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

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

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
Fourier Intelligence Communications
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com
Alya Sairafi
Prosperity7 Ventures Communications Email: alya.sairafi@aramco.com

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Pioneering Collaboration between Fourier Intelligence and the University Malaya Medical Centre

A collaboration between Fourier Intelligence and the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) seeks to advance rehabilitation technology research.

Malaysia, June 22nd 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.

 

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

“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. 

“We are glad to start this collaboration with UMMC’s Department of Rehabilitation and Biomedical Engineering team. This will be a key initiative to bridge the gap between rehabilitation therapists and biomedical engineers,” said Mr. Owen Teoh.

 

From top 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.
From bottom 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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Fourier Intelligence Integrates Eastern and Western Rehabilitation

Official inauguration of a new model integrating the Eastern and Western rehabilitation therapy was held in the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre of the Second Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangsu Province.

Nanjing, 19th June 2021 – The official opening of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre marks a historical moment of the integration of traditional and modern concepts and methods of rehabilitation therapy. The Centre features a wide clinical application base of intelligent rehabilitation robots in collaboration with Fourier Intelligence.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) rehabilitation therapy has been in practice for thousands of years and has endured the test of time. This discipline enters a new paradigm in the digital age combining advanced robotics through modern rehabilitation equipment.

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (Jiangsu Province Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Established in 1988, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (Jiangsu Province Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine) is a public provincial-level hospital providing medical treatment, medical education, scientific research, preventative health care, and rehabilitation.

The Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Tuina was officially formed in 1991, a milestone in the recognition of TCM rehabilitation. This department helps to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle grounded in science while boosting people’s awareness of the benefits of self-care.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ within the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre

The Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre started its trial operation on the 9th of June. The overall project spans a total of 6 floors and construction covering nearly 6,000 square meters.

Guided by the concept of “continuum rehabilitation”, it is divided into an evaluation area, a physical rehabilitation area, a pre- and post-operation rehabilitation area, a speech rehabilitation area, and a pelvic floor rehabilitation centre.

These five major rehabilitation areas provide standardised, high-level, and diversified rehabilitation medical services while focusing on patient-centred care. The main areas have been equipped with a cardiopulmonary function test system, a multi-joint isokinetic strength test training system, a digital treadmill, force feedback dynamic weight loss gait and balance function training evaluation system, electromyography, transcranial magnetic therapy device, upper and lower limb rehabilitation robotics, climbing wall, suspension weight loss support training systems and other international advanced diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment.

In terms of TCM, the areas are equipped with TCM fumigation devices, medical cold compress, automatic intelligent wax therapeutics, specific electromagnetic wave therapy systems, acupuncture, massage, and various other distinctive TCM treatment equipment.

Yin Liping, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Hospital

At the launch ceremony speech, Yin Liping, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Hospital emphasizes the service concept of “taking the physical and mental health of the residents as its own responsibility”. As such, rehabilitation is in line with the development strategy of the Department.

The establishment of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre and the signing of the strategic cooperation with Fourier Intelligence is a starting point of future collaborative platforms for medical education and universities to conduct integrated rehabilitation science research.

The hospital strives to set standards and establish norms for the industry by contributing to high-quality, all-rounded TCM medical treatment, rehabilitation, health care, and excellent services to those in need.

Launch event of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre

The official opening of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre also witnessed the signing ceremony for the strategic cooperation between the Hospital and Fourier Intelligence. The unveiling ceremony of the clinical application base of intelligent rehabilitation robots was held with much anticipation.

The RehabHub™ platform will accelerate the transformation of rehabilitation medicine with robots as the core to empower traditional rehabilitation services to gradually achieve standardisation and promote the innovative development of modern rehabilitation medicine.

Alex Gu, Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group

In his inaugural speech, Alex Gu, Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group, highlighted that Fourier Intelligence has continuously integrated Chinese elements into intelligent rehabilitation technology.

The Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre and the Fourier Intelligence-University of Melbourne Joint Laboratory have joined forces to build a rehabilitation robot clinical application base. This has grafted traditional rehabilitation into the global rehabilitation industry-university-research system.

