HOCOMA AWARDED A GRANT TO DEVELOP THERAPEUTIC ROBOTIC GLOVE
6th May 2014
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.
Hocoma was set up in 2000, as a spin-off of the Swiss University Hospital Balgrist. The company currently employs more than 150 people at its headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland and at its subsidiaries in the US, Singapore and Slovenia. Hocoma develops and produces therapy solutions for neurological patients with movement disorders caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or other neurological diseases and injuries as well as for low back pain patients. The product range features devices for intensive locomotion therapy (Lokomat®), functional therapy of the upper extremities (Armeo®), early rehabilitation and patient mobilization (Erigo®) as well as functional movement therapy within low back pain treatment (Valedo®). Hocoma’s products are applied successfully in clinics and research institutes worldwide. This medical technology company has received many awards and was honored with the “Red Herring 100 Global Award” in January 2010, as one of the hundred most innovative companies worldwide. Hocoma generated a turnover of more than 30 million CHF in 2012. Dr. Gery Colombo is the CEO of Hocoma AG.