UTAR and Fourier Intellience

UTAR and Fourier Intelligence Inks MoU to Advance in Rehabilitation Technology

UTAR and Fourier Intellience

Fourier Intelligence partners with UTAR to advance rehabilitation technology

SUNGAI LONG, Oct 1, 2021Aimed to facilitate research in rehabilitation technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Fourier Intelligence International Pte. Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) via Zoom on 01 October 2021.

Under the collaboration, UTAR and Fourier Intelligence will work together to initiate joint projects involving collaborative research in the field of rehabilitation technologies.

The signing ceremony was held online to commemorate the collaboration between both parties. UTAR was represented by its President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Fourier Intelligence was represented by its General Manager Mr Owen Teoh. Also present to witness the virtual signing ceremony were Fourier Intelligence Co-Founder and Global Hub Chief Executive Officer Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Senior Manager for Business Development Mr Even Koh, Fourier Intelligence Senior Manager for Clinical Application and Research Ms Sarah Lim and Fourier Intelligence Senior Manager for Product Management Mr Jake Kee.

Staff from UTAR included Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) Emeritus Prof Dr Cheong Soon Keng, Dean of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, FMHS Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Dr Leong Pooi Pooi, FMHS Head of Clinical Physiotherapy Programme K. Premala, LKC FES Asst Prof of Department of Mechatronics and BioMedical Engineering Dr Goh Choon Hian, Director of Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Director of Division of Corporate Communication and Public Relations Ong Soo Weon, Deputy Director of DCInterNet Dr. Chen, I-Chi, and UTAR staff.

Welcoming Fourier Intelligence into UTAR’s MoU fraternity of more than 500 international and local partners, Prof Ewe said that the collaborative initiatives explored through the MoU will be mutually beneficial to both parties.

“On behalf of UTAR, I would like to express my gratitude to Fourier Intelligence for giving us this opportunity to explore collaborations in the development of exoskeleton and rehabilitation robotics. Under this MoU, we will be able to facilitate exchanges of ideas and facilities, as well as industrial study visits of our students and staff, which is important for enhancing their learning experience and professional development. This will also enable us to gain insights into the industry, which is important for ensuring that our programmes remain relevant to the advances of the industry,” enthused Prof Ewe, who also expressed his delight that the MoU will allow FMHS and LKC FES to share knowledge and expertise, as well as establish possible collaborative research and development projects.

Lauding UTAR as a prominent and progressive university with enormous achievements, Mr Teoh said, “We are very honoured to be at this signing ceremony today and also look forward to working with UTAR to promote accessibility and adoption of rehabilitation technology.”

Signed MoU Documents between UTAR and Fourier Intelligence

Introducing Fourier Intelligence as a technology-driven company, infusing creativity into the development of exoskeleton and rehabilitation robotics since 2015, Mr Teoh added, “Throughout the last three years, Fourier Intelligence has established its installation of technology into 54 economies worldwide. We have also been signing MoUs and expanding our research collaborations with various renowned institutions in the world.”

“Today, we are very excited to partner with UTAR with the collaboration scope on developing talent, promoting education of rehabilitation technology as well as enhancing and collaborating in the research of engineering and technology development of rehabilitation and medical technology. With that, we believe that the impact that we are going to create would certainly contribute to the community and the health-care industry.” said Mr Teoh.

He continued, “With our extension office in Kuala Lumpur, we do look forward to working together with faculties in UTAR for the purpose of talent development, research and education as well as organise more webinars to promote awareness and also insights on rehabilitation technologies.”

The ceremony reached its highlight with the virtual presentation of the MoU documents signed by Prof Ewe and Mr Teoh.

Mr Owen Teoh of Fourier Intelligence and Prof Ewe of UTAR

About UTAR
UTAR is a university that offers courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas including Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Arts, Chinese Studies, Malaysia Studies, Business and Economics, Biotechnology, Engineering and Build Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Media and Journalism, Education and General Studies, Agriculture and Food Science, and engages in the provision and conduct of research, consultation, management and leadership training and other related educational services at its campuses at Bandar Sungai Long and Kampar in Malaysia.

