Health-Trends co-hosted the startup pitching session at the 5th ZHAW Digital Health Lab Day end of August. A total of eight startups participated in the pitching session, with Leg&airy taking both prizes in the jury and public voting. Our team was on-site and has summarized a few impressions for you.

The 5th Digital Health Lab Day at ZHAW with a focus on “Digital Strategies for Future Healthcare” took place this year on August 24, 2023. Through compelling keynote addresses, energizing startup presentations, and in-depth workshops in the field of digital health, participants grasped the full meaning of innovation in healthcare. The emphasis was on practical approaches to adopting digital health. The event organizers have summarised various key takeaways from the event at the following link: We will therefore not go into further detail about the takeaways from the event in this blog post.

Swiss digital health startup LEG&AIRY® won the startup pitching sessions

Part of the program was also a startup pitching session, for which a total of around 40 digital health startups applied. A final total of eight startups were selected by the organizers for an on-site pitching session. They were allowed to present their business model in front of a large audience in the main hall. After the pitches, a public voting as well as a jury voting took place. The jury consisted of Beata Dinger (ZHAW Runway Startup Incubator), Diana Hardie (Swiss Healthcare Startups), Simon Nebel (Viopas Venture Consulting), Heiko Visarius (MedTech Expert), Stefan Leuthold (Healthtechpark Schlieren) and Matthias Mettler (Health-Trends).

LEG&AIRY® won the first prize in both public voting and jury voting. Faizan Mohammad, Founder of LEG&AIRY®, was therefore honored to receive several attractive prizes from Health-Trends, among others. Health-Trends rewarded the double winner with a copy of the Swiss Digital Health VC Report and a social media package. Part of this package is also to report about LEG&AIRY® here in this blog post.

LEG&AIRY® revolutionizes the market for orthopedic aids

LEG&AIRY® is on a mission to mobilize disabled children with autonomously fitted (AI-driven) and manufactured orthopedic devices. With its innovative Leg&airy SFP process, this company is revolutionizing the market for orthopedic aids. This process enables an incredibly precise and individualized fitting, making their ultra-light products part of the body in no time. The target groups are especially children and adults suffering from neuro-orthopedic diseases such as cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis, but also those with rare diseases that have similar symptoms.

Looking to the future, LEG&AIRY® plans to use not only AI but also smart sensors to further optimize fit as well as functionality in everyday life. The winner of the audience and jury award at the Digital Health Lab Day 2023 and finalist at the Swiss Innovation Challenge, the startup is now looking for additional strategic investors to further advance their vision of “Mobilizing Humanity”.

LEG&AIRY® is looking for support

LEG&AIRY® is looking for specialized doctors who prescribe orthotics, as well as patients who wear orthotics! Become part of this exciting mission and help the startup test and develop their products. If you are interested in shaping the next generation of orthotic devices and helping to improve the lives of many, you can contact the startup directly by email at or by phone at +41 44 585 26 26.


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