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Empresa sueca busca investigadores para validar ayudas cognitivas empleadas en terapia de integración sensorial

Resumen

Tipo:
Demanda Tecnológica
Referencia:
TRSE20160912001
Publicado:
27/09/2016
Caducidad:
27/09/2017
Resumen:
Una empresa sueca desarrolla y fabrica ayudas cognitivas basadas en peso y presión que se emplean en terapia de integración sensorial. La empresa busca socios con el fin de establecer acuerdos de cooperación en materia de investigación para estudiar el efecto de estos productos en la vida diaria de las personas, tanto durante el día como durante la noche, y validar el uso en otros trastornos y diagnósticos. Su principal producto es una manta para personas que padecen trastornos del sueño, como insomnio y sueño interrumpido, demencia, enfermedades mentales, trastornos neurológicos y diagnósticos neuropsiquiátricos. El objetivo es ampliar las aplicaciones posibles de los productos de la empresa en el mercado.

Details

Tittle:
A Swedish company is looking for research partners to validate cognitive aids targeted within Sensory Integration Therapy
Summary:
A Swedish company develops and manufactures cognitive aids, based on weight and pressure. The products are used within Sensory Integration Therapy. The company is looking partners for research cooperation agreement, interested in studying the effect these products can have on peoples´ daily life, both during day and night time, to validate the usage of the products for additional conditions and diagnosis. The aim is to broaden the possible market applications for the products of the company.
Description:
A Swedish company develops and manufactures products commonly used within Sensory Integration Therapy. These products are cognitive aids, based on weight and pressure and help people to wind down and relax as well as to improve sleep quality.

Their main product is a patented weighted blanket, intended to help people suffering from sleeping problems such as insomnia and restless sleep as well as for people suffering from dementia, mental illness, neurological conditions and neuropsychiatric diagnoses. The product is also for people with challenging working environments such as shift workers or people with stressful job situations in any matter. The company also has a number of complementing products (such as vests, collars and comforters) aiming to create a calming effect, increase body awareness and relieve agitation and anxiety.

All the products are CE marked medical devices and are in the Nordic countries primarily prescribed by occupational therapists or physiotherapists. The products are verified by scientific studies focused primary on both children and adults with neuropsychiatric diagnoses and their experiences of improved sleeping quality using the products.

The company is looking for research partners interested in studying possible effects on people with the other diagnosis (dementia, mental illness, neurological conditions) where the effect of the products is not yet tested in scientific studies. The company is also interested in testing the effect of the products on people with challenging working environments. The objective of the studies is to further explore and validate areas of usage for the products in order to be able to expand the company growth with innovative applications and new potential markets.

A partner could be a hospital, university or research institute experienced within the field of neurology, physiotherapy and/or with a focus on sleeping disorders or Sensory Integration. The partner should be interested to broaden the knowledge within innovative Sensory Integration Therapy aids and to validate the usage of these products.
Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:
The company is looking for research competence concerning conditions related to sleeping disorders, restlessness and anxiety originating from various conditions such as neurological conditions, neuropsychiatric diagnoses, mental illness or from challenging working environments such as shift work or stressful job situation.

Partner sought

Type and Role of Partner Sought:
The SME is looking to partner up with hospitals, universities or research institutions that have the experience and expertise necessary in order to further broaden the research and knowledge among these types of cognitive aids and/or within the field of Sensory Integration Therapy.

The research is to validate the usage of the weighted blanket for diagnosis and groups of users that are not yet validated by scientific studies. These diagnosis and users include dementia, mental illness and neurological conditions as well as people with challenging work environments. The company is also interested in partners interested to scientifically validate the other products (vests, collars and comforters) for the above mentioned diagnosis and users as well as for neuropsychiatric diagnosis.


The partner is expected to perform research studies on behalf of the Swedish company.

Client

Type and Size of Client:
Industry SME 11-49
Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation:
Si
Languages Spoken:
English
Swedish