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Future-Shape GmbH enters a strategic partnership with Shaw Industries Group, Inc. for North America
Future-Shape GmbH, based nearby Munich, Germany, announced today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Shaw Industries for SensFloor, a large-area sensor system.
Future-Shape wins top innovator award
Future-Shape convinced the jury of TOP 100 all along the line. On 19.6.2020, science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar awarded Future-Shape the TOP 100 seal for a particular ability to innovate and above-average success rates for innovations.
2020 – 2021
Innovative through research
We are pleased that the research activities of Future-Shape GmbH have been recognised by the « Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft » in Germany with the “Innovative through Research” quality label.
The Stifterverband is a joint initiative started by companies and foundations – the only one in Germany to be entirely devoted to consulting, networking and promoting improvements in the fields of education, science and innovation.
Flooring Business Convention in Vienna
On the agenda of this event are many current topics around the flooring industry including innovation and distribution strategies, together with corresponding marketing tools and success strategies. On the second day of the convention Dr. Axel Steinhage from Future-Shape will give a presentation on “People Tracking”. We look forward to seeing you there!
Conference Bau und Betrieb von Senioren- und Pflegeeinrichtungen 2021
On 9th and 10th December 2021, Future-Shape will participate in the conference „Bau und Betrieb von Senioren- und Pflegeeinrichtungen”. Current trends about conception, new construction, conversion, renovation and operation of senior and care facilities will be presented at this event.
We look forward to your visit!
Investor Forum – Senior Living
Between senior residencies and independent living: Innovative intermediate forms put to the test
The “Senior Living” conference puts sustainable forms of living for seniors in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to the test.
Get answers to your questions about the transition to senior-friendly living or brand-new building projects during discussion rounds and interactive sessions on site. Many lectures and workshops around this topic are on the programme and Future-Shape will be there!
The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo 2021
The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo showcases the technology, products and content that will not only enable care homes to implement high-quality, person-centred care models, but also inspire business growth as a result. We will be there with SensFloor, of course!
We look forward to your visit at the NEC Birmingham at our booth C1294.
German-Austrian Online Symposium on Medical Technology in Hospitals
The online symposium Medical Technology in Hospitals presented current and future developments based on a selection of innovative solutions for the hospitals of the future. In addition to various companies, expert speakers from Germany and Austria provided information on the latest innovations and driving forces in this field. All participants benefitted from high-quality expert conversations.
As part of the symposium, our CTO, Mr Axel Steinhage, gave a presentation on “SensFloor – A floor that feels and learns”.
Export opportunities for German providers and service providers in the e-health sector
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), the AHK Portugal organised a digital business trip to Portugal from 4th to 7th May 2021 for German providers and service providers in the e-health sector.
Future-Shape was part of the German delegation on this business trip. We enjoyed many interesting discussions and made new acquaintances.
Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Virtual
The participants of this online-event spent 2 days concentrating on the most pressing issues facing care homes, home care, dementia care and technology enabled care.
Our CEO, Christl Lauterbach, made a speech on “Fall Management and Care Assistance | Use of Sensor Floors in Practice”.
Smart Home – BVDW Conference
At the BVDW Smart Home Conference, Christl Lauterbach gave a presentation on:
Being at home – protected and safe
Euroshop 2020 in Düsseldorf
Future-Shape presented the SensFloor at the EuroShop in Düsseldorf, the world’s biggest and most prestigious retail trade fair. We were happy to meet so many visitors at our booth H76, Hall 3.
Arab Health 2020 in Dubai
Future-Shape participated for the third time in the Arab Health, the leading healthcare business platform in the Middle East. Arab Health 2020 was expected to attract more than 4,250 exhibitors and 106,000 participants from 159 countries.
We presented the SensFloor system with our partner 7Dwarfs at booth H7.E11.
Conference Bau und Betrieb von Senioren- und Pflegeeinrichtungen 2019
On 10th and 11th December 2019, we participated as a partner in the conference „Bau und Betrieb von Senioren- und Pflegeeinrichtungen“. Current challenges, future developments and practical solutions were discussed and many practical examples were presented at this event.
ANSDIPP Congress 2019 in Matera
Future-Shape was pleased to present the SensFloor at the Palazzo Viceconte in Matera at the occasion of the ANSDIPP Congress 2019. ANSDIPP is the national association of social and health managers in Italy and celebrates this year its 25th anniversary. The organisation welcomed many visitors around the topic “Evolution of personal care models and health and social care integration in the third millennium – scenarios, prospects, sustainability and uncertainties”.
