Hip Hope Technologies


Therapeutic Area(s):
Orthopedic, Rehabilitation
Company Status:
Initial Revenues

Company at a Glance

Hip Hope Technologies Ltd. (HHT) is the developer and manufacturer of Hip Hope™ smart wearable hip protector device. The device, shaped as a belt and worn around the waist, over the clothes, is 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 fall-related fracture among elderly people, associated with extremely high rates of mortality, morbidity and loss of independent mobility.

Hip Hope™ is the first active hip protector in the market. First product units have been sold and deployed in Israel, Switzerland and Canada.

Hip Hope™ incorporates a groundbreaking fall detection system, comprising a unique set of sensors. Once an inevitable collision with ground surface is detected, the system instantly deploys two large-size airbags that radically attenuate fall impact. The device provides additional added-value functionalities, such as: Automatic fall alert notification to caregivers, ongoing device status and wearer activity monitoring and built-in emergency alert button.

HHT teamed up with leading medical centres, in performing field research and testing of the device. Hip Hope™ is FDA registered and obtained CE-mark, Health-Canada and AMAR certification.

Technology & Product(s)

Hip-Hope™ is a smart wearable device implementing groundbreaking technology. A fall detection system, combining inertial sensors and proximity laser sensors, activates inflatable airbags, once an impending collision with ground surface is detected. The large-size airbags wrap the hips and reduce the likelihood of impact-related injuries. Official Lab tests have demonstrated 90% impact peak force reduction to the hip. Hip-Hope™ employs state-of-the-art technologies in diverse fields, such as electronics, optics and pneumatics. 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 wearing convenience, user friendliness and automated operation, in order to secure user adoption and compliance. Hip-Hope™ provides the users and their caregivers with significant daily added-value functionalities, such as: Automatic fall alert notification to multiple caregivers, ongoing device status and wearer activity monitoring and built-in user-operated emergency alert button.

Goals

Objectives: Introduction to potential business partnersIntroduction to potential business partners

Target businesses:

  • Orthopaedic, rehabilitation, mobility aid & safety product manufacturers and distributors
  • Medical centers, Hospitals, Rehabilitation centers and Rehabilitation clinics
  • Remote activity monitoring and Telemedicine providers
  • Emergency alert system providers
  • Home healthcare providers
  • Chains of Elderly care facilities

Target Countries: We aim at the global market, and in particular – Western Europe and North America.