We build robots for early movement rehabilitation of
neurological and neurosurgical patients.
Reactive Robotics develops robots for very early mobilization (VEM) of intensive care unit (ICU) patients with its patented, modular technology. Our devices are used in gait rehabilitation of neurological and neurosurgical patients. We develop, manufacture and sell rehabilitation robotics that automate gait rehabilitation already in the ICU at the very early state, 48 hours after onset of neurological injury or surgery.
Gait rehabilitation after neurological injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury often starts in the standard care unit after the patient has left the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). New clinical studies prove that the time the patient spends in the ICU holds enormous potential for improvement of rehabilitation: stroke patients that underwent intensive VEM therapy could be transferred from the expensive ICU to less expensive standard care units at least one day earlier while showing significantly better clinical scores six months post stroke than the control group. These studies point at increased plasticity of the injured brain right after injury on which intense VEM therapy can leverage on.
Combining world class robotics with experienced startup leadership.
Reactive Robotics was founded as a GmbH in Munich, Germany, in April 2015. Our team has a combined 11 years of rehabilitation robotics research, vast startup experience and a large clinical network to bring this device to life. 12 employees and students are working hard as engineers, programmers, quality managers or in business development to bring this device to the patient.
From February 2015 through October 2016, Reactive Robotics enrolled in the ESA-BIC, the Business Incubator Center of the European Space Agency. On the investment side, we are supported by Swiss Venture Capital firm MTIP, the German Hightech Venturefonds, Bayern Kapital and TQ Group. In March 2016, we presented the first prototype of our device and are working hard to deliver our first clinical testproduct in Q2/2017.
We are proud to feature an excellent array of supporters that provide advice on every level required for the successful start-up of a medical technology company. Advisors provide access to patients, support us in engineering, on legal issues and when dealing with the details of registering a medical device with the authorities.
Since October 2016, we are located in the heart of Munich. In our spacious open office, we are developing the next generation medical technology.
Alexander will contribute with his clinical network, his neuro-rehabilitation and his electrical engineering know-how and his entrepreneurial experience. He has eight years of research experience in stroke rehabilitation robotics. In his PhD work at ETH Zurich, he worked on improving robot assisted gait rehabilitation after neurological injury and investigated motor control in stroke patients as a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School. Meanwhile, he gained start-up experience at OmniCompete, a London-based crowd-sourcing start-up, where he was responsible for crowd-sourcing projects in medical technology, robotics, satellite navigation and synthetic biology.
Simon will contribute with his construction and CAD knowledge. He studied Medical Technology at TU Munich. As part of his bachelor thesis, he worked with Prof. Dr. Wintermantel at the Institute of Medical Technology, researching the antimicrobial effect of Titanoxyd plastics. He worked as support engineer at Brainlab Inc. on image-supported surgery and gained experience with haptics and force measurements in minimally invasive surgery at the Klinikum Rechts der Isar under Prof. Dr. Feussner. His last position was with Stryker Leibinger GmbH in Freiburg, Germany, where he developed surgical instruments for hand and wrist surgery.
Helfried is an industry expert on automation and control and leads our technical development. He obtained his diploma in mechanical engineering and economics at Graz University of Technology in 2002. He then joined the Automatic Control Laboratory at ETH Zurich, where he conducted research in the areas of control and optimization. He graduated with a PhD degree in electrical engineering (2009) and obtained a post-graduate diploma in information technology (2008). Helfried joined ABB Corporate Research in 2010, where he was working as a principal scientist and was responsible for the management of industrial R&D projects (5+ man years) in close collaboration with the business unit Discrete Automation and Motion. He published more than 20 peer-reviewed papers in the areas control and optimization in international journals and conferences.
Christian joined us from Infineon AG and is our computer science expert. As software engineer, Christian's focus at Reactive Robotics lies in the state-of-the-art development of medical computing applications. He contributes with his extensive knowledge in software engineering, his embedded-controls know-how and his skills in test-driven development. During his masters in Applied Computer Science at WH Gelsenkirchen, Christian specialized in Robotics and Automation Engineering, implementing FPGA-based systems and investigating algorithms for computer vision. His thesis in 2013 at Infineon Technologies, Neubiberg dealt with the principles of HW/SW-Code design and the implementation of a virtual prototype. Since 2013, he has been working at Infineon in development of embedded software and as a System Tester, covering the full range of software development from use case analysis to the development of automated test environments.