Europäischer Gesundheitstag 2019 in Munich
At the “Europäischen Gesundheitstag 2019”, the participants met to discuss the latest health policy developments and concrete solutions. Of course, our sensor floor, which guarantees residents safety and relieves the strain on nursing home staff, fitted exactly in the topic of new solution implementation.
Altenheim Expo 2019 in Berlin
Every year the Altenheim EXPO offers an exciting mix of cutting-edge topics, new concepts, groundbreaking projects, pointed discussions and – last but not least – the right setting for successful networking.
Altenpflege Leitmesse Nürnberg 2019
Care home managers, decision-makers and nursing staff came together at this leading trade fair for the care industry. A perfect platform for discovering and discussing about the latest products and services for outpatient and inpatient care. Future-Shape demonstrated the benefits and applications of SensFloor Care to its visitors.
Dementia Care & Nursing Home 2019
This is one of the UK’s most important trade fairs for healthcare. At this event, the visitors were able to meet the key decision-makers of this fast-growing sector. According to expert forecasts, the number of people over 85 years of age will double over the next 25 to 30 years. Care providers must be able to adapt to future changes, while complying with regulations and providing the highest level of care possible.
BIT´s Congress Rom 2019
At the 5th Annual Congress for Smart Materials in Rome, high-ranking international scientists met to discuss the achievements in this field. Christl Lauterbach, CEO of Future-Shape, gave a presentation at the congress with the title: SensFloor® – A Large-area Sensor Floor for Gait Analysis and Activity Monitoring
EuroCIS 2019 – Europe’s Meeting Place for Retail Technology
Only in the morning shortly before the fair starts our booth seemed as empty as on the photo… Half an hour later there was no more time for taking pictures. Until the end of the fair our stand was well visited and we had exciting conversations with interested visitors. Retailers from all over the world came together in Düsseldorf and enthusiastically tested our SensFloor.
We have already booked the stand for next year again!
Arab Health 2019 in Dubai
The Arab Health is the largest and most important trade fair for health and medicine in the MENA region. More than 4,200 exhibitors and 103,000 participants from over 150 countries were at the Arab Health 2019.
Future-Shape met an enthusiastic public in Dubai. We are looking forward to visiting the Arab Health again in 2020.
Bau 2019 – World’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems
The BAU event has been an absolute industry highlight since 1964. Trade visitors from all over the world could experience closely the future of building.
In the field of innovation, our SensFloor impressed the specialist audience with its numerous application possibilities.
At the beginning of December, three innovative companies met with practical experts at Korian’s first Innovation Café. The aim of the event was to integrate digital innovations faster and more successfully into everyday care. From our point of view, this was a successful event at which Erwin Burth presented our SensFloor Care solution.
Fachtag Strukturmodell und Aktuelles aus der Pflege
bildungperfekt – the competent educational partnership with seminars for geriatric care and hospitals including practical experience on site.
EHI Technologie Tage 2018
More than 500 IT decision-makers met in Düsseldorf at the beginning of November to discuss the future of retail and technical innovations and could benefit from many cutting-edge contributions. On 6th November, our Managing Director, Christl Lauterbach, gave an exciting, very well attended lecture on the subject of sensor flooring in the retail sector.
More than 150 speakers presented a number of solutions for the future as well as current challenges in hospitals and rehabilitation clinics. A particular attention was given to the issue of staff shortages. On this occasion, Future-Shape displayed the innovative SensFloor system and its solutions and many applications.
AAL Kongress Karlsruhe
At the AAL Congress and accompanying exhibition held for the third time in a row at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre, the numerous trade visitors had an ideal platform to get information about the latest research results and the field of applications of AAL products. Christl Lauterbach, CEO of Future-Shape, gave an innovative lecture on the use and financing possibilities of new AAL products in a constantly growing market segment.
Forum Spital – Forum Pflege
The key players of the healthcare industry met at Austria’s largest hospital congress to discuss innovative approaches in the field of care. Future-Shape participated as sponsor and exhibitor in the Care Forum. Erwin Burth, CMO of Future-Shape, gave an interesting lecture on the use and benefits of assistance systems in the care sector of tomorrow.
Demographic change and digitalization are powerful trends that are leading to profound changes in the working environment. Future-Shape was also represented at this year’s Demography Congress for the health and social sectors in Berlin. Our team presented the diverse applications of SensFloor in the care sector. This fair was a clear success for Future-Shape and we could make very promising contacts.
