Brainstorming on Intelligent Rehabilitation Technologies


JLM-BioCity ( and the Herzog Hospital ( present:

Brainstorming on Intelligent Rehabilitation Technologies

Sept 27, 2017 * Auditorium, Herzog hospital, Givat Shaul, Jerusalem

The field of rehabilitation is exploding with innovative therapies and opportunities due to the introduction of Internet technologies, AI and robotics. These technologies can be used to help accelerate regaining or improving neurocognitive functions that have been lost or diminished. This event will bring together the different players in Israel, from academia, the clinical world and industry -- to communicate what is the state-of-the-art, what are the unmet needs and how these needs can be addressed. Traditional medicine, neuropsychology and physical therapy are getting a boost from computer analytics, data mining and wearable computing (real time monitoring). These technologies are providing a multi-functional impacts: they provide a more convenient and comfortable experience for the patient thus increasing patient compliance; reduce the workload for the medical staff and providing powerful tools to analyze the data to assess the patient' s progress. Overall, these technologies reduce the time and resources required to nurse the patient back to optimal health while increasing the productivity and efficiency of the medical staff.

JLM-BioCity is organizing a new series of Brainstorming Sessions. Each session will focus on a particular medical field, where specialists will delineate the unmet needs and inventors will offer solutions.

This series is sponsored by Pro Leysin (, a Swiss organization dedicated to improve healthcare in Israel by promoting and sustaining health projects. The three upcoming Brainstorming Sessions will be focused on Geriatric Healthcare and will be held at the Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. Geriatrics poses unique problems, both medically and financially. Fostering a dialogue between entrepreneurs, engineers and startups on the one hand and medical professionals and social workers on the other, will create synergies where technologies can better serve the health needs of the elderly.

Further information about Pro Leysin ( can be found at


14:45 Networking and Refreshments

15:00 Greetings with Dr. Yehezkel Caine, Director General – Herzog Hospital (

15:05 Panel on "Intelligent Rehabilitation Technologies"

Moderator - Dr. Yaron Suissa, CEO, JLM-BioCity (


Prof Yakir Kaufman, Herzog Hospital ("Technological Challenges for Cognitive Disorders"

Dr. Michal Eisenberg M.D., Specialist Physician, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Herzog Hospital (

Michal Erster, Physiotherapist, Geriatric Rehabilitation Department, Herzog Hospital (

Tehilla Schiffmiller, Occupational Therapist, Herzog Hospital (

Yevgenia Ignatieva, Speech Therapist, Geriatric Rehabilitation Department at Department, Herzog Hospital (presentation in Hebrew)

Ronen Segal, CTO, Brainsway ( , Chairman of BSMT ,Brain Stimulation & Monitoring Technologies Consortium (

Uri Halperin, founder, Torsostepper (

Tzur Di-Cori, CEO, Step of Mind (

Roy Shteren, CEO & Founder, Video Therapy (

Meira Josephy, co-founder,Requirements, Community Building, CogAid (

16:30 Networking and Refreshments

Herzog Hospital (, founded in 1894, Israel’s foremost center for exceptional geriatric and mental health care, treatment and outstanding research. Herzog Hospital ( is committed to improving the quality of life for those suffering the effects of aging, neurological disorders, mental illness, respiratory ailments and psychological trauma.

JLM-BioCity ( focused on created a vibrant eco-community of bio - professionals and entrepreneurs in Jerusalem to accelerate the life science R&D and industry in the City.

The event was sponsored by Pro Leysin (, and organized by Herzog Hospital ( and JLM-BioCity (, the forum for bio entrepreneurs and professionals in the Jerusalem area.

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About our invited Panel members:

Prof Yakir Kaufman, Head, Dept. of Neuropsychogeriatrics,

Head, Spiritual Support Program,

Medical Assistant to the CEO, Herzog Hospital (

Dr. Kaufman heads the department of Neuropsychogeriatrics and is the practicing medical director at the Herzog Hospital. He also heads a private practice and practices Behavioral Neurology consultation services with an integrative approach. His areas of interest are in prevention of dementia from the patient on the national scale. His areas of research include dementia especially in terms of prevention, psychoneuroimmunology (the science linking body and mind) and the link between meaning, well-being (physical, social, occupational, psychological and spiritual) and health.

In 1995 he become a resident doctor at the department of neurology of the Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem. He spent two years in Toronto, Canada, as a Fellow in the Behavioural Neurology Program at the Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care and the Rotman Institute. On his return to Jerusalem in 2004 he joined the medical staff of the Herzog Memorial Hospital and teaches Medicine, Neurology, Psychogeriatrics at the Hebrew University Hadassah Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman is a member of the Israeli Neurological Society, Israeli Integrative Medicine Society.