Not only will this innovative way of cooperation effectively promote deep integration between industry, university, and research, but it will also drive the intelligent rehabilitation industry to new heights.

Professor Denny Oetomo congratulated the inauguration ceremony remotely

The Fourier Intelligence-University of Melbourne Joint Laboratory is an innovative laboratory integrating research and development and innovation of advanced rehabilitation technologies. Denny Oetomo, the head of the laboratory and a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Melbourne, said that the efficiency and efficacy of contemporary rehabilitation treatment can be effectively improved through a holistic intelligent rehabilitation path. The realisation of this goal depends on the clinical transformation of innovative technologies.

“Modern robotics can be organically integrated with the rich traditions of TCM practiced by the Hospital. I am very excited about this developmental prospect and sincerely look forward to achieving fruitful results in this interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation,” said Professor Oetomo.

The collaboration leverages the depth of clinical data provided by the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre. Applying the technology to a variety of clinical cases in real life helps to accelerate the transformation of theory into practice through real-time feedback, benefitting the entire industry.

Alex Gu introduced the new functions of rehabilitation robots to the visiting leaders
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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Tech Start Up Fourier Intelligence Nabbed the “Shanghai Design 100+” for 2020-2021

Fourier Intelligence’s Lower Limb Exoskeleton, the ExoMotus™ M4, awarded the “Shanghai Design 100+” Award from the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology for 2022-2021

SHANGHAI, 29th May 2021 – Fourier Intelligence, a top rehabilitation industry leader, has won the “Shanghai Design 100+” award for their coveted lower limb exoskeleton, the ExoMotus™ M4.

This marks the second year for the “Shanghai Design 100+” awards ceremony hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology. The ceremony was held in the central plaza of Shanghai Shangsheng Xinsuo and was attended by many other companies, including those in design.

“Shanghai Design 100+” 2020-2021 Annual Event

To further promote the influence of Shanghai’s designers, the Shanghai Municipal Commission of Economy and Information Technology encourages innovation and creativity through the “Shanghai Design 100+” awards. In the recent 2020-2021 event, Fourier Intelligence was among the total of 1,541 design products, design events, and design cases collected.

The number of participations far exceeds the previous year. Design companies in the Yangtze River Delta, Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, and Pearl River Delta actively partook for the award.

The awards ceremony was attended by 920 designers and design teams, covering over 30 industries, 100 review experts, with over 2.45 million public online votes and 15.35 million online clicks. 287 achievements were shortlisted, and sales of 25.91 billion yuan have been achieved, and total sales are expected to be 370.18 billion yuan. The “Shanghai Design 100+” awards were conferred after a thorough evaluation from a mix of industrial votes, key expert votes, and public voting.

Some Participants of the “Shanghai Design 100+” Awards

In this annual event, the ExoMotus™ M4 gait and body weight support system launched by Fourier Intelligence won the “Shanghai Design 100+” in 2020-2021. The exoskeleton is by far the first and only exoskeleton in the market with its own body weight supporting system.

Fourier Intelligence’s ExoMotus™ M4

The ExoMotus™ M4 lower limb rehabilitation robot adopts an integrated ergonomic design, is user-friendly, and can achieve gait functional training and multiple mode evaluations. The gait mechanical leg can provide the user with precise sensory input in the early stage of rehabilitation through repetitive walking and inhibit the formation of an abnormal gait pattern or learned non-use. Early gait training on the ground enhances plantar activation and biofeedback. Moreover, dynamic balance and symmetrical weight-bearing assessments can be performed before and after training, which provides a quantitative reference for measuring the outcome and progress of gait training with this futuristic assistive technology.

In addition to having multiple training modes and adjustable parameters, having the additional balance assessment and training modules are the three main characteristics of this lower limb rehabilitation robot that is designed to empower gait training. Through this feature, users can have personalised rehabilitation training.

