Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH

Clinical grade gait analysis for tele-healthcare in patients with chronic movement disorders

Founded in 2016 by

  • Ralph Steidl

  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Klucken

  • Prof. Dr. Björn Eskofier

Incubation period

15-12-2016 to 14-12-2018

About Portabiles HealthCare Technologies GmbH

Portabiles HealthCare Technologies produces a sensor-based gait analysis System that

  • supports physicians in optimizing their therapy on patients with movement disorders
  • delivers objective outcome for pharmaceutical companies testing new drugs in clinical trials
  • reduces risk of falling by detecting critical worsening of the gait quality of elder people

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The challenge

Worsening of gait (of how patients walk) is a critical symptom in many chronic diseases, like Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Osteoarthrosis, geriatric diseases, cardiac diseases and others. Objective measurement of gait allows for individualized treatment of chronic diseases, for the prove of the effect of a new drug therapy and for prevention of falls by continuously monitoring changes in the quality of gait.

The solution

With sensors that are integrated into shoes, information on the patient’s gait are collected continuously. The data is transferred via an IT Infrastructure and gait parameters as well as disease specific scores are calculated and displayed to the therapist. Depending on changes of the gait parameters throughout the therapy, the therapist can adjust the medication based upon objective data.