Media Releases

14th December 2014

INNOLIFE-CONSORTIUM WINNING BID OF HEALTHY LIVING AND ACTIVE AGEING OF THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTE OF INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY (EIT)

Stuttgart, Munich (Germany) | InnoLife, a consortium of 144 European companies, research institutes and universities, has been selected by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) as the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) for EIT Health. With a total volume of EUR 2.1 billion it is one of the largest public funded initiatives for health worldwide. more

25th November 2014

HOCOMA LAUNCHES NEXT GENERATION SOFTWARE FOR ARMEO® ARM REHABILITATION EXOSKELETONS

Zurich, Switzerland, November 25, 2014 – Hocoma, the world market leader for robotic and sensor-based medical devices for functional movement therapy, announced today the launch of a next-generation software that lifts the Armeo therapy devices onto the next level and increases patient motivation like never before. more

24th November 2014

HOCOMA CHANGES THE GAME IN AT-HOME BACK TRAINING WITH INTRODUCTION OF VALEDO®

Norwell, Mass., November 24, 2014 – Innovative medical device and therapeutic gaming technology restores motion to joints and redevelops deep muscles for sustained low back health more

9th October 2014

ETH PRESS RELEASE: HOCOMA ENABLES PROFESSORSHIP OF REHABILITATION ENGINEERING

Zurich, 9 October 2014 - ETH Zurich has established a new Chair of Rehabilitation Engineering with the appointment of Professor Roger Gassert to the position. The chair is affiliated to the Department of Health Sciences and Technology and will be financially supported over the coming decade with a donation of CHF 1 million from the Zurich-based company Hocoma. more

7th October 2014

HOCOMA RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF THE MAJOR PLAYERS IN WEARABLE HEALTHCARE MARKET

Volketswil near Zurich, Switzerland, October 7, 2014 – Wearable technology, such as Valedo, a sensor based back pain therapy device by the Swiss medical technology company Hocoma, is supporting the “quantify self” movement that measures and monitors the human body. With sensors to promote back training, the Valedo offers therapeutic exercises to improve movement awareness, fine muscle control and spinal stability that are entertaining and motivating. According to the latest Soreon Research Report, such wearable mobile devices are disrupting and revolutionizing the traditional healthcare industry. more

27th August 2014

MEDICAL CLUSTER PRESS RELEASE: SWISS MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY AT THE START OF A NEW ERA

Zurich/Bern, 27 August 2014 – In times of change, the Swiss medical technology firms have largely done their homework and expect an average growth rate of 9.7% for this year and next. However, in view of the international pricing and competitive pressure as well as the growing regulations and the scarcity of resources, above all SMEs are called upon to operate more outside their niches in order to continue to assert themselves in the globalised and consolidated environment. This is shown, for example, by the Swiss Medical Technology Industry Report (SMTI) 2014, which was compiled by Medical Cluster in collaboration with Patrick Dümmler and Beatus Hofrichter of ConCep+ and is based on an extensive survey of 341 medtech firms. more

29th July 2014

HOCOMA LAUNCHES ERIGO®PRO WITH INTEGRATED FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (FES) FOR U.S. MARKET

The Swiss-based medical technology company Hocoma launches the next generation of its rehabilitation robotic device Erigo®Pro in the U.S. The new ErigoPro further improves mobilization and verticalization of patients with circulatory, neurological or musculoskeletal conditions through integrated Functional Electrical Stimulation. With this advanced new feature, the ErigoPro is an ideal addition to acute care rehabilitation programs. The first Hospitals in the USA implementing the ErigoPro in their daily clinical routine are Craig Hospital in Denver, CO and the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA. more

25th June 2014

RICHARD FRITSCHI JOINS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT HOCOMA

At the general meeting on June 19, 2014, Richard Fritschi was elected as a new member of the Hocoma Board of Directors. In his new role, Fritschi supports the Swiss medical technology company with his vast international experience and profound knowledge in the Medtech industry. more

6th May 2014

HOCOMA AWARDED A GRANT TO DEVELOP THERAPEUTIC ROBOTIC GLOVE

Volketswil near Zurich, Switzerland, May 6, 2014 – Together with the Swedish company Bioservo and the largest Dutch independent research institute on technology applications in healthcare, Roessingh Research and Development, Hocoma has been awarded a grant for the HandinMind project (EUROSTARS project E!8227) that is working on the development of a robotic glove as an integrated, innovative solution for hand rehabilitation after stroke. more

13th March 2014

TECHNICAL PROGRESS OF GAIT THERAPY: REHABILITATION CLINIC ZIHLSCHLACHT AND HOCOMA INTRODUCE NEW LOKOMAT MODULE

Driven gait orthoses help people relearn to walk again after severe injuries of the nervous system. The Swiss medical technology company Hocoma now introduces a new Lokomat module that provides lateral translation and transverse rotation of the pelvis for a more physiological gait pattern as well as balance activation. VAMED, a leading international healthcare service provider is the first clinic group to offer patients this new generation of gait training at the Swiss rehabilitation clinic Zihlschlacht. more

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