[FW Radar] KineQuantum puts VR at the service of physiotherapists
Founded by Lucas Vanryb, Mathéos Freydier, Nathan Toledano and Natacha Vanryb in October 2015, KineQuantum is developing a VR solution for physiotherapists. It allows them to re-educate their patient.
More details with Natacha Vanryb, co-founder and marketing and communication manager of KineQuantum.
FrenchWeb: What needs does your service meet?
Natacha Vanryb, co-founder and marketing and communication manager of KineQuantum: KineQuantum is an innovative solution that uses virtual reality in the field of eHealth. The principle? Offer physiotherapists a functional rehabilitation solution to treat their patients, to be used in their practices. KineQuantum fits into the skills of each practitioner and can be applied in many situations, whether performing balance exercises for a sprained ankle or cognitive games following a stroke.
What’s your value proposition?
We put new technologies at the service of the improvement of a profession: masso-physiotherapy. It improves the well-being of patients by making them forget their pain through fun exercises. The game focuses attention, the patient therefore forgets his rehabilitation. Studies show that the sensation of pain is thus reduced by 50%. Surgeons in Mexico have even replaced painkillers with virtual reality during an operation! It allows the therapist to gain in productivity by replacing many specific expensive devices and to cover a wider field of application.
Who are the users of your solution?
Our clients are physiotherapists who will use our tool on their patients. They are looking for simple, productive and effective solutions for a large part of their patient base. We offer them all of this and today cover 50% of the pathologies treated by the physiotherapist (cervical, back, balance, neurology, upper limb, vestibular, etc.). On average, our service pays for itself in one year of use.
Who are your competitors?
We are in competition with both manufacturers of traditional physiotherapy equipment (massage tables for example) and with solutions using new technologies. However, most of the solutions on the market use much less immersive technologies (like the Kinect) or for those that use virtual reality, they are in a small market with a very limited field of application: the vestibular.
What is your development plan?
On the product side, we plan to cover 90% of the pathologies encountered in physiotherapy within six months, in particular by adding the lower limb in our exercises. We also plan to equip about fifty physiotherapists. Today we have ten “elite” physiotherapists who use our service daily and give us their feedback on our solution. On the international side, we already have a distributor in Belgium and are in discussions with other European distributors.
What are your challenges?
In France, there are more than 83,000 physiotherapists who take care of 1.8 million patients every day. Our challenge is to succeed in understanding and meeting their needs. Fortunately, we have a physiotherapist on the team for this and are well supported! On the finance side, we currently want to make an honor loan to accelerate our product development, intensify our communication and be able to rely on our own sales representatives.
Founders: Lucas Vanryb, Mathéos Freydier, Nathan Toledano and Natacha Vanryb
Creation date : October 30, 2015
Fundraising : any
Seat : Paris
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