The ExoMotus™ M4 will be launched into the Chinese market at the Shanghai GReAT 2021 annual summit at the end of July. The launch of this product into the international market is expected to be in early 2022.

Fourier Intelligence is recognised globally for its innovative and intelligent solutions that are based on independent research and development of core rehabilitation robot technology, providing medical institutions and patients with the world’s leading comprehensive advanced rehabilitation solutions. At present, the company has strategic partnerships with nearly 20 top universities and research institutes around the world to jointly develop progressive rehabilitation technologies and promote the application of rehabilitation robotics at the international level. Some of these partner institutions include the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in Chicago, KITE Research Institute at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network, ETH Zürich in Switzerland, National Healthcare Group in Singapore, and the University of Melbourne. Fourier Intelligence has over 1,000 installations in hospitals and institutions with a global presence in more than 50 countries and regions around the world.

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 awarded triple top awards at the 84th China International Medical Equipment Spring Expo

Tech unicorn Fourier Intelligence is awarded the prestigious “Top Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise Award” at the 84th China International Medical Equipment Spring Expo

Shanghai, May 28th 2021Fourier Intelligence, a global rehabilitation technology leader, has been awarded the prestigious “Top Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise Award” at the 84th China International Medical Equipment (CMEF) Spring Expo. Beating some of the best entries, Fourier Intelligence’s newly revamped ArmMotus™ M2 Pro snatched two coveted awards: the “Most Innovative Rehabilitation Robotic Award” and the “Outstanding Industrial Design Award” at the annual top medical equipment event.

Alex GU, Founder, Group CEO, Fourier Intelligence

“We are not just a medical device manufacturing company,” Mr. Alex GU, Founder, Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence, says. “Our core competency is our abilities to integrate sensors, haptic technology, motion control, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and 5G optimally into the RehabHub™ concept, which revolutionalised how technologies are being used in the clinical settings. As one of the world-leading companies in rehabilitation robotics, Fourier Intelligence has successfully installed thousands of devices in over 54 countries, benefiting millions of patients.”


Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ – Centralised Management System and RehabCloud

Recognising Fourier Intelligence’s trailblazing and revolutionary global RehabHub™ concept, CMEF awarded Fourier Intelligence with the prestigious “Top Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise Award.”

“The RehabHub™ is an integrated, comprehensive, interconnected rehabilitation platform that makes rehabilitation services affordable, quantifiable, standardised and intelligent, utilising 5G, AI, and haptic technology,” Mr. Zen KOH, Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence, says. “These awards are strong votes of confidence and recognition of our efforts in developing medical technologies to improves patients’ clinical recovery. We will continue to innovate and chart the course.”

Mr. Zen Koh, Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO, Fourier Intelligence

The award-winning ArmMotus™ M2 Pro is an upper extremity rehabilitation robot equipped with advanced haptic force feedback powered by high-performance motors. It can deliver a highly immersive and interactive gamified functional training environment that motivates the users to perform self-initiated functional movements in high repetitions.

Fourier Intelligence’s ArmMotus™ M2 Pro is awarded the
“Most Innovative Rehabilitation Robotic Award” and the “Outstanding Industrial Design Award” at CMEF

The highly innovative system provides an assist-as-needed feature that seamlessly supports the user through challenging task-oriented training. The integrated AI system generates a patient-specific training program for clinicians to enhance users’ progressive clinical recovery further. With machine learning techniques, gamification and remote monitoring capabilities, ArmMotus™ M2 Pro will enable health professionals to provide a personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy.


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

About CMEF:

The China International Medical Equipment Fair (CMEF) is a leading medical equipment exhibition that brings together international medical equipment brands to connect with medical equipment distributors, resellers, manufacturers, doctors, regulators and government agencies. More information is available at: https://www.cmef.com.cn/en/

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National Healthcare Group and Fourier Intelligence Ink MOU to Advance MedTech Innovations

Tech unicorn Fourier Intelligence partners Singapore’s National Healthcare Group (NHG) to co-develop cutting-edge medical technologies and rehabilitation robotics innovations

Singapore, 10th March 2021Shanghai-based Fourier Intelligence has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Healthcare Group (NHG), a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, and recognised locally and globally for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities, to co-develop novel rehabilitation technology and robotics innovations.

