POINT PRESSURE

Point Pressure is developing a wearable device for the improvement of lower limb movement in people with diagnoses of pathologies or injuries of the central nervous system.

Through our treatment, a non-invasive and non-pharmacological solution will be offered to those patients who suffer from movement disorders as a result of stroke, cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis.

our device

Our solution is a portable device that is attached to the patient’s leg and allows the application of mechanical, non-invasive and non-pharmacological stimulation, promoting motor control and learning and thus increasing the patient’s long-term functionality.

THERAPY IN NEUROLOGICAL DISORDER

Healthy gait is characterized primarily by automatic patterns with minimal cognitive intervention.

On the other hand, in neurological disorders such as brain injuries (as stroke), neurodegenerative diseases (such as Parkinson’s) or chronic neurological conditions the activity of walking requires the implementation of adaptive strategies. To overcome physical limitations. These new ways of walking are challenging and increase the demand for cognitive control. One way to strengthen automatic circuits and reduce the need for cognitive control is through the somatosensory system.

It is recognized that somatosensory afferents are essential for bodily representation and gait control.

PROPRIOCEPTIVE STIMULATION

The skin as a multifunctional sensory organ manifests a diverse and highly specialized variety of mechanosensitive neurons with complex terminals or end organs, which are capable of discriminating different sensory stimuli and encoding this information for appropriate central processing.

In the pyramid of motor control is the kinesthetic sense, which is provided by deep sensitivity that consciously informs cortical somatosensory areas and unconsciously to our cerebellum.

The objective is to build a movement appropriate to the demand that our environment requires. Pressure entails an efferent stimulus with that objective: to inform proprioceptively in alterations of motor control.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The entry of maximum information occurs at those points where anatomically more receptors are collected, and where, the greatest number of motor plates or nerve terminals are (from the brain to the
muscle).

This is where, through periodic, sustained and calibrated pressures on the tissue, they stimulate this input of information that our system will need for the movement that we will later need, such as walking. This is the basic principle, motor control and learning through the peripheral input of sensory information.

OUR TEAM

Marc Casellas

Co-founder and CEO
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Ismael Ordóñez

Co-founder and CSO
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Parikshit Verma

Co-founder and CTO
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Pedro V. López

Director of clinical trials
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Alberto villa

CBO
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