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 a contemporary 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.
# 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 come 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.
# would you like to know more?
We would love to hear from you!
get in touch!
Please feel free to leave us your contact details in the form or reach out to us directly, via E-Mail or phone. We will gladly provide you with further information, such as results from our previous research activities.
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# partners & funding
reha buddy is a spin-off from the Medical University of Vienna’s Center for Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering. In 2018 we participated in the Startup Camp #10 of the Viennese university incubator INiTS. We received a preSeed grant from Austria Wirtschaftsservice.Be sure to check back on our website or follow us on social media!