The Patient Innovation (PI) Bootcamp is an acceleration program aimed at supporting patients, informal caregivers and collaborators to implement and scale up the innovative solutions they developed to help them cope with a need imposed by their health condition.
The PI Bootcamp is delivered in a blended way, with 2 weeks on-site (in Lisbon and Copenhagen) as well as online sessions. The entire process is supported by e-leaning materials designed to help teams of patients and informal caregivers to further develop and launch their device, diagnostic tools or digital health innovations.
What does it consist of?
The Patient Innovation Bootcamp will help teams learn about and develop:
Medical, regulatory and technological aspects
Lisbon, Portugal 🇵🇹
Barcelona, Spain 🇪🇸
Pitches/transition to market
Copenhagen, Denmark 🇩🇰
In the end, the teams will be able to validate their clinical, technological and business concept. The teams will benefit from specialized mentoring.
All selected teams will have travel and accommodation expenses covered.
How are the teams constituted?
The PI Bootcamp accepts teams constituted by at least one patient or one informal caregiver, who have developed an innovative solution to deal with a personal health condition (including diagnostics, wearable devices, telehealth, telemedicine, big data, apps, electronic health records, health information technology, personalised medicine, etc).
The teams must consist of three members with different roles, focusing on:
Overall business objectives and responsible for coordinating the team’s work
Medical and healthcare delivery issues
Available technology options, requirements and architectural issues
Can-Can Kids Cancer Literature
"Can-Can and the Adventure of Ming Island" is a children's book co-authored and illustrated by Carmen Monge and Heenah Pokun. It is the heartwarming tale of Can-Can the panda and his faithful friend, Mopri, the sloth, as together they embark on an epic adventure through the jungles of Ming Island, and the journey of Can-Can's cancer diagnosis. This is not a story that delivers the facts about cancer treatment. This is a story about life AROUND cancer, and about friendship and family.
Dreamer is the first medical device to combat scars rigidity induced not only by mastectomy but also by chemotherapy and radiotherapy repeatedly received by patients following breast cancer. Dreamer allows women to benefit from less restrictive, less dangerous, and noninvasive breast reconstruction. Dreamer is placed on the breast during reconstruction and exerts a slight suction stretching the tissues of the skin toward the outside. Combining suction with vibration improves blood circulation and gives the traumatized skin some flexibility and elasticity, in addition to creating a pouch. To further promote healing and regeneration of the skin from the area of action, the device has at least one red light-emitting diode (led) a series of small red LEDs known to have regenerative and healing properties.
eBreathie is a smart inhaler - a medical device that turns a patient's traditional inhaler into a "smart", connectable one. Through a sensor attached to the inhaler the patient already uses, it transmits useful and reliable information to a mobile application and a patient management platform. Their product tells the patients and the doctors when they took their medication and if they did it correctly, while also recording the symptoms the patients enter autonomously in the mobile app. This allows their doctors to telemonitor these patients while giving more personalized and patient-centered medical care, facilitating telemedicine procedures, and eliminating healthcare access constraints.
To respond to the new health needs resulting from population aging, particularly in the area of dementia, Exercogs was created. They are a combined solution that allows simultaneous physical exercise, cognitive stimulation, and social interaction, providing an increase in the quality of life of seniors. They bet on gamification and augmented reality, with appealing and interactive game scenarios that allow for a motivating experience and health gains. The Exercogs playset has been specially designed to promote social interaction, allowing you to create healthy connections between older people
Globe Patient is a medical record system that contains both critical health data and information about the patient's communication profile. The information can be generated in different languages, which means that doctors, regardless of which country the patient is in, get a faster understanding of the patient's condition. With Globe Patient, everyone, including the deaf and others where communication becomes a challenge, can feel confident in receiving the best possible medical care, whether at home or abroad.
Ikaardia is building a smart AI mobile app to track and manage cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Their flagship product is a mobile application named 'My CardioTherapist' designed to assist individuals prevent CVD and manage their cardiovascular health. This innovative app aims to provide comprehensive support and resources to patients, helping them navigate their cardiovascular health journey effectively. 'My CardioTherapist' serves as a virtual companion, offering personalised guidance, education, and monitoring features to empower patients in managing their condition. The app will provide valuable information about cardiovascular health, including preventive measures, lifestyle modifications, and selfcare practices.
Their innovation promotes inward-oriented mindfulness activities augmented with real-time or offline neurofeedback guidance. The aim is to provide a hybrid platform (earpods equipped with EEG sensors and a digital application), such that individuals can start building up their own routines to explore and improve their well-being with the guidance and feedback gathered by their own brain waves. In addition, its powerful analysis software helps to discover mental processes such as focus span, stress level, sleep-quality with tailored games, practices and activities.
Muié brings sexy lingerie adapted to the needs of women that had breast cancer. They combine a sexy and fun design with safe antibacterial fabrics to make the bras even more comfortable and adaptable to wear. They are promoting the physical, mental, and sexual well-being of women that lost a big part of their self-esteem. They are not trying to be your regular lingerie store, they promote all bodies and bring awareness to women’s medicine.
NOUI Bladder Monitor
The NOUI Bladder Monitor team is creating a super tiny non-invasive real-time bladder monitor using the electric signal transmission capacitance coupling method to compare the signal strengths and estimate the fluidity of the wearer’s bladder. It notifies caregivers of the time to empty the bladder or catheterization. It is built on simple electronic construction, is affordable, and has a longer battery life span. The electrodes are integrated into flexible stretchable printed electronics to ensure extra comfort for patients with dementia.
The Scan4myHealth platform provides an integrated solution for the management and monitoring of vital signs of patients as well as medication alerts. Through the integrated Web Platform, Mobile App, and medical devices with CE and FDA approval, allows the entity to remotely receive data in real-time as well as promote pro-active actions like patient monitor automatic calls in case of deviation from the reference frame.
Wonder Limb SoftHand
Wonder Limb is producing the SoftHand Pro, a more realistic prosthetic that can be summed up in three words: soft, intuitive, and robust. Its soft joints effortlessly adapt to various object shapes, allowing for seamless interaction with the environment. Users have reported a natural and enhanced sense of embodiment when touching their face or healthy arm with the SoftHand Pro. The intuitiveness comes from its under actuated control, where a single motor governs the movement of all fingers, reducing cognitive effort.
ZenZen Diabetes Support
ZenZen is developing a comprehensive and personalized solution for managing gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Their product combines an AI-powered virtual assistant with a meal planner and data-tracking features to provide real-time guidance and support. With a focus on emotional well-being and proactive management, ZenZen aims to empower pregnant women with gestational diabetes to take control of their health and have a positive pregnancy experience.
Do you want to apply for the Patient Innovation Bootcamp?
1 Create an account
Access the page:
2 Create an account
Select “New to the System” to create an account.
When selecting the registration option, make sure to choose “Representative of a start-up/team”.
3 Select the right Bootcamp
Once you log into your account, select “Programmes and Opportunities”.
And then, Select “Bootcamps: Patient Innovation”.
Fill out the application and submit it.
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