A trailblazer in applying the practical use of robotics in physical therapy, Reha Technology is boosting its reputation in Asia through its internationally patented system for gait rehabilitation.
Called the G-EO System, the technology is geared towards having a patient regain motor skills, especially in walking. It offers a variety of training modes, entails short setup times, and significantly reduces the risks of patient injury during therapy sessions. This innovation benefits patients suffering from stroke, brain and spinal cord injuries, and also Parkinson's or other neuromuscular diseases. "Our system offers a high repetition rate, which is more effective for patients who need to relearn walking. This makes the work less demanding for therapists," says Caroline Mur, Reha Technology's vice-president for product management.
The system is the world's first device to offer the ability to train stair climbing up and down, while ensuring the safety of the patient with a harness.
Reha Technology launched its latest offering called Mov-EO System in the fourth quarter last year. This innovation was developed for the early treatment of the lower extremities for in-bed patients in preparation for treatment on the G-EO System.
Rene Trost, Reha Technology CEO, says the company will open an office in Hong Kong as part of its global expansion programme. It also plans to strengthen this year the already distinct distributor network in 25 countries, which would include Greater China, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and India.
The company is processing its certification on the mainland from the State Food and Drug Administration.
After introducing its products to potential partners in Kunming in 2011, Reha Technology will return to the mainland in June for the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine World Congress in Beijing. The company is working with distributor Deltason to strengthen its foothold in China.
"Reha Technology forges exclusive distributor relationships with partners that have the capacity to support the company, in terms of giving training for system operations," Trost says.
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