Mecuris moves orthopaedic care into the digital world by bringing together 3D technologies into one intuitive solution platform.
Supported by EIT Digital
It's estimated that one million people experience limb amputations each year around the world, which equates to one every 30 seconds. Getting a prosthesis that fits is crucial, but the process can take several visits to your medical team and weeks to perform.
At the forefront of the sector is the German start-up, Mecuris, formed in 2016 by a team of six as a spin-off from the Ludwig Maximilian University Hospital Munich, and who develop software to help 3D-print custom orthotics and prosthetics in a fraction of the time currently required to craft such devices by hand.
Each product is based upon a 3D scan of the patient, which ensures a perfect fit for the wearer and allows each device to be fully customised to the individual tastes and requirements of the patient.
As a start-up, it really helps having one rule for the whole of the EU, because previously you had different rules for every country. In the long-run, this could be beneficial for start-ups, and membership of the EIT really encourages us to see Europe as our playground.
Manuel Opitz, Mecuris Co-founder
Mecuris is a good example of the innovative strengths of Europe as a whole. Reports such as INSEAD’s Global Innovation Index highlight the strong scientific and engineering base in Europe, and start-ups such as Mecuris are a good example of this expertise being turned into innovative products and solutions.
EIT Community support
The EIT Community aims to help navigate the various health systems across Europe and provide that smooth transition into the market. Mecuris was first exposed to the EIT ecosystem via the EIT Health Catapult, where they won the regional DACH event, before officially joining the EIT Digital innovation community, which is providing a range of support, from finance to contacts.
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Mecuris came first in the 2019 EIT Digital deep-tech scale-ups competition, in the Digital Wellbeing section.