For enquiries, please contact:
Division of Corporate Communication & Public Relations, UTAR
Ms. Saravani Selvam
Email: saravani@utar.edu.my
Ms. Caryn Ng
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Fourier Intelligence
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Fourier Intelligence Leaves a Major Impression at RehabWeek 2021

Fourier Intelligence participated in this year’s RehabWeek Virtual 2021 which was held on 23-25th September as the platinum sponsor

SINGAPORE, Sept 25, 2021Fourier Intelligence left a great impact as the platinum sponsor in the RehabWeek 2021 which was held virtually from September 23-25th. RehabWeek is a top event in the international rehabilitation field which is held every two years and is well known as the “Olympic Games” in the rehabilitation industry. During the event this year, Fourier unveiled its ArmMotus™ EMU, a 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot for the first time.

In addition to that, Dr Minos Niu Chuanxin of Ruijin Hospital, an affiliate to Shanghai Jiaotong University and Professor Jose Pons of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab also delivered keynote speeches during the symposium. Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Zen Koh also participated in a roundtable discussion session, ‘Meet The Entrepreneurs’, to discuss and demonstrate the advanced nature of rehabilitation medical technology in China and globally.

As the leading conference in the field of rehabilitation, the RehabWeek brings together top engineers, clinicians, researchers, and industry representatives from all around the world, providing the best platform for networking and meaningful interactions. Previously held in Zurich and London, the pandemic has forced the event to be held virtually this year. The conference was jointly hosted by the International Consortium for Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART) and the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (ISVR). Experts were invited to share their academic researchers, industrial insights, clinical findings as well as to discuss the latest development trends and innovative ideas in the rehabilitation industry.

Fourier Intelligence Launches ArmMotus™ EMU

During the first day, Fourier Intelligence unveiled its new device, the ArmMotus™ EMU, a 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot. Being the world’s first 3D back-drivable upper limb rehabilitation robot, The ArmMotus™ EMU was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Lab. It has successfully transformed years of scientific research into a clinically proven device that redefines human-machine interaction. The ArmMotus™ EMU has a large 3D training trajectory motion that combines with the industry-leading force feedback technology. This will simulate the force exerted by a therapist and allows rehabilitation movement to be more realistic.

Zen Koh, the Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence emphasized the importance of this device launch. “The appearance of the ArmMotus™ EMU in the RehabWeek is not only a huge benchmark for intelligent rehabilitation devices but also personally a huge milestone for us.”

“It has been a project that we have worked on for years and we are proud to finally show the fruits to our labour. We were looking to provide users with not only a complete but easy-to-use upper limb robotic rehabilitation device and the ArmMotus™ EMU is the answer”, said Zen Koh.

Meeting the Entrepreneurs

Zen Koh, the ambassador of The International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART), was invited to a roundtable discussion during the RehabWeek to share his 20 years of experience in the industry. “In addition to providing services to existing markets in China and Asia, Fourier intelligence have our focus set on expanding in North America and Europe. The next step will be to possibly set up a branch in Zurich, Switzerland to further expand our influence in the European market. We may also establish additional branches in Chicago and Melbourne next year. Our aim is to serve the world”, said Zen Koh.

Zen also pointed out that for a product to truly enter the mainstream market, it must have three important elements: people, money, and space. “The robot is just like a car. Fourier Intelligence has made the leap from manual to automatic. Fourier devices are highly operative and allow therapists to train multiple patients at the same time, which perfectly solves the problem regarding the shortage of therapists.”

“In terms of pricing, we are not looking to manufacture the Ferrari of rehabilitation robotics, but products that everyone can afford. Relying on core technology developed by independent research and development, coupled with the ecological synergy of upstream and downstream industrial chains, Fourier devices are created. The quality of devices is on par with the ones manufactured in Europe and the United States, but the price is only about one-third.” said Zen Koh.

“Lastly, space is also another major pain point of rehabilitation. Spaces in hospitals are very valuable. If the device is reliable but takes up a huge space, it would still not be desirable”. Fourier Intelligence has solved these pain points and has been very well received by the market, installing over 1000 devices globally in only the span of 3 years.

Future of Interconnected Rehabilitation

Prof Jose Pons of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab gave a presentation titled ‘Towards a Digital Continuum of Care Model: The Role of Robotics’. Prof Jose Pons talked about the two typical paths of the continuum of care for neurological models and gave his opinion on suggested rehabilitation training programs. He also mentioned the importance of rehabilitation robotics in supporting group interventions and remote interventions, especially during these pandemic times. “We believe that the usage of robotics or AI can use to break the physical barrier between therapists and patients, and they can be mediators between the caregivers and patients in the digital CCM. This will provide more intense training and interventions can be more personalized to the motor and cognitive status of patients as well”.

