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Hocoma Inc. USA – Robotic and Medical Technology Company
Hocoma is the global market leader for the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensorbased devices for functional movement therapy. The Swiss based medical technology company was founded in the year 1996 as a limited liability company by the electrical and biomedical engineers Gery Colombo and Matthias Jörg and by the economist Peter Hostettler.
Hocoma develops innovative therapy solutions working closely with leading clinics and research centers.
The Lokomat is a driven gait orthosis and is used for robotic treadmill training of neurological patients with movement disorders caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s disease. The Lokomat has been available on the market since 2001 and has been a crucial improvement in the art and science of locomotion therapy.
The LokomatPro with Pediatric Orthoses provides intensive locomotion therapy now also for the treatment of small children with cerebral palsy or other neurological disorders. Since the market introduction in autumn 2005, several Pediatric Lokomat Systems have been installed worldwide.