Ukrainian med-tech startups are offering innovative and exciting solutions for patients and medical workers alike. One young startup is enjoying early success.
Healthcare innovations have been on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, prompting companies to invest in various products, pharmaceuticals, masks, and medicines.
With lockdowns and other restriction measures across Europe being both on and off during the past few months, and with more and more activities being undertaken remotely, healthcare providers worldwide are turning to new technological advancements now more than ever.
In Ukraine, the med-tech industry is becoming increasingly popular, with the country having 14 startups included in the EMERGE list of 100 most promising startups in the Central and Eastern Europe region.
Telemedicine company ComeBack Mobility is one of the startups on that list. Established in 2020, the company has designed a telemedicine device that attaches to the end of walking crutches and helps aid patients’ recovery from leg injuries.
Smart Crutch Tips connect to the patient’s smartphone via Bluetooth, and then – based on weight-bearing parameters set by their doctor – send an alert to both the patient and doctor’s devices if they load their leg incorrectly with too much or not enough weight.
The startup has already raised $1M in seed funding from med-tech investment funds and several angel investors in Ukraine. However, developing the product and getting initial investments from the med-tech industry has been a long journey for the company’s 27-year-old co-founder and CTO, Lisa Voronkova.
Image Credit: ComeBack Mobility