In another keynote lecture, Dr Minos Niu Chuanxin from Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, shared the challenges faced by rehabilitation robots in clinical settings. As an emerging technology, rehabilitation robots face difficulties in being clinically verified for their actual application effects. Led by Ruijin Hospital, a large-scale randomized double-blind grouped controlled experiment of rehabilitation robotics was carried out and after three years of research, some clinical effects have been accumulated. Dr Minos pointed out that although each country has its own regulatory system, the scientific research of rehabilitation knows no borders. “Although we come from different nationalities, our body functions are similar. Researchers use the same scientific research system and discourse to produce results and evidence that can be recognised mutually.”

“The open robotic technology platform created by Fourier Intelligence has broken the technological barrier of rehabilitation robotics, encouraging cooperation and openness, rather than just relying on the ideas from one source”, said Dr Minos. He also spoke about the importance of industry-university-research-medical integration, stating that medical products need the cooperation and promotion of clinics and enterprises to be successful.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

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Fourier Intelligence Launches 3D Upper Limb Rehabilitation Robot, ArmMotus™ EMU

The ArmMotus™ EMU was officially unveiled and launched by Fourier Intelligence during the RehabWeek 2021

SINGAPORE, Sept 23, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence officially launched the new ArmMotus™ EMU during the RehabWeek 2021 that was held virtually this year from September 23rd to 25th 2021. The launch was attended by clinicians, researchers, engineers, and other stakeholders in the rehabilitation technology field.

The ArmMotus™ EMU is the world’s first 3D back-drivable upper limb rehabilitation robot, setting a new benchmark for intelligent rehabilitation devices. With it being a multifunctional, immersive, end-effector based 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot, the ArmMotus™ EMU brings a whole new experience of robotics rehabilitation therapy to the world.

The design of the ArmMotus™ EMU has redefined the human-machine interaction. It is the first of its kind that applies the end-effector based concept into the 3D movement, which makes it multifunctional and transparent. This transparency starts with a cable-driven mechanism, that combines with a 4-linkage structure, which perfectly reduces the friction and inertia during the movement of the system. This design also enables the control system to respond and execute more efficiently.

The ArmMotus™ EMU, which was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Laboratory, was a project in the making for the past 2 years that was led by Professor Denny Oetomo. “The robot offers large workspace with very minimal resistance and reflected inertia of the robot on the patient. This would allow the patient to move freely”, said Prof. Oetomo.

“Combined with the appropriate gravity compensation of the weight of the arm, patients with weak or little arm function, is able to carry out therapy without exertion.”, said Prof. Oetomo.

Another key person to the success of the ArmMotus™ EMU, Dr Marlena Klaic, who is the translational research lead of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, gave some insights into why robotic rehabilitation is important. “There’s a large and growing body of evidence suggesting that robotic devices can improve a patient’s outcome, including function, strength and ADL”.

“This evidence is growing even more rapidly in these pandemic times as more people are exploring digital and remote prevision therapies.”, said Dr Marlena.

“We conducted a user-based design study where we build and modify the robot based on the feedback from clinicians. Based on our results, we found that clinicians believe that robotic devices can be helpful in their practice. Patients and junior therapists are more frequently asking for robotic devices as part of their therapy session.”, said Dr Marlena.

Aside from exoskeleton and other one-dimension upper limb rehabilitation robots, EMU is based on terminal control and high technical content which is difficult to develop. It is China’s first breakthrough in this field. EMU uses the industry-leading force feedback technology platform, which was independently developed by Fourier Intelligence, to simulate the force exerted by a therapist. EMU also provides a large 3D trajectory training space which allows rehabilitation movements to be more realistic and guides users to complete various complex rehabilitation training.

During the product video presentation, EMU can be seen to support dual upper limb cooperative and mirror training, which further enriches the rehabilitation training program. Product director of Fourier Intelligence, Daris Yang also explained the importance of having interactive rehabilitation programmes. “By equipping EMU with games such as table tennis, cooking, and fishing, this would simulate activities of daily living even more”, said Yang. “The boring and repetitive training actions in traditional rehabilitation makes it boring for patients to train for a long time. Our EMU game settings have completely rewritten the rehabilitation scene”.

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, believes that the ArmMotus™ EMU is instrumental in changing the future of neurorehabilitation. “Current neurorehabilitation models primarily rely on extended hospital stays or regular therapy sessions which require close physical interactions between rehab professionals and patients. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation has challenged this model and as a result, many neurological patients are not receiving sufficient therapy. There is an urgent need to rethink conventional neurorehabilitation therapy.”

