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The first accurate, portable and easy-to-manage pulse oximeter located on the user´s mobile for the prevention and monitoring of COPD disease

The first accurate, portable and easy-to-manage pulse oximeter located on the user´s mobile for the prevention and monitoring of COPD disease

Objective

Chronic Obstructive pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death globally. This disease is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation. To date, more than 210 millions people suffer COPD with crisis respiratory episodes (exacerbation), 1 to 3 times per year. The easiest way to prevent COPD exacerbations is measuring the oxygen level in blood. Therefore, COPD patients and their families or caregivers need devices for continuous monitoring of oxygen saturation. I4case solves these problems being an innovative smart solution integrated by a small and easy-to-manage pulse oximeter, as well as a smart data processing platform. I4case is located on the user´s mobile, goes with the patients everywhere, and is connected to the physicians who will have a 24h follow-up of their patients. I4case will reduce the 70% of the COPD respiratory crisis, achieving COPD direct and indirect costs savings of 40% (€58.4B just in Europe).
Currently, i4life is following a B2C approach and is targeting the global pulse oximeter market, which is experienced a huge growing, reaching €2B by 2021 (CAGR 6.5%). i4life customers will be COPD patients, their families, and caregivers, focusing at the first stage in old people. More than €18M sales projection has been estimated for the third year of commercialization. I4life will expand after the achievement of CE Medical Device approval. Furthermore, with clinical partners such as SEPAR “Spanish society of pulmonology and thoracic surgery” or the University of Oviedo, i4life is equipped to start full-scale clinical studies.
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Coordinator

I4LIFE INNOVACION Y DESARROLLOS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Address

Pque Cientifico Tecnoligico Edificio Voragine, Calle Profesor Potter 183
33203 Gijon

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 50 000

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 867162

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    31 August 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.

H2020-EU.2.3.

H2020-EU.2.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 71 429

  • EU contribution

    € 50 000

Coordinated by:

I4LIFE INNOVACION Y DESARROLLOS SOCIEDAD LIMITADA

Spain