Can you tell us more about the benefits? Why should caregivers and physicians use it?
Secco: The first reason is the standardization of cure. With the Wound Viewer, you know exactly, from visit to visit, if therapy works for a given patient. It makes even slight changes of the wound visible.
Secondly, it has a cost benefit. We will soon publish a clinical study that has been conducted on the use of the Wound Viewer in Italy. It shows that the Wound Viewer has the possibility to reduce the cost of care, because therapies can be tailored and performed to the specific needs of the patients.
And thirdly, there is a legal benefit. It many cases, mostly when bedsores are involved, wound care is the subject of litigations. The data the Wound Viewer collects are secured through a blockchain, so it enables legal validation of all actions the caretakers perform.
What role does AI play in it?
Secco: It is central, as all the analysis, classifications and measurements are performed through AI. We have developed these algorithms ourselves, and they were especially designed for wound care. It is a pixel-by-pixel technology that really helps to understand the changes of a wound, even if they come in very, very small variations.
You were exhibiting at the MEDICA START-UP PARK, so the device is already on the market?
Secco: It is. Currently, the Wound Viewer is available in Italy, Germany, Sweden and the Czech Republic. And thanks to MEDICA, we will reach the rest of Europe shortly.
We have exhibited at MEDICA 2019 for the first time, then 2021 again because of the corona pandemic. So, this is our third time here, and it is a great experience as always. You get to meet a lot of new people, get to know markets and wound care specialists from all around the world. It is always nice to see new ideas and solutions and also to get to know the other companies here at the stand who may bring benefit to us and to whom we may bring benefit as well.
What feedback do you get from the visitors?
Secco: The feedback is pretty positive. They recognize that this technology has a big potential, as wound care is becoming more and more important, even thanks to the corona virus. Seriously ill patients, who had to stay in bed for many weeks, developed bedsores. And now people really understand what the importance of wound care is and what impact is has on today’s society. They see that we developed a 360-degree device that helps physicians, caregivers and patients.
And what are your plans for the future?
Secco: In the next few years, we plan to expand our platform, so it can not only be used in wound care, but to cover all kind of dermatological pathologies and lesions. I believe we can reach this goal shortly because we have a great R&D team.