The Oulu-based health tech company, Kipuwex, has received the EPO patent, which will help the company protect its pain assessment technology in Europe.
Currently, (technical) inventions can be protected in Europe either by national patents, granted by the competent national IP authorities in EU countries or by European patents granted centrally by the European Patent Office (EPO).
Kipuwex has developed an IoT device for pain assessment for healthcare professionals and home users. The company’s solution measures different physiological parameters from the patient continuously and digitally. This information is converted with an algorithm into pain data and transferred to a Kipuwex mobile application and/or Patient Information Database.