TECHNO CONCEPT is the designer and manufacturer of specialist medical devices used in Physical Medicine and Neurorehabilitation. TECHNO CONCEPT, a true ‘Made In France’ startup, with unique know-how resulting from 15 years of research in neurosciences, launched Vibramoov in 2016, an innovative therapeutic solution to treat motor disorders in patients who have suffered neurological damage.
Innovation at the heart of TECHNO CONCEPT’s business
Launched in 2016, Vibramoov technology has taken TECHNO CONCEPT to a new level by opening the doors of international markets in the neuro-rehabilitation medical devices sector by the unique and revolutionary nature of the technology it employs.
Protected by a worldwide patent for which the company obtained exclusive exploitation rights in 2014, and which was the result of a technology transfer with the CNRS of Marseille, the Vibramoov technology uses a complex method of soliciting the nervous system by “Functional Proprioceptive Stimulations” based on scientific knowledge acquired in the field of neuroscience over a period of 20 years.
By stimulating the sensitive part of the muscles in a very specific way, the device is able to ‘trick’ the brain by causing it to receive natural movement information of the limbs even though the patient is still unable to move.
For a patient suffering from neurological damage, the aim is to ensure that (from the first days after a stroke for example) communication between the brain and the muscles of the arms or legs remains active even though the patient is still in bed. This non-invasive technique, which has no contraindications, aims to stimulate neuroplasticity from the earliest stage, thus allowing the patient’s mobility to be restored more quickly and with a higher outcome over the rehabilitation continuum.
Vibramoov was produced in response to a real global public health problem to more effectively treat the mobility impairments (loss of a patient’s ability to walk or move their arms) resulting from neurological traumas, the statistics of which are constantly increasing.
The benefit to the quality of patient recovery is enormous, but equally to the economies of healthcare systems around the world.
TECHNO CONCEPT has won a range of innovation awards with Vibramoov: Rotary Innovation Award – Health Category; Innovation Award at the Neuro Convention London in 2017.
Sustained international development
TECHNO CONCEPT embarked upon exporting immediately following the launch of Vibramoov in 2016. The company already has a presence in Europe and abroad (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Russia, Ukraine, etc.) via a network of distributors. With regard to the Middle East, TECHNO CONCEPT started prospecting there in 2018.
According to Nicolas PLUMIER, Co-Director of the company and Export Manager: “Arab Health 2020 will be the 3rd time TECHNO CONCEPT has taken part in this trade show. After first discovering the Middle East market in 2018, the 2019 show allowed us to finalize a distribution contract in the Saudi Arabian market and start the certification process for our device, which is expected to be completed in December 2019, thus enabling it to be marketed.
Our participation in 2020 will be aimed at continuing to support this Saudi partner by promoting the device to new opinion leaders, but also by opening up prospecting for new partners in the Middle East such as the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Kuwait and Lebanon. In Qatar, we also intend to strengthen our presence via the finalization of a distribution contract with a specialized partner with effect from the first quarter of 2020.”