The XIV Catalan Forensic Medicine Update Congress was held in Barcelona’s City of Justice from 11 – 13 December. DyCare did not miss the opportunity to present the innovative Lynx device to the more than 200 congress visitors both at its information stand and in a specific workshop.

 

What is the Forensic Medicine Congress?

The Catalan Forensic Medicine Update Congress, an event that is held every two years, is organised by the ACMF (Catalan Association of Forensic Physicians) with the purpose of presenting new scientific activities. This year, the Congress focused on matters relating to the assessment of bodily injury, a subject in which DyCare has great expertise, along with toxicology, forensic pathology and forensic psychiatry.

 

The first day of the Congress was dedicated entirely to the Symposium on Bodily Injury Assessment, an area that has crucial implications on all judicial levels when it comes to determining the right to compensation in cases of personal injury. Achieving an adequate evaluation of the harm caused in an objective, quantifiable, reproducible and rigorous manner, is vital in order to rapidly resolve court proceedings in Spain.

Forensic biomechanics play a fundamental role in the assessment of bodily injury resulting from assault, road accidents, domestic violence, occupational disability, brain injuries, etc.

 

Keynote speakers and acknowledgement of Lynx’s ease of use

In his presentation “Clinical-practical utility of biomechanics applied to injury mechanisms in the assessment of body damage”, Dr. Juan Sánchez Montaña, Medical Assessor and Judicial Expert, explained the purpose and importance of carrying out an objective functional assessment using static sensors. He also presented some of the results obtained using the Lynx system, which have allowed a person’s functional limitations to be clearly demonstrated in a trial.

 

The presentation by Dr. Ignacio Bermejo and Clemente Pastor of the Biomechanics Institute of Valencia was the highlight among several other presentations of great significance in the field of functional assessment given at the Congress. Both presentations stressed the importance of using a medically certified assessment device such as Lynx.

 

Some of the professionals that discovered our Lynx device at the Congress pointed out that it has raised great interest in the forensics community, which requires tools that carry out objective quantification. “If I hadn’t tested it myself, I would never have believed that I could take a measurement, carry out a functional analysis and have the report in my hands in just 5 minutes,” declared one of our visitors. Others commented: “I had worked with sensor technology in the past, but had never seen a device that was so quick, reliable and simple to use in a functional assessment,” and, “I really like the protocols that you have developed for assessing joint function.”

 

There is no doubt that the field of functional assessment in forensics is still in its early stages. “We think that the DyCare technology has entered the forensics field to stay and will produce a fast, intuitive and reliable improvement in diagnosis,” declares the company’s Business Developer, Daniel Serra.

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 On 19th October, Ricardo Jauregui, CTO at DyCare, will attend the Technovate Lab Lisbon organised by RGA (Reinsurance Group of America), the leading life and health-related reinsurance company, to present DyCare Lynx, the innovative wearable solution for functional assessment in patients with joint disorders.

What is Technovate Lab?

 RGA Technovate Lab aims to promote innovation initiatives within the life and health insurance sector. It is an opportunity for seed-stage insurtech companies with a potential for growth to present their new solutions.

The insurtech concept is defined as the transformation of traditional insurance companies to adapt to the new technological environment, in addition to the emergence of startups that offer new digital products.

Presentation of Lynx in Lisbon

During the event, our CTO Ricardo Jauregui will have the opportunity to pitch Lynx, describing how it works and the numerous benefits it provides to an audience of managers at major insurance companies and international investors.

Lynx offers specialists the objective quantification and assessment of functional capacity and limitations that are necessary in clinical decision-making and the planning of personalised treatment. It also allows professionals to carry out constant monitoring of the patient’s progress and recovery, providing improved efficiency and efficacy in the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

DyCare will attend the RGA Technovate Lab Congress in LisbonRicardo will also announce DyCare’s upcoming launch: ReHub, the first digital physical rehabilitation therapy solution that maximises operational and therapeutic efficacy while reducing costs. Currently, physical rehabilitation programmes represent 75% of the total healthcare budget in the EU. Their high cost affects both patients and healthcare providers, and this situation calls for the creation of new models that are sustainable within the health system.

Silvia Raga, CEO of DyCare, expects this congress to awaken the interest of a sector that is increasingly known for adding innovative solutions to its value chain. She adds that, “healthcare insurance companies are a very promising market segment that we would like to include in our sales strategy. It will also be an opportunity for us to meet international investors and convince them to commit to a disruptive project that will revolutionise the rehabilitation process for millions of people.”

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