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PRESS RELEASE: Paindrainer® winner of the first Nordic Health App Award 2023

“We have worked diligently to ensure that the development of Paindrainer maintains a high standard across key aspects such as data and privacy, technical security and stability, usability and accessibility, and last but not least, professional and clinical assurance. Winning this leading-edge competition for groundbreaking digital solutions is a great confirmation for the whole company and I am very proud of the teams’ effort.”, says Erik Frick, CEO Paindrainer AB.

The jurys reasoning for awarding Paindrainer®

“Paindrainer® was chosen by the jury for its unique and innovative chronic pain management solution. Highlighting its patient-centric AI technology, the jury praised its potential to transform healthcare from a calendar-based to a need-based system. With strong evidence backing and readiness for market regulation, Paindrainer® represents a promising breakthrough for both patients and healthcare providers in the Nordics.”

“The winners of the Nordic Health App Award 2023 showcase the huge potential we have within digital health in the Nordics. But to build a healthcare system that's sustainable and integrated by 2030, we must bridge the gap between innovation and implementation, between health-tech and health-care. NordDEC can be that bridge. A shared Nordic solution will not only create a bigger and more attractive home market for our winners, but it will also attract international health tech pioneers,” says Anders Tunold-Hanssen, CEO and Project Manager, Nordic Interoperability Project AS.  

“Nordic Innovation has developed the Nordic Health App Award as it is an important way to promote the innovative solutions that are being developed by Nordic health-tech companies. In this regard, we are looking forward to following Paindrainer® and the other finalists’ journey through the NordDEC accreditation,” says Rasmus Malmborg, Head of Program, Nordic Innovation.

Facts: Paindrainer

Paindrainer® is a digital self-management device designed for individuals suffering from chronic pain. Through a mobile application, users can log their daily activities and pain levels, allowing the app's Artificial Neural Network to identify unique pain triggers. With 95% correct predictions after 20 days, the app then offers personalized recommendations to enhance quality of life and alleviate pain.

The Jury

  • Jenni Nordborg, Director of International Affairs at Lif Sweden
  • Freyr Holm Ketilsson, Founder Icelandic Health Tech Cluster
  • Nana Bule, Tech Executive, Chair, Board member
  • Unni Kvisvik, Nordic Head of Welfare, Tietoevry Care
  • Aki Koivistoinen, Ambassador at StartUp Health

About Nordic Health App Award

The aim of the Nordic Health App Award is to discover and recognize health apps from the Nordics. All finalists in the Nordic Health App Award receive free assessment against the Nordic Digital Health and Evaluation Criteria (NordDEC) carried out by Orcha.

Nordic Innovation in collaboration with N!P (The Nordic Interoperability Project).


Lena Henriksson - Head of Communication

Lena Henriksson

Head of Communication
Visionary change maker who believes in a good strategy. Combined communication and marketing expert with working experience from the broadcasting businesses Swedish Radio and UR. Walked from Media to Business and became responsible for marketing, corporate communication and PR in startups and institutes. Interested in making a difference with great communication.

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