Villa Melitta

The private healthcare facility is located in Bolzano and was founded in 1960 as a private ear, nose and throat clinic by Dr. Franz Waldner. Today, VILLA can boast a wealth of experience, particularly in the rehabilitation sector. VILLA has more than 69 patient beds for rehabilitation and an outpatient physiotherapy centre. VILLA provides citizens, through a collaboration agreement with the local healthcare trust, with services that have the same characteristics as those offered in public hospitals and surgeries.
VILLA established an in-house ICT innovation lab in order to test and propel products for the healthcare sector. The goal is to provide their residents with enhanced services. The gAALaxy project can benefit from this lab through additional know-how and test environments.

Field of activity
  • Private healthcare facility in Bolzano, Rehabilitation centre
  • Ambulant physiotherapy centre
  • Innovation lab among others for ICT projects in the healthcare sector
Role within the project
  • Business process analysis
  • Solution testing
  • Implementation and Piloting
Reference projects
  • 2008: Stair Walker (rehabilitation robotics)
  • 2009: G-EO System (rehabilitation robotics)
  • 2010: Adaptive Gait Machine (rehabilitation robotics)
  • 2010: Bi Pedo Track (rehabilitation robotics)
  • 2011: AAL-2PCS (Personal Protection and Caring System)
  • 2013: Tele-rehabilitation device for upper limb
  • 2014: Test and further development Armotion
  • 2015: Development robotic gait trainer Nexstep
  • 2016: Development of a new rehab robot for the upper limb

Col di Lana Straße 6
39100 Bolzano

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National funding agency:
Ministerium für Bildung, Universität und Forschung (MIUR)