HOCOMA LAUNCHES A NEW VERSION OF ITS ESTABLISHED GAIT TRAINING DEVICE LOKOMATPRO
19th April 2011
19th April 2011
The Swiss based medical technology expands the effective gait therapy with the LokomatPro. The new version of the LokomatPro features additional functions as well as future upgrading options. The needs and experience of therapists and patients were included in the development of the device. The new version of the LokomatPro is already successfully applied in clinics in Switzerland, Germany and France. The clinics especially appreciate the easier handling of the body weight support system and the design that allows for the therapists to be closer to the patient.
Hocoma was set up in 2000, as a spin-off of the Swiss University Hospital Balgrist. The company currently employs more than 130 people at its headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland and at its subsidiaries in the US and Singapore. Hocoma develops and produces therapy solutions for neurological patients with movement disorders caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or other neurological diseases and injuries as well as small children with cerebral palsy. The product range features devices for intensive locomotion therapy (Lokomat®, Andago®), functional therapy of the upper extremities (Armeo®) as well as early rehabilitation and patient mobilization (Erigo®). Hocoma’s products are applied successfully in clinics and research institutes worldwide. This medical technology company has received many awards for start-up companies, and was honored with the “Red Herring 100 Global Award” in January 2010, as one of the hundred most innovative companies world-wide.