How did the idea for Lipowise came out?
Once upon a time, one of the most recognised Professor from the Faculty of Nutrition of the University of Porto, that teaches her students to assess body composition through skinfold calipers. Over the years she realized that this type of devices, even being accurate if used in the right way, were complex to operate and took a lot of time to make the assessment of localized body composition.
In 2006, she decided to contact the mechanical engineering department from Faculty of Engineering, of the same University, to create a new digital skinfold caliper, with better features and more user-friendly. After some deep research, theses, several articles, awards, and many prototypes, the device started to acquire a product status.
In the beginning of 2018, a small production was made to validate the commercial interest, and was presented in several places, like Web Summit (Portugal), Medica (Germany) and MIT (USA) in order to understand the market. In 2019 all the acquired knowledge was incorporated in the final production device and APPs and the beginning its industrialization.
Lipowise is now born and is ready for the market.