HOCOMA CHANGES THE GAME IN AT-HOME BACK TRAINING WITH INTRODUCTION OF VALEDO®
24th November 2014
24th November 2014
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
Hocoma was set up in 2000, as a spin-off of the Swiss University Hospital Balgrist. The company currently employs more than 170 people at its headquarters in Volketswil near Zurich (Switzerland) and at its subsidiaries in the USA, Singapore and Slovenia. Hocoma is the global market leader for the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensorbased devices for functional movement therapy. Therapy solutions support the treatment of 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 low back pain patients. The product range features devices for intensive gait therapy (Lokomat®), functional therapy of the upper extremities (Armeo®), patient mobilization in early rehabilitation programs (Erigo®) as well as functional movement therapy within low back pain treatment (Valedo®) at home and at the clinic. Hocoma products are applied successfully in clinics and research institutes worldwide. The medical technology company has received many technology and entrepreneur awards, amongst others the “Swiss Technology Award” and the “Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Hocoma generated a turnover of more than 30 million CHF in 2013. Dr. Gery Colombo is the CEO of Hocoma AG.
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