How can the app benefit the performance and recovery process in professional sports?
Klimpel: Professional athletes have different load profiles. The different types of sports differ in daily training routines and body strains, which also means there are different associated stress injuries and pain areas. Especially small clubs cannot necessarily provide sufficient on-site medical attention to all athletes at any given time. In this setting, an AI-powered app is a helpful and effective tool because it can adapt to the respective pain profiles and subsequently speed up recovery from sports injuries.
Is there still room for improvement as it pertains to your AI-based platform to treat chronic pain?
Klimpel: After nearly four and a half years of development, our AI solution can dynamically adapt to changes in patients, covering over 100 diseases and their combinations. Having said that, we still hope to gain an even better understanding of patients and the type of therapy they need at specific junctures and identify the patterns and habits in daily life that lead to the different types of pain and illness. The goal is to provide targeted support at an even earlier point. We also want to further improve communication with physicians and therapists. After all, only a targeted information-processing approach creates added value and continually improves treatment outcomes.
How did you like MEDICA 2021?
Klimpel: For us, the trade fair primarily serves as a networking event and provides a great opportunity for making exciting new connections. We learned a lot from the presentation we were a part of and the other speakers, which also fostered discourse on the respective issues. I particularly enjoyed MEDICA’s science and research direction, which explored medical technology on a much deeper level. We already look forward to seeing everyone next year.