RETOUCH-HS envisions to be established as “a medical technology company that delivers robotic solutions to improve the everyday life of people with health problems”.
RETOUCH-HS will research develop and bring into the market a complete product family that targets a wide range of medical problems including rehabilitation, musculoskeletal and orthopedic disorders. The rich products portfolio will expand the target market size by one order of magnitude and will bring the company into the forefront of the medical technology domain. Innovative products require cutting-edge solution and applied research and development. Behind the idea of RETOUCH-HS is the founding team, which is well aware of the fact that the future of the company should be built on highly experienced people with diverse and complementary skills coming from the technological and the medical domain. High quality services, strategic partnerships and structured marketing plans will foster the company’s credibility, visibility and will associate the company’s brand with pioneering technological solutions.
The RETOucH exoskeleton is a robotic rehabilitation system tailored to the needs of each stroke patient.
The RETOucH is a new solution that provides systematic and effective recovery, offering to the patients the opportunity to start the active rehabilitation process right after a stroke incident due to its innovative characteristics. It offers:
- Upper limb movement rehabilitation
- Assisted mobilization
- Friendly exoskeleton feel due to custom Soft Robotic actuators
- Rehabilitation evolution tracking
- Situation awareness to the medical personnel
The product has also been certified with the CE Mark. The Declaration of Conformity is available here.
More than 5 million people per year suffer from stroke incidents. It is anticipated that the numbers will become worse in the next decades. Its our obligation to preserve the independence living of these people.
Exoskeleton solutions used for stroke rehabilitation
We give emphasis on fine mobility treatment
We offer the advantage of independence living.
Training and Support
Ubiquitous training of medical personnel and technical support
Innovation is our Motivation. We push ourselves in the limits to deliver the best solutions for you.
Ioannis KostavelisCEO, Co-Inventor
Chief Executive Officer and Financial Manager
Dr. Ioannis Kostavelis is a Senior Researcher at CERTH/ITI. He holds a Diploma in Production and Management Engineering and a Ph.D in Robotics.
Scientific responsible for medical research and clinical trials
Ms. Eleni Koltzi is a physiotherapist, co-inventor and external Research Associate at CERTH/ITI.
Paschalis SideridisCTO, Co-Inventor
Chief Technical Officer, Product Development
Mr. Paschalis Sideridis is a Research Associate at CERTH/ITI. He holds a Diploma in in Electrical Engineering.
Dimitrios TzovarasR&D Manager, Co-Inventor
Research and Development Manager
Dr. Dimitrios Tzovaras is a Senior Researcher and Director at CERTH/ITI. He holds a Diploma and a Ph.D in Electrical Engineering.
Costas PiliounisStrategic Marketing, Co-Inventor
Costas Piliounis is the Managing Director of PNValue and a faculty member of Rome Business School. He has over 30 years of experience running large pharmaceutical corporations in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America.
RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE Project
Robotic Exoskeleton System for hemiplegia Rehabilitation RESTORE
(project code: Τ2ΕΔΚ-05218)
The project RESTORE concerns the research and development of an innovative exoskeleton robotic system suitable for restoring the movement of the upper hemiplegia by stroke. The development of the innovative product thus falls within the broader spectrum of the medical industry, particularly in the field of rehabilitation and treatment. The main scientific idea on which RESTORE is based on is the well known Mirror Therapy Rehabilitation Method. The disadvantage of MirrorTherapy is that the patient does not use the damaged hand in the treatment and all the restoration is based on the healthy hand. The effectiveness of this method lies solely in the provision of visual indications to the brain. However, a routine mechanism that can provide beyond visual indications and aesthetic actions will give more chances of better and immediate improvement of the patient. Essentially, the RESTORE project is the progression of this treatment, with the affected upper limb moving in reality and not lying in hallucinations, triggering more parts of the brain. The RESTORE project aims to help people suffering from a stroke and having a malfunction at the upper limb. The RESTORE consists of two main parts, the robotic hand applied to the hemiplegic upper limb and the control glove, through which the patient controls the whole process of rehabilitation with standard movements that fall into the normal movements that have as a means of replication the kinesiology of the healthy using the sensors.
RETOUCH-HS has been co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union and Greek national funds through the Operational Program Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, under the call RESEARCH – CREATE – INNOVATE (RESTORE, project code: Τ2ΕΔΚ-05218)»
Elevating Greek Startups against COVID 19 Action
EPAnEK 2014-2020 OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME
COMPETITIVENESS - ENTERPRENEURSHIP - INNOVATION
The enterprise RETOUCH-HS Private Company based in Central Macedonia Region, Greece, has joined the Action “Elevating Greek Startups against COVID 19 ” with a total budget of 60 million €. The Action aims at the support of start-ups included in the National Register of Start-ups "Elevate Greece" in the form of a non-refundable grant as working capital to cover their expenses.
The total budget that the enterprise received as a non-refundable grant is 26,259.94€ and is co-financed by Greece and the European Union - European Regional Development Fund.
The Public Expenditure is the 80% of the working capital of the year 2020.
Through the participation in the Action, the enterprise achieved:
- Competitiveness improvement
- Increase of liquidity
- Reinforcement of an extrovert business profile
- Entrepreneurship Reinforcement
- Creation/ retention of jobs
The support of EPAnEK proved beneficial, not only for the enterprise but for the competitiveness of the national as well as the national economy. More details are given in the project brochures in Greek and English version.