Hocoma has close cooperations with different partners.
Conception and first development of the Lokomat and the Erigo began at the Spinal Cord Injury Centre of Balgrist University Hospital. Further development of the Lokomat and clinical usability tests of the Andago and the Armeo line of products are carried out in collaboration with the Rehabilitation and Research Centre at Balgrist University Hospital. This close collaboration guarantees that the needs and experiences of our customers—patients, therapists and hospitals—are fully met as we develop our devices.
Craig Hospital is a world-renowned, premier center for specialty rehabilitation and research for people with spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury. It is a 93-bed inpatient/outpatient, nonprofit hospital that offers acute, short-and long-term care. Craig Hospital has more than 50 physical therapists and physical therapy aides and more than 45 occupational therapists and certified occupational therapy assistants dedicated solely to rehabilitation of people with spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Physical therapy is customized to each patient’s individual needs. Occupational therapists provide special expertise in building therapeutic daily routines and in adapting activities to help people participate in their life roles.
Both inpatients and outpatients participate in physical therapy. To provide this therapy, Craig Hospital integrates Hocoma devices in their clinical routine. A team of clinical experts supports us in improving our devices, educating other clinicians in the application of Hocoma devices and they help us improve our therapy solutions.
The Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV) is one of five university hospitals in Switzerland. The department of clinical neurosciences treats different health problems and diseases associated with the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Its Unit of Acute Neurorehabilitation is formed by an interprofessional team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, speech therapists, neuropsychologists and coordinators.
Upon admission, patients in neurology and neurosurgery are supported by an assessment of their potential for rehabilitation. Subsequently and in consultation with the relevant departments, they are directed in centers specialized in neural relearning. The Erigo is used during the whole treatment process starting in acute care to improve the patient’s awareness as well as motor function by intensive early mobilization. The CHUV supports Hocoma with important clinical expertise and scientific insights in order to help us improve the Erigo.
Institut Guttmann, Neurorehabilitation Hospital in Barcelona, has more than 50 years of experience about specialized intensive rehabilitation of more than 21.000 patients (adults, youth and children) affected by a serious injury of the nervous System. The Hospital it’s accredited as a National Reference Centre for the treatment of severe spinal cord injury.
One of the unique characteristics of the Institut Guttmann is its working method, based on the ability and expertise of an interdisciplinary team that works for over 4,500 patients a year, with a medical coordination responsible for the comprehensive treatment of the patient throughout the hospital stay.
The Institut Guttmann is one of the few Spanish hospitals accredited by the Joint Commission International and also has the European Accreditation EMAS for the responsibility and the environmental protection.
The state hospital Hochzirl specializes in acute neurological treatment of damaged nervous systems, as well as chronic diseases that require temporary treatment. To these ends, they use medical robotics. They have a highly specialized robotics team, which includes two sports scientists, that leverages three Lokomats and one Erigo with which to treat their patients. This highly efficient setting allows them to increase the therapy time for their patients with their existing resources. Patients benefit from these highly intensive treatments and visit the clinic from all over the world. A team of clinical experts supports Hocoma in further developing the devices, educating other clinicians and establishing clinical integration models.
MossRehab, part of Einstein Healthcare Network, consistently ranks among the nation’s top 10 rehabilitation hospitals and #1 in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report. The largest medical rehabilitation provider in the Philadelphia region, MossRehab offers a complete continuum of care for persons with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, stroke and other neurological and musculoskeletal diagnoses through use of assistive technologies and specialized programs with several inpatient and outpatient locations in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
At Murnau, the neurological rehabilitation team provides all phases of neurological rehabilitation starting from the day of the accident up to reintegration into daily life. To provide this, Murnau offers integrated care of the patient, which includes neurophysiological care, physiotherapy and ergotherapy adapted to the respective condition of the patient, physical and balneological applications, water- and hippotherapy, sport and medical training therapy, swallowing therapy and speech/language therapy.
Besides the above-mentioned standard therapy methods, Murnau also applies cutting edge therapy methods such as Botox therapy, bone casting or splinting and intrathecal administration. The center has two Lokomats in a parallel setting and an Erigo which they often use as preparation for Lokomat therapy. This enables them to provide patients very intensive therapy, focusing on the quality of the individual sessions. Murnau’s clinical team supports Hocoma in further improving our therapy concepts and clinical models to provide effective and efficient therapy.
The Rehabilitation Center in Affoltern am Albis is part of the Children’s Hospital of Zurich – Eleonoren Foundation. Here, children and young people suffering from the consequences of congenital or acquired illnesses and injuries are treated and cared for. The aim of a stay at the Rehabilitation Center is to help children and adolescents achieve the highest possible degree of independence, thereby improving quality of life for the whole family. The pediatric rehabilitation process takes place in collaboration with experts from the fields of medicine, healthcare, logo-, physio- and occupational therapy, neuropsychology, special education and pedagogy.
Hocoma products support and enhance pediatric rehabilitation at the rehabilitation center in Affoltern. The research team and staff clinicians continuously support us in deepening our scientific knowhow, establishing clinical guidelines on how to use and integrate Hocoma technologies into clinical practice and improving our devices with the goal of furthering patient treatment.
The rehabilitation clinic Zihlschlacht is a leading specialist clinic for neurologic rehabilitation. It provides excellent medical treatment, professional therapies and specialised care as well as an individual attendance which is based on humanity and respect. The clinic is specialized in treatment of brain and nerve damaged patients with the goal of reintegration into daily life. Humaine Zihlschlacht treats patients of all insurance classes and also offers a private station for patients with semi-private and private insurance.
