MintT announces collaboration with Microsoft to use its industry-leading 3D sensing technology and Azure in patient fall detection and prevention solution for healthcare facilities

MintT is a Belgian company that develops innovative 3D-sensing solutions for fall detection and prevention of hospital patients and nursing home residents. To address this very serious problem, MintT developed ISA (Intelligent Sensing for Ageing) composed of a 3D sensor and its own proprietary AI based analysis algorithms. MintT’s next generation solution will embed Microsoft’s state-of-the-art 3D sensing Time of Flight (ToF) technology and Azure.

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It is estimated that up to 70% of patients in hospitals and nursing homes fall at least once a year resulting in dramatic and costly consequences including physical injuries and loss of autonomy.

Recent advances in 3D vision have a huge impact on the healthcare market giving providers the ability to remotely monitor patients with accurate spatial analysis and opening new markets for solution developers and investors.

MintT was founded in 2014 by Jérôme Laurent-Michel (nurse and pain manager), Thibaud Remacle (Softkinetic co-founder), Franck Casado (signal processing engineer), and recently joined by Eric Krzeslo (Softkinetic co-founder). The firm is backed by initial investments of €3 million (US$3.65M) since 2018 and recently received the Digital Wallonia Acceleration Startup Award (March 2021) in recognition of their pioneering work.

ISA already helped thousands of patients in leading university hospitals such Cliniques Univesitaires Saint-Luc, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout Belgium.

Using the Microsoft industry-leading 3D Time of Flight (ToF) sensor technology and Azure as their cloud of choice, MintT can leverage Azure AI Cognitive Services and scale to serve customers worldwide cost effectively while meeting high quality SLAs manner.  The company has developed strong expertise in behavioural analysis and understanding of falls, gathering more than 100,000 hours of data capture and thousands of analysed cases.

Daniel Bar, who leads the Azure Depth Platform program for Microsoft

“The Microsoft 3D sensing technology uniquely enables patient monitoring with unprecedent accuracy while retaining patient privacy. Microsoft selected MintT as an early adopter for the Azure Depth Platform Program in recognition of their innovation and pioneering solution in the Belgium market, and we look forward to seeing the fruits of our collaboration grow MintT’s solution globally.”

Eric Krzeslo, CEO of MintT

“We are excited to collaborate with the Microsoft team on its core 3D sensor technology. Microsoft’s Azure Depth Platform is the perfect complement to our AI-based fall detection and prevention solution. It will allow us to create a sustainable and repeatable business model for the direct benefit of our clients and their patients: university hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.”

During his recent visit to MintT’s offices in Charleroi, Willy Borsus, Walloon Minister for the Economy, Innovation, and the Digital Sector recognized the company for its continued success

He had the following to say, “The history and the innovative concept, both medical and societal, of MintT demonstrate once again how Wallonia is full of talent, knowledge and know-how. I am delighted that groups as important as Microsoft, both in terms of technological innovation and applications related to the health sector, are taking a close interest in the work of our companies. It is a recognition and certainly a great promise for the future. “says Willy BORSUS.”

MintT benefits from regional support via Sambrinvest and the support of the WSL incubator.

MintT has also recently strengthened its financial structure

by nearly €3 million (US$3.7M) via a capital increase and the support of its private and public financial partners. The funding will allow MintT to strengthen its position as market leader by accelerating its growth in Belgium and internationally and by reinforcing its technological lead.

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