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May 2021

We are excited to announce that PediaMetrix received an additional $100K funding from TEDCO to further develop SoftSpot Beta. We highly appreciate TEDCO's continuous support.


March 2021

Our abstract on measurement of head circumference using 2D photographs was accepted in the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Society (PAS 2021), one of the largest gatherings of the pediatric community.

February 2021

We are excited to announce that PediaMetrix receives ~$1M non-dilutive funding from the National Science Foundation SBIR Phase II program to develop SoftSpot, the first smart digital tool for infants' cranial evaluation at the point of care. This award puts PediaMetrix among top 6% of companies who make it this far and receive a Phase II SBIR award. It also make PediaMetrix Eligible for $700,000 additional non-dilutive funding. We are excited and look forward to bring SoftSpot to the market and make it available to millions of parents and physicians in the US and around the world!

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January 2021


PediaMetrix is pleased to welcome Can Kocabalkanli to its R&D team as a Computer Vision Research Engineer. Can joins us in full time capacity after a successful internship in the Summer of 2020. Can holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a MS in Robotics, both from Johns Hopkins University!

January 2021

We finished the development of our Beta product! The "SoftSpot" Beta platform has iOS and Android mobile apps, and web platforms for both parents and physicians (for at-home and in-office use), and is HIPAA compliant. SoftSpot will be only available for Beta testing until we receive FDA clearance. Please see demos here:


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December 2020

Our two papers submitted for presentation at SPIE Medical Imaging 2021, San Diego were accepted after peer review! The manuscripts present our latest results for head shape analysis. We will present the results in February!

October 2020

PediaMetrix is proud to win the Impact Award in the Startup Village Pitch Competition at the MICCAI 2020 international conference. Read the full story here:

June 2020

PediaMetrix is pleased to announce that we are one of the few companies who received $50,000 from Maryland TEDCO's Builder Fund in 2020. We sincerely thank this recognition by TEDCO. Read the story here:


April 2020

PediaMetrix is pleased to receive Business Innovation Center Catalytic Services Grant from Rockville innovation Center & TEDCO to cover part of its regulatory submission and QMS implementation.

March 2020

PediaMetrix is pleased to announce that we have been selected to pitch in the MedTech Innovator / NCC-PDI Pediatric qualifying round on March 23 in College Park, MD. MedTech Innovator is probably one of the most selective virtual accelerators in medical devices. We have a 3-hr pitch interview on March 23 with four groups of judges. Ten teams will advance to the 4-month accelerator (virtual) and compete for a $250K prize.

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February 2020

PediaMetrix was one of the winners in the semi-finals in SPIE Photonic West Startup Challenge - Healthcare group - and pitched on stage in the final with 5 other great companies.


February 2020

PediaMetrix's CEO, Dr. Fereshteh Aalamifar will be in a roundtable in Capitol Hill next Wednesday to discuss ideas to bring businesses to scale followed by a reception with invited members of Congress and staff. 


December 2019

PediaMetrix exhibited at Medica 2019, the largest medical device trade fair in the world at Dusseldorf, Germany along with 9 other bright companies from the state of Maryland. We look forward to bringing our product to the international market in the future.


November 2019

PediaMetrix is proud to announce that we were successfully graduated from the

FounderTrac accelerator and receive $25,000 check at Demo Day! 

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October 2019

PediaMetrix is pleased to announce that we are invited for a sponsored participation in Medica Trade Fair 2019 from Nov 18-21 in Dusseldorf, Germany and represent the great State of Maryland. Medica is the world's largest medical fair
with over 5,200 exhibitors! We are really excited by this opportunity!


October 2019

PediaMetrix is honored to be one of the finalists who in invited to participate in the 2019 InnoSTARS Medical Device industry in Wenzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. This trip will be fully sponsored by USA-China Alliances helping US companies to better understand the Chinese market and opportunities, in addition to compete for $100,000 prize.


October 2019

We are honored to announce that our CEO, Fereshteh Aalamifar, PhD, was one of the finalist in the #PitchHER competition, the female founders who are changing the world, at Grace Hopper Celebration. Grace Hopper is the largest gathering of women in tech in the world. PediaMetrix received $5000 prize in addition to connecting to some of the most respected female entrepreneurs and advisors. We sincerely appreciate for their recognition.


September 2019


PediaMetrix is accepted and moving to Rockville Innovation Center (RIC), an award-winning and nationally recognized incubator at Maryland's Montgomery County, home to over 20+ life science startups.

September 2019

We are excited to announce that Dr. Reza Seifabadi ( is joining PediaMetrix full-time as the Chief Operating Officer starting in September. Reza has an extensive background in the medical device field and brings 10 years of work experience at NIH, Johns Hopkins, and Children's Hospital of Washington DC. He was trained as an entrepreneur in the medical device industry and is the inventor of 7 U.S. patents.

July 2019

It is with great pleasure to announce that PediMetrix is among the top 10 startups that are accepted into the FounderTrack, one of the most selective startup accelerators in DMV, giving access to 1-on-1 mentoring as well as capital.


June 2019

We are excited to announce that PediMetrix was awarded $225,000 by NSF SBIR to further develop its core technology, #SoftSpot! 


June 2019

PediaMetrix was graduated from the NSF National i-Corps! During 7 weeks, we interviewed with over 100 thought leaders and experts in pediatric industry at Washington, Boston, Nashville, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Brazil, Seattle, etc resulting in 80% must-have validation in customer segments and 71% in value propositions. 

June 2019

PediaMetrix was graduated from the ViveDC (Startup ignite) accelerator!


February 2019

PediaMetrix is accepted into the ViveDC Accelerator program out of 200+ applicants.


April 2019

National Science Foundation grants PediaMetrix $50,000 for customer discovery through National I-corps program. The PediaMetrix team will travel all over the US in May and June 2019 to perform more than 100 interviews with stakeholders.


April 2019

PediaMetrix finished the viveDC accelerator! Thanks to this amazing program, we have now access to great advisors and angle investment.

January 2018

Dr. Kelly Wilburn, from Dunwoody Pediatrics in Atlanta, joins the team as a clinical advisor.

January 2018

#PediaMetrix presented the preliminary results of its core technology, SoftSpot using data from N=58 publicly available images @ IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI2019) in veniceItaly


November 2018


PediaMetrix presents in the "Top 10 must-have apps in pediatrics" event at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference.

October 2018

PediaMetrix is accepted to GW i-corps accelerator with $3000 in grant funding from NSF for customer discovery. 


September 2018

PediaMetrix is accepted to Inova Health Accelerator Entrepreneurship program.


August 2018

PediaMetrix is selected as a finalist for TEDCO's $50K Builder Funds program among 96 participating teams.


July 2018

Application for NSF SBIR grant submitted.

May 2018

PediaMetrix receives $1500 support from BioHealth Innovation for federal grant application. 


February 2018

PediaMetrix is accepted to Pioneer Baltimore pre-accelerator program. 


January 2018

PediaMetrix is founded.

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