With the pace of exoskeleton development picking up, 2020 could be a breakthrough year in terms of their widespread use in rehab, writes Deborah Johnson in the NR Times.

Our partner Hocoma was featured in this piece, entitled “2020: The year of the exoskeleton?”, which covered their Armeo range:

“Hocoma is the pioneer of the world’s first exoskeleton for integrated arm and hand rehabilitation, which trains even severely affected stroke patients to use their arms and hands again.

The business, a global leader in robotic and sensor-based devices, launched ArmeoPower in 2015, and it has since been successfully piloted in many of the most innovative hospitals in the United States and Europe, with the device being integrated into clinical routines across both continents.

ArmeoPower has broken new ground in using technology to support the movement chain from the shoulder to the fingers, and adds to the company’s wider Armeo Therapy Concept. This includes four distinct products for upper extremity neurological rehabilitation, which cover all stages of the recovery process, from the most severely affected early-stage patients to long-term rehabilitation in the outpatient settings.”

Read the full article on NRTimes.co.uk.