Sociodent, a start-up company headquartered in Chennai, seeks to address unmet clinical needs related to oral care for dependent individuals.
The startup seeks to address the dependent personal market with a particular focus on the geriatrics and mobility impairment sub-segments. Target markets include those who have lost upper extremity dexterity, those with limited fine motor skills, and those with temporary or permanent loss of upper extremity function.
“We target people who don’t like brushing. They may be bedridden or have other physical problems that prevent them from brushing their teeth.” They are highly dependent on their caregivers for work, adding to the pre-existing psychological distress of dependence and affecting their quality of life,” he said.
Gracian explained that this is a mouthpiece (like an automatic brush) and runs on batteries and power. “Our products focus on gradually making the basic tasks of regular oral hygiene independent, reducing complications from poor oral care and improving the quality of life of dependent individuals. The company is now entering the clinical validation phase of testing against real users.
Startup founders Steward Gracian S. and Stephen Samuel J. are experienced dentists from Chennai who developed a new patent-pending mouthpiece-based mouthpiece to address the problem of poor oral care. As an oral hygiene solution, we started working on the development of the Assistive Oral Care Device. Oral hygiene of dependent individuals. Ultimately, they founded this company and recognized the commercial potential of this product in the assistive technology space.
The startup was incorporated in March 2021 and has been part of the IIT-M Research Park ecosystem ever since. “We have been cultivating him in the IITM HTIC Medtech incubator since March 2021 to date,” Gracian said. “We are currently funded by government grants and seed funding. So far, we have raised about Rs. says.