Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Israel-based firm collaborating on web-based therapy

One of the most lauded new companies in Akron, Ohio, has scored a coup with a Cincinnati hospital.

Timocco is an Israel-based company that makes games designed to help with the development of motor, cognitive and communication skills in children with disabilities. By combining games with computers and motion-detecting systems, the company's software seeks to turn therapy into something fun that kids won't avoid.

It chose Akron as its domestic launch pad last year and said that it was targeting the U.S. as its major market.

That appears to be paying off, too. The company announced this week that it has struck a deal with Cincinnati Children's Hospital to advance web-based interactive therapy programs for children with special needs. The hospital said it is developing “skills based functional therapy plans based on Timocco's platform,” as it announced a new collaborative effort with Timocco.

“Our goal is to improve the functional performance of the children that we serve. Children find Timocco engaging and fun, a perfect way to enhance their therapy plan of care,” said Karen Harpster, occupational therapist at Cincinnati Children's in a statement.

Timocco CEO Eran Arden said the relationship gives his company an “amazing opportunity to develop therapy plans with one of the world's leading children's hospitals.”

The company established its Akron presence in March 2015, when it moved into the Akron Global Business Accelerator on Main Street downtown.

"Timocco, Cincinnati Children's Hospital to collaborate on web-based therapy programs" originally appeared on the website of Crain's Cleveland Business.



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