Fourier Intelligence Joins the IFR

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Rehabilitation robotics pioneers, Fourier Intelligence, formally accepted as members of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)

SINGAPORE, Jan 20, 2022Fourier Intelligence has been formally accepted as a member of the International Federation of Robotics (IFR), joining a group of well-acclaimed institutional members from the robotics industry and research and development institutes such as KUKA, Intel and Panasonic. Fourier Intelligence will also be the pioneering member to represent rehabilitation robotics in the IFR.

The IFR’s mission is to connect the world of robotics around the globe, with the aim of promoting the positive benefits of robotics for productivity, competitiveness, economic growth, and quality of work and life. This non-profit organisation also serves the purpose to promote research, development, use and international co-operation in the entire field of robotics.

“We are happy and very much looking forward to being part of the IFR,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO of Fourier Intelligence. “Being a member of this federation is a great privilege. This will allow us to have a platform to share information on the latest technology trends and exchange ideas with other top members in this. We are also excited to foster more alliances and partnerships with other members which we believe will be very beneficial to our company’s growth.”

Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Zen Koh

“Besides that, the vision of the federation also aligns perfectly with Fourier’s vision, which is to promote the positive benefits of robotics in various fields such as rehabilitation. As a pioneering member to represent rehabilitation robotics, we are very excited to advocate the adoption of robotics in rehabilitation worldwide.”

The IFR also works closely with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organisation for electronic and electrical engineering. Since 2005, together with the IEEE, both has been co-sponsoring the IEEE/IFR Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award. The purpose of this award is to recognise the entrepreneurial commercialisation of ideas into actual products. The IFR and IEEE also jointly sponsors the IERA (Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Robotics and Automation) Award, which is to honor achievements of investors who propel value creating ideas into world-class products. Both the IFR and IEEE have a huge influence in the robotics industry.

Upon being accepted as a member of the IFR, Fourier Intelligence has plans to work closely together to release more white papers on rehabilitation robotics. Fourier Intelligence believes that together with the vast network of over 75 members of IFR from more than 20 countries, the awareness and adoption of rehab robotics can be more widely promoted globally.


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Barrow Neurological Institute MoU

Barrow Neurological Institute and Fourier Intelligence Renew Partnership

Barrow Neurological Institute MoU

Barrow Neurological Institute and Fourier Intelligence to continue their collaboration in advancing rehabilitation technology

ARIZONA, January 10, 2022 In light of their initial Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed in 2019, Barrow Neurological Institute and Fourier Intelligence have decided to continue their collaboration in advancing rehabilitation technology through signing a new MoU.

The signing ceremony was held virtually on the 10th of January 2022 to commemorate the collaboration between both parties. The MoU signing ceremony was led by Trent Maruyama, Program Manager for Rehabilitation Technology of Barrow Neurological Institute and Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence. Also present to witness the virtual signing ceremony were Fourier Intelligence’s General Manager, Mr Owen Teoh, Senior Manager for Clinical Application and Research, Ms Sarah Lim, Clinical Consultants for Oceania and North America, Ms Taya Hamilton and Ms Daniela Mattos.

This MoU renewal will further strengthen the current cooperation and relationship between both parties to continue working closely together in this and other future research. “This MoU builds on an already strong relationship with Barrow Neurological Institute,” said Zen Koh. “We look forward to continue providing them with our assistance in their research through our intelligent robotic rehabilitation devices as well as other additional support.”

Zen Koh also mentioned that he believes that the similar ambitions between Fourier Intelligence and Barrow Neurological Institute contributes to the success of this collaboration. “Both Fourier and Barrow Neurological Institute care greatly about rehabilitation and aspire to advance rehabilitation technology. We have been working closely with them since 2019 and we have seen tremendous progress in the clinical application area. We are truly grateful for this understanding.”

Trent Maruyama also gave his comments when asked about his thoughts and opinions of signing the MoU. “We have had nothing but very positive results throughout the previous collaboration and I am very excited to achieve more in the upcoming years to further advance the science and technology in rehabilitation.”, said Trent.

“The main thing we are trying to achieve from this new collaboration is to push the limitation of rehabilitation robotics. Combining Fourier’s science and engineering capabilities with the clinical skillset from Barrow Neurological Institute, we believe that it is the perfect match to push the boundaries in bringing rehabilitation robotics to the next level.”, added Trent.

Barrow Neurological Institute, the world’s largest neurological research institution and one of the best neurosurgical training centres in the United States, are currently conducting research with Arizona State University to evaluate the efficacy of robotics and conventional therapy in the rehabilitation of acute stroke patients using a couple of Fourier Intelligence’s ArmMotus™ M2 Gen.


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Fourier Intelligence Shares Knowledge and Technology to the World

Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO, Zen Koh, discusses about Fourier Intelligence’s influence and success to the world

SINGAPORE, Dec 23, 2021 – With the expansion of Fourier Intelligence continuing at pace globally, and its rehabilitation robotics being used increasingly around the world, its international presence has never been stronger. Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence talks about Fourier’s collaboration with University of Melbourne, led by world-renowned figure in robotics, Professor Denny Oetomo.

