reha buddy

digitizing physical rehabilitation

our brand new
explainer video!

What we do and what we want to achieve explained in 90 seconds.

Produced by LoftFilm.

# our vision

We want to actively face the worldwide challenge of an aging society by contributing to the improvement of healthcare. The great achievement that people become much older than they used to, in combination with the current lifestyle, comes with one downside: there are more and more people with chronic conditions (such as hip or knee joint replacements).

We support patients during their rehabilitation as well as medical personnel by providing contemporary a tool to make the treatment progress quantifiable and transparent.

# who we are

We are a team of four founders, each with a background in medical technology. Our paths crossed while working on R&D projects at or for the Medical University of Vienna.
In the end we wanted to do more than research, we wanted to contribute directly to society and decided, that founding our startup reha buddy is the best way to do it.

founders story

# what we do

We are providing practical performance metrics for physical rehabilitation via a digital companion (“buddy”) in the form of a smartphone app. Body-worn sensors (e.g. shoe insoles) gather movement data, our specialized algorithms extract important parameters and we then deliver direct feedback to patients and medical personnel through the app. The buddy e.g. reports whether therapeutic exercises are performed correctly or if someone has a “healthy” pattern of walking. Additionally, patients can monitor their therapy progress (at home).

# where we came from

reha buddy is the result of many years of research and development. The most recent developments are results from two publicly funded research projects: “MISTRAAL” and “REHABitation”.
MISTRAAL was funded through the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) within the program benefit. REHABitation was funded by the Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (bmvit) and the Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy (BMWFW) in the funding program COIN “Aufbau”, 5th call of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency FFG.


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Contact info

Ernst-Melchior-Gasse 11/1/G1
A-1020 Vienna

+43 677 631 08 521

# partners & funding

reha buddy is a spin-off from the Medical University of Vienna and it’s Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. 2018 we participated in the Startup Camp #10 of the Viennese university incubator INiTS. By the end of 2018 we received approval for a PreSeed grant from Austria Wirtschaftsservice (aws). In July of 2020 we received a Seed grant from AWS, therefore we are now supported by seedfinancing of the BMDW and the BMVIT handled by the aws.