+47 93 22 10 84
ELEN HAUGS LANGVIK
+47 90 72 44 29
NINA FAGERHEIM ÅMODT
+47 92 41 85 54
+47 90 04 06 62
+47 97 95 16 99
Health tech development
& market entry
THE EARLY DAYS OF TIDEWAVE
The Tidewave technology was originally invented by Audun Haugs. He was head of the CMR laboratory and an active participant of the Inventors’ Association in Bergen.
He developed and patented a mattress for lateral rotation therapy with assistance from the medical staff at Haukeland University Hospital. A version of the mattress has already been tested at selected treatment institutions in Norway and showed promising health improvements. Due to his sudden passing in 2007, the project got put on hold...
Haugs' granddaughter, Elen Haugs Langvik, brought the project to life again together with her two fellow students Bjørn Lorentzen and Nina Fagerheim Åmodt. The new team joined the startup accelerator program ITSA (Ipark Tech Startup Accelerator), and a new company was formed in january 2017: Tidewave R&D AS.
As a result of the oil crisis in Stavanger, the region is depending on new industries to blossom. Innovation within the healthcare market is encouraged more than ever before. Tidewave R&D has taken advantage of this opportunitiy trough the technology transfer project Norway Pumps & Pipes. By discovering solutions within petroleum knowledge during the concept phase of our product, we have discovered untraditional methods that makes the product unique and robust.
STATUS QUO 2019
The team has expanded to five members, by incuding our machine engineer Andreas Smith and product designer Arvid Bjerre. Most important milestones reached until this point: Our turning mattress has been developed from an MVP to a spohisticated and testable prototype, we have a patent pending, we have raised around 6 million NOK, and a successful pilot project was conducted with ten patients in four nursing homes in different municipalities in a period of three months.
Stay tuned on the newsfeed and our social media to stay tuned on upcoming progress!
Tidewave is solving the problem of today's manual turning of patients in health care. The automatic and gentle procedure will not only increase the comfort and ease the pain of the user - it will save helath personnel from back pains and save tremendous costs for the institutions.
Our mattress will revolutionize the market of pressure relieving products and contribute to sustainable healthcare.
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