August 26, 2022

Digital Innovation Hubs in Healthcare Robotics

Aktios Medical Rehabilitation is happy to announce that sustains the program CLINIC2HOME, approved by European Union. 

CLINIC2HOME: A social robot to facilitate COVID-19 patients in the transition from clinic to home.

The entire healthcare sector but particularly Europe offers a high potential for the development of robotic technologies. One reason for that are the numerous industrial locations in Europe, in the medical advancement and in the needs of an aging society.

The principal barriers for an even faster development of robotics solutions are still high development costs and quiet diverted national regulations. Meanwhile the global market requires quick innovation.

Digital Innovation Hub Healthcare Robotics is an independent and sustainable platform for all those who are active in the healthcare ecosystem. Its mission is to create a sustaining network that connects business and healthcare stakeholders and enabling them to develop innovative products and services for the healthcare market Through this innovation shall be speeded up and time-to-market is reduced through a pan-European network.

Their online portal for network members is offering services to facilitate collaboration on various innovations and sharing best practices to help the industry in efficient product development.

DIH-HERO is an independent platform which connects Digital Innovation Hubs across Europe to create a sustaining network for all those who are active in the healthcare robotics sector. The project consortium consists of 17 core partners spread across 11 pan-European countries.


DIH- HERO primary objective is to accelerate innovation in robotics for healthcare.    

Liz is a new Robotic Therapy Support System (RTSS), i.e. a health oriented assistive robotic coach that supports patients in their medical rehabilitation process. Liz can both be used in clinics and in the homes of patients. Liz is designed to collaborate with healthcare professionals; the social robot and the healthcare professional team up and complement each other in supporting the patients’ medical rehabilitation process.
Liz’ functionalities target the patient daily disease management activities (activity reminders,
recommended behavioral changes, daily self-reported status updates, access to information related to therapy), and companionship in cases of lockdowns and isolation. Liz is interactive – collecting self-reports, providing access to relevant patient-level oriented information, and notifying of newly prescribed recommendations

EU Acknowledgement

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 825003.