Over 6.8 million people suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
We see how we can help these people throughout their entire patient journey.
First, let’s look at Eva who suffers from IBD.
And then think of a possible solution.
A young lady who is worried
Eva (27) thinks about her long-planned vacation in France next month.
Instead of being excited she is worried.
What does Eva worry about?
Eva has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease 5 years ago.
Life has been unpredictable and unenjoyable ever since.
During a flare-up, she has to be near a toilet at all times and cannot participate in outdoor activities for the entire vacation, just like on previous trips!
But maybe this time it can be different
Two months ago Eva started wearing a silicone patch on her skin recommended by her gastroenterologist Dr. Miller.
The sensor measures certain bowel conditions and helps Dr. Miller to adjust medication ahead of time.
Eva checks her flare-up risk prediction every day.
Over the last two days the likelihood of a flare has increased from 30% to 40%.
1) Eva asks Dr. Miller what she should do about her trip.
2) Based on the sensor data Dr. Miller can make treatment decisions with lower risk. He prescribes Eva an anti-inflammatory drug for a week long intake.
3) Vacation saved!
Introduction to Solution
Our gut is connected to the brain and has a multitude of sensors.
However, our brain cannot extract in-depth meaning from this raw sensory data. It triggers immediate actions but remains primarily at the acquisition level. There is no structured system for pattern recognition and preventive measure.
However, science, technology and data could help.
If you want to learn more, get in touch with us!