Success Story

Recupero Robotics launches

Michelle Johnson, PhD, faculty with Penn Medicine and Penn Engineering and two of her former students, Roshan Rai and Suneet Sharma, were awarded a patent for their Robotic Physical Therapy System (US 11,090,528). The patent describes a robotic gym system that would characterize user data gathered while performing exercises and manage progression of the users through a proscribed rehabilitation program. Since then, Dr. Johnson and a team of collaborators have launched Recupero Robotics with the help of PCI Ventures. Recupero Robotics won a fast track SBIR grant to support early development of the technology with a goal of physical rehabilitation using affordable robots (SBIR 1R42HD104325). Recupero has optioned out the Penn patent rights while they explore feasibility and commercial opportunities related to the technology.

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