Our mission is to provide effective rehabilitation methods without limitations.
We are specialists in developing innovative rehabilitation systems for stroke patients. Our cross-cutting personalized solutions provide to our customers the opportunity for qualitative rehabilitation, faster recovery and independence living.
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
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.