The partnership, facilitated by NHG Centre for Medical Technologies and Innovations (CMTi), aims to address the unmet clinical needs in rehabilitation by leveraging the clinical expertise and translational research capabilities of NHG and the global research network of Fourier Intelligence to create accessible, affordable and efficient rehabilitation technology and solutions for patients, the population and healthcare professionals. The NHG and Fourier Intelligence collaboration will focus on these areas: Mobility, Frailty, and Falls Prevention.

Building upon Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ concept, both parties will co-develop home-based rehabilitation technologies and devices that will help improve patients’ accessibility to care and therapy outside the hospital, as well as reduce the manpower required in community settings. Clinical validation and trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of such technologies and devices will be carried out as both Fourier Intelligence and NHG seek to establish a regional rehabilitation centre of excellence.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

The MOU was signed by Professor Benjamin Seet, Deputy Group CEO (Education and Research) at NHG, and Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub Chief Executive Officer. The signing was witnessed by Dr Loh Yong Joo, Director, Clinical Innovation, Clinical Research and Innovation Office, and Head and Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Ms Sandra Lee, Business Development Director of Fourier Intelligence.

MoU Signing Ceremony on 5th March 2021

“We look forward to our partnership with NHG and supporting Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, where technology plays an important role in improving the way healthcare is delivered to patients,” said Mr Zen Koh. “Through our joint research, we will focus on further enhancing clinical productivity, providing earlier patient care and tele-rehabilitation, and increasing patients’ access to therapy.”

“In the future, technology will make all the difference in rehabilitating someone following a stroke, trauma or major surgery. With our research partnership with Fourier Intelligence, we plan to bring a part of this future into our hospitals and rehabilitation centres. This will change many lives,” said Professor Benjamin Seet.


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

Ms Benetta Lim
Senior Executive, Group Corporate Communications
National Healthcare Group
Tel: 9222 1291
Email: Benetta_SM_Lim@nhg.com.sg

About National Healthcare Group
The National Healthcare Group (NHG) is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities. Care is provided through an integrated network of six primary care polyclinics, acute care and tertiary hospitals, national specialty centres and business divisions. Together they bring a rich legacy of medical expertise to our philosophy of integrated patient-centred care.

NHG’s vision is “Adding Years of Healthy Life”. This vision goes beyond merely healing the sick to the more difficult and infinitely more rewarding task of preventing illness and preserving health and quality of life. With some 20,000 staff, NHG aims to provide care that is patient-centric, accessible, seamless, comprehensive, appropriate, and cost-effective.

As the Regional Health System (RHS) for Central Singapore, it is vital for NHG to partner and collaborate with stakeholders, community advisors, and voluntary welfare organisations. Together with our patients, their families, and caregivers, we aim to deliver integrated healthcare services and programmes that help in Adding Years of Healthy Life to all concerned.

More information is available at www.nhg.com.sg

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Fourier Intelligence Raises Tens of Millions in Series C+ Financing Round

Tech company Fourier Intelligence receives tens of millions in a new round of financing to accelerate the construction of the rehabilitation industry ecosystem.

Shanghai, 8th March 2021Fourier Intelligence, a leader in China’s intelligent rehabilitation industry, completed its Series C+ round of financing of tens of millions of yuan. The financing round is led by the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Investment Fund. This round of financing will be used for new product research and development, accelerate the improvement of the core product matrix of the extensive line of rehabilitation robots, integrate the upstream and downstream platforms of the industrial chain, and promote the establishment of a rehabilitation ecosystem.

“Despite the challenging global pandemic, Fourier Intelligence has been on track in delivering revolutionary rehabilitation solutions globally,” said Mr Zen Koh, CEO of Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub. “The successful completion of the C+ round is a strong vote of confidence and will further accelerate Fourier’s plan in the consolidation of the market through vertical integration.”

