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maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence join forces to transform rehabilitation technology

maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence announce that they are entering a global strategic partnership, combining maxon’s industry-leading high precision drive system with Fourier’s world-class rehabilitation robotics, the RehabHub™ and next-gen ExoMotus™ systems.

Switzerland and Singapore – Jan. 11, 2021 – maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence are pleased to announce they have entered a global strategic partnership. maxon’s high precision drive systems and Fourier’s rehabilitation robotics are a perfect match and are expected to drive the development of new technologies for patients.

With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of rehabilitation services and healthcare, clinicians, engineers, and companies recognise that they need to accelerate the development of technological solutions to ensure they can best meet their patients’ needs. This partnership brings together combined skills in technology development and deployment, product creativity, and technology strategy to help support clients through successful healthcare transformations.

“The partnership between maxon and Fourier is a powerful combination. Fourier’s understanding of the interplay between modern rehabilitation robotics and technological products perfectly complements maxon’s philosophy of making the world a little better with our precision drive systems.” said Eugen Elmiger, CEO maxon Group. “Together, we will be able to generate industry-leading technological products and platforms.”

Digital signing ceremony between maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence (FI).
From top left: Mr Martin Zimmermann (Chief Sales Officer, maxon Group), Mr Zen Koh (Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO, FI), Mr Eugen Elmiger (CEO, maxon Group), Mr Owen Teoh (General Manager, FI)
From bottom left: Daniel Lau (Managing Director, maxon SEA), Mr Zhi Kang Tai (Business Development Director, FI), Stefan Roschi (Head of Communications, maxon Group) Mr Jake Kee (Sr. Manager of Product Management & Development, FI)

Fourier already uses BLDC motors from maxon in its ExoMotus™ X2 exoskeleton. In addition, maxon will become part of the Exoskeleton & Robotics Open Platform System (EXOPS™), an open platform for research and development of exoskeleton and robotics systems. maxon will provide a variety of customized drive solutions with motors, gearheads, encoders and controllers to aspiring engineers who want to develop robotics solutions for rehabilitation services.

Fourier Intelligence’s industry-leading exoskeleton robotics, ExoMotus™ X2

“Partnering with maxon will allow us to provide the best technology portfolio on which we will be able to conceive, design, and build the next generation of transformative technological products and platforms,” said Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO. “As a team, we will unlock the full potential of technological transformations and place our clients on the best path for clinical recovery.”

As an indication of the commitment to the partnership, maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence has signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

Powerful Actuating Unit – Exquisite mechanical force load design, high-performance servo motor and gearhead to provide a stronger torque output

About maxon: The Swiss specialist for quality drives
maxon is a developer and manufacturer of brushed and brushless DC motors, as well as gearheads, encoders, controllers, and entire mechatronic systems. maxon drives are used wherever the requirements are particularly high: in NASA’s Mars rovers, in surgical power tools, in humanoid robots, and in precision industrial applications, for example. To maintain its leadership in this demanding market, the company invests a considerable share of its annual revenue in research and development. Worldwide, maxon has more than 3000 employees at nine production sites and is represented by sales companies in more than 30 countries.

About Fourier Intelligence
Fourier Intelligence is a technology-driven company, infusing creativity into the development of exoskeleton and rehabilitation robotics since 2015. Together with researchers, therapists and patients, we aim to excel in developing and redefining rehabilitation robotics solutions with inter-connectable intelligent robotics technology by elevating user experience with an intuitive, easy-to-use system to enhance the lives of both patients and therapists.

About Exoskeleton & Robotics Open Platform System (EXOPS™)
EXOPS™ is an open platform to educate, promote and accelerate the development of exoskeleton and robotics system for future meaningful real-life adoption.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Kerry GUO (Business Development Director)
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: kerry.guo@fftai.com

maxon Group media office:
Phone: +41 41 662 43 81
Email: media@maxongroup.com

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