Name of the Startup


One sentence introduction of the startup

 We use artificial intelligence in combination with sensor and actuator technology to develop the first smart shoe inlay for Parkinson’s patients. 

Description of the startup

 Worldwide millions of people are affected by the symptom of freezing, which is caused by Parkinson’s disease. Freezing causes abrupt stops without warning. Tactile, auditive or visual stimuli help patients to overcome freezing. Walking sticks and rollators are very stigmatizing and not effective enough. Unexpected occurrences of freezing can lead to accidents and serious injuries. Because of a short reaction time, tactile stimuli are the most effective ones. Portable, discreet medical devices like helpsole from Lellis GmbH can help to overcome freezing.

What is your product/service?

 Helpsole is a shoe inlay equipped with sensors and actuators, which will automatically recognize that the patent is in danger of freezing or has already frozen due to the movement patterns. Exactly at this moment a tactile stimulus is triggered and should help the affected person to overcome the freezing.

What’s the biggest challenge you are facing at the moment?

 Finishing product development and starting the admission as a clinical product.

Contact Details (Name, e-mail)

 Ines Nechi,