“The new ArmMotus™ EMU provides that solution. The EMU, equipped with clinical intelligence, provides personalised therapy, technology-based solutions, coaching capabilities and remote monitoring.”, said Zen Koh. “The implementation of fun functional games with embedded artificial intelligence also provides clinically motivating therapy to patients as well as giving caregivers and healthcare practitioners confidence”.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

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Zen Koh Appointed as Global Committee Chair for DLC, World’s Leading Business Platform

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, appointed as chair for DLC Health and Wellness committee to represent the Singapore Chapter

SINGAPORE, Sept 21, 2021Della Leaders Club (DLC) officially appoints Zen Koh as Global Committee Chair of the Health and Wellness committee during a virtual launch of the committee event. The purpose of this appointment is to provide leadership and knowledge in healthcare solutions and services for people with disabilities.

The virtual event also witnesses appointments and introductions of other Health and Wellness committee members of DLC. This virtual event was attended by all the committee members of the Health and Wellness group across the globe.

This decision by DLC to appoint Zen as part of the committee was to award him for his past achievements and strongly believe that the appointment will greatly benefit society. With 20 years of extensive experience in the healthcare industry, Zen consults regularly with executives from a variety of fields to help create synergistic solutions. Zen was also nominated by MD+DI amongst the top 40 under 40, the future most influential industry in med-tech, recognising his contribution in developing novel technologies and leading companies that will transform the future of the healthcare system.

Zen’s appointment in July 2020 as the inaugural ambassador for the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART) for his contribution towards advancing advanced Med-Tech and Robotics for Rehabilitation further cements this decision.

“This is a privilege for me personally to be part of DLC. It is uplifting to know that my achievements have been recognised and awarded with this appointment,” says Zen Koh.

“I am looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience in the health care industry at the highest level as part of the Health and Wellness global committee chair. My role here is to provide the members with filtered business knowledge and experiences that will cater to their unique challenges.”

“I strongly believe that DLC has a lot of potential and influence globally to do so and I am proud to be part of it”.

Zen Koh, alongside committee members from Sir H.N. Reliance Hospital & Spark Healthcare, will be involved to promote healthy habits among the public as well as improving the cost of city healthcare infrastructure. During these times of pandemics and lockdowns, this committee will also seek to help members with their physical and mental health.

DLC is the world’s 1st business platform, comprising entrepreneurs, professionals, and young leaders from all around the world to positively impact the world. With the mission to create a global community of transformative leaders who want to re-invent industries and re-boot societies, DLC offers forums, brand collaborations, global summits and DLC knowledge to assist in building a world that is better, stronger, and kinder.

“I wanted to positively impact the global business community in these unprecedented times”, said Jimmy Mistry, Founder & CEO of DLC. “This led to the conceptualization of DLC”.

With committee members from various regions around the world and plans to grow to countries such as Spain, China, Germany, and Japan, DLC will certainly leave a stronger mark in the years ahead.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

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New Strategic Partnership between CUREXO Inc. and Fourier Intelligence

Medical robot specialist CUREXO Inc. and rehabilitation robotics vanguard Fourier Intelligence announces their strategic global partnership

SEOUL, KOREA & SINGAPORE, Aug 20, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence has announced a partnership with CUREXO Inc., the company behind the world’s first “fully automated surgical robot”. This partnership will initially focus on the distribution of CUREXO’s Morning Walk to the global network.

The Morning Walk from CUREXO is a gait rehabilitation robotics suited for paediatrics and adult populations. The recent CE certification allows the novel end-effector gait rehabilitation robot to be offered into countries outside of Korea. This partnership leverages Fourier Intelligence’s vast network of global sales partners with its presence in over 50 countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many more. 

From top left: Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Global Hub CEO, and Mr Jae Jun Lee, CUREXO Inc. CEO
From bottom left: Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager, Fourier Intelligence, Mr Jean Cho, CUREXO Overseas Sales Manager, and Ms Sandra Lee, Operations Director, Fourier Intelligenc
e

“We are excited for this strategic partnership with CUREXO to further enrich our global market offerings,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub. “Together with Jae Jun and his team, we will also work towards future joint technological development, furthering our mission to providing intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and their patients.”

CUREXO’s CEO, Mr. Jae Jun Lee states that “I am thrilled for this partnership with Fourier Intelligence, which will be a great asset in getting awareness in the global market. The end-effector gait rehabilitation robot Morning Walk has 18 installation sites in Korea. Now is the time to move out to compete with the international players, and this alliance with Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub has given us the strength to start the journey.”

