Hip Hope Technologies


Therapeutic Area(s):
Orthopedic, Rehabilitation
Company Status:
Clinical trials

Company at a Glance

Hip Hope Technologies Ltd. (HHT) is the developer of Hip Hope™, a revolutionary wearable device, intended to reduce fall impacts causing hip fractures in seniors suffering from conditions such as low bone density (osteoporosis) and loss of balance related fall events. Hip fracture is the common most severe fracture among elderly people, associated with extremely high rates of mortality and morbidity. Hip Hope™ beltshaped device incorporates a highly advanced fall detection system, comprising a unique set of sensors and fall detection logic. Once an impending collision with ground surface is identified, the system activates two fast deploying airbags that radically attenuate fall impact. The device will provide additional functionalities, such as: Remote fall alert transmission, ongoing motion and activity data logging, built-in emergency-distress button, and GPS locator. HHT management team and advisory board members are characterized by their vast professional and managerial experience. HHT teamed up with leading medical and nursing centres, in performing field research and testing of the device. HHT is ISO 13485 certified and obtained CE-mark and FDA listing for Hip Hope™. Beginning of Hip Hope™ sale is scheduled for Q1/2017.

Technology & Product(s)

Hip-Hope™ is a wearable device implementing groundbreaking technology. The device is designed as an esthetic belt, worn conveniently around the user’s waist, over the clothing. An advanced multi-sensor-type fall detection system activates fast deploying airbags, once an impending collision with ground surface is detected. The inflated airbags wrap the hips, while radically attenuating fall impact and reducing the likelihood of impact-related injuries. Hip-Hope™ is a composite product, employing diverse technologies in fields such as electronics, DSP, software and algorithms, pneumatics, airbag technology and wearable device industrial design. The product’s inventive set of sensors, system logic and algorithm make it possible to reliably distinguish between real falls and misleading fall-like events. Major effort has been invested in achieving senior-compliant design goals, such as convenience, user friendliness, aesthetics and automatic operation, in order to secure user adoption and compliance. Hip-Hope™ will also provide the users and their caretakers with significant added-value functionalities, such as: Remote fall-event alert, motion data logging, built-in emergency button, and GPS locator. Beginning of Hip Hope™ sale is scheduled for Q1/2017.

Goals

Objectives: Introduction to potential strategic partners such as: medical service providers, distributors and potential customers.
Target businesses:

  • Elderly Care Facilities, Assisted Living Facilities, Retirement Homes and Senior Housing.
  • Medical centers, Hospitals and Rehabilitation centers.
  • Telehealth and Smart Home product service providers.
  • Home Health Emergency service providers.
  • Home Care providers.

Target Countries: We aim at the global market and in particular – Western Europe and the US. Our first priority target markets are: Germany, UK, Benelux and Italy.