Technaid is a Spanish company specialized in developing innovative systems, whose main objective is to help to improve the people’s lives, either directly or through institutions, research centers, universities or other companies. To achieve this, Technaid exploits the knowledge obtained in the different research projects in which participates, through the materialization of this knowledge in innovative products that reach the market.
Currently, its catalog of products is divided into two main branches, the first based on inertial technology, where we can find from motion sensors to complete systems of capture and analysis of human biomechanics and the second, focused on the development of robotic exoskeletons for the research in mobility rehabilitation and in robotic control applied to human biomechanics.
Technaid was founded in 2004 as a technology-based spin-off of the Bioengineering group of the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). The first product of the company, the Tech-Filter, was launched on the market in 2005. The Tech-Filter consists of an electronic device that is connected between the PC and the mouse. Its objective is to facilitate the use of computer software applications, through better control of the pointer, by people suffering from tremor in the upper extremities. The improvement of the control is obtained by filtering the involuntary tremor, either from elderly people or tremor generated by diseases such as Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, among others. In the same year of its launch, the Tech-Filter won the “Infanta Cristina Award”, which the IMSERSO Foundation delivered each year.
Starting in 2007, Technaid began to develop a new business line focused on the development of systems for recording and analyzing human movement, based on inertial technology. This type of technology is an alternative to traditional camera-based motion capture systems, the only method for capturing human biomechanics until the beginning of the 21st century. These inertial movement capture systems, as Tech-MCS, suppose a lower price, more versatile and more portable alternative, reason why they have become generalized so much between companies and institutions dedicated to the study of the human biomechanics and the sport performance improvement, as in those dedicated to the generation of 3D characters for movies, video games or virtual reality applications.
In 2013, Technaid became the first Spanish and European company to commercialize a robotic device developed for the rehabilitation research of the march, the H1 exoskeleton. This device is developed within the Spanish national project HYPER, funded by the Ministry of Science and Innovation within the CONSOLIDER-INGENIO program and Technaid has been responsible for the industrialization, manufacture and distribution of the system, currently Exo-H2, both nationally and internationally.
Our Main Objetives
Our main objective is to reduce the gap between the borders of research and the daily problems of people’s personal autonomy.