HOCOMA LAUNCHES ERIGO®PRO WITH INTEGRATED FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (FES) FOR U.S. MARKET
29th July 2014
29th July 2014
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.
Hocoma was set up in 2000, as a spin-off of the Swiss University Hospital Balgrist. The company currently employs more than 160 people at its headquarters near Zurich, Switzerland and at its subsidiaries in the US, Singapore and Slovenia. Hocoma is the global market leader for the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensor-based 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®), early rehabilitation and patient mobilization (Erigo®) as well as functional movement therapy within low back pain treatment (Valedo®) at home and at the therapist’s office. Hocoma’s products are applied successfully in clinics and research institutes worldwide. The 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 2013. Dr. Gery Colombo is the CEO of Hocoma AG.
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3 “Erigo FES” describes the module for Functional Electrical Stimulation integrated in the ErigoPro
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