Background information on Ben Philipson and Curatronic Ltd.
Ben Philipson, the founder of Curatronic studied biomedical electronic engineering in Amsterdam. Before immigrating to Israel in 1983 he was one of the leading experts in Europe in the field of biofeedback. He developed a range of easy to use biofeedback devices for practical daily use by therapists, while offering all the important features. Ben was the first person in the world interfacing biofeedback equipment with a computer to show the feedback signal in a simple visual way to patient: on the first Apple computers in 1979.
In addition he developed a full range of electro-acupuncture devices and he was the first person in the world developing a Helium-Neon-Laser device for dermatological purposes.
All the above devices were successfully sold throughout Europe.
Knowing the European medical device market very well he was employed as European sales director for various Israeli medical device manufacturers and he opened up the market in the former USSR (1992), where he sold medical equipment for dozens of millions of dollars.
After very extensive traveling for more than 10 years, Ben set up Curatronic Ltd. in 2000.
Early in 2003 a new inexpensive product for stroke rehabilitation was introduced for which FDA approval in the USA was received in January of 2005 and the device named the Biomove 3000 became a reality.
To compete in the market Curatronic Ltd. concentrates on R&D, uses high quality subcontractors for production and keeps overhead as low as possible. This situation is beneficial since production costs in Israel are lower than in Europe and since there is no mass production, manufacturing in the Far East does not pay off.
In addition the quality of human resources in Israel is on a very high level, while salaries are reasonable compared to other western countries. Israel is often called the second Silicon Valley and the R&D expenditure per capita as percentage of GNP is among the highest in the world.