Activity

We design, develop and implement technological medical devices in a unique synergy between Engineering and Health, created by professionals with great experience. Sensing Future is a multidisciplinary team, with vast experience and knowledge in the areas of mechanical engineering, biomechanics, electronics and computer science with a solid experience in measurements and control systems.

These competences, allied to important synergies developed in the health area, allow Sensing Future to define technical specifications and to develop innovative medical devices, flexible and modular.

R&D

In a strategy built on perfecting and widening its competences, Sensing Future integrates and is open to the participation on Research, Development & Innovation projects, through national and international partnerships, namely higher education institutions, clinics, medical centers, institutions and companies.

Meet our projects

 

Founders

  Carlos Alcobia

Carlos Alcobia

With a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering by the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Coimbra, he is an Associate Professor at the Coimbra Institute of Engineering, where he has tutored several research themes in the health scope.


  Luís Ferreira

Luis Ferreira

With a Master in Mechanical Engineering by the University of Coimbra, he has developed several works in the biomechanical area and in the conception of medical devices. He is responsible for the technical development.

 

 

  Pedro Mendes

Pedro Mendes

With a Master in Mechanical Engineering by the University of Coimbra, he has developed several works in the biomechanical area and in the conception of medical devices. He is responsible for the commercial and marketing department.

  Controlar

Fernando Leite

Controlar, represented by Fernando Leite, is a reference company in the scope of automation, electronics and systems. Its expansion strategy was accomplished by integrating two Spanish companies, in the military and aerospace areas, and recently Sensing Future, in the health area.

History

The history of Sensing Future goes back to 2009, when its founders, Carlos Alcobia, Luís Ferreira and Pedro Mendes, attended the 6º Poliempreende – Projectos de Vocação Empresarial, where they conquered the 1º prize at a national level.

Following some contacts made with companies knowledgeable of the market, the company Controlar Electrónica Industrial e Sistemas, Lda, was integrated in this project, revealing itself as a centre piece for the start-up constitution.

Established in December 2011, Sensing Future aims to create technological medical devices for physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Physically incubated, since 2012, at the Companies’ Incubator of Instituto Pedro Nunes, Sensing Future compiles technical competences, corporative know-how and innovative spirit, i.e. the necessary conditions to fulfill a precursor and decisive role in the scope of Health Care & Medical Solutions.

The insertion of Sensing Future in the Central Region provides a privileged network of contacts in the health sector, including professionals and educational institutions affiliated with the University of Coimbra, the Coimbra Hospital, the Health Technology School of Coimbra and the University of Aveiro.