Yakir Kaufman received his MD from the Hebrew University Hadassah Faculty of Medicine in 1994.

Dr. Michal Eisenberg, Geriatric Rehabilitation Department at Herzog Hospital

Dr. Michal Eisenberg is a specialist attending physician in the Geriatric Rehabilitation Department at Herzog Hospital in Jerusalem. After completing residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Dr. Eisenberg subspecialized in brain injury rehabilitation. She is also conducting research on new effective ways to utilize trans cranial stimulation to help in the recovery of stoke victims. She served as the assistant medical director of the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Neuro-Rehabilitation Unit, New York University Hospital. She is a graduate of Einstein School of Medicine in New York and of residency training at Kessler/UMDNJ School of Medicine. She has a lengthy list of research publications. Dr. Eisenberg moved to Israel in 2012, where she continues to work in the field of rehabilitation medicine both in the hospital and outpatient clinic settings.

Michal Erster, Physiotherapist in the Rehabilitation Department, Hertzog Hospital.

Studied and obtained clinical experience in Physiotherapy at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. Worked in in Neurological, Spinal and general rehabilitation in hospitals in South Africa and currently in geriatric rehabilitation at Herzog Hospital.

Tehilla Schiffmiller, Occupational Therapist, Herzog Hospital (

Holds a B.O.T in Occupational Therapy fromTel Aviv University. Currently working at Nofei Moza old age home and in geriatric rehabilitation at Herzog Medical Center.

Yevgenia Ignatieva, Speech Therapist, Geriatric Rehabilitation Department at Departmen, Herzog Hospital (

Ronen Segal, COO, Brainsway ( ( ) & Chairman of BSMT ,Brain Stimulation & Monitoring Technologies Consortium (

Mr. Segal has more than 20 years of top leadership roles in various fields including vast hi-tech management experience in a wide range of leading technological groups. In 2004 he co-founded WiTech Communications Ltd., a company providing wireless video solutions for diverse commercial applications, where he served as a Vice President. Prior to this, Ronen served as projects leader for OpTun Inc., where he was responsible for the development of sophisticated fiber-optics communications active switching components. From 1998 to 2000, he worked for the Israeli Navy's development center on a state-of-the-art submarine data communication system. From 1994 to 1998, Mr. Segal served in the Israeli Ministry of Defense’s Advanced Technology Unit. He studied at the Jerusalem College of Technology as part of a special academic reserves project in electro-optical Engineering and applied physics.

Uri Halperin, founder, Torsostepper (

As a senior Feldenkrais Practitioner and a medical devices entrepreneur,
my goal is to invent new rehabilitation devices to improve the lives of the elderly,
and people with disabilities. I have founded Mopair Technologies Ltd., which currently develops TORSO STEPPER - A chair-like device designed to rehabilitate walking and balance capabilities by simulating the movements that the torso makes during walking and activating the core muscles of the body.

Tzur Di-Cori, CEO, Step of Mind (

Over 25 years in senior management and business development and R&D in the field of Medical devices. Prior to joining Step Of Mind Ltd, he served as the CEO at Motorika Medical ltd, prior to that he served as President at G-Medical (Symbol:Gmedical,AUX). Prior to this, he served as president at LifeWatch Technologies Ltd (Telemedicine & Medical Solutions) (Symbol: LIFE, Swiss Stock Exchange).Prior to LifeWatch he served as the CEO of EZSurgical Ltd and President of EZSurgical Inc.

Roy Shteren, CEO & Founder, Video Therapy (

Founded VideoTherapy Ltd. (http://WWW.VIDEOTHERAPY.CO) in 2011 which develop a software platform providing qualified Physical Therapists with powerful, user friendly and accurate decision-supporting tools, and enabling them to interact effectively with patients, customize suitable treatment plans, and monitor progress. This platform automatically customize the optimal physical therapy program for each patient, relying on mass-wisdom principles, enabling therapists to design, implement and monitor the program, and assist patients to effectively reach the desired results, simplify the patients’ response and execution to the treatment program, through user-friendly interface and built-in tools.

A certified physiotherapist (B.P.T) specializing in neurological rehabilitation. Lectured at the Wingate College. Bachelor's degree from Tel Aviv University in Physical Therapy, Masters in Public Health Administration (MPHA) from Bar Ilan University.

Meira Josephy, co-founder,Requirements, Community Building, CogAid (

Meira is a social community builder in niche and special needs projects. Meira worked for the Israel Museum in the collection management department focusing on bilingual heritage ontologies and controlled vocabularies, and contributed to the object definition work group at the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN). Meira further developed web solutions using open source technologies and her background in graphic design and was a heritage digitization consultant. BA, Barnard, MA, Hebrew University.