Back training device with high-precision sensors
29 November 2017
Cicor supports Hocoma from the idea through to the realized product. The sensors include latest Bluetooth Smart Technology and a 3D gyroscope, accelerometer and magnetometer. Special challenges were among others International Protection (IP protection), biocompatibility, as well as product safety.
The latest technology standards for therapeutic exercises with playful flair
Two Bluetooth sensors record the movements of the trunk and transmit the data to the exercise software in a mobile receiver. This gives patients and therapists real-time feedback and an immediate training evaluation. The clinical exercises are didactically structured and have been specially developed for movement therapy of the lower back. The softwarecontrolled exercises support and encourage stepwise learning of complex and multi-dimensional movements.
Valedo was especially developed for long-term promotion of back health and helps prevent back pain. Therapeutic exercises developed for functional movement therapy of the lower back, in combination with motivating and entertaining games, train the back muscles, mobilize the spine and contribute to improved movement awareness.
The sensors of the registered medical device include the latest Bluetooth Smart Technology (low energy) and therefore set new technology standards. Each sensor contains a 3D gyroscope, a 3D accelerometer and a 3D magnetometer and so can record full 360 degree movements. The innovative, high precision sensor technology and the motivating power of video games strengthen the back in a playful way.
Innovative outsourcing partner for revolutionary products
Cicor supports the customer from the idea through to the realized product. They see themselves as the partner across the entire supply chain. The demands placed on an outsourcing partner in the manufacture of electronic medical devices and systems are extremely high. Trust is an important rerequisite for successful cooperation. As Cicor holds the relevant ISO certifications, they ensure compliance with all quality standards. The development process and production are ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified, the hardware concepts are designed according to the 93/42/EEC directive.
The mechanical design of the Valedo product was the key focus of their collaboration. Cicor was responsible for the complete development of the mechanical layout. Here the special challenges were International Protection (IP protection), biocompatibility, as well as product safety (drop test) according to IEC 60601.
The use of the latest technology, in this case Bluetooth Smart Technology and the 3D functions(3-axis gyro sensors), led to the development of customerspecific test concepts.
Cicor has developed efficient test concepts for parallel testing of the product functions. For instance, each interface of the Bluetooth sensor is tested through the active movement. As an outsourcing partner, Cicor supports the Hocoma AG across the entire supply chain. Cicor undertakes final assembly, labeling and packaging, as well as shipping to the customer-specific sites. Hocoma can therefore fully concentrate on its core competences.