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Hocoma partners with FREI

13th November 2018

Strengthening the continuum of care with medical training therapy (MTT) devices

Hocoma, the global market leader in robotic and sensor-based devices for functional movement therapy, today announced that it will partner with FREI AG, a premium manufacturer of medical training therapy (MTT) devices. Frei’s machines enable physical therapists to incorporate safe and effective resistance training into their patients’ sessions.

Together, Hocoma and FREI will develop smart training devices that connect to HocoNet® and Hocoma’s high-quality product portfolio, strengthening the Total Solution in Rehabilitation. “Resistance training is essential to the recovery process,” explained Hocoma CEO Dr. Gery Colombo. “Building muscular strength supports patients in recovering their functional movement.”

By partnering with FREI, Hocoma is expanding into the orthopedic market. “I am completely certain that we have found the right partner for this endeavor,” said Colombo. “FREI has been serving physical therapy practices for over 40 years.” Hocoma’s global distribution network will give FREI access to new sales territories. FREI CEO Hans-Peter Rosenberger added: “Like us, Hocoma puts the patient first. We are very excited to be working together.”

from left to right: Daniel Junge (Business Unit Manager Clinic Market, Hocoma), Jason Chen (Member of the Board of Directors, Hocoma), Hans-Peter Rosenberger (CEO, FREI), Dr. Gery Colombo (CEO, Hocoma), Dr. Peter Hostettler (Chairman of the Board of Directors, Hocoma).

About FREI AG

FREI AG has been one of the leading solution providers in the orthopedics and medical fitness industries since 1976. From cardio bikes and treadmills to therapy beds and medical fitness devices: physicians, therapists, fitness centers, and health-conscious individuals find everything they need at FREI AG. Characterized not only by its high-quality medical products, FREI AG also advises and supports its customers in business- and market-specific matters. The consultations and trainings are conducted by the company’s own FREI Academy, guaranteeing outstanding consultancy, technical expertise, and reliable service. For more information, please visit www.frei-ag.de.

About Hocoma

Successful therapy begins in the patient’s mind. Firmly believing that they can reach their goals, one step at a time. The Swiss medical technology company Hocoma is committed to successful therapy. Its innovative technologies and ideas lend functional movement therapy new impetus, promote autonomous therapy, and provide for maximal motivation. In the rehabilitation technology field, Hocoma is internationally recognized as a pioneer and market leader. As a Total Solution Provider, we cover the entire continuum of rehabilitation: Our portfolio includes robotic and sensor-based medical devices for early rehabilitation and mobilization, for intensive gait therapy, for arm and hand function recovery, and for lower back pain relief. Additionally, our support packages offer a helping hand with clinical integration and research, business design, financing options, and marketing, and our technical support hotline is available 24/7. Hocoma founder and CEO Dr. Gery Colombo believes: “Those who break new ground must be open-minded towards unusual methods.” We have been living this mission statement since our beginnings in 1996 – at our headquarters in Switzerland as well as our subsidiaries in Chile, Singapore, Slovenia, and the USA. All the while, ideal therapy remains our primary goal. Hocoma has been a proud partner of DIH and Motek since August 2016. For more information about Hocoma, please visit www.hocoma.com.

Product Disclaimer

All Hocoma products are medical devices and must be used in strict adherence to the User Manual; failure to do so may result in serious personal injury. It is strongly recommended that you regularly consult Hocoma’s website (www.hocoma.com/legalnotes) for the latest available information. Please contact Hocoma in case of any questions.

Use only under the supervision of qualified medical personnel. However, certain Hocoma products are marketed for home use and must be strictly used according to the recommendations of your medical care provider who is knowledgeable about your specific needs. Consult the User Manual and Hocoma’s website (www.hocoma.com/legalnotes) for appropriate product designation. Failure to obtain and follow the recommendations of your medical care provider may result in serious personal injury.

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