Partnering opportunity

Portuguese SME offers its technology of pressure monitoring through textile pressure sensors. Commercial agreement with technical assistance is offered.

Summary

Portuguese SME, specialized in the rehabilitation and physiotherapy areas through design and development of medical devices and other fields such as robotics, wearable devices, and biomedical products is looking for manufacturers of medical devices. The SME intends to offer its technology of pressure monitoring through textile pressure sensors under cooperation through commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Partner sought

The Portuguese company is looking for manufacturers of medical devices where the application for this technology can be a competitive advantage. The company is looking for active partners in the medical device market. Some examples of partners may include manufacturers of wheelchairs, anti-bedsore mattresses, hospital beds, geriatric furniture and other orthopaedic applications. The company intends to get a partner which is already established in the field of rehabilitation, orthopaedics or geriatrics with the ability of implementing a pressure monitoring product in their activity sector. The partner has the opportunity to pick the technical characteristics of their solution, according to their needs. Possibility of defining an exclusivity contract for a country. The type of cooperation sought is a commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Description

The Portuguese company was established in 2012 and is integrated in an incubator of companies, allowing access to new competences and know-how. The company has a multidisciplinary team with vast experience and knowledge in the areas of mechanical engineering, biomechanics, electronics and computer science with a solid experience in measurements and control systems. The company developed a new technology that is a solution for pressure monitoring through textile pressure sensors. This technology is based in flexible pressure sensors incorporated into soft, foldable textiles. These sensors allow real-time monitoring of pressure distribution on various applications: - Feet, with a platform or smart insoles - Chair, with a smart mat - Bed, using a large smart textile The company has technical know-how in software and hardware development with pressure platforms for: - Physical rehabilitation (Neurological and Orthopedics) - Vestibular rehabilitation - Sports medicine This technology acquires information from the sensors and multiple parameters are obtained, such as: - Statokinesiogram (center of pressure coordinates) - Stabilogram (CoP oscillation) - CoP Velocity - Plantar pressure distribution - Weight distribution These sensors have various sizes to choose from. They can be used in numerous applications in the field of medical devices. Some possible applications: Smart insoles: - Gait analysis Intelligent seating mat: Detecting - body movement - alignment - centre of balance - incorrect posture at work - non-uniform pressures Preventing - Discomfort - Ulcers - Chronic back pain Pressure platform: - Recognition of poses and movement patterns on various exercises (abs, push-ups, etc.) - Measuring pressure distributions - Objective and quantified training - Step count Mattress sensor: - Detection of prolonged stay in a specific position for bedridden - Prevention of ulcers - Anti-bedsore The Portuguese company is looking for manufacturers of medical devices where the application for this technology can be a competitive advantage. The partner sought should be active in the medical device market. Some examples of partners may include manufacturers of wheelchairs, anti-bedsore mattresses, hospital beds, geriatric furniture and other orthopaedic applications. The company is willing to establish a commercial agreement with technical assistance with manufacturers of medical devices in order to adapt this technology in their products, making them more competitive in the market. The company offers its support on the transfer of the technology, providing the necessary support, establishing a long-term cooperation.

Advantages and innovations

The Portuguese SME has a consolidated experience in robotics, programming and healthcare products, establishing partnerships with universities, hospitals and rehabilitation centres since the beginning of its activities. The company has past experience through technological development projects and R&D projects. The SME has expertise not only in medical devices technology but also in the engineering field and technical tasks. The business of the company is based on innovation and the team can guarantee a quick reply.

Development stage

Available for demonstration

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