TECHNAID

Technaid S.L. was founded in 2004 as a Spanish Spin-off Company of technological base of the Bioengineering Group of the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC). Technaid’s main objective is to transfer knowledge obtained from national and international R&D+i projects, to commercial products framed in the field of technical aids for disability and healthy. Thus, currently Technaid participates in several European research projects where contributes with expertise related to its main development lines.Technaid’s first product was the Tech-Filter, a device developed in 2005, which is a tremor filter for PC mouse, which facilitates access to computer programs to people with Parkinson. The same year the Tech-Filter was awarded with the “I+D+I Infanta Cristina del IMSERSO” First prize.In 2007, Technaid started a new business line focused on motion capture, based on inertial technology to fulfil new needs on different productive sectors, as R&D or health, among others (3D animation, videogames, biomechanics analysis, and sports, etc.).Within this new business line the Motion Capture System (Tech-MCS) was developed. Inside, last generation inertial measurement technologies are merged, offering an accurate and robust solution to multiple applications as Human body movement analysis, rehabilitation, ergonomics, robotics, navigation, virtual reality, movie industry and video games.Tech-MCS consists of a network of 16 sensors called Tech-IMUs (Inertial Measurement Unit) connected to a HUB, which receives orientation data from IMUs to be stored in its internal memory or to be sent to a computer by USB cable or a Bluetooth Wireless connection. As part of the Tech-MCS package, Technaid has developed a software application with different tools for several fields of health; it is called Tech MCS Studio. Besides, with these developments, Technaid offer solutions for engineering in the inertial motion capture area.  In 2013, Technaid S.L. becomes as the first Spanish company in settling in the Rehabilitation Robotic Exoskeletons market. Technaid`s H1 and H2 Exoskeletons are lower limb robotic systems designed for helping to restore the gait in persons that have partially lost the walking capacity or to assist paraplegic persons. Today H3, the new exoskeleton version, is near to appear in the market.