KNOWLEDGE AND TECHNOLOGY GENERATORS
Gogoa, a Basque word that encompasses thought, spirit, desire and hope. It is the soul that drives our steps and the will that encourages us to go further. Gogoa reminds us that we all share that spark of life that drives us to keep on fighting. Join us in this space where we celebrate the greatness of small steps, weaving a symphony of emotions and building bridges of hope. Welcome to a place where neurorehabilitation comes alive and hope becomes reality!
ABOUT GOGOA MOBILITY ROBOTS
EXPERTS IN ROBOTIC NEURO-REHABILITATION
Gogoa Mobility Robots is a biomedical engineering company based in the Basque Country.
We specialize in the research, design and development of cutting-edge MedTech devices and robotic exoskeletons aimed at improving people's quality of life. As part of our commitment to excellence, Gogoa has its own clinics for robotic neurorehabilitation, known as Movex Clinics, as well as a living lab dedicated to the design of personalized therapies.
Our objective is to lead the revolution in the fields of rehabilitation and ergonomics, by expanding human capabilities and improving overall well-being.
We are also proud to be the first European company to obtain CE marking for the HANK medical exoskeleton for lower limb rehabilitation.
During the last few years, Gogoa has experienced exponential growth and development in the field of exoskeletons and robotic neurorehabilitation.
Their dedication and hard work have culminated in the creation of a wide range of products and services designed to meet the needs of various sectors, as the:
medical, socio-health, industrial, military and sports.
This impeccable performance has generated spin-offs, which make use of Gogoa's cutting-edge technology.
Designing high-tech robotic products and services to improve people's lives. We focus on leading the rehabilitation and ergonomics revolution, enhancing human capabilities.
Promoting personalised robotic neurorehabilitation, enhancing human capabilities. We strive to redefine the boundaries of rehabilitation, improving quality of life and promoting an inclusive and fair society.
We believe that good design is efficient design, that which focuses on quality and excellence to obtain the best results.
Our innovative character is reflected in every step we take, always focusing on R&D&I projects and the new development of products and services.
We are committed to improving people's lives through technology. It is very important to us to leave the world better than we found it, we work for a revolution.
We envision an inclusive future, where we can all feel part of society and live the human experience to the fullest.
COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY
Gogoa Mobility Robots is a company that is committed to sustainability in the design and development of its exoskeletons. Each of their products, including HANK, BELK, HAND OF HOPE, and HELK, are designed with the philosophy of Design for Disassembly, which prioritizes durability, repairability, and recyclability.
With this approach, the company aims to minimize waste, conserve resources and reduce its environmental impact. At Gogoa Mobility Robots we believe and work under the principles of circular economy. Its commitment is to continuously improve its products and processes to create a more sustainable future.
THE GOLDEN CIRCLE
WHAT DO WE DO?
We design exoskeletons and state-of-the-art neuro-rehabilitation therapies.
HOW DO WE DO IT?
Creating unique products and services focusing on innovation and the needs of users.
WHY DO WE DO IT?
Everything we do, we do to improve people's lives, creating a more inclusive future. We believe in revolution, we humanize technology.
HISTORY AND EVOLUTION
Gogoa is committed to an inclusive future by designing high-tech robotic and industrial products. This is the work we are doing to achieve it, and what we are learning along the way.
THE ROAD TO THE REVOLUTION – FIRST STEPS
In 2012, our mission was to identify new business opportunities for the economic reactivation of the Urola Garaia region in Gipuzkoa. We found ourselves in the most ageing region in Spain, with a large number of homes for the elderly, home care services and a regional hospital in Zumarraga. We identified that all the technical aids used in the public health service were foreign and saw the opportunity to develop products locally.
After an exhaustive analysis, we found emerging technologies aimed at the maintenance and rehabilitation of motor skills and, within these, exoskeletons appeared, a clear commitment to the future.
During several exploratory trips to Japan and the USA, we had the opportunity to visit several universities (University of Tsukuba and MIT), companies dedicated to the manufacture of exoskeletons, hospitals and rehabilitation centres. But it was at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Centre, in Charlestown (just outside Boston), where, as we were walking down one of the corridors, Professor Bonato, an Italian who ran the rehabilitation unit, said to us: "look at that one is Spanish", pointing to an exoskeleton resting on a chair.
