DIH and Gorbel Announce Strategic Partnership

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DIH and Gorbel Rehabilitation team up to provide new solutions that solve real challenges and improve patients’ lives with SafeGait 360 and SafeGait ACTIVE™

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“The USA is a focus market for us, where we plan to strengthen our strategic investments in the coming years. We welcome Gorbel’s team spirit & proven products as part of our growth initiative for this strategic market,” said Jason Chen, DIH Chairman & CEO.

DIH, leading global robotics & virtual reality (VR) technology provider, announced today that it has entered into a strategic agreement with Gorbel, an innovative developer & manufacturer of smart material handling & fall protection systems.

Under this Agreement, DIH will immediately integrate Gorbel’s Rehabilitation commercial team and intelligent rehabilitation systems into the DIH organization and product portfolio, with plans to take over the remainder of Gorbel Rehabilitation’s operations & IP by Oct 2021. Through a shared vision to improve people’s lives, Gorbel is committed to supporting DIH to ensure a seamless transition & ongoing innovation.

“The USA is a focus market for us, where we plan to strengthen our strategic investments in the coming years. We welcome Gorbel’s team spirit & proven products as part of our growth initiative for this strategic market,” said Jason Chen, DIH Chairman & CEO.

“Out of our passion for improving people’s lives, Gorbel leveraged its proven core technologies from industrial applications to the rehabilitation market eight years ago,” commented Brian Reh, CEO of Gorbel Inc. “We are proud of the innovative systems we have designed to improve the lives of patients and believe now is the time to partner with an established, global leader in the rehabilitation market. DIH will take the SafeGait product line to new heights by delivering outcome-improving, integrated solutions to as many therapists and patients as possible.”

Dr. Patrick Bruno, DIH Chief Commercial Officer, stated, “I’m excited to welcome the Gorbel Rehabilitation team to DIH and join us as we continue to build up our commercial presence, white-glove service, and training capabilities in the US market. Together we will pursue our mission to help physical therapists and their patients by partnering with thousands of rehabilitation facilities in this fast-growing market.”

Gorbel is the developer of the SafeGait family of overhead dynamic body-weight support and fall protection systems for the rehabilitation market. The SafeGait 360 and SafeGait ACTIVE™ products included in this agreement reflect DIH’s commitment to value innovation for the advanced rehabilitation market across the inpatient-to-outpatient continuum of care.

About DIH:

The vision of DIH is to Deliver Inspiration & Health to millions of people through innovative technologies in advanced rehabilitation therapy. DIH is a global solution provider combining innovative robotic & VR technologies with clinical integration & proprietary insights.
Through strategic design and the integration of leading global niche technologies by HOCOMA, a Swiss-based global leader in Robotics for Rehabilitation, and MOTEK, a Dutch-based global leader in sophisticated VR movement platforms, DIH is positioning itself as a transformative total solutions provider & consolidator in a fragmented and manual-labor driven industry.

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