CUREXO is one of the many companies working together with rehabilitation robotics pioneer Fourier Intelligence to provide rehabilitation robotics. The vanguard company works with various other well-known manufacturers to positively disrupt the industry and serves true to its mission as a ‘One-Stop Solution Provider of Robotics for All’. It recently completed an extended C+ round funding led by Prosperity7 Ventures, an Aramco Venture Fund, to further its global market expansion plan.

CUREXO’s Morning Walk

The Morning Walk will now be part of Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™. The comprehensive rehabilitation concept is equipped with highly efficient, compact, modular, interconnected, and cost-effective robots that deliver efficacious functional training. Building upon group therapy models, the RehabHub™ serves well in rehabilitation to assist clinicians in providing highly intensive, challenging, and effective treatments. This constructively frees up the clinician from monotonous and tedious physical interventions to offer a personalised treatment program to patients.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

This partnership also brings together collective talents in technology development, deployment, product strategy roadmap, and innovation to support clients through lucrative healthcare transformations.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Hoyong Lee
CUREXO
Email: hylee@curexo.com

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Revolutionary University and Industry Partnership between Fourier Intelligence and the University of South Australia

Fourier Intelligence partners with the University of South Australia to advance innovative technology-based rehabilitation and cutting-edge research

ADELAIDE, Aug 17, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence has announced a partnership with the University of South Australia. This partnership is aligned with both parties that envision well-integrated technology-led rehabilitation. Both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a recent virtual signing ceremony.

Building upon Fourier Intelligence’s group therapy concept, the university will focus on group upper limb therapy via the ArmMotus™ M2 device. The devices used will enable the users to undertake competitive games and, in the future, collaborative games in real-time. The devices have haptic feedback technology to recreate the experience of touch and encourage users to sense their virtual environment.

From top left: Mr Zen Koh, CEO of Fourier Intelligence Global Hub, Professor Susan Hillier, and Dr Brenton Hordacre from the University of South Australia.  
From bottom left: Mr Zhi Kang Tai, Director, Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager and Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager from Fourier Intelligence.

The MOU was signed by Professor Susan Hillier, Dean of Research in Allied Health & Human Performance at the University of South Australia, and Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub Chief Executive Officer. The signing was witnessed by Dr Brenton Hordacre, lecturer and research fellow at the University of South Australia, and Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager of Clinical Application and Research at Fourier Intelligence. Both the General Manager, Mr Owen Teoh and Business Development Director, Mr Zhi Kang Tai of Fourier Intelligence attended the simple virtual ceremony too.

“Technology makes all the difference in rehabilitation after a surgery or injury,” said Mr Zen Koh. “Fourier is thrilled to partner with the University of South Australia; we believe providing students with early exposure to rehab technology is critical in pushing innovation.”

A patient training with the ArmMotus M2 at the student-led clinic

“The university has a vision for being a centre of excellence for technology-based rehabilitation and Brenton and his team are spearheading that,” said Professor Hillier.

“It is not only great that we can expose students to these technologies in the student-led clinic, but we can also educate the public via workshops. That positions us as the leaders within the rehabilitation field, thanks to Fourier’s help.”

The ArmMotus™ M2 was contributed in-kind, in accordance with their 3rd Global Hub anniversary in May, to the University of South Australia as part of Fourier Intelligence’s effort of increasing technology adoption at the university level.

Two ArmMotus™ M2 interconnected for competitive games

“We’ve had the ArmMotus™ M2 for a couple of months now and the patients really enjoy the device. They want to increase their intensity and the device has been fantastic at keeping the patients engaged,” said Dr Hordacre.

“It’s wonderful to partner with the University of South Australia and encourage early usage for students to use within their student-led clinic. Early exposure to technology will definitely pave the way of getting groundbreaking rehabilitation technology as a core part of the future of rehabilitation,” added Ms Sarah Lim.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

The ArmMotus™ M2 is part of Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™. The RehabHub™ concept integrates the different rehabilitation devices to create a standardised platform for therapists to provide intensive rehabilitation, allowing a streamlined approach to group therapy.

The partnership will focus on investigating the clinical application of technology after a neurological injury such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. Eventually, the partnership will collaborate on multi-centre trials that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.