Mr Zen Koh, Global Hub CEO, Fourier Intelligence

Driven by its vision of ‘rehabilitation for all’ through intelligent technology, Fourier Intelligence develops a modern rehabilitation centre under its RehabHub™ concept with intelligent robotics as the core. Multiple rehabilitation robotics with similar interface with complementary functions are installed in the rehabilitation hubs to achieve data interconnectivity between the robots, and finally achieves the effect of multi-machine coordination. This reduced the number of clinicians required thus, significantly improving efficiency and the cost for manpower. The company aims to become a global one-stop solution for intelligent rehabilitation whilst providing world-class technology that is affordable and highly competitive for the clinical market.

Simultaneously, Fourier Intelligence is actively assisting the rapid implementation of the three-tiered rehabilitation network nationwide and forming a closed loop at the product, data, medical institution, and user levels. The company is transforming from a product research and development company to an industry-driven platform company.

The Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Investment Fund (abbreviated as: AI Fund) was approved by the Shanghai Municipal Government and was jointly initiated and established by Shanghai Guosheng Group and Lingang Group. The fund’s Limited Partners are both large state-owned enterprises with Lingang Group based in the Shanghai Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Center.

The AI ​​Fund focuses on the core technologies and key applications of artificial intelligence and is committed to building a one-stop platform for the communication, connection, and integration of various elements for the development of Shanghai’s artificial intelligence industry. It aims to build an industrial chain and ecology that closely integrates the world’s top technologies and extensive local applications to strategically position Shanghai at the top of the global arena for artificial intelligence.

Wu Wei, general manager of the Shanghai AI Fund, said: “The current rehabilitation field lacks professional medical staff and advanced medical equipment. Intelligent rehabilitation robots can assist doctors and therapists to provide patients with safe and effective human-computer interaction training. Efficient solutions will greatly reduce the workload of therapists. The AI ​​Fund will work with Fourier to create the era of intelligent rehabilitation – the RehabHub™ 2.0.”

Fourier Intelligence is headquartered in Shanghai, with its global team counts more than 350 employees with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai. In the field of rehabilitation robot research, Fourier Intelligence has entered the world’s highest standing, and established joint laboratories with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is ranked number one in the United States, the University of Melbourne in Australia, and ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Recent news highlights the achievements the company has developed with universities such as Kobe University in Japan and KITE Research Institute in Canada through signing a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly carry out the transformational research of rehabilitation robots and assistive technologies.

At present, the rehabilitation robot products developed by Fourier Intelligence have been installed in more than 30 countries and more than 1,000 institutions around the world, including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, elderly care institutions, and more. The robotics perform more than 400 million trainings and are leading the development of the global rehabilitation industry through a global strategic layout and advancement.


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

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International Research Collaborations From the New Partnership Between Kobe University, Japan, and Fourier Intelligence

This partnership aims to promote advanced rehabilitation technology and integrate group therapy into the clinical setting.

Singapore, the 26th of February 2021Fourier Intelligence has started a new partnership with Kobe University, Japan. This partnership signifies Fourier Intelligence’s global vision in promoting accessibility and adoption of rehabilitation technology. For Kobe University, this is the continuation to integrate education, research, and technology to support clinicians in delivering top-quality rehabilitation services.

The global rehabilitation robots market size was valued at USD 529.8 Million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 2,617.3 Million by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 22.1% during the forecast period. This is according to market research firm Globe Newswire. Demand for rehabilitation robots is expected to be very strong in Japan, given its rapidly greying and shrinking population.

Rehabilitation robots are expected to help the elderly regain their independence of daily living and avoid becoming bed ridden. Robotics can also enable patients to train independently and with minimum clinician intervention. This could be a major incentive for countries facing the dwindling population of working-age people who must care for the increasingly mushrooming number of retirees. By 2035, it is estimated a third of Japan’s population would be aged 65 or older.

(Top row, from left): Associate Professor Sasithorn Sung-U, Professor Hisafumi Yasuda, Mr Zen Koh, Associate Professor Tomoko Uchida, and Professor Rumi Tanemura.

