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MedGizmo: Wearables and Rehabilitation

28 Jan 2016

Medical Dictionary defines Rehabilitation as a treatment or treatments designed to facilitate the process of recovery from injury, illness, or disease to as normal a condition as possible. The purpose of rehabilitation is to restore some or all of the patient's physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness, or disease. As a rule, intensive rehabilitation decreases recovery time and achieves optimal rehabilitation outcomes. Wearables in this case play an extremely important role.

Valedo – Back pain therapy with Xsens technology
Hocoma a globally active medical technology company based near Zurich, Switzerland, and the leader in robotic rehabilitation therapy for neurological movement disorders. Hocoma develops innovative therapy solutions working closely with leading clinics and research centers. Their most recent product – Valedo® – offers low back pain therapy by combining the latest Bluetooth Smart Energy with lightweight wearable 360 degree and 3D motion sensors and a state-of-the art software, allowing an innovative serious gaming experience with real-time performance feedback wherever and whenever you want. Hocoma worked closely with Xsens to get access to proven, low power, high performance 3D motion tracking technology and system design and to take Valedo to the mass market.

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