ATHENS, Greece, via ETELIGIS INC., 02/09/2015 – – HCi Viocare (the "Company") (OTCQB: VICA), is pleased to announce that it has filed a patent application in relation to pioneering low-cost, portable motion capture and gait analysis technology, which has applications in a range of sectors, including athletic wearable devices, physiotherapy, orthotics and potentially also gaming and film.
Leading motion capture equipment on the market is camera-based, expensive and requires considerable space for operating. Some body-worn solutions exist, but whilst they are able to detect motion with specialist suits and/or wired attachments, as far as we have been able to ascertain, there are no other wireless, wearable motion sensing solutions on the market today, that can provide reliable 3d positioning and gait analysis at an affordable price.
The patent applications follow additional in-house development of the “Insole” intellectual property (IP) acquired by the Company in 2014 and complements the patent filed by the Company for its pressure sensing and shear sensing systems. It has been filed with the UK patent office, thereby giving a reference date for international IP protection.
The technology is an anticipated upgrade to the Company’s initial smart insole prototype for use by everyday athletes to improve performance and prevent injuries, for which a commercialization partner is currently sought.
About HCi Viocare
HCi Viocare has a dual, complementary business model of 1) creating the first cross-border independent chain of Prosthetics & Orthotics (P&O) and Diabetic Foot clinics in Europe and the Middle East and 2) developing a portfolio of biomedical technologies to address unmet needs in the diabetic foot, P&O and other health & wellbeing areas, for licensing to established industry participants.
The company is listed on the OTC Markets in the USA, has its executive office in Athens, Greece and R&D centre in Glasgow, UK.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of HCi Viocare
Chief Executive Officer and President
For further information about HCi Viocare please visit the Company’s website at http://www.viocare.eu
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Chief Executive Officer and President
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