Simona Bar-Haim, Ph.D.

Bio:Simona Bar-Haim is a physiotherapist that received her M.Sc. in Physiology from Tel-Aviv University and her PhD from Ben –Gurion University of the Negev. She is one of Step of Mind’s founder and the scientific director.

She is the heading the Laboratory for Rehabilitation and Motor Control of Walking and a lecturer in the Master Program in the Physical Therapy department at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

Dr. Bar-Haim originated the concept, developed Re-Step™ and conducted studies on applying chaotic perturbations to facilitate motor learning and improve walking of persons following brain damage. She has been the principal investigator for numerous multi-center studies including studies conducted presently in the Middle East. Her studies are funded by MERC-USAID, Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation and Yad Hanadiv (

Dr, Bar-Haim’s mission is to develop and research new technologies to rehabilitate walking and improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities. It is her belief that the rehabilitation arena today is at the beginning of a technological revolution similar to the revolution that the cardiology arena underwent in the seventies of the twentieth century. Step of Mind is one Israeli company that leads this revolution.