Physical Rehabilitation? There’s an App for That
Featuring FIBA company WizeCare.
As the global population ages, at-home rehabilitation and elderly care are becoming big business. Many healthcare providers and facilities are turning to digital healthcare technologies to better leverage their services and limited staff. Israeli company WizeCare Technologies Ltd. develops telecommunication-based physiotherapy and rehabilitation technology. Recently, it has partnered with the Cleveland Clinic, considered one of the best hospitals in the U.S.
A year ago, Cleveland Clinic and WizeCare joined forces for a clinical study to test the use of WizeCare’s technology with the clinic’s Parkinson’s patients. Now, they are in the final steps of signing a long-term partnership agreement that will see Cleveland Clinic adopt WizeCare’s technology and help commercialize and distribute it, with the support of a grant from The BIRD—Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial R&D Foundation.
“Our vision—and value proposition—is a single solution and vendor that covers rehabilitation and physiotherapy for almost the entire hospital, both in the clinic and at home,” Shai David, WizeCare’s co-founder and chief operating officer, said in a recent interview with Calcalist. WizeCare was founded in 2011 by David, together with CEO Roy Shteren and chief technology officer Yoav Bachrach, as a physiotherapy clinic in the Tel Aviv area…Read the full article on Calcalist here.