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Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
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Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Candy Gibson
UniSA Media
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Email: candy.gibson@unisa.edu.au

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2nd Annual GReAT Summit Paving the New Era of Intelligent Rehabilitation

The Global Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (GReAT) network held its 2nd summit to promote development of the rehabilitation industry

SHANGHAI, July 31, 2021 – The 2nd Annual Global Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (GReAT) Summit was held at the Bellagio Hotel in Shanghai to further promote the transformation of rehabilitation technology and resource sharing. The summit focuses on better promotion on the rapid development of the rehabilitation industry, improve the technical service level of the rehabilitation medical industry with innovative technology and innovative thinking. The conference was co-hosted by the China Health Promotion Foundation and the Yangtze River Delta Smart Rehabilitation Specialist Alliance, and co-organized by Shanghai Fourier Intelligence. At the same time, the Yangtze River Delta Smart Rehabilitation Specialist Alliance Academic Annual Conference and the 4th Grassroots Community Rehabilitation Innovation Service and Capacity Building Dean’s Symposium were held concurrently.

The Conference was timely held, complementing the 19th Central Committee’s strategic plan to promote a healthy China. Xu Xuguo, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of the China Health Promotion Foundation, pointed out in his speech that rehabilitation, clinical trials health care, and prevention are the four major pillars of the national strategy to address China’s ageing population. Active promotion of innovative rehabilitation is the core to a healthy China in an all-encompassing way, much to the anticipation of the people. This conference focuses on the current key issues in the development of rehabilitation.  

Live demonstration of the ExoMotus™ M4

This conference brought together cutting-edge rehabilitation experts to exchange scientific and technological innovation achievements and discuss resource cooperation for joint research on the advancement of rehabilitation technology.

Wu Liang, director of the Rehabilitation Center of Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital, published a study on “Information Construction of Primary Rehabilitation and Home Rehabilitation APP”, and Liu Gang, director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Southern Hospital of Southern Medical University, shared on “Research and Application of Motor Function Evaluation”. Trent Maruyama, Program Manager at the rehabilitation technology department of Barrow Neurological Institute, talked about the “Application of Robots in the Rehabilitation Field and Future Development Directions.”

The exhibition area at the GReAT Summit

Professor Dario Farina, Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering from Imperial College London, spoke on wearable, non-invasive human-machine interface and spinal cord motor neuron docking technology. He pointed out that “neurons related to brain activity can be used by healthy people to control robotic arms. This idea has proven to be possible.”

Professor Robert Riener shares on Bionic Exo-Muscles

Professor Robert Riener, the head of the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab at the ETH Zürich, discussed the practicality of flexible exoskeletons in his speech “Bionic Exo-Muscles for Movement Rehabilitation”. He affirmed that while flexible exoskeletons are lightweight for high comfort and prolonged use, there are shortcomings such as weak support.

Professor Jose Pons, Scientific Chair of the Legs+Walking Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab also shared his views on “Rehabilitation Robotics in the context of a Digital Continuum of Care Model”. All the international speakers had to attend the summit virtually due to the global pandemic but hope to attend future summits in person.

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence expects that Fourier Intelligence will be a top contributor in the advanced rehabilitation technology industry amidst a global rise in the field of intelligent rehabilitation. “We hope to lead the technological development of the rehabilitation market and promote the exchanges between engineers, academics, researchers, and clinicians.”


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

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KINESIQ

KINESIQ And Fourier Intelligence Enters Into a Strategic Bilateral Distribution Agreement

KINESIQ

KINESIQ, a leader in simulation and virtual reality, partners with robotics trailblazer Fourier Intelligence to propel the accessibility of rehab technologies.

GRANBY, QUEBEC, August 2, 2021KINESIQ, the creator behind KINE-SIM, the first balance and gait exercise equipment combining two motorised force plates with real-life scenarios dedicated to functional autonomy preservation, is proud to announce that it has entered into a bilateral distribution agreement with Fourier Intelligence.

Under this agreement, KINESIQ will distribute Fourier Intelligence’s line of robotics and AI/Haptic rehabilitation products within North America. At the same time, Fourier Intelligence and its extensive global sales partner network will add KINESIQ’s existing and upcoming products to its offer throughout more than 50 countries such as India, United Kingdom, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and many more to come.