(Bottom row, from left): Ms Hayley Lim, Mr Owen Teoh, and Ms Sarah Lim.

Therefore, this partnership comes in timely to address rehabilitation needs for the elderly and neurorehabilitation patient populations. Professor Rumi Tanemura from the Department of Rehabilitation Science would be leading the research efforts for this partnership. The research would focus on Fourier Intelligence’s Upper Limb RehabHub™ series, introducing translational research into the clinical setting. The partnership would focus on the portable finger rehabilitation glove, the HandyRehab™, paired with the digital smartboard, OTParvos™.

The HandyRehab™ hand exoskeleton on the OTParvos™ digital smartboard.

“We’re delighted to be able to forge this new partnership with Kobe University, which is one of the highest-ranked universities in Japan,” said Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration aims to introduce previously research-oriented projects on rehabilitation robotics into clinical settings. This will tremendously improve the efficiency of clinical services for clinicians and resulting in better clinical outcomes for patients.”

“We are excited in this partnership with Fourier Intelligence and to join their global research network in introducing advanced rehabilitation technology for Japan’s rehabilitation services,” said Professor Rumi Tanemura. “We believe this is mutually beneficial, as Kobe University trains some of the best therapists in Japan and combining our in-depth clinical knowhow, we can jointly develop technologies that will be highly relevant for our hospitals.”

The Memorandum of Understanding signing event took place virtually on the 24th of February with Professor Hisafumi Yasuda, Dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University and Mr Zen Koh. The signing was witnessed by Kobe University’s Professor Rumi Tanemura, Associate Professor Tomoko Uchida, and Associate Professor Sasithorn Sung-U from Chiang Mai University. From Fourier Intelligence, Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager, Ms Hayley Lim, Assistant Business Development Director and Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager of Clinical Applications and Scientific Research attended the virtual event.

The partnership will focus on efficacy research on the upper limb robotics for patients. Ultimately, the partnership will collaborate on multi-centre trials that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.


About Kobe University
Kobe University is a leading Japanese national university located in the city of Kobe, in Hyōgo. Predecessor of Kobe University School of Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences was established in 1949, but the academic origins of Kobe University trace back to the establishment of Kobe Higher Commercial School in 1902, which was renamed Kobe University of Commerce, and Kobe University of Economics. Kobe University is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan and one of the highest-ranking national universities in the country. It comprises of 15 graduate schools and 11 undergraduate faculties and holds about 16,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The institution welcomes overseas students, which accounted for 1,227 students, as of the 1st of May 2020. It also has 3,734 staff members, including professors, associate professors, and administrative officials.

Read more about Kobe University here

About HandyRehab™
HandyRehab™ is an intelligent hand rehabilitation robotic glove that targets the fine motor skills of the user by providing various functional finger movement training. It is portable, lightweight and also provides human-computer interactions by integrating electromyographic biofeedback technology. For more information, click here

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

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Fourier Intelligence Partners the National University of Singapore to Advance Neurorehabilitation Robotics

The collaboration aims to facilitate research in rehabilitation technology and promote its adoption in patient care and therapy.  

Singapore, February 5, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Engineering to research and develop neurorehabilitation robotics. This partnership marks another milestone in Fourier Intelligence’s effort to promote accessibility and adoption of rehabilitation technology and at the same time, signals NUS’ continued commitment to push the envelope in this field with cutting-edge research.

The MOU was signed by Professor Aaron Thean, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Engineering, and Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Co-founder and Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer, during a virtual ceremony.

(Top row, from left) Mr Zen Koh, Co-founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Professor Aaron Thean, Dean of the NUS Faculty of Engineering, Associate Professor Chew Chee Meng from the NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering

(Bottom row, from left) Ms Sandra Lee, Business Development Director, Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager (Clinical Application and Scientific Research) and Mr Choo Chye Low, Business Development Manager from Fourier Intelligence.

