Charité spin-off Nia Health launches first intelligent psoriasis app

Berlin/Hamburg, den 22.10.2020: Sorea is the name of the new app of the Charité spin-off Nia Health. After the release of the eczema medical app Nia at the end of 2019, the Berlin based startup launched its second product. Sorea offers psoriasis patients digital support.

Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease. Scaly skin lesions (also known as ‘plaques’) are typical features of the most common form of this disease. Patients with psoriasis suffer from plaques that are often visible to outsiders, especially when a flare-up breaks out. These large plaques often cause feelings of shame or exclusion.

Nia Health co-founder, Dr. Reem Alneebari (39), board certified dermatologist, knows the already existing and effective treatment methods for psoriasis patients: “However, the fastest way to get there is often unclear to patients. Documentation is extremely important in order to better identify the highly individualized triggers for relapses and the optimal treatment.” This is exactly how the Sorea App is intended to support psoriasis patients and doctors. Intelligent recording of the skin’s appearance using textual and photographic records helps patients and physicians to recognize patterns during the course of the disease over time. Based on clinically validated metrics such as the so-called PASI-Score, the Sorea App objectifies subjective perceptions of patients.

Technologically, Nia Health uses its platform, which has been developed for two and a half years and is already used by more than 6,000 eczema patients. Oliver Welter (36), CTO and co-founder of Nia Health, is well aware of the importance of scalable platforms due to his many years of experience in the industry (most recently as CTO for the company caresyntax):

„We have developed our AI-based technology from the very beginning in a way that allows us to achieve synergy effects in many fields of indication. The end result should always be a product that brings direct added value to patients and physicians

The basic version of the Sorea App is now available in the Google Play- and Apple App Store.
Further information about the Sorea app:

More about the disease psoriasis

October 29 is World Psoriasis Day. Worldwide 100 million people suffer from psoriasis. Psoriasis is associated with other comorbidities such as high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic inflammatory bowel diseases and mental illnesses such as anxiety disorders and depression. Genetics play an essential role in the development of the disease. However, it has not yet been possible to clarify which genetic information is responsible for psoriasis in detail.

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