(Top row, from left): Mr Lukas Dufault and Mr Zen Koh

(Bottom row, from left): Mr Owen Teoh, Mr Zhi Kang Tai, and Ms Sandra Lee from Fourier Intelligence

“This deal with Fourier Intelligence is a great milestone in making both our high-tech rehabilitation products accessible to as many patients in need all over the world”, declared Mr. Lukas Dufault, President of KINESIQ. “We are very proud of this collaboration with Fourier Intelligence as we both share the same values of offering innovative and stimulating technologies to improve quality of life and preserve functional autonomy”, added Mr. Dufault.

Fourier Intelligence is a global leading rehabilitation robotics manufacturer and AI/haptic research hub and has recently completed an extended C+ round funding led by Prosperity7 Ventures, the diversified growth fund of Aramco Venture. Fourier Intelligence has established multiple R&D centres in Singapore, Chicago, Phoenix, Zurich, Melbourne, Madrid, Kobe, and Kuala Lumpur. Fourier products have been widely installed in more than 1,000 institutions.

“We look forward to our strategic partnership with KINESIQ to further ramp up our global market expansion plan,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub. “Together with Lukas and his team, we will also work towards future joint technological development, furthering our mission to providing intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and neurological patients.”

The two global leading manufacturer and solutions provider of AI-powered rehabilitation robotics, KINESIQ and Fourier are committed to technological innovation and has already initiated several successful joint projects in Southeast Asia.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Lukas Dufault, President,
KINESIQ Inc.
Phone: +1-450-574-8079
Email: ldufault@kinesiq.com

Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

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Prosperity7 Ventures backs Fourier’s Smart Rehabilitation Robotics and supports bringing them to Saudi Arabia

Leading rehabilitation robotics manufacturer completes C+ financing round led by Prosperity7 Ventures, an Aramco Venture Fund, to further its global market expansion and technological development

SAUDI ARABIA, July 9, 2021 – Leading rehabilitation robotics manufacturer and AI/haptic research hub, Fourier Intelligence Co., Ltd (“Fourier”), has recently completed a new financing round. The C+ round funding was led by Prosperity7 Ventures, the diversified growth fund of Aramco Venture. All proceeds will go towards global market expansion and technological development, furthering the company’s mission to providing intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and neurological patients.

Fourier Intelligence Group is headquartered in Shanghai and has established multiple R&D centres in Singapore, Chicago, Phoenix, Zürich, Melbourne, Madrid, Kobe, and Kuala Lumpur. Fourier products have been widely installed in more than 1,000 institutions and have customers spanning across 50 countries.

Fourier Intelligence RehabHub™

In 2020, Fourier had developed and launched its product-level intelligent robotic solution, RehabHub™, which is widely used in neurorehabilitation, elderly care, and community-based rehabilitation settings. The comprehensive rehabilitation solution is equipped with highly efficient, compact, modular, interconnected, and cost-effective robots that deliver efficacious functional training. RehabHub™ works well in clinical rehabilitation environments to assist clinicians in providing highly intensive, challenging, and effective treatments. This constructively frees up the clinician from soporific and repetitive physical interventions to offer a personalised treatment program through careful assessment.

“This round of financing will further accelerate our growth and allow us to invest more into our core technology development, talents acquisition, and global market expansion,” said Alex Gu, Founder and Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group. “Underpinning the successful financing is our impressive growth numbers in recent years, and increased global adoptions, despite the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we aim to build a world-leading collaborative rehabilitation ecological system, through our RehabHub™ concept, and to consolidate Fourier’s global leading position further to create greater value for our customers.”

Alex Gu, Founder and Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group

“Fourier Intelligence is leading the way to next-generation rehabilitation.  The ability to combine the power of AI analytics with precision robotics can achieve leaps in rehabilitation,” said Aysar Tayeb, Executive Managing Director of Prosperity7 Ventures. “As a pioneer in the robotic rehabilitation industry, Fourier has been part of the development process of the whole space from the outset.  We believe this is an important space that will continue to grow, and that the use of intelligent robotics will become the new norm for rehabilitation. Prosperity7 Ventures is always looking to partner with pioneers to enable continued global growth and transformation and provide positive impact on people’s lives.  We’re pleased to be part of supporting the exciting global shift towards technology-focused healthcare solutions, and believe Fourier is well-positioned to be a leader in its domain, and we are happy to back the company and to support bringing their technology and services to Saudi Arabia.”

