07 mei 2020
new HvA startup: Hipper Therapeutics BV
Hipper Therapeutics a company on remote monitoring for geriatric rehabilitation spins out from Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) and Amsterdam Medical Center (AMC)
The startup Hipper Therapeutics B.V. focuses on the development of a digital platform for the support of professionals and patients in outpatient geriatric rehabilitation. Hipper’s system improves patient outcomes and reduces stay in rehabilitation centres.
The platform consists of a system that can measure physical activities of the older person remotely (i.e. in the home environment), a dashboard that visualizes this information and a protocol and training for the professionals. The company has been set up by Margriet Pol from AUAS faculty of health, Ben Kröse and Michel Oey from AUAS faculty of digital media and creative industry, together with HvA Ventures Holding and AMC Ventures Holding.
The market for geriatric rehabilitation will grow enormously the coming years, in particular the number of older persons that will rehabilitate in their own home (ambulatory rehabilitation). Since 2014 the Hipper platform has been developed in several pilot projects at HvA and AMC focused on care professionals concerns about remotely monitoring rehabilitation progress. The Hipper platform empowers therapists because it gives objective information (24 hrs/day, 7 days/week) about the physical activity of their clients. Also, clients can log in to the platform and see their progress, which in many cases is a motivational factor.
The platform is currently used in six geriatric rehabilitation centres for rehabilitation after hip surgery and for elderly with Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). An emerging application is the use of the Hipper platform for the rehabilitation of COVID-19 patients