EAHSA & EDE Congress
This year again, Future-Shape was represented with a booth at the EAHSA & EDE Congress in Prague. The topic of the congress was the radical change of long-term care in Europe and the related future challenges to come. Erwin Burth, CMO of Future-Shape, gave an informative lecture about the company history as well as the functionality and use of the SensFloor.
31.08 – 05.09.2018
IFA in Berlin
Our SensFloor inspired many visitors to creative ideas. The sensor floor was integrated into the mozaiq software “Use Case Designer” as an application example. With the software as a prototyping tool, new ideas can be configured quickly and efficiently. And in combination with the SensFloor, this is a lot of fun!
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4th Global Summit and Expo on Multimedia & A.I.
Multimedia & Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the world around us and bring new prospects and functions – from smart factories to drones, sports, healthcare and driverless cars. During this event, we gave a lecture on intelligent flooring.
19.06 – 20.06.2018
Altenheim EXPO 2018 – The strategy congress for operators, planners and investors
Altenheim EXPO offered an exciting mixture of cutting-edge topics, new concepts, groundbreaking projects, pointed discussions and – last but not least – the right framework for successful networking.
Future-Shape participated as an exhibitor in this event.
The ANDA (Austrian Nurse Directors Association) care symposium took place for the second time already. This year’s main theme was Care Management 4.0: Big Data – Robotic – Digitalisation – Fiction and Reality! Of course SensFloor could not be missing in these exciting topics on the future of care.
The symposium was organised by the Association of Nursing Directors of Austria.
Hauptstadt Kongress Medizin und Gesundheit 2018
The motto of this year’s Capital Congress was “Digitalisation and Connected Health”.
Future-Shape was exhibiting at the joint Bavarian health booth. Our team had many interesting and constructive discussions.
OT World – Gait Recording for Reha
The OTWorld in Leipzig is the world’s largest and most important sector meeting-points for all players involved in treatments and care using modern orthopaedic aids. It is a pioneering and inspiring show of innovation with more than 500 exhibitors and over 21,000 visitors.
Future-Shape was there and presented the SensFloor Gait, our solution for gait recording! More information about the trade fair.
Zorg & ICT 2018
Zorg & ICT in Utrecht is the trade fair for IT solutions and services in the Dutch healthcare sector. More than 170 exhibitors presented their innovations in care. We were also participating as an exhibitor with our partner Hertek (Stand: 01.E122) to present SensFloor® Care.
VICTRESS Award 2018
Our Managing Director Christl Lauterbach was one of the three finalists for the VICTRESS Vital Award 2018.
The VICTRESS Awards are presented each year to women in management positions who, as impressive role models, prove that success, leadership and femininity are compatible.
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Australian Healthcare Week
In collaboration with our partner Healthtek, we introduced our SensFloor system for the first time in Australia at the Australian Healthcare Week.
HIMSS 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition
With more than 42000 visitors and 1300 exhibitors, the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition is the leading health information and technology conference. Once again, this event in Las Vegas brought together IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world. They were able to exchange on current IT trends in the healthcare field.
Thanks for your visit at our booth (level 1, booth 12125)!
Altenpflege 2018 – The elderly care sector was meeting in Hannover
Directors of retirement homes, decision-makers and caregivers met at the ALTENPFLEGE, leading trade fair for the nursing sector. It was a perfect platform to discover the latest products and services for in-patient care and discuss with experts and colleagues about the future of geriatric care. The visitors were also able to experience the SensFloor Care live at our booth.
Thanks a lot for your visit!
EuroCIS Europe’s meeting point for retail technology
EuroCIS is a very exciting trade fair with lots of innovations and highlights for the retail sector. We were glad to present for the first time the SensFloor Activity, our new solution for retail, to a large number of visitors.
SMARTER LIVES Innovative solutions for an aging society
The SMARTER LIVES practical forum dealt with the social challenges posed by demographic change to our health and social services.
The visitors were able to enjoy many interesting practice and expert contributions as well as an exhibition space.
29.01 – 01.02.2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Arab Health 2018 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Arab Health, largest trade fair for medical technology and healthcare in the MENA region, took place in Dubai at the end of January 2018. Future-Shape was exhibiting with its Partner 7 Dwarfs at booth Z3.A39.
