THIS IS THE
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ELEN HAUGS LANGVIK
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NINA FAGERHEIM ÅMODT
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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...
In 2016 Haugs' granddaughter, Elen Haugs Langvik, brought the project to life again together with her two fellow students Bjørn Lorentzen and Nina Fagerheim Åmodt. As the new team joined the startup accelerator program ITSA (Ipark Tech Startup Accelerator) a new company was formed: 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.
The team has expanded to five members, by incuding our creative machine engineer Andreas Smith. With a grant of 1 million NOK from the Norwegian Research Council we are now in the middle of a one-year research project starting 1st of August 2017. Follow our newsfeed and social media to stay tuned!
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.