Sofia Ferreira

Sofia Ferreira

Co-founder at Heecap, Spain


Sofía Ferreira is an industrial engineer with experience in healthcare innovation. She was part of the development of 2 medical devices that are currently on the market. She also worked for 4 years at Sidra Medicine (Qatar) where she developed an App for pregnant women. To boost her career, she joined d·Health Barcelona, where she learned and experienced the whole innovation process.

Sofia is currently combining her job at the Innovation department from SJD Barcelona Children’s hospital with Heecap, the startup she founded together with her partner, Laura Lizama, and Dr. Oriol Roca. Heecap is the disruptive solution to keep the diaphragmatic strength of patients who are connected to mechanical ventilators, with non-invasive electrostimulation. Unlike other solutions, Heecap is an easy-to-use preventive solution that will reduce hospital costs, and patients will have an earlier return to normal life.

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Parallel Session: Hands-on acceleration and sustainability of healthcare innovation in COVID-19 times

  • 8 November, 2021
  • 09:30 - 11:00
  • Room 5