WOLK Company is a The Hague-based startup, which was founded by Filippo van Hellenberg Hubar and Mendes Hogestyn (also two former TU Delft students) and Leiden developer Hans Schröder in 2013.
Their product – the ‘WOLK’ airbag – help prevent hip injuries for the elderly. WOLK Company has developed an easy-to-wear airbag belt that protects the elderly from possible hip injuries in case of a fall.
“UNIIQ’s investment makes it possible to further develop and test the WOLK in a pilot project focused on 100 vulnerable seniors, in five health care institutions,” states Van Hellenberg Hubar and Hogestyn.
The prototype will be ready by November. The pilot phase will take place in the first quarter of next year, and it is expected that WOLK will be introduced on the market in the second half of 2017.