More than 35% of people above 75 years are inactive. Yearly,
more than 20,000 of these receive training in order to be able to
cope in their own homes. In-between training visits, the citizens
are left on their own.
The SENS motion® smart patch system is an easy, wearable
solution that will increase efficiency, lower costs and improve the
ability of rehabilitation in order to break the vicious circle of
inactivity. It will do this by providing a link between the
healthcare personnel and the citizens. Thereby allowing the health
trainers to provide feedback, and target the citizens most in need.
A prototype has already been tested on 10 patients.
The main customers for the product are the rehabilitation teams.
Their primary requirement for the system is for it to be easy to
use within the established process. Establishing a user interface,
which will help the teams in being more efficient, is a clear focus
Input for the SENS motion® smart patch will be collected via
qualitative interviews and questionnaires by the new employee
funded in part by this project. The typical end-user is between 75
and 84 years old, single and still living in his/her own home.
SENS Innovation ApS was founded in 2014 with the aim of
revolutionising the way our healthcare system uses daily physical
activity in the treatment and prevention of a number of diseases.
SENS motion® is a tool for health professionals to efficiently
follow up and motivate larger patient groups and provide support
for especially physically weak patients. The SENS motion®
technology uses small and flexible disposable smart patches. The
system has been developed with doctors, patients and health
trainers to fit the rehabilitation process both at home and within
a hospital setting.
The SENS motion® smart-patch platform needs to be significantly
matured to be usable within the area of home rehabilitation. This
product development process will be driven by the user inputs
gained from Patient@home. This will enable SENS Innovation ApS to
pilot the business case and product in real life. Product
adaptations are planned in 2016 with a product ready for sales in
the area of home rehabilitation in 2017.
The SENS motion® patch has been testedon more than 10 patients
within the research areas of knee and hip arthritis as well as on
stroke patients, by established research collaborators. The Parker
Institute at Frederiksberg hospital has made the first large order
for 100 prototype units for delivery in the middle of 2016.
These units will be based on the
2nd generation of
SENS motion® patches, smart phone application and cloud storage
database and will be delivered with the possibility of user inputs
on both Android and IOS platforms.
Activities in the project:
- Pilot trials: Manage trials, collect empirical data and
- Market validation: Updated Business plan for SENS
- CE marking of sensor patch: CE documentation
Efficient home rehabilitation will cause fewer hospitalisations
and a higher quality of life with an estimated yearly saving for
the Danish municipalities of 50 million DKK. Adding similar use
cases with focus on rehabilitation after hospitalisation, diabetes,
arthritis and back pains will increase the potential healthcare
savings to 300-400 million DKK yearly.
The project will run from spring 2016 to autumn 2017.