The Company vision is to improve the quality of life for millions of chronic pain patients
PainDrainer AB is a Swedish company founded 2018 by an experienced entrepreneur, a software architect, as well as an academic graduate well proficient in pain therapies. The aim of the company is to deliver solutions to unmet clinical needs for chronic, non-malignant, pain patients, using advanced Artificial Intelligent systems.
The product – PainDrainer – is the first drug free, self-management coach allowing identification of each patient’s pain triggers and pain protectors, allowing the patient to increase the quality of life. It is based on artificial intelligence allowing for a personal analysis and prognosis, e.g. the patient can ask: What activities can I manage if I want to go to a wedding in two days with pain no higher that 5 (on the Mankoski Pain Scale)?
Science behind – Self-management of chronic pain is today a well-accepted concept, allowing the important participatory factor to positively contribute to the life of patients. (See e.g. 1-7)
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