Impedance App is a portable and wearable impedance meter that measures body water, body fat and lean mass.
It can replace a standard «hospital made» impedance-meter measurement and through an intuitive smartphone application and internet portal the patient can send real-time data to the physician about its health and hydration state.
Impedance App was born from the personal experience of its creators.
In particular, for Alessandro, the experience with his father,
a chronic heart failure patient with problems of fluid retention,
has played a key role in understanding the problems and
the needs from both the doctors‘ and the patients‘ perspective.
Clinically, heart failure and chronic kidney disease
are frequently associated with edema and fluid retention which,
if not controlled, may lead to pulmonary edema and eventually death.
These patients need special monitoring and it has been demonstrated that
by the time they leave the hospital after a first diagnosis,
>50% of them will relapse and will be readmitted within 6 months.
Moreover, as the other founder Edoardo realized, also nephrologic patients,
suffering from a pathological chronic body water retention
due to their disease, fight constantly with fluids restrictions and diuretics administration.
Eventually, many of these chronic patients are also old,
they present both heart and kidney disease and they are very often
dependent on others in their daily life.
For this reason, they are even harder to be monitored outside the hospital settings.
Our mission is to solve the problem linked with the lack of an effective remote monitoring of chronic cardiologic,
nephrologic, metabolic and/or elderly patients.
We want to provide a tool and a method that thanks to the technologies derived from bio-impedance
analysis and from our software smartphone App would help to track the patients‘
change in body water, body weight and metabolism in a specific period of time.
We want the patients to do this examination autonomously without the need of medical personnel
and we want them to send this information via internet to the physician in charge.
In this way, the doctor can remotely decide if the patient needs to increase or to decrease
the drugs dosages or needs a hospitalization for further investigations.
Our mission is to provide a final product that could replace the standard weight scale,
that is accurate, economical and it can be useful to a wide group of different users:
cardiologic, nephrologic, geriatric and obese patients;
but also healthy people and athletes who want to keep track of their wellness and performances.
We want, moreover, to self-empower the users track their body water and body mass more carefully,
in order to prevent chronic diseases. Optimization of the diagnosis and of the treatment,
together with a prevention strategy are our main goals to achieve.
Finally, our larger and final mission is a social one.
We want to address the problem of Acute Kidney Injury,
a treatable and preventable condition that kills 1.4 million people per year in Developing Countries.
We want to utilize part of the incomes derived from the potential revenues of our product
to stimulate the growth of Social Business Ideas related to the development of Local Communities in low-income settings.
Our tool wants to be a disruptive driver for a potentially life-saving revolution.
1. IMPROVE PATIENTS‘ CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE
2. IMPROVE PATIENTS SELF-EMPOWERMENT
3. REDUCE UNNECESSARY HOSPITALIZATIONS AND CUT ON SANITATION COSTS
4. HELP REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CHRONIC DISEASES IN THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES
5. HELP REDUCE THE BURDEN OF ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY (AKI) IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES