In the European Union, studies show that one-third of adults suffer from chronic diseases. It is proved that feelings of loneliness are high in patients who live in such conditions. Basically, loneliness leaves a significant negative impact on those suffering from chronic diseases and leads to depression, poor disease management, and long periods of hospital bound treatment.
In 2017, Wefight was founded by Benoît Brouard and Pierre Nectoux in Paris to eradicate loneliness with its virtual companion called ‘Vik’ that will answer patients’ queries related to their condition, and treatment. Now, the French startup has hit the headlines as it raised funding to develop its product.