Conference Bau und Betrieb von Senioren- und Pflegeeinrichtungen
All visitors of the conference in Mannheim were able to get the latest information about new trends in conception, construction, renovation, rehabilitation and management of care facilities and nursing homes for seniors:
- New concepts for living and care solutions
- Estimation of construction costs for project development
- Innovative concepts for nursing care
… and lots more
UNCAP Meeting in Thessaloniki
At the end of November, all UNCAP project staff met in Thessaloniki to prepare for the review meeting in February. Dr. Axel Steinhage from Future-Shape was on site.
DVLAB Bundeskongress für Leitungskräfte in der Altenhilfe
This year, the federal Congress reflected about the many new legal regulations that could improve the situation of care for elderly people and care professionals.
The evolution of caregiver remuneration and solutions for shortage of staff in the branch was also an important topic.
Future-Shape has been nominated for the DEKRA Award!
Together with experts of the magazine WirtschaftsWoche, the DEKRA organisation grants this award in the field “Security at home”, among other themes. The award does not focus on products but on Best Practices. With this nomination, Future-Shape ranges among companies which have developed excellent concepts, initiatives or processes.
23. – 27.10.2017
FoKoS-Woche in Siegen
Gait recording with an age simulation suit
Shaping a humane future
Over 1.000 visitors participated in the FoKoS-Woche “Zukunft menschlich gestalten” (“Shaping a humane future”) at the University of Siegen. For a week, the visitors were able to test the trends of the future on site.
One of the show highlights was the “Intelligent living-room” where, among other things, the SensFloor displayed the residents’ activity, reported falls and recorded gait patterns. With the help of an age simulation suit and the gait recording tool, the visitors had the possibility to test and observe directly how the gait pattern changes through the ageing process. The result was quite impressive for all participants and proved how helpful it can be to use an intelligent flooring by persons at risk of falling.
International Long-Term Care Conference
On the occasion of the largest European conference on long-term care, Future-Shape introduced the SensFloor system to the Polish market. The fair was well attended, the lectures were top-class and varied. The interest in our intelligent floor was correspondingly high, as it supports the nursing staff in their daily routine and doctors in diagnosis and treatment.
Université Bretagne in Lorient, France
Living lab in Brittany
Future-Shape has recently set up the SensFloor system in the living lab of the Université Bretagne Sud in Lorient (France). Student research projects will be carried out with the assistance of the SensFloor.
Forum Spital 2017
It is getting serious around new care professions
From 20th to 22sd September, the key players of health economy were meeting at the biggest Austrian hospital congress. Future-Shape successfully participated as a sponsor and exhibitor in this event.
The DEMOGRAFIEKONGRESS held on 31st August and 1st September gathered more than 800 decision-makers and 100 referents at the leading congress around adapation to demographic change. Future-Shape was exhibitor in this events and presented the many possible uses of the SensFloor system in care.
Kerstin Schreyer, MdL visits Future-Shape
Kerstin Schreyer, leader of the Bavarian State Chancellery, paid a visit to Future-Shape GmbH in Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn to learn more about the company.
GeoIoT World Conference
“Applications of SensFloor for Connected Situational Awareness in Care and Medicine”
Future-Shape wins once more the innovation prize awarded by the German Ministry of Economy and Energy
With a significant enhancement of the SensFloor® System, the SensFloor® Gait application for the activity monitoring, Future-Shape has won for the second time the federal prize for outstanding innovative achievements, awarded each year by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy. The Future-Shape team had the honour of receiving the innovation award during a festive ceremony taking place at the IHM, International Handcraft trade fair in Munich.
The SensFloor® System is a textile-based underlay with integrated proximity sensors, developed by Future-Shape GmbH. Whenever a person walks across the floor, signals are transmitted to a transceiver, which detects the direction and speed of the movements and recognises a person lying on the floor after a fall. The main applications for this system are the workflow optimisation, fall detection and prevention in hospitals, care and retirement homes. Now SensFloor® Gait can do even more: through a sophisticated data analysis it is now possible to realise high-resolution activity monitoring as well as gait recording. With these functions, the sensitive floor is becoming an important tool for medical staff. “Doctors or therapists can detect changes in their patients and thus quantify the efficiency of the treatments and rehabilitation measures”, explains Raoul Hoffmann, who is finalising his doctorate on this topic at Future-Shape. For Future-Shape, the federal award for innovation reaffirms the strive to pursue the development of solutions for digitalisation, the business segment of the future.