JLM-BioCity and Herzog Hospital present: 

Brainstorming on Intelligent Rehabilitation Technologies

The field of rehabilitation  is exploding with innovative therapies and opportunities due to the introduction of Internet technologies, AI and robotics. These technologies can be used to help accelerate regaining or improving neurocognitive functions that have been lost or diminished. This event will bring together the different players in Israel, from academia, the clinical world and industry — to communicate what is the state-of-the-art, what are the unmet needs and how these needs can be addressed. Traditional medicine, neuropsychology and physical therapy are getting a boost from computer analytics, data mining and wearable computing (real time monitoring). These technologies are providing a multi-functional impacts:  they provide a more convenient and comfortable experience for the patient thus increasing patient compliance; reduce the workload for the medical staff and providing powerful tools to analyze the data to assess the patient’ s progress. Overall, these technologies reduce the time and resources required to nurse the patient back to optimal health while increasing the productivity and efficiency of the medical staff.

 JLM-BioCity is organizing a new series of Brainstorming Sessions. Each session will focus on a particular medical field, where specialists will delineate the unmet needs and inventors will offer solutions. This series is sponsored by Pro Leysin, a Swiss organization dedicated to improve healthcare in Israel by promoting and sustaining health projects. The three upcoming Brainstorming Sessions will be focused on Geriatric Healthcare and will be held at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. Geriatrics poses unique problems, both medically and financially. Fostering a dialogue between entrepreneurs, engineers and startups on the one hand and medical professionals and social workers on the other, will create synergies where technologies can better serve the health needs of the elderly.

  Further information about Pro Leysin can be found at http://proleysin.ch/

PROGRAM

14:45 Networking and Refreshments

15:00 Greetings with Dr. Yehezkel Caine, Director General – Herzog Hospital

15:15  Panel on “Intelligent Rehabilitation Technologies”

 Moderator – Dr. Yaron Suissa, CEO, JLM-BioCity

Panelists: 

Dr. Michal Eisenberg,  Geriatric Rehabilitation Departmen, Herzog Hospital

Herzog Hospital medical staff (to be determined)

Ronen Segal, COO, Brainsway

Uri Halperin, CEO & founder, Torsostepper

Tzur Di-Cori, CEO, Step of Mind

Roy Shteren, CEO & Founder, Video Therapy

3 other companies (to be determined)

16:30  Networking and Refreshments 

Herzog Hospital, founded in 1894, Israel’s foremost center for exceptional geriatric and mental health care, treatment and outstanding research. Herzog Hospital  is committed to improving the quality of life for those suffering the effects of aging, neurological disorders, mental illness,  respiratory ailments and psychological trauma.

</a><a href=”http://jlm-biocity.org/”>JLM-BioCityis focused on created a vibrant eco-community of bio – professionals and entrepreneurs in Jerusalem to accelerate the life science R&D and industry in the City.

The event was sponsored  by  Pro Leysin, and organized by  Herzog Hospital and JLM-BioCity, the forum for bio entrepreneurs and professionals in the Jerusalem area. 

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For questions, contact us at info@jbnf.org

About our invited Panel members:

Dr. Michal Eisenberg,  Geriatric Rehabilitation Department at Herzog Hospital

Dr. Michal Eisenberg is a specialist attending physician in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Department at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. After completing residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Dr. Eisenberg subspecialized in brain injury rehabilitation. She is also conducting research on new effective ways to utilize trans cranial stimulation to help in the recovery of stoke victims. She served as the assistant medical director of the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit, New York University Hospital.  She is a graduate of Einstein School of Medicine in New York and of residency training at Kessler/UMDNJ School of Medicine.  She has a lengthy list of research publications. Dr. Eisenberg moved to Israel in 2012, where she continues to work in the field of rehabilitation medicine both in the hospital and outpatient clinic settings. 

Ronen Segal, COO, Brainsway (http://www.brainsway.com/)

Mr. Segal has more than 20 years of top leadership roles in various fields including vast hi-tech management experience in a wide range of leading technological groups. In 2004 he co-founded WiTech Communications Ltd., a company providing wireless video solutions for diverse commercial applications, where he served as a Vice President. Prior to this, Ronen served as projects leader for OpTun Inc., where he was responsible for the development of sophisticated fiber-optics communications active switching components. From 1998 to 2000, he worked for the Israeli Navy’s development center on a state-of-the-art submarine data communication system. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Segal served in the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Advanced Technology Unit. He studied at the Jerusalem College of Technology as part of a special academic reserves project in electro-optical Engineering and applied physics.

Uri Halperin, CEO & founder, Torsostepper

As a senior Feldenkrais Practitioner and a medical devices entrepreneur,
my goal is to invent new rehabilitation devices to improve the lives of the elderly,
and people with disabilities. I have founded Mopair Technologies Ltd., which currently develops TORSO STEPPER – A chair-like device designed to rehabilitate walking and balance capabilities by simulating the movements that the torso makes during walking and activating the core muscles of the body.

Tzur Di-Cori, CEO, Step of Mind

Over 25 years in senior management and business development and R&D in the field of Medical devices. Prior to joining Step Of Mind Ltd, he served as the CEO at Motorika Medical ltd, prior to that he served as President at G-Medical (Symbol:Gmedical,AUX). Prior to this, he served as president at LifeWatch Technologies Ltd (Telemedicine & Medical Solutions) (Symbol: LIFE, Swiss Stock Exchange).Prior to LifeWatch he served as the CEO of EZSurgical Ltd and President of EZSurgical Inc.

Roy Shteren, CEO & Founder, Video Therapy