The idea began with a doctoral thesis at the ETH Zurich. Today, our team is committed to provide best in class solutions to our customers.
We believe that the smart use of new technologies will help maximize training engagement and treatment intensity while enabling scalable solutions and reducing operational costs.
Our mission is to maximize engagement and clinical outcome through the use of novel technologies
We develop digital solutions that address the growing demand for preventive training programs and therapies in a broad variety of fields. We do this while reducing costs, empowering patients with their recovery and providing a rich source of data for clinical teams and decision makers.
Meet the team
Anja Bodmer Dividat Coach
Bujar Badalli Marketing
Damiano Zemp Sales
Emilien Taque Development
Gabor Kerekes Development
Hans van het Reve Administration
Joris Guyonvarch Development
Manuela Adcock Research
Marco Höfliger Technician
Regina Ochsner Sales support
Eva van het Reve Founder Movement Scientist, Dr. Sc. ETH
Johannes Emerich Head of Development MSc. Logic UvA
Joris van het Reve Gründer & CEO MA Oec UZH
Eva van het Reve, the founder of Dividat, started in 2011 her PHD Studies in Movement Sciences at the ETH Zurich. At that time her father was working as a Managing Director at a nursing home in their home town Schindellegi-Feusisberg in Switzerland. Eva knew about the challenges people face when they get older.
About one third of people older than 65 years fall once per year
The results was endless discussions at the dinner table and also the main topic for Eva’s PHD study: How can we improve people’s health as they get older?
It was clear from the beginning that physical exercise improves people’s lives drastically. About ⅓ of people older than 65 years fall once a year. But what is the most effective way of exercise for older adults? This was Eva’s main question in her thesis. She conducted a study with 180 older adults in 14 different nursing homes.
Eva van het Reve at one of the nursing homes, where she conducted her studies.
The results of the study showed significant improvement for those people who had a cognitive task in addition to the standard exercise tasks. The results also initiated the foundation of the company. The mission was clear: Improve older adults life's by making an effective and easy training available for everyone.
Professionals in all kind of fields included the cognitive-motor training into their settings.
At this point Joris van het Reve, Eva's brother, joined the company and layed the ground work for making the company ready for the tasks to come. The first prototype was built and we tested the waters with real costumers. The feedback we received took us by surprise. Professionals in all kind of fields included the cognitive-motor training into their settings.
Presentation of our first Prototype to the Hospital Interlaken, one of our first customers.
Very early on we knew that our first prototype wouldn't meet all the technical requirements for the functionalities that our early stage costumers desired. This was the start of the development of the Dividat Senso. A smart and affordable device that enables a cognitive-motor training for people no matter their fitness levels.
As of today the Dividat Senso is sold worldwide and put into practice in major institutions like KU Leuven, University of Montreal or the Karolinksa Institute in Sweden. Our team works constantly to improve the solution and new games are added periodically after a successful validation.