Volketswil, Switzerland
Volketswil, Switzerland

Hocoma is a privately hold globally active medical technology company based near Zurich, Switzerland. Hocoma was founded in 1996 as spin-off of the Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Balgrist University Hospital in Zurich, by the electrical and biomedical engineers Gery Colombo and Matthias Jörg and the economist Peter Hostettler. Today, Hocoma employs more than 110 people at its headquarters near Zurich and in its subsidiaries in Norwell, Massachusetts and Singapore. It develops therapy solutions for neurorehabilitation and low back pain therapy working closely with clinics and research centers. The Hocoma therapy solutions support the treatment of neurological patients with movement disorders caused by stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy or other neurological diseases and injuries as well as low back pain patients. Wikipedia.

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Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2015-07-07

An apparatus (100) for gait training has a movable base (200) comprising at least one drive unit (210) for moving the movable base, an arm arrangement (300) extending from the movable base, a weight support system (400) to enable a person to be at least partially suspended from above via said arm arrangement, a movement detector to detect a movement of the person and a control unit adapted to control said drive unit(s) in response to a movement of the person detected by the movement detector such that the movable base follows the person in a predetermined distance range and in a predetermined angular range with respect to a movement direction of the person.


Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2017-05-17

An apparatus (100) for gait training has a movable base (200) comprising at least one drive unit (210) for moving the movable base, an arm arrangement (300) extending from the movable base, a weight support system (400) to enable a person to be at least partially suspended from above via said arm arrangement, a movement detector to detect a movement of the person and a control unit adapted to control said drive unit(s) in response to a movement of the person detected by the movement detector such that the movable base follows the person in a predetermined distance range and in a predetermined angular range with respect to a movement direction of the person.


A method for an assessment of a movement of a limb-related point (32) in a predetermined 3D space effected by a user displacing said limb (15) in the 3D space allowing said movement, comprises the steps of: providing a computer,providing one or more display surfaces (105) around the 3D space around the user(10), providing a limb position point (22) connected to a predetermined portion of the limb (15) of the user(10) which is associated to the limb-related point (32)and providing sensors adapted to detect the position of the limb position point (22) in the 3D space in relation to the joint (31). The computer program can be adapted to calculate the direction defined by the straight line (30) between the joint (31) and the limb-related point (32) and to provide a representation of the position of the limb-related point (32) in the 3D space as function of the distance (35) between said joint (31) and the limb-related point (32)on one of the display surfaces(105) on said line (30).


A method for an assessment of a movement of a limb-related point in a predetermined 3D space effected by a user displacing the limb in the 3D space is provided. The method includes the steps of providing display surfaces in the 3D space around the user, providing a limb position point connected to a portion of the users limb associated to the limb-related point, and providing sensors to detect the limb position point in the 3D space in relation to the joint. A computer program calculates a direction defined by a straight line between the joint and the limb-related point and provides a representation of the position of the limb-related point in the 3D space as a function of a distance between the joint and the limb-related point on one of the display surfaces on the line.


Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2014-06-20

An apparatus for automated walking training includes a frame or treadmill having a driven treadmill belt and a pelvis attachment to support a position and weight of a user. The pelvis attachment includes a displacement unit for allowing a movement of the users pelvis held by attachment elements transverse to and/or rotating about a perpendicular axis to the walking direction of the treadmill to provide a more natural and physiological gait during training. A weight suspension unit having a cable guided over a guide roller positioned above and attached to the pelvis attachment may include a displacement unit adapted to move the guide roller perpendicular to the diverted section of the cable to influence the transverse position of an upper body of the user as well as to prevent a pendulum effect of the trunk of his body.


Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2014-05-14

An apparatus for gait training, comprising: a movable base (11) comprising a drive unit (13) for moving the movable base (11), an arm arrangement (15, 16, 18) extending from the movable base (11) to enable a person (113) to be at least partially suspended from above, a movement detector (14, 115; 20; 21) to detect a movement of the person (113), and a control unit (119) configured to control said drive unit (13) in response to movement of the person detected by the movement detector (14, 115; 20; 21) such that the movable base (11) follows the person (113) in a predetermined distance range and in a predetermined angular range with respect to a movement direction of the person (113).


Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2014-05-14

Apparatus for locomotion therapy which comprises a base (11), a first table portion (15) and a tilting mechanism (12, 13) to tilt said first table portion (15) between a horizontal position, an inclined or a vertical position. A foot mechanism (16) is mounted to the first table portion (15). Furthermore, the position of a second table portion (17) is adjustable with respect to the first table portion (15).


A method for an assessment of a movement of a limb-related point (32) in a predetermined 3D space effected by a user displacing said limb (15) in the 3D space allowing said movement, comprises the steps of: providing a computer, providing one or more display surfaces (105) around the 3D space around the user (10), providing a limb position point (22) connected to a predetermined portion of the limb (15) of the user (10) which is associated to the limb-related point (32) and providing sensors adapted to detect the position of the limb position point (22) in the 3D space in relation to the joint (31). The computer program can be adapted to calculate the direction defined by the straight line (30) between the joint (31) and the limb-related point (32) and to provide a representation of the position of the limb-related point (32) in the 3D space as function of the distance (35) between said joint (31) and the limb-related point (32) on one of the display surfaces (105) on said line (30).


Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2016-11-23

An apparatus for gait training is provided. The apparatus comprises a movable base (11) which is controlled to follow a person (113) suspended from an arm arrangement (15, 16, 18) which is mounted to the movable base (11).


Patent
Hocoma | Date: 2016-12-07

Apparatuses for locomotion therapy are provided which comprise a base (11), a first table portion (15) and a tilting mechanism (12, 13) to tilt said first table portion (15) between a horizontal position, an inclined or a vertical position. A foot mechanism (16) is mounted to the first table portion (15). Furthermore, the position of a second table portion (17) is adjustable with respect to the first table portion (15).

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