What is Tendo?
Tendo is a slim glove-like exoskeleton with build in sensor technology which adds strength to the finger movement. It is developed to enable people with weak muscular function in the hands and fingers to exercise and regain the ability to do everyday activities. The Tendo tool only covers two fingers to enable the pinch-grip and the technology, which is placed on the forearm, fits under the user’s sleeve. The slim and light design makes Tendo unique because it is considerably smaller than the competitors on the market. This also has a very positive effect on the users’ feeling of being self-reliant and living a normal life. The Tendo aid offers a unique combination of artificial support and exercise for the muscles, thus making the user regain the strength while wearing it.
From the left:
Robin Gustavsson (Mechanical engineer – Specializes in fine mechanics and product development)
Sofie Woge ( Founder – Industrial designer and product design engineer)
Pontus Renmarker (Mechanical engineer – Specializes in mechatronics)
Reasons for being selected to the hub
- Tendos’ vision for the product is strong and clear and they have a strong team with both commercial and technical skills.
- The collaboration with users in the development process shows that listening to the market is a way of thinking for the team and accordingly the markets response to the first basic prototype has been very positive.
- The growth potential for Tendo is very promising in the sense that it is a technological innovation that meets the market demands and regarding both technology and design are well ahead of competition.
Quote from Tendo
“Finding an environment for a robotic and med-tech startup is a challenge so we were immediately interested when we saw the lab facilities at the robothall at Teknologisk Institute in Odense. Just being here around people with expertise in robotics, mechanics and also business development is perfect for us at the stage we are at now. The city of Odense is only two hours by car from Lund so we consider it within our region.”