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Barcelona, November 25, 2022.
DyCare, the Spanish startup that is the creator of the platform most used by patients and rehabilitation professionals, receives the Seal of Excellence from the European Innovation Council and a grant of more than 800,000 euros from the CDTI. The technological evolution of ReHub will allow, among other things, to incorporate patients with chronic respiratory problems
ReHub is the new DyCare project to take ReHub even further, which is currently the most used digital tool by professionals and patients to treat musculoskeletal problems. With ReHub, the company founded by Silvia Raga and Ricardo Jauregui plans to incorporate people with chronic respiratory problems into the platform. "In this way, we will cover 90% of people who need rehabilitation," says Silvia Raga, Biomedical engineer and CEO of DyCare. DyCare's proposal has been endorsed with the Seal of Excellence of the Accelerator of the European Innovation Council of the Horizon Europe program , within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan financed by the European Union – NextGenerationEU. This translates into financial support of more than 800,000 euros, channeled in Spain by the Center for Technological Development (CDTI). Less than 8% of the 5,400 companies submitted to the call of which DyCare was a part, were recognized with the Seal of Excellence by the European organization. In 2021, the launch of ReHub marked the arrival on the market of the first tool capable of carrying out remote rehabilitation in a safe, efficient and measurable way thanks to the union of sensors and intelligent algorithms. All under the constant supervision of professionals. In parallel, one of the main values of ReHub is that it is certified as a medical device, which has multiplied the confidence of professionals and patients and, on the other hand, has opened the doors of the main hospitals in the country. Respiratory and musculoskeletal diseases affect 2.3 billion people worldwide, with 300 million new cases each year. "Neither essential pulmonary rehabilitation nor multidisciplinary interventions are currently well implemented due to a lack of awareness and scarce resources," adds Ricardo Jauregui, CTO of DyCare. With the aim of maximizing the rigor of treatments and their efficiency in overloaded health systems, ReHub's comprehensive and cross-sectional solution will encompass patients with chronic respiratory diseases, post-COVID19 respiratory sequelae, and musculoskeletal problems (see video). "The platform ensures high-quality and accessible care. Treatment is personalized, monitored by advanced artificial intelligence technology with Computer Vision or with patented inertial sensors (the only ones capable of measuring movement and force) whose results are controlled and analyzed throughout moment a professional", says Jauregui. The DyCare CTO emphasizes that the approach to the patient is non-invasive. "For pulmonary rehab, you only need to wear a wrist pulse oximeter and a respiratory cuff." ReHub will be available for commercialization over the next year. With more than 1 million therapeutic exercises performed from ReHub and 90% satisfaction, during the first quarter of 2023, DyCare will carry out a ReHub pilot through a multicenter study together with two leading Spanish hospitals in the field of respiratory rehabilitation. "It is essential to guarantee the total reliability of the platform within our commitment to security above all else. We are the creators of a pioneering innovation, but we did not want to settle", explains Silvia Raga. "The evolution of ReHub is the result of innovation and an unmet need. The platform demonstrates its flexibility, it is open to the incorporation of new technologies and functionalities. Being able to respond to patients with respiratory problems puts us in contact with millions of possible new users. It is a before and after for the company," says Raga. About DyCare Founded in Barcelona by Silvia Raga and Ricardo Jauregui in March 2015, DyCare's main activity is the design of technological solutions aimed at improving the healing process and the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological problems and, in general, patients who need ongoing physical rehabilitation (short or long term). Its solutions constitute an innovative means for clinical assessment and control of pathologies that affect the functionality of the musculoskeletal and respiratory systems, etc.
Contact Contact name: DyCare Contact description: Avinguda Meridiana, 354, 2CD, 08027 Barcelona Contact telephone number: 935 52 00 29