Virtualware launches a new company with the goal of developing affordable rehabilitation solutions that can accompany a patient from hospital to home.
After almost a decade of developing a series of software solutions geared towards neurorehabilitation through its Healthcare division, the company Virtualware saw an opportunity to create a spin-off wholly dedicated to delivering state-of-the-art rehabilitation products. The result is Evolv, a rehabilitation technologies company.
Having reinforced the original development and sales team from Virtualware, Evolv will be led by David Fried in the role of CEO, and Rúben González as CTO. With offices in Bilbao (Spain) and London (UK), Evolv already has a strong network of global distributors as well as clinical and academic partners who are actively involved in the development and validation process of Evolv’s products.
It’s first product, VirtualRehab, is a gaming rehabilitation platform that was launched in 2012 and was the first virtual rehabilitation solution to get CE marking in 2014. It has been used by thousands of patients in 20 countries around the world and is currently available in 5 different languages.
Evolv, having recently received its CE medical device manufacturing licence, will continue to develop affordable products that can be used in different phases of the care pathway. As David Fried explains “Our goal has always been to develop a series of affordable virtual rehabilitation products which can be used not only in hospital and clinical settings but also in the home through telerehabilitation services. By creating Evolv, we’re taking the next step to achieve this goal and to provide different solutions at different stages of the care pathway. We sincerely feel that allowing people to be more actively involved in their therapy leads to better patient outcomes, which is something we hear over and over again from clinicians around the world.”
Evolv is currently working on adding major improvements and features to VirtualRehab, new Virtual Reality therapy applications as well as developing its own proprietary hardware solutions.