Lugn&Ro Akademin is announcing crowdfunding campaign on the Furhat Robotics platform
Joint press release by Furhat Robotics AB and Lugn&Ro Akademin AB
World Diabetes Day brought the news to the public that Lugn&Ro Akademin are raising funds to develop healthcare applications for personal diabetes care built on the Furhat Robotics platform. The robot and application suite, named Diabetio, is developed in collaboration with healthcare professionals and diabetes patients.
Lugn&Ro Akademin believes that technology holds the potential to mitigate the impacts of the global diabetes epidemic and decrease the risk of complications by addressing both preventive diabetes care and self-care management. The Diabetio intelligent personal assistant application suite is an early mover into this space. The robots will be accessible via public, private or corporate healthcare providers that offer preventive diabetes care in the form of the Diabetio Diagnoser or the mobile application. The service enables today unmet user needs to be solved, such as determining risk levels of developing Type 2 diabetes, managing carbohydrate intake and learning how existing lifestyle choices can impact upon general health. Emerging technologies such as Diabetio, provide a new and an exciting opportunity in how to communicate and provide information, services and help to people directly.
The Furhat Robotics platform is a social robot powered by an Operating System for conversational interfaces, and Diabetio will be one of the first commercially available applications built on that platform upon release. Lugn&Ro Akademin is crowdfunding the project to accelerate their first product line to the market. You can view the Diabetio campaign on FundedByMe page.
The Global Diabetes Epidemic
Diabetes is one of today’s major global epidemic diseases with over 422 million people living with the disease, and already one in twenty people affected in Sweden. Simple self-care is critical to reduce the risk of serious complications such as stroke, blindness, myocardial infarction and renal failure. Diabetes poses high demand on self-care and causes serious complications if it is not treated properly, leading to high social costs in primary care.
Roger Svensson, Founder and CEO of Lugn&Ro Akademin, states: “Our mission is to provide the world with intelligent and interactive digital healthcare solutions to prevent and treat epidemic diseases like diabetes. Epidemic and chronic diseases are resource intensive for primary care and require high levels of responsibility and self-care. Unless properly treated, this results in huge costs to society as well as human suffering.”
About The Diabetio Application Suite
Diabetio, an intelligent personal assistant application suite, consists of Diabetio Buddy for children and Diabetio Companion for adults. Furthermore, it includes applications such as Diabetio Teacher and Diabetio CarbCalc that will help users manage their carbohydrate intake. The product works on all mobile devices, providing increased security and freedom. The application’s interface is the socially intelligent Furhat robot that helps with the daily self-care of diabetes and reduces the risk of serious complications, through an engaging and fun user experience.
With Diabetio integrated into the Swedish public healthcare system would give everyone access to preventive diabetes care and half a million diabetics access to safe and easy self-care.
Furhat Robotics are very excited to see the progress Lugn&Ro Akademin is making with their development. “Our vision is to create a new computer interface, and enable a community of early adopters and first movers to build applications for social robots on top of it. Lugn&Ro Akademin shows great promise, agility, and speed, and is a perfect example in showing the power of the Furhat Platform. We are looking forward to supporting their vision and crowdfunding campaign, and working closely with them to get Diabetio out to combat the diabetes epidemic”, said co-founder and CEO, Samer Al Moubayed.
For further information, please contact:
Roger Svensson, CEO Lugn&Ro Akademin, tel. +46 (0) 70 799 28 96
Samer Al Moubayed, CEO Furhat Robotics, tel. +46 (0) 76 241 03 71
About Furhat Robotics AB
Furhat Robotics is a Conversational AI and Social Robotics startup that is building a world leading social robotics operating system and conversational system platform. The vision of the company is to build a computer interface that enables people to interact with machines the same way humans interact with each other. The company has already won many awards, including the Robotdalen Innovation Award, Serendipity Challenge and EdTech Sweden Award, and is working with some of the world’s leading universities and corporations to develop the first major applications for social robots.
About Lugn&Ro Akademin AB
Lugn&Ro Akademin is a Swedish company developing intelligent digital services for healthcare providers. The company was founded in 2016 by healthcare professionals specialising in primary and elderly care. The company has previously developed a digital platform for online medical advisory services, such as Lugn&Ro Doktorn. Lugn&Ro Akademin is focused on providing patients and the healthcare community solutions based on artificial intelligence for better preventive and self-management care of epidemic diseases. Lugn&Ro Akademin co-operates on testing new products and services with the healthcare provider Lugn&Ro Sverige AB.