PKvitality – an innovative start-up brought up its unique solution to the 13 IoT/WT Innovation World Cup®. PKvitality develops K’Watch Glucose, a line of next-generation trackers with the ability to analyze key physiological markers by simply testing the skin rather than analyzing blood samples.
PKvitality is an advanced bio-wearable company currently working on its innovative Skin Taste® technology. This technology will allow the analysis of key physiological markers by simply “tasting” the skin rather than analyzing blood samples. It will be placed at the back of K’Watch, a smartwatch providing a painless and discrete Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) device. It will enable precise and continuous monitoring of glucose levels anytime and anywhere. Using the same technology, PKvitality is also working on K’Watch Athlete, a smartwatch that will provide real-time monitoring of their lactic acid – an indicator of muscle fatigue – to significantly improve an athlete’s training and performance.
We started this project in 2016 and the name of PKvitality pronounced “Pekka” in French means star in Polynesian dialect. It’s the encounter of the Tribal world, our origins, and the Stars, a journey, an adventure. PK is a journey toward the human being.
The main challenge PKvitality has faced is due to the pluridisciplinary and complexity of the project. PKvitality has successfully gathered a team of medical experts, entrepreneurs, people with a consumer electronics approach, and a competent IT and engineering team. And all of these people work together to foster collective intelligence, that was a challenge.
The funding is also a major key to a startup's success. Many supports are foreseen so that startups can continue to develop, especially in public funding. One very important thing is to understand the ecosystem and the international, continental, or national grants/training/supports that can be applied to your company and the right timing to use them.
We are currently preparing the first clinical trials that will happen in a couple of months on a reduced number of people.
The Innovation World Cup® was a great experience for PKvitality and we will definitely be back in the competition next year!
Visit PKvitality and learn more about their tracking devices that will help millions of people to improve their health or athletic performance.
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