Research Platform for Robot-Assisted Therapy of Neurological Diseases
Marsi Care is a unique facility for cross-sectional, multidisciplinary scientific research, an international reference centre for research and innovation in alternative therapies based on emerging technologies. It is a public-private collaboration project between the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the technology-based company Marsi Bionics, in which other international public research bodies (hospitals, foundations, universities) and technology or health sector companies collaborate. Such a multidisciplinary public-private partnership will offer the most reliable diagnosis and innovative therapies for neurological diseases. In addition, research will allow the use of technology to be extended to new diseases and to improve existing products.
Clinical and technological research projects are carried out in collaboration with prestigious hospitals and with the authorization of the hospital’s Ethics Committee and the Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products. The MAK (active knee orthosis for adults) and ATLAS (pediatric gait exoskeleton) exoskeletons are used as a starting point for these research projects, in addition to the Hubotik human movement analysis system.
A study is currently underway with the Hospital Infantil La Paz to study the benefits of the exoskeleton in children with SMA 2, myopathies and Cerebral Palsy. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Mercedes Martinez Moreno, Chief of the Children’s Rehabilitation Service at the hospital.
How to Collaborate with Marsi Care
Research costs will be covered by private entities, companies with CSR and foundations that support these activities. In return, they will receive the visibility of an international project with an enormous social impact. Private entities and foundations that wish to promote this initiative through sponsorship may express their interest by completing the Sponsorship Form.