To grasp is to understand.1

1 Maria Montessori

co.patient makes your messages tangible.

Concepts of grasping: innovative, tangible learning for patients

"To grasp is to understand." This basic rule of learning is neglected when it comes to conveying information, and plays almost no role in patient communication. Sensory and motor information makes understanding much easier. Our team has outstanding expertise when it comes to making information tangible. For this, we use both digital media and objects.

The "illness obstacle course" and object-centred training

In our "illness obstacle courses", illnesses are made tangible to increase understanding of the disease, raise empathy among healthy people (e.g. employees, journalists, policymakers), and create the right mindset. In the case of multiple sclerosis, for example, special glasses can be used to simulate visual impairment, or sensory disturbances can be made perceptible using gloves. Such an illness obstacle course can also be set up in the entrance area of a company building, for instance, or made available to branches in other countries as a travelling exhibition. Our object-centred training courses – where doctors use objects to deepen their knowledge in a vivid way – are a variant of the illness obstacle courses.

Teach by Touch

Information made tangible on a tablet is understood faster and remembered longer, because – in addition to the visual information – sensory and motor information is transmitted to the brain via the corresponding nerve fibres. Teach by Touch is the method we have developed for this. In our Teach by Touch formats, we use elements from online games as well as process-oriented interactions. Find out more about Teach by Touch here (German).


A hologram is a 3D projection that floats in space and is visible to everyone without special glasses. Holograms can be used, for example, to display organs impressively and in detail. With a hologram, you can show many more details and make information easier to understand than with conventional visualisation methods. An example is the individualised holograms we develop for cosmetic surgery. They give the doctors and patients a better basis for decision-making regarding the use of the optimal method.

Advantages of our concepts of grasping

A better understanding through 'illness obstacle courses' and objects

Innovative learning through Teach by Touch and holograms

Lasting improvement of patient adherence