One of the teams of this Spring’s Venture Challenge, Momo Medical, pitched their invention to a medical board at the first Health~Holland Meet~Up. The theme of this event was Self-Reliance; as this topic is one of the big health challenges our society is facing.
Pressure ulcers are a major problem in healthcare. They cause pain, suffering and cost over €15 Billion in the EU each year. The best way to prevent these wounds is by regularly changing the position of the patient (repositioning). However, in practice this method leads to either undertreatment (more pressure ulcers) or overtreatment (time waste and patient inconvenience). This is caused by lack of information about how the patient has been lying in bed.
Our solution provides continuous insight into the position and movements of the patient. We use this information to give smart guidance to nurses, involve the patients in repositioning, and provide overview to wound specialists. In this way, it is possible to reduce pressure ulcer incidence with more than 50%. Momo Medical is the only company with the technology to detect position with sensors placed beneath the mattress, using our proprietary algorithms. Because of this, we can provide our clients with the best method of pressure ulcer prevention with a payback time of less than one year. Currently we are investigating the best way to protect our intellectual property.
See here for a interview with Ide Swager and Menno Gravemaker. Interested in joining a Meet~Up, please contact Hanna Groen (Groen@health-holland.com). For more information about our coaching programma: see here.