All Hocoma products are used daily to support and enhance the rehabilitation of the patients at the Clinic Zihlschlacht. The devices form a "center for robot-assissted movement" and are fully integrated into the overall concept of rehabilitation. The close collaboration between Hocoma and the rehabilitation clinic Zihlschlacht allows to implement experiences of doctors and therapists into further developments of Hocoma products.
The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) is the nation’s #1 ranked provider of comprehensive physical medicine and rehabilitation care to patients from around the world and is the leader in research and development of the cutting-edge treatments and technologies in its field. Through repair, regeneration and recovery of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, RIC advances the ability of its patients to help them to achieve their goals and pursue their life’s passions.
RIC holds an unparalleled market distinction with a record six federal research designations awarded and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Education’s National Institute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) in the areas of spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke, neurological rehabilitation, outcomes research and rehabilitation engineering research. In fact, the ArmeoSpring has been developed together with researchers and physicians from RIC.
For decades, Schmieder Clinics have been persistent in its goal of providing neurological patients with the best possible treatment. As a leader in quality they have actively helped shape the history of Neurological Rehabilitation and have not only set, but set in motion new medical and therapeutic standards. The Schmieder Clinics are world-leading neurological rehabilitation clinics with many medical experts, renowned for their excellent diagnostics, therapeutic treatments, and commitment to the research of neurological diseases.
The Schmieder Clinics implement a variety of Hocoma devices into their therapy setting. With the help of their excellent clinical experts, we are able to develop new therapy concepts to further intensify patient trainings and also further develop and improve our devices.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Ga., is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury or brain injury. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation.
Shepherd Center offers a complete continuum of care, from evaluation and medical treatment to rehabilitation and lifelong support programs. Patients at Shepherd Center receive customized solutions to help them integrate daily tasks back into their lives. Experts and technology specialists help people customize an appropriate package of technological solutions that maximize independence in accomplishing day-to-day tasks.
Shepherd Center is using the Lokomat system for clinical and research purposes and to further develop the understanding of most efficient rehabilitations solutions.
Spaulding is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School as well as the official rehabilitation hospital of the New England Patriots. Spaulding is the only rehabilitation hospital in New England continually ranked since 1995 by U.S. News and World Report in its Best Hospitals survey. A center of research and innovation, Spaulding is home to over 100 active research studies including Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy and Traumatic Brain Injury.
In close collaboration between medical doctors, therapists, engineers and scientists from basic research, ideas and concepts for new therapy solutions for children and adults are developed and tested under laboratory conditions. Focuses of this collaboration are new treatment modalities for the upper extremities as well as advanced gait rehabilitation based on the Lokomat. This close collaboration with a multidisciplinary team covering clinical and engineering skills is a crucial success factor in early phase product development.
The SRH Health Center at Bad Wimpfen is a Rehabilitation Clinic with an in-patient setting. It belongs to the SRH Group that currently has 13 clinics—10 for acute patients and 3 Rehabilitation Clinics. The main goal of the SRH clinics is to reintegrate their patients into life as much as possible. SRH Bad Wimpfen aims to deliver high intensity rehabilitation to their patients; to this end, patients are actively integrated into a therapy program that incorporates Hocoma Technologies in their therapies. Bad Wimpfen helps us develop our Augmented Performance Feedback exercises, assessments and they also provide recommendations on how to best integrate Hocoma technologies into the clinical setting.
Tan Tock Seng Hospital champions the development of Geriatric Medicine, Infectious Disease Management, Rehabilitation Medicine, Respiratory Medicine, Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology in Singapore. The hospital is a member of the National Healthcare group and continues to provide high quality holistic healthcare services to the people of Singapore.
The Tan Tock Seng Rehabilitation Centre is the largest and most established Rehab facility in Singapore specialising in Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury & Spinal Cord Inury Rehabilitation. Established in 1973, it has an excellent record of helping people with complex rehabilitation conditions achieve maximal functional independence through comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programmes.
TTSH Rehabilitation Centre is Hocoma’s partner for research and development, and Lokomat training in the Asia Pacific region.
The Valens Clinics in Valens and Walenstadtberg are two of the biggest rehabilitation centers in Switzerland. Neurological rehabilitation in Valens focuses on patients’ active participation and therapists working as movement educators. To do so, Valens accompanies and advises their patients with mobilizing, stabilizing, strengthening and coordination-improving exercises on their path to improvement. Valens uses modern and effective technologies, including the entire suite of Hocoma products, which helps patients achieve their therapy goals. Their therapy setting includes parallel training and group therapy, which allows Valens to provide a holistic, intensive therapy approach for their patients.
VAMED is an internationally recognized partner in healthcare. VAMED offers the entire value chain in the health sector, from project development, planning, construction, equipment supply to operation. With their expertise as a renowned partner of more than 760 health projects in 78 countries, they strongly support us in further improving the Valedo Therapy Concept from both clinical and business perspectives.
The Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at The Wellington Hospital is the largest independent rehabilitation unit in the UK. It is based in North London. We provide comprehensive and intensive interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation programmes to patients with acquired brain injury, neurological conditions and complex medical disability (to patients aged 18 and over).
We are the only facility in the UK currently using the Erigo, Armeo and Lokomat as an integral part of our patients’ rehabilitation program. We are currently looking at expanding our research portfolio and are keen to be part of the development of clinical guidelines and education material for the use of robotics and assistive technologies in Neurological Rehabilitation. We collaborate closely with the Hocoma team and have been involved in trialling new developments in the clinical setting.