Intelligent Robotics for Very Early Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients
Economic and demographic trends demand an increase in efficiency in the healthcare system. In times of aging population and a shortage of healthcare professionals, new therapy interventions need to be developed.
Reactive Robotics GmbH is the first company worldwide that systematically addresses the Very Early Mobilization (VEM) of patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
We develop an intelligent, adaptive robotic system to support critically ill patients and their care takers.
The Importance of VEM – Very Early Mobilization Therapy
Clinical studies demonstrate that critically ill patients in the ICU who undergo VEM therapy achieve better treatment results.
Our goal is to enable intensive care clinicians to provide ICU patients with the best possible care.
Our initial clients will be hospitals with ICUs for mechanically ventilated, neurological or trauma patients – for these patient groups, the largest body of clinical evidence is available. Later markets will include the large indications of orthopedic and cardiological patients, geriatric patients as well as elderly patients in home care who are unable to leave bed will follow.
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. We are a diverse international team of employees and students covering the professional areas of:
to bring this device to the patients.
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
In March 2016, we presented the first prototype of our device and in Q1/2018 we are able to deliver our first clinical testproduct.
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.
Reactive Robotics is a Member of the Research Project MobIPaR (Mechatronische Entwicklung einer adaptiven Plattform zur Mobilisation Intensiv-Pflegebedürftiger), funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. For further information, please visit the MobIPaR Project Homepage.
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 leads our technical development. He is an industry expert in automation and control. He obtained his Diploma in mechanical engineering and economics at Graz University of Technology. 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 and obtained a post-graduate Diploma in information technology. 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 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, 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 SW development from.
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.
Mona is completing her Master's Degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Lübeck. Her aspiration is to gain a broad overview of the interfaces and correlation between medicine and technology. In her Bachelor's thesis she developed a prototype for the application of a novel wound healing therapy at the department of experimental plastic and hand surgery at the Munich “Klinikum Rechts der Isar”. She is an avid CAD developer and is leading the publicly-funded research project “MobIPaR” – a project focusing on the continuous improvement of the auto-adaption of rehabilitation solutions for VEM therapy. She is responsible for the entire supply chain of our bodyweight support system. With her creativity and thinking out-of-the-box mentality, she is an ideal asset in our team to develop innovative devices and processes.
Steffi is a Sports Scientist who graduated from Technical University Munich. For her thesis, she built different in-ear sensors for measuring, validating and comparing body core temperatures during physical activity. During her studies she also worked in a small company developing and building such sensor technology. Steffi covers a broad range of responsibilities in the company. She supports the Quality Manager as well as our mechanical engineers, developing new components for our system. She contributes with her open mind and curiosity for the interface between humans and medical devices.
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): Medical Device Programming.
Project/Mechatronics Engineer (m/f): Construction, sensor and mechatronic system integration.
Currently no advertised positions.
We drive innovation
July 13, 2017:Japanese delegation visited Reactive Robotics in Munich: article.
June 29, 2017:Alex talks at Cyber Dialog about changes on the labour market created by robotics: article.
April 27, 2017:Alex meets Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier: article.
April 03, 2017:Kick-Off of the research project: MobIPaR - Mobilization of Intensive Care Patients: Article DE, EN.
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 54 636 278
80687 Munich, Germany