Germany-Based Lindera Secures € 6 Million Series A Investment
Berlin-based Lindera will use the â¬ 6 million funding to help secure international growth and expand its use of artificial intelligence in the healthcare sector.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
Studies show that the Lindera SturzApp reduces the risk of falls by up to 20% in older populations and creates time and resources for caregivers.
The application is currently used in more than 350 nursing homes and therapy centers throughout Germany.
ON THE RECORD
Diana Heinrichs, Founder and CEO of Lindera, explained how the technology works for MobiHealthNews. âWe generate walking parameters, precise to the millimeter, via the simple monocular camera present on each smartphone or tablet and validate them scientifically at the highest level.
âInitially, we started with our analysis of mobility in elderly care and developed our health app from practical experiences. Caregivers use their smartphones and the Lindera app to record a 30 to 30 video. 40 seconds of walking a person and answering a psychosocial questionnaire with the patient. Based on this data, AI technology determines the person’s precise risk of falling. On average, the analysis takes about ten minutes.
Data from the current use of the app in German healthcare facilities shows an encouraging impact. âTogether with CharitÃ© University Medical Center Berlin and AOK Baden-WÃ¼rttemberg, we tested our SturzApp for 22 months in 16 hospital care facilities and have just published the results,â says Heinrichs.
âThe app reduced the risk of falling by almost 20%, improved walking speed and significantly reduced the fear of falling among the elderly. Among them were 43% of patients with dementia and 76% who use assistive devices, such as roller walkers. Even the motivation of seniors has increased: 92% of them have started to consider improving their health in these existing structures. “
As for Lindera’s future, she says, the company âis currently working on applications for clinics and therapists. Lindera applications will soon be used in physiotherapy and physical rehabilitation, as well as in orthopedics and neurology, especially in the fields of back therapy and everything that surrounds the musculoskeletal system.
“This is because our 3D AI motion analyzes can be used flexibly. We want to support professionals, patients and private users through a wide variety of life phases and situations to promote mobility as effectively. as possible, have fun with movement and reach their potential, âconcludes Heinrichs.