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

Country of origin:
Country: 
PORTUGAL
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOPT20200701001
Published
01/07/2020
Last update
08/07/2020
Expiration date
09/07/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Applications for Health
Medical Technology / Biomedical Engineering
Sensors & Wireless products
Medical/health software
Diagnostic equipment
Geriatrics
Orthopaedics
Patient rehabilitation & training
Computer programming activities
Other human health activities
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Summary

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 pressure sensors under cooperation through commercial agreement with technical assistance.

Description

Description: 

Portuguese SME established in 2012 which designs, develops and implements medical devices. The company is certified under the standards ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 for medical devices. The SME is integrated in a company incubator, allowing easy access to many competences and know-how. The company has a multidisciplinary team with vast experience and knowledge in the areas of mechanical engineering, biomechanics, sensor integration and electronics, data analysis, cloud database services, among others.

The company developed a new technology that is a solution for pressure monitoring through pressure sensors. This technology is based in rigid or flexible pressure sensors incorporated into soft or hard surfaces. These sensors allow real-time monitoring of pressure distribution on various applications:
- Feet, with a platform or insoles
- Chair, with a mat
- Bed, using a large area of pressure sensors

The company has technical know-how in software and hardware development with pressure platforms for:
- Physical rehabilitation (Neurological and Orthopedics)
- Podology
- 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:
- Insoles
- Gait analysis

Intelligent seating sensor:
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 & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
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.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
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.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,Inventor,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500