The two things that make us stand out is that we first found a need directly at the source: one of the founders, Senne, is an ear-nose-throat surgeon. He comes into contact with allergies every day and knows the struggles about the diagnostics.
The second thing that gives our company an unfair advantage against our competition, is our complementary team. Seasoned experience together with academic knowledge in software, mechatronics, automation, medicine, marketing, sales and business development, makes that our team can make well funded decisions in a short period of time and pivot when necessary.
HippoCreates wants to facilitate the diagnostic process of allergy and airway disease by creating medical devices that combine evidence-based medicine with state-of-the-art technology.
Whether the symptoms are allergic rhinitis, shortness of breath, conjunctivitis, swollen lips, tongue or eyes; HippoCreates strives to give physicians the most efficient tools and help them in their battle against humanities n°1 chronic disease.
We develop medical devices that are technologically cutting edge and form a new uniform, worldwide standard in the diagnosis of airway diseases, thus providing millions of people around the world with more efficient and faster test results.
At the core of our company stands a complementary and multifunctional team of medical doctors and engineers to ensure that HippoCreates
Hippocrates was a Greek physician that revolutionized Ancient Greek medicine. He is often referred to as the "Father of Western Medicine".
Just as well-known is the Hippocratic Oath, an oath of ethics historically taken by physicians. Although it is rarely used in its original form today, it serves as a foundation for other, similar oaths and laws that define good medical practice.
For us at HippoCreates (or Hippo) the same statement was meant when deciding on our companies name: creating devices with a strong medical foundation that together with the most state-of-the art technologies and scientific insights, that together will form a creative symbiosis to be used for better medical practice.
Meet the Dream TeamOur Team Members that contribute daily to succes
Senne, co-founder of Hippo, is MD, resident otorhinolaryngology, head & neck surgery at the University Hospital Leuven. His profound knowledge in the domain of allergies, wide network and clear image of the market make him the perfect candidate to lead the team.
Wim HofkensHead of Engineering
Co-founder Wim is a seasoned veteran in mechanical design. As engineer, he has immense expertise in the field of automation; he managed a dozen projects focusing on mechanical and electrical design.
An ideal person as head of R&D and lead of our engineering team.
Peter DeroovereHead of Software Development
Peter, one of the co-founders, leads the software team. He specialised in the development and implementation of user-friendly software systems, and has a successful background in robotics.
In addition, he is currently pursuing a PhD in artificial intelligence and computer vision.
Peter is affiliated with IDLab-AIRO, a top AI & Robotics lab connected to UGent and imec, ensuring access to the latest developments.
Karel SoeteAI & Data Architect
Karel makes sure that his experience as data architect forms a perfect framework for our AI algorithms.
His wide academic knowledge and long-standing relationship with the university of Ghent makes Hippo one of the companies that can implement the right state-of-the-art technology at any given time.
Rob CardinaelsApplications Engineer
As first employee, Rob will accelerate the development of our first product. With his mechantronical background he’s a natural allrounder. And as an industrial design engineer, he will make it look good too.
Neel VanheckeSoftware Development / QARA
As a bio-engineer, Neel is fascinated by the symbiosis of biology and technology. Through his perseverance as an urban climber, he takes the software team to whole new levels and with his fantastic eye for details, he is the perfect fit to be handeling quality assurance of the development and production of our SPAT units.
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