Hocoma – Robotic Rehabilitation Therapy
Hocoma is the leader in robotic rehabilitation therapy for neurological movement disorders. 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 System, is a driven gait orthosis, 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.
Functional movement and sensory stimulation play an important role in the rehabilitation of neurological patients following stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis as well as other neurological diseases and injuries. The concept of “task-specific learning” based on neuroplasticity suggests that activities of daily living may be trained and improved through numerous repetitions and intensive training.
At Hocoma, we are committed to support clinicians and patients in neurorehabilitation with innovative, high-quality therapy solutions. Our products are designed to optimize the quality and efficiency of the therapy and enhance the motivation of patients and medical staff.
"It is amazing to see how intensive locomotion therapy evolved with the Lokomat – I am very glad that we can offer this training to our patients".
Prof. Dr. med. Volker Dietz (emeritus), FRCP, Director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center at Balgrist University Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland