The Problem

Millions of people all over the world suffer from fluid unbalance and nutrition diseases.

BOCAhealth wants to revolutionize the clinical management of fluid disorders associated with Heart Failure, Kidney Disease and aging by providing smart and innovative technologies.

The background

Many years ago, Alessandro’s father was diagnosed with Chronic Heart Failure and Kidney Disease, Experiencing overhydration and related sympthoms and needs of daily diuretic therapy as well as water intake restriction.

The burden of re-hospitalizations

When Alessandro started his medical studies, he understood that patients with body water disorders were an Everyday challenge suffering from continuous re-hospitalization and poor quality of life.

A chronic epidemic

The world’s population is aging. Currently it is estimated that people over 65 years old number approximately 500 million or about 8% of the global population. It is projected that by 2050 there will be over 1.5 billion people worldwide 65 years old and older. 21 million is the number of heart failure patient and 32 million is the number of Chronic Kidney Disease patients in Europe and USA

The cost for the Health-care system

68 billion € is the annual cost of re-hospitalization worldwide for heart failure.


Our Solution

BOCAhealth is a portable device that connects to your smartphone over Bluetooth® and measures the body composition of a user in a matter of minutes.

Through an easy to use application, the patient and the medical doctor will be able to keep track of
Total Body Water (Intracellular and Extracellular), Fat Body Mass, Lean Body Mass
and to understand whether the patient needs a change in medication therapy or not.

Our product utilizes the multi-frequency bioimpedance technology in an innovative and new way: a specific and extremely accurate analysis for CKD and HF patients.

Here's some remarkable points:

1. Two different applications: one for the homecare, where the patient and the doctors will be able to keep track of health status and to understand whether the patients needs a change in medication therapy or not, and one for the Intradialytic and intrahospital, where BOCAhealth can be connected to the dialysis machine or working as a stand alone product.

2. Smart, user-friendly, accurate, not time consuming, cost-effective.

3. Multi-Frequency Bioimpedance from 8 to 256 kHz.

4. BOCA 2.0 Body composition + medical support system (AI).

5. The first medical device able to measure body composition and prevent intradialytic hypotension (IDH).

6. Continuous and semi-continuos biompedance for prediction of IDH.

7. Innovative predictive algorithms developed with Machine Learning (AI) to predict IDH.

8. Advice for medical doctor: how to change HD treatment to prevent IDH events and to perform the best hemodialysis efficacy achievable.

How does BOCAhealth work?

Prototype & Product presentation

Our users

HEART FAILURE

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ELDERLY

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KIDNEY DISEASE

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MALNOURISHED

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Mission & Vision 

1. IMPROVE PATIENTS‘ CARE AND QUALITY OF LIFE

2. IMPROVE PATIENTS SELF-EMPOWERMENT

3. REDUCE UNNECESSARY HOSPITALIZATIONS AND CUT ON SANITATION COSTS

4. HELP REDUCE THE BURDEN OF CHRONIC DISEASES AND ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY (AKI) IN THE DEVELOPED COUNTRIES

5. 
IMPROVE EFFICACY OF HEMODIALYSIS AND REDUCE HD MORTALITY



Our Team

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Alessandro Faragli

Alessandro Faragli

CEO, Medical Doctor, researcher in Cardiology at Charitè University in Berlin
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Edoardo La Porta

Edoardo La Porta

CSO, Medical Doctor resident in Nephrology at Policlinico University in Pavia
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Lorenzo Estienne

Lorenzo Estienne

CTO, Software Analyst and developer
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Marco Mezzadra

Marco Mezzadra

Project Manager, Communication & Strategy Consultant
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Davide Bianchi

Davide Bianchi

Electronic engineer and hardware developer
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BOCAhealth


Our Partners

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Our Mentor

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Milestones

BOCAhealth won the digital category at Innovators Pitch 2017

BOCAhealth accelerated by Startup Bootcamp Digital Health in Berlin

BOCAhealth pitching at B. Braun\'s Demo Day

Contacts

VISIT US

WeWork Sony Center Kemperplatz 1, Mitte D, 10785 Berlin

CALL US

+49 17677292898

CONTACT US

Danziger Straße, 100, 10405 Berlin, Deutschland
info@boca-health.com

Headquarter

R&D