event is free, you only need to register here to attend.

The jury members are:

Tom Mitchell started his trade show career at Messe Düsseldorf North America (MDNA) in Chicago in 1993.  As U.S. Marketing & Development Manager, he was responsible for the promotion of some of the world’s leading industry trade fairs, including drupa, K, Medica, interpack, and boot Düsseldorf.  During this time he also launched the first Internet presence for MDNA as well as the creation of a customized database system for sales and customer management. Tom participates actively in the industry and is a member of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) and Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO).  He was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest.

Mark Waechter is marketer with many years professional and leadership experience in the areas of FMCG (Unilever), Internet (UUNET, WorldCom) and Wireless (T-Mobile). In May 2005 he founded, a worldwide active management consultancy focusing on Mobile Strategy Development and served clients in over 30 countries on four continents in the past years. Mark is head of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) in Germany (locally known as BVDW Section Mobile) and member of MMAs Board of Directors. In 2009 he joined the advisory board of MOCOM2020 and in 2011 he got partner of the METRO GROUP Future Store Initiative as well as member of the Advisory Board of the GS1 Germany MobileCom. Since September 2013 he chairs the advisory board of Germany’s first Master Degree Program in Mobile Marketing at Leipzig School of Media.

Frederic Llordachs-Marqués is the co-founding member of, the global platform for online doctors’ appointments. offers access to the best medical resources on the web; in 2012 had 65 million users around 21 countries in the world (a predicted forecast of more than 100 million users in 2013). Doctoralia’s app was the “2012 MEDICA Apps” winner. With 10 years’ experience in management of medical insurance companies in Spain, they are well established in private health services, broadcasting ICT’s in health and the innovation in the Health Sector. Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, with a MBA from ESADE, specialized in Medical Management.Frederic Llordachs-Marqués is currently also responsible of eHealth in ACES, (the employers’ private health organization in Catalonia).

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When the doctor is in your smartphone

The mobile health (mHealth) market is expected to grow 20 per cent annually over the next three to five years. In the last three years, a new world of mobile medical applications has flourished. Currently, there are over 14.000 apps classified as health related across the app stores.

In this context, AppCircus on health at MEDICA will be arriving in Düsseldorf on November 22nd for the second time, giving developers the chance to showcase their apps at the world’s biggest travelling app showcase. The deadline for app submission is September 25th.

2012’s edition got more than 200 attendees, 9 finalists out of 37 participating apps from all over the world that competed to be the most successful app in the health ecosystem.

AppCircus on health at MEDICA is open and free to developers, startups and any organization with apps on any platform, giving a great chance to present their apps live on stage. Amongst the 10 apps selected to pitch on stage, an international jury will select one winner, who will be invited to present in MEDICA WORLD AMERICA’s (Houston, TX, April 28-30, 2014) and get an opportunity to be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards 2014, to be held in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress 2014.

AppCircus will give participating apps the visibility they need to succeed in the mobile tech ecosystem. Show the world what your app is about!

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AppCircus on Health with MEDICA brings in the crowds

The first AppCircus dedicated exclusively to the growing market for medical apps attracted an enthusiastic response from the crowds at the MEDICA event in Dusseldorf. Attendees saw a wide range of applications for health and fitness, including solutions to use mobile technology to test for heart attack symptoms, give nutritional advice and to help health professionals offer a better service to their patients.

Over 200 visitors crammed into the hall at the MEDICA event to watch the presentations with participants showing great interest in the possibilities for medical apps to revolutionize the way we interact with medical services and diagnostics through smart mobile technology. After a close event that saw pitches from app makers from different countries the eventual winer was Doctoralia, with Handyscope taking the second prize.

Congratulations to all the participants for taking part in this exciting event.