To our amazement, we had gone all the way to Massachusetts to find an exoskeleton developed by the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, a Spanish state agency attached to the Ministry of Science and Innovation) at the Cajal Institute.
As soon as we returned home, we called the CSIC to see if the technology they had developed could be licensed. The response was positive and within 3 months we closed a deal that led us to set up Gogoa Mobility Robots on 28 August 2015.
IT WAS THE BEGINNING OF THE REVOLUTION.
MAIN MILESTONES - TIMELINE
28 July 2015– Constitution of Gogoa Mobility Robots.
October 2015- Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) HANK project, R&D project for the transfer of technology from the CSIC to Gogoa for the industrialization and placing on the market of an exoskeleton for lower limbs €1.4 M
2016- Best valued company in the call of the Ministry of science and technology of Spain, NEOTEC, 91/100
Certification as a manufacturer of medical equipment.
2017- Finalist, Toribio Echevarria Award.
2018- Gogoa selected as one of the 20 companies that marks the technological evolution of the last 40 years in Spain, within the framework of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution.
First European company with a rehabilitation exoskeleton with a class 2 CE certificate for a lower limb exoskeleton.
Development of clinical trials at the Santa Lucia Foundation (Rome), TIRR Memorial (Houston), Toledo National Hospital for Paraplegics (Toledo), Product demonstrations in Germany, France, and Japan
Opening of the ONBIDERATU robotic neurorehabilitation technology demonstration center
2019- Opening of new facilities in Abadiño -Bizkaia.
Designation of GOGOA as INNOVATIVE SME by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities.
SME Instrument Phase II, a European project to integrate FES technology, industrialize and carry out clinical trials with the BELK exoskeleton.
SME Instrument project of the European Commission for the development of BELK knee exoskeleton with integrated functional electrostimulation, €1.2 M
Development of the first industrial exoskeletons, birth of CYBER HUMAN SYSTEMS.
LEVIER, a Gogoa spin-off financed by the Ekintzaile program to support inter-learning of the Basque Government, is set up.
2020- First European company with an exoskeleton for the rehabilitation of a joint with a CE class 2a certificate in
July 2020 - First European exoskeleton manufacturing company with ISO 13485:2018 quality certificate as a manufacturer of medical equipment in September 2020.
2021- Quality Innovation Award Prize Winner in the category of Health Care Sector Innovations, in January 2021.
Collaboration agreement for the development of the MOVEX CLINICS franchise and opening of the first rehabilitation center in Bilbao.
Opening of the Movex Clinics neurorehabilitation clinic in the Albia Building in Bilbao.
2022 - Launch of Helk, the first mobility-assistance exoskeleton for professionals in the socio-health sector.
2023 - Inauguration of the Movex Living Lab in Urretxu, the world's first laboratory for research and design of robotic neurorehabilitation therapies with exoskeletons.
Implantation of the HANK exoskeleton at the San Vicente Clinic in Madrid.
Inauguration of the artistic installation "Exografías" within the exhibition Máquinas de ingenio. Jakintzen bidegurutzean in TABAKALERA.
Launch of the Gogoa Prize: The MedTech Design Challenge.
We joined the ASTM Committee F48 on Exoskeletons and Exoskeletons to define exoskeleton standards.
Developed a new feature for HANK, making it a fragility measuring device.
Advances in R&D in neurorehabilitation with AI.
This story is not over, we still have a lot to keep working on...
DESIGNING THE FUTURE
The Krebs Cycle of Creativity by Neri Oxman
Ms. Oxman explains that we tend to think of Art as for expression, Science for exploration, Engineering for invention, and Design for communication. In the Krebs Cycle of Creativity, he asks us to think that Science turns information into knowledge; Engineering converts knowledge into utility; Design converts utility into cultural behavior and context; and Art takes that context and questions our perception of the world.
The culminating moment is where Art meets Science, and changes in our perceptions affect the way data is captured.
At Gogoa, we use this creative vision together with the Design Thinking methodology in every step we take. We seek a balance between the theory of science and the real connection of the human being with the environment that surrounds him.
Our philosophy is that of well-being. We believe in improving the quality of life and in a better future.