Assess body composition in a precise, portable and fast way, in order to help professionals improve athletic performance and prevent diseases related to body fat.

Big Idea

Body composition is one major variable for athlete’s performance. Body fat is also very important in the prevention of 50% of the most common chronic diseases and there isn’t an accurate, portable and easy way to assess and monitor the evolution of localized body fat for most of the use cases. Lipowise is a smart system to assess body composition and anthropometric measures in a fast and portable way. For professionals of sports, nutrition and health, Lipowise is the best option because it’s 20% more accurate than traditional skinfold callipers and convenient than Bioimpedance scales or Dexa Systems, with unique use cases, like pregnant women.

Activity Highlights

  • First Place – Award Fresenius Kabi “Nutrição Clínica”, APNEP (2008)
  • First Place – Award Fresenius Kabi “Nutrição Clínica”, APNEP (2009)
  • Best Free Communication, APNEP (2009)
  • Nutrition Awards 2010 – Inovation, APN (2010)
  • FEUP Colheita ’75 (2010)
  • 40th Inventions of Geneva – Silver Medal (2012)
  • 2nd Best Free Communication XIV APNEP Annual Congress (2012)
  • First Place – Award Fresenius Kabi “Nutrição Clínica”, APNEP (2013)
  • Cárdio Med.Ideas  Award 2018
  • EIT Headstart Award 2019
  • Selection to the Qatar Sports Tech Accelerator 2020
  • Reference Letters from 2 excellence FIFA Clinic (Clínica do Dragão e Aspetar);
  • Colaboration with several international studies;
  • Selected to the 1st accelerator SCB in July 2023.


  • National 1: Device for the acquisition and processing of data for determining body mass, Device for Monitoring, Digital Recording and Assessing Body Composition, INPI nº 103721, PT, Application Date: 16-04-2007, Granted.
  • National 2: Device for Measuring Skinfold Thickness, submitted to National Institute of Industrial Property, INPI nº 1051870, PT, Application Date: 2 07 2010, Granted
  • European: Device for measuring skinfold thickness, International Application nº: PCT / IB2010 / 055701, International Filing Date: 09 12 2010, Granted.
  • American: Device for measuring skinfold thickness, Application nº: 13807658, Application Date: 09 12 2010, Published: 16-05-2013, Granted.


Ricardo Moura – CEO & Co-Founder; Tiago Andrade – CTO & Co-Founder.

Portugal Ventures’ Investment Manager

Helena Maio