As a global leading manufacturer and solutions provider of AI-powered rehabilitation robotics, Fourier is committed to technological innovation and has been leading, supporting, and participating in international scientific research in the field of rehabilitation robotics. Some of such initiatives are joint research laboratories, respectively, with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in the United States, the University of Melbourne in Australia, ETH Zürich in Switzerland, National University of Singapore, Kobe University in Japan and the KITE Research Institute at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Canada. These partnerships put Fourier at the forefront of technological innovation and enable Fourier to offer industry-leading products across end-to-end rehabilitation services, with innovative solutions to solve specific clinical constraints.

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group

“Our partnerships with Prosperity7 Ventures and Aramco Ventures inspire and strengthen our resolve in delivering innovative healthcare solutions. Fourier will continue to invest in our core technologies to stay ahead of the competition,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group. “The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need to reduce reliance on manual clinical interventions, vindicating our advocation of technologies integration in rehabilitation. Rapid iterations and the ability to deliver high performance, low cost, and efficient technological solutions are key to successful clinical adoptions. We look forward to the next stage of our journey, together with our strategic partners.”

For more information on Fourier’s market-leading rehabilitation robotic portfolio, please visit www.fftai.com.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM (Senior Manager)
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Alya Sairafi
Prosperity7 Ventures Communications
Email: alya.sairafi@aramco.com

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MoU Signing ceremony

Pioneering Collaboration between Fourier Intelligence and the University Malaya Medical Centre

MoU Signing ceremony
The MoU Signing ceremony held virtually on the 22nd June 2021

Collaboration with University Malaya seeking to advance rehabilitation technology research

MALAYSIA, June 22, 2021 Global rehabilitation technology organisation, Fourier Intelligence is now in collaboration with the internationally recognised University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) on advancing research on rehabilitation technology to make it more clinically applicable with localisation. This collaboration will further develop current solutions to be more effective and versatile within the rehabilitation technology industry.

The MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing event with Fourier Intelligence, held virtually on 22nd June, aligns UMMC’s mission towards driving excellence in clinical research, empowering human capital, and uplifting healthcare-related institutions. With this joint effort, more innovative solutions will be developed.

“In the last five years, rehabilitation medicine practice has heavily utilised technology as part of our clinical service. It encompasses clinical work in motor recovery neurorehabilitation, structured cognitive rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, innovative exercise prescription, prosthesis and orthosis prescription, gait analysis and training, and musculoskeletal treatment approaches. With this new collaboration with Fourier Intelligence, we hope to expand our capabilities and expertise in robotic rehabilitation. It can only lead us both towards a higher level of medical frontier and improve human health which is the core of our interest. Thank you to Mr Zen Koh and Fourier Intelligence for this collaboration, as we look forward to joining a network of world-class collaborators in robotic rehabilitation and advances in robotic technology,” said Professor Nazirah Hasnan.

Signing the MOU from UMMC, Professor Nazirah Hasnan, Director of UMMC was accompanied by Associate Professor Dr. Mazlina Mazlan, Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Dr. Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, Clinical Expert and coordinator for robotic rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, as well as clinicians of the department, all that have delved into research regarding rehabilitative technology over the years.  Attendance also included the Deputy Directors of UMMC; the Head of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Governance Unit, and Legal Unit of UMMC.

Professor Nazirah Hasnan and Dr. Norhamizan Binti Hamzah from UMMC

From Fourier Intelligence, Owen Teoh, the General Manager, signed the document, witnessed by Sarah Lim, the Senior Manager for Clinical Application and Research. Additionally, Zen Koh, the Global Hub CEO; Zhi Kang Tai, the Business Development Director; and Hayley Lim, Asst. Business Development Director, was in attendance as well. 

(Top row, from left): Associate Professor Dr. Julia Patrick Engkasan, Associate Professor Dr. Mazlina Mazlan, Professor Nazirah Hasnan, Dr. Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, and Ms Leena Lee from the Department of Rehabilitation, UMMC.

(Bottom row, from left): Ms Sarah Lim, Mr Owen Teoh, Mr Zen Koh, Mr Zhi Kang Tai, Ms Hayley Lim from Fourier Intelligence.

“My team and I are very excited to work alongside such an established and driven organization such as the UMMC with the development of this project,” added Mr. Zen KOH. “Implementing innovative techniques and research with our current solutions can break the boundaries of rehabilitative technology and we now find ourselves surrounded by individuals that can help actualise that vision.”

The partnership will focus on combining the ExoMotus™ X2 and ArmMotus™ M2 with FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) technology. Ultimately, the partnership will collaborate on multi-centre trials that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.

 

Fourier Intelligence’s ExoMotus™ X2 and ArmMotus™ M2 Pro


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM (Senior Manager)
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

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