NEED DRIVEN HEALTHCARE INNOVATION
Understanding the problem
Patients with diabetes suffer from non-healing wounds in their lower limbs that often leads to amputation. This is a huge burden on the patient as well on the whole healthcare system.
THE LIFETIME RISK TO DEVELOP AN ULCER FOR A DIABETIC PATIENT
MORE THAN 50% OF DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS BECOME INFECTED
20% OF DIABETIC FOOT INFECTIONS RESULT IN AMPUTATIONS
39.6% OF DIABETIC FOOT PATIENTS SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR CONDITION
A global market
With the aging populations and ever increasing costs of healthcare, society is struggling to afford more care per patient to get better clinical outcomes. We need to switch care not only towards home settings, but also to empower patients to provide self-care. For this we need tools, medical devices that are built for the patient and not more tools for nurses and doctors.
We are a multidisciplinary team that consist of a nurse and an engineer (Marcus) and a business developer (Igors). Taking part in Clinical Innovation Fellowships has allowed us to work in close contact with patients, nurses and doctors from the very beginning and not only identify the need, but also to understand the perspectives of all the stakeholders involved.
A structured product developer and registered nurse who loves to solve technical problems, going the extra mile to deliver beyond expectation. He has insight of the healthcare professional's work and has the experience of developing life science and medtech products from idea to a released product.
Experienced Business Developer with a demonstrated history of working in the healthcare sector, including digital health and medtech. Strong business development professional skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Event Management, Management and Marketing.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE
Our Achievements and Awards
In 2019 we have been selected as top five ideas in the IdeaHunt event. We have also received 8000 Euro support from EIT Health to finalize our patent application and the design of the Quality Management System for CE Mark