This partnership seeks to support the country’s Smart Nation initiative, where technology plays an important role in improving the way healthcare is delivered to patients. This can be achieved by enhancing clinical productivity, providing earlier patient care, offering telerehabilitation, and increasing patients’ access to therapy.

“We are very excited about this strategic partnership with the NUS’ Faculty of Engineering. It has always been Fourier Intelligence’s goal to collaborate and transcend the field of rehabilitation by bringing advanced technologies created by both engineers and clinicians,” said Mr Zen Koh.

“Without translational research to prove the efficacy of robotics, it will be challenging to introduce rehabilitation technologies in clinical settings,” added Mr Koh, an NUS alumnus who worked as a research fellow on microelectromechanical systems with the NUS Faculty of Engineering in 2000.

Fourier Intelligence’s innovative RehabHub™

Led by Associate Professor Chew Chee Meng from the NUS Department of Mechanical Engineering, the NUS Engineering team will leverage Fourier Intelligence’s innovative RehabHub™ and Exoskeleton and Robotics Open Platform System (EXOPS™) to carry out research and promote the adoption of rehabilitation technology in Singapore’s multi-tiered healthcare system.

“This collaboration promotes a healthy exchange of knowledge between NUS Engineering and Fourier Intelligence, and will pave the way for exciting joint research projects on rehabilitation equipment. NUS has many years of experience in the field of rehabilitation robotics, and working with Fourier Intelligence will provide opportunities for us to develop next-generation affordable exoskeletons that provide dynamic walking abilities,” said Professor Aaron Thean.

The two partners plan to conduct a multi-centre trial on ExoMotus™ X2 that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.

Fourier Intelligence’s ExoMotus X2 as part of the Exoskeleton and Robotics Open Platform System (EXOPS™)

About National University of Singapore (NUS)
The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore’s flagship university, which offers a global approach to education, research and entrepreneurship, with a focus on Asian perspectives and expertise. We have 17 faculties across three campuses in Singapore, with more than 40,000 students from 100 countries enriching our vibrant and diverse campus community. We have also established our NUS Overseas Colleges programme in more than 15 cities around the world.

Our multidisciplinary and real-world approach to education, research and entrepreneurship enables us to work closely with industry, governments and academia to address crucial and complex issues relevant to Asia and the world. Researchers in our faculties, 31 university-level research institutes, research centres of excellence and corporate labs focus on themes that include energy; environmental and urban sustainability; treatment and prevention of diseases; active ageing; advanced materials; risk management and resilience of financial systems; Asian studies; and Smart Nation capabilities such as artificial intelligence, data science, operations research and cybersecurity.

For more information on NUS, please visit www.nus.edu.sg.

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

For information on NUS, please contact:
Denise YUEN (Manager)
Office of University Communications
National University of Singapore
DID: +65 6516 4470
Email: denise.yuen@nus.edu.sg

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Fourier Intelligence and HumanXR join forces to advance digital rehabilitation

HumanXR and Fourier Intelligence have announced a global initiative to accelerate digitisation for advanced rehabilitation, integrating immersive virtual experiences in state-of-the-art rehabilitation robotics.

Singapore and The Netherlands, January 25th, 2021Fourier Intelligence has announced a strategic partnership with HumanXR. This partnership brings together two pioneering companies in advanced rehabilitation robotics and virtual reality (VR), to co-create innovative and intelligent rehabilitation solutions.

HumanXR and Fourier Intelligence have successfully integrated their core technologies to launch a new rehabilitation robotic system with integrated VR capabilities. This novel system combines HumanXR’s New Horizons, with Fourier Intelligence’s CycleMotus™ H1 to offer an immersive and realistic multi-sensory environment, which in turn increases user motivation and therapy adherence.

EXtended Reality (XR) offers an engaging and stimulating 3D environment for users undergoing rehabilitation. The integrated technologies enable users to virtually cycle or hand-pedal through 1,000,000m2 of carefully designed immersive sceneries, full of serene natural environments, charming villages and motivating interactive components. This is known to increase engagement and promote user’s participation, whilst contributing to distracting users from inconvenience and pain. To accelerate motivation, the user is encouraged to interact and to collect rewards offered during the virtual adventure.