Maximilian has a background in mechatronics and project engineering. He obtained his Masters in Engineering in Mechatronics with focus on Medical Sciences at Munich University of Applied Sciences in 2013. Previously, he worked on modelling of the acoustical properties of the human middle ear at the leading manufacturer for hearing implants, MED-EL. At the German Aerospace Center, he investigated correlations of limb stiffness, force and muscle activity. Maximilian last worked at PRUEFTECHNIK CM GmbH in the field of Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics, where he obtained ISO certification in vibration analysis and gained field experience in analyzing machinery dynamics and performing machinery service.
Katie joined us after completing her Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering at EPF Lausanne in 2016, where she specialized in automatic control for robotic applications. At Reactive Robotics, she is focused on low-level software development on embedded systems. During her Master's thesis, she worked on the distributed control of large compressor installations and developed a framework for implementing such controllers efficiently on embedded systems. Previously, she obtained a Bachelor's in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, where she worked on the modelling of aircraft for both automatic control and flight simulation purposes.
Brigitte brings more than 20 years of experience in multinational and midsize international companies to the team. She worked in executive management positions in several blue chip enterprises around the world, such as Roche, Sandoz/Novartis and Oracle. Her belief and passion is developing successful value creating business by highly engaged, inspiring and agile professionals. With her international exposure in EMEA, CEE, US, LATAM and parts of Asia she brings an extensive global network to Reactive Robotics. Being a certified business coach and consultant she enriches our team with expertise and seniority.
Dr. Arash Dodge
Expert in Rehabilitation Robotics
Schoen Kliniken Group
Prof. Dr. Gerd Hirzinger
DLR (German Aerospace Agency)
Our team is the key to our success.
Push the frontiers of medical technology, develop and build things, enjoy our exciting and fun team atmosphere. At Reactive, you can work on problems that matter - your solutions will have direct impact on patients in Intensive Care Units. We value personal growths: working with some of the best people in the field, you will have the opportunity to continuously learn. Everyone at Reactive is open to provide mentorship, guidance and support. Our teams do not consist of only colleagues - at Reactive, you will find supportive teammates.
We are always on the lookout for talented individuals who would like to grow their career with us, do an internship or gain real-world experience as part of their studies. Please send your unsolicited application to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Intern/Working Student (m/f): R&D Mechatronics.
Currently no advertised positions.
We drive innovation.
March 29, 2017:Alex holds Keynote Speech at Start Summit 2017 in St. Gallen: article.
February 01, 2017:We welcome Brigitte Schraetzenstaller-Rauch to our team.
December, 06, 2016:Reactive Robotics amongst the 5 winners of the Science4Life Idea Phase: article.
December 01, 2016:We welcome Katie Jones to our team.
November 11, 2016:Alex gives talk on robots in medical technology at forum4industry in the Deutsches Museum Muenchen: article.
August 02, 2016:Reactive Robotics ranks 2nd in Munich Business Plan Contest Phase 3: article.
August 01, 2016:We welcome Maximilian Grosse-Dunker to our team.
Jun 06, 2016:Reactive Robotics receives Series-A Funding to develop and evaluate clinical prototype: Article DE, EN.
May 19, 2016:Reactive Robotics ranks 4th in Munich Business Plan Contest Phase 2: article.
March 19, 2016:Reactive Robotics chosen as one of the top 3 startups out of 200 at the StartSummit St. Gallen: article.
March 15, 2016:Alexander to present at the Startup World at the automation fair Automatica 2016. He will also participate in a Battle Talk with Poul Martin Moller, Chief Robotics Officer of the Sygehus Sonderjylland Hospital, on Tuesday, June 21.
March 14, 2016:Reactive Robotics amongst the 10 winners of the Munich Business Plan Contest Phase 1: article.
March 08, 2016:Reactive Robotics pitches at Idea Meets Money in Salzburg: article.
February 01, 2016:We welcome Christian Anton to our team.
January 04, 2016:We welcome Dr. Helfried Peyrl to our team.
Please feel free to contact us with any inquiry you might have.
FOR INVESTORS: Business plan, executive summary and pitch deck containing the current time plan, investment strategy, intellectual property and business case are available on request.
+49 89 5463 6278
80687 Munich, Germany