The concept of evidence-based medicine (EBM) has drawn significant attention in the field of physiotherapy.
Focusing on the significance of EBM, at ITO, we, too, consider it essential to demonstrate the effectiveness of our products through scientific and clinical approaches. We constantly and proactively collect the latest information from academic associations around the world, including the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). We pursue advanced joint research with research institutions and physiotherapists in Japan and around the world, incorporating the results into our products. Our products have also begun to draw attention in dental field, and research seeking to demonstrate the efficacy of ultrasound technology in dental therapy is advancing rapidly.
We established a general R&D section in 1983. We strive to develop devices that will contribute to society, reflecting societal and corporate needs identified by sales personnel. In recent years, for example, demand has grown for compact devices in the field of in-home care. We offer extensive and proprietary expertise in compact, sophisticated, and high-performance devices with advanced features, a natural result of our focus on device miniaturization over the years. Building on this track record, we're striving to develop even more advanced products.
We obtained ISO certification for the first time in 1998. Since then, we've gained certification under numerous rigorous international standards, including ISO 13485 (Medical devices - Quality management systems) and ISO 14001 (Environmental management system). We remain dedicated to pursuing new possibilities in physiotherapy by strengthening not just our technical capabilities, but the reliability of our products. In this way, we seek to continue delivering products that contribute to society.