“Virtual reality, combined with robotics, creates rapid, and customised solutions for remote rehabilitation. With the head-mounted display (HMD), we can now bring the user by computer-generated visuals into an immersive, realistic multi-sensory environment. Several studies on VR show its potential for rehabilitation and suggest VR to be beneficial for the medical branch. The immersion may increase therapy adherence and may distract the patient from experiencing pain, fatigue and anxiety.” said Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO. “The availability of affordable VR devices, alongside the growing adoption of HMDs, are the key factors of driving the adoption of VR in rehabilitation. Together with the team of Mr Han Dols at HumanXR, we help make rehabilitation fun.”

Some colorful scenes from the New Horizon’s virtual world.

“In the past few years, we have seen the rapid growth of virtual and augmented reality, together referred to as extended reality. We hope that this technology creates a new horizon for alternative forms of exercise, to support those with disabilities”, explains Marco Ghislanzoni, Co-Founder and CTO of HumanXR. “We have successfully integrated New Horizons with CycleMotus, and in the near future will integrate more products from Fourier’s RehabHub™ series.”

The pandemic accelerated digitisation. Years-long digital transformation road maps became compressed into weeks and months, to keep up with the rapidly changing new norms, and realities. Rehabilitation professionals have acknowledged the importance of telemedicine and digitisation of rehabilitation treatments. This alliance has come at the right time in view with the current rehabilitation shift towards providing more virtual reality and telerehabilitation. Though the pandemic has prevented the two teams from physical meetings, since June 2020, the team has collaborated virtually to integrate their systems into one.

Snapshot from the team from Fourier Intelligence and HumanXR.
From top left: Mr Niels Wetzels (COO, HumanXR), Mr Zen Koh (Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO, Fourier), Mr Han Dols (CEO, HumanXR), Mrs Sandra Lee (Business Development Director, Fourier)

From bottom left: Mr Marco Ghislanzoni (Co-Founder & CTO, HumanXR), Ms Sarah Lim (Sr. Manager of Clinical Application & Scientific Research, Fourier), Mr Owen Teoh (General Manager & Global Head of Sales, Fourier), Mr Jake Kee (Sr. Manager of Product Management & Development, Fourier)

“I am enthusiastic about working together with Fourier Intelligence. We designed our immersive worlds to be cheerful, colourful, and playful, aiming to make physical and mental activation fun, for young and old. We are glad to be able to combine this with Fourier’s technology, in order to create big impact and provide valuable, innovative solutions for rehabilitation.” said Mr Han Dols, CEO of HumanXR.

The partnership will focus on integrating the New Horizons software with the CycleMotus™ H1. The new product is expected to be marketed globally within the second quarter of 2021, allowing users to experience intuitive and immersive rehabilitation training with the newly integrated system. For their next steps, this partnership will collaborate on co-developing more products combining the best of advanced robotics and XR for efficient and engaging rehabilitation.

The New Horizons software with CycleMotus™ H1 allows arms or legs pedal exercising training.
The HumanXR VR headset with New Horizons.
Fourier Intelligence’s CycleMotus™ Series – CycleMotus™ B2L, A4 and H1

More information on New Horizons could be found on HumanXR’s website. The https://www.fftai.com/cyclemotus/can be used for inpatient, outpatient and home rehabilitation.

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 HumanXR
HumanXR is a social enterprise, incorporated in The Netherlands, with a passionate mission to help those in need with amazing virtual experiences designed for physical and cognitive training. The company’s technology domain covers Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR), together referred to as eXtended Reality (XR). In combination with intelligent AI-based algorithms and motion sensor feedback, this provides a solid foundation on creating meaningful virtual experiences.

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

For information on HumanXR, please contact:
Niels Wetzels (COO)
HumanXR
The Netherlands
Phone: +31-62521-6860
Email: sparkle@humanxr.com

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