We help you caring
for others


Why we do this

We are facing a global care crisis. Worldwide, more than 430 million people are currently in need of care, trending upwards. People in need of care suffer from avoidable consequences of incontinence, pressure ulcers, falls, or dehydration. Caregiving relatives are neither trained nor prepared for care, and are usually overtaxed in terms of time, administration, and emotionally. All caregivers spend too much time organizing and not enough time with those in need of care.

What we want to achieve

We provide people in need of care, and their caregivers with better health, dignity and autonomy.

We are developing a Personal Digital Care Assistant as a certified medical product. Wearable sensors on the body of the patient collect related data and evaluate this data individually and safely with the help of Artificial Intelligence. Each person in need of care receives their very own Personal Digital Care Assistant, which stores their personal data in an individual data vault for the rest of their lives and can be equipped with the appropriate services.

This means that those in need of care retain full control over their data at all times and decide who has access to which data. During operation, the Personal Digital Care Assistant keeps a constant eye on the respective sensors and notifies caretakers if necessary (and only then). This allows caregivers to act more individually and save unnecessary effort, and the documentation is done almost automatically. In this way, maintenance costs are reduced and quality increases.

for whom we do this

People in need of care stay healthier because the Personal Digital Care Assistant lets you know immediately when help is needed. Independence is retained for longer because those in need of care are themselves also supported by the Personal Digital Care assistant themselves. This supports the two strongest wishes of most people in need of care: to stay in their own home for as long as possible and to be as little of a burden as possible. 

Where we do this

Home care

Often relatives care for a family member in their own home without any professional support. They often find it difficult to integrate the necessary care measures into their everyday lives. The Personal Digital Care Assistant helps by keeping an eye on the care status with the help of wearable sensors, informing the caregivers if necessary, and supporting them by suggesting what to do. See our product in action here.

Outpatient care

Families are often supported by outpatient care services. The Personal Digital Care Assistant helps them with up-to-date information about the care status of the clients. Caregivers can also reassess priorities during the day and adjust their tours if necessary. In addition, the automatic documentation also saves valuable time in the post-processing of the completed tours and the planning of the next ones. This means more time for the individual patient.

Inpatient care

In inpatient care facilities, the Personal Digital Care Assistants support the nursing staff and the care service management by keeping an eye on the care status of all residents at all times as well as by drawing attention to unplanned care needs. The automated documentation also results in saving time. In addition, statistical evaluations support the improvement of care processes and support needs-based capacity planning.

One Personal Digital Care Assistant,
many use cases

One Personal Digital Care Assistant,
many use cases

Each Personal Digital Care Assistant has customizable skills and sensors that are assembled based on need. Here we have compiled a few application examples:

Incontinence Manager

This application uses a special sensor that is attached to the outside of an incontinence product to measure the fill level. If there is a need for action to switch, a corresponding message is sent. When changing, additional information - for example on the condition of the skin - can be easily recorded via the app. Furthermore, the nursing anamnesis is supported, for example, by the automatic recording of voiding protocols. The prediction of time windows for the next micturition enables individual continence training. Finally, statistical evaluations enable a simple progress control.

Dekubitus Manager

This application uses a bodily-worn motion sensor that records the macro and micro movements of caretakers. From this information, the caregivers determine the individual and current decubitus risk and, if necessary, notify the nursing staff, who can take action to promote movement or pressure distribution. In addition, endangered or affected skin areas can be documented in the app. Statistics on the movement patterns and the course of the disease support an individual adjustment of the prophylactic activities.

Pressure Ulcer Manager

This application uses a bodily-worn motion sensor that records the macro and micro movements of caretakers. From this information, the caregivers determine the individual and current decubitus risk and, if necessary, notify the nursing staff, who can take action to promote movement or pressure distribution. In addition, endangered or affected skin areas can be documented in the app. Statistics on the movement patterns and the course of the disease support an individual adjustment of the prophylactic activities.

Fall and Emergency Manager

This application also uses a motion sensor on the body. The Personal Digital Care Assistant recognizes typical movement patterns such as getting up, walking, sitting down, lying down, climbing stairs, etc. If necessary, the daily form-dependent surefootedness can be determined by gait analysis. From all this information, the Personal Digital Care Assistant determines the current risk of falling and notifies the caregiver when individually adjustable threshold values ​​are reached. If a fall does occur, the Personal Digital Care Assistant also recognizes this and starts a defined notification cascade.

Our Team

Dr. Frank Steinmetz

CEO

Our daughter Luna, who got a bladder infection at the age of 7 months because I had changed her diaper too late, gave me the impetus. We quickly realized that  problems in care are much more urgent. That's how we founded CURALUNA."

Jörg Besier

CTO

"In care, digital technologies can make a major contribution to society, not least through the self-determined use of personal data with artificial intelligence."

David Runge

CFO

If used correctly, the digitalization of care can greatly facilitate human interaction and as a result be at the same time economically surprisingly attractive for everyone involved."

Ralf Schumacher

CRO

"In nursing, we run towards huge problems. With services certified as a medical product according to the European MDR, we provide safe and practical individual assistance that makes life with care easier.

Our Shareholder Advisory Board

Thomas Schröder

28 years of management experience, including 12 years as CFO and 13 years as CEO of the Wertgarantie Group in Hanover with 7 million customers in 7 EU countries. Today Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the technology insurer Wertgarantie SE

Hans-Jürgen Dannheisig

Chairman

30 years of responsibility in the world of institutional investors (BfG, SEB, BHW, Berenberg, Nixdorf Kapital AG). Currently publisher of Exxecnews Institutional, as well as impact investor and independent member of several supervisory boards

Philipp Eckelmann

15 years of industrial experience (Porsche Consulting, Eckelmann). Today CEO of Eckelmann AG, a medium-sized automation specialist, already producing certified medical devices

What our expert board says

"For elderly people with incontinence, the diaper sensor from CURALUNA can be used for decubitus prophylaxis."

Dr. Dieter Rummel
Internist, Frankfurt

"In addition to secure data digitalization, we like the people-oriented attitude of the CURALUNA Team."

Martina Röder
Chairman of the German Care Association Managing Director and director of the home, Neanderklinik Harzwald GmbH

"Our customers and their families could enormously benefit from the Personal Digital Care Assistant of CURALUNA and become noticeably unburdened in everyday life."

Irene Alt
Retired Family Minister Rhineland-Palatinate
Managing Director Lebenslagen GmbH

“Impact Investing supports the transformation process in the EU. As a prime example, CURALUNA combines impact, growth, and returns. The winners are up to 430 million people in need of care and their relatives worldwide.“

Claudia Margarete Rankers
Chair of the Board of Directors of the State Women’s Council of Rhineland-Palatinate e.V.
Managing Director Rankers Family Office

“It’s time for digital solutions to enter the healthcare industry in a humane and appropriate way in order to solve one of the most important issues in our society.”

Sabine Holtkamp
Co-Founder and Social Entrepreneur with GoSmileUganda

We are looking for new ways

There is much
 to change!

Carergivers, relatives, and those in need of care all agree on this.

The only question is:

Who is this "we" ?

From now on we all are this ‘we’. Become part of the CURALUNA Community and actively shape digitalization in care. We look forward to your ideas!

We are looking forward to your ideas!

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