Its partnership with University of Melbourne, finalised in 2019, proves to be a key component in its international expansion. Through the creation of the Robotics Laboratory, a joint initiative between the University of Melbourne and Fourier, the opportunities for innovation and knowledge transfer between experts are being channelled into increasing rehab provision on an international scale. This can be seen from the result of the development and launch of the ArmMotus™ EMU – Fourier’s latest and next-gen robot, hailed as the “neurorehabilitation redefining technology”.

To read more about this interview, click here


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Innorehab 2021 – Enhancing the Ability of Rehabilitation Services for the Disabled

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Fourier Intelligence supported the finals of the 5th edition of the Innorehab

SHANGHAI, Dec 11, 2021 – The finals of the 5th edition of the Innorehab was held in Shanghai Zhangjiang Robot Valley, Pudong New Area in Shanghai and was hosted by the Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine with support from Fourier Intelligence. Team “Grasp the Future with Your Hands” took first place in the competition with their work titled “Multi degree-of-freedom Fine Assisted Hand Rehabilitation Exoskeleton Robot”.

Winners of the Innorehab 2021

The Innorehab has been held for five consecutive years and has become a creative platform for the rehabilitation industry domestically. The competition aims to provide a stage for Chinese rehabilitation workers to showcase their creativity in the rehabilitation field, provide sustainable ways to industrialise their ideas and promote continuous development of China’s rehabilitation medicine. The competition also boosts the development of rehabilitation technology in China to a new level. Compared with previous years, the number of participants has reached a new high, with 45% increment in the “prototype stage” and 34% in the “design stage”.

Panelists for the Innorehab 2021

The top 10 finalists in the Innorehab 2021 covered a wide range of topics and interests in the rehabilitation field such as ideal companions for elderly osteoporosis patients, social assistance robots for children with autism spectrum disorders, pelvis assisted exoskeleton system, and the intelligent closed-loop control cupping device. The intelligent closed-loop control cupping device took the runner-up spot, perfectly showcasing the combination of traditional Chinese medicine with modern technology. The amazing cooperation between a team of engineers and clinical frontliners successfully won the third place with their retractor.

The winning team came from the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Their multi degree-of-freedom fine assisted hand rehabilitation exoskeleton robot fully embodies the innovative power of science and technology. Ao Lijuan, dean of the School Rehabilitation of Kunming Medical University, believes that this work has successfully achieved three degrees of freedom for the thumb with control of three motors.

Wu Yi, Director of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Huashan Hospital, Fudan University

Wu Yi, director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Huashan Hospital affiliated to Fudan University, pointed out that, “In the past 5 years, we have seen an increasing number of rehabilitation workers, students and groups participate in the Innorehab. We have found that the submissions have been more clinical, and the quality of the work has been improving. Some of the ideas and designs even successfully became an actual product.”

Alex Gu Jie, President of Fourier Intelligence Group

Alex Gu Jie, the President of Fourier Intelligence Group, commented that a large number of works have been relatively improved this year. “The submissions have really matured this year. We not only see drawings and sketches now, but we also seen many actual prototypes. This is very exciting for us as it means that people are taking this competition more seriously now.”

General Manager of Fourier Intelligence Global Hub, Owen Teoh, who was watching the live stream of the Innorehab, was very impressed with this year’s top 10 finalists. “This year’s finalists showcased really impressive innovations and ideas. I have previously attended the Innorehab in Shanghai a few years back and it was a great experience. We have since then work on bringing the Innorehab to other countries especially Malaysia, Singapore and Australia, and hopefully we will be successful with that in the near future.”


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Fourier Supports University of Malaya Medical Centre’s PWD Event

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Fourier Intelligence supports University of Malaya Medical Centre’s event in conjunction with International Day of Persons with Disabilities

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 10, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence supports University of Malaya Medical Centre’s (UMMC) “A Group Exhibition by Artists-Patients”, an event hosted by UMMC in conjunction with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities that will be held from December 4th to 14th 2021 in the Plaza, University Malaya Medical Centre.

This event was an initiative done by the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of UMMC to showcase their support to people with disabilities. This event also serves to create more awareness to the public regarding to the International Day of Persons with Disabilities that falls on the 3rd of December annually. The International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities (PWDs) in all spheres of societies.

To showcase this support for PWDs, the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of UMMC organised a group art exhibition for their patients with disabilities to display their artworks. Amazing artworks such as drawing, painting, sketches, batiks, and masks were proudly displayed throughout the Plaza. These artworks were also available for sale to the public with profits returning to the patients themselves.

Prof Dr. Madya Mazlina binti Mazlan, Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, expresses her gratitude to all the attendees and participants during her opening speech. She also reminded everyone on the objective and importance of the event which is to generate more public awareness and support PWDs. The director of UMMC, Professor Dr. Nazirah binti Hasnan, were also in attendance to the opening ceremony of this event which was accompanied by musical performances such as piano and singing by PWDs.

Fourier Intelligence is one of the main sponsors of this event, further emphasizing on their support for PWDs. Tai Zhi Kang, Business Development Director of Fourier Intelligence, also attended the event. “It was remarkable to witness the department of rehabilitation medicine of UMMC carry out such a successful event. It opens one eye to the endless possibilities and abilities of PWDs to create such amazing series of artworks. This event serves as a great platform for PWDs to showcase their talents and abilities as well as to generate public awareness.”

Feel free to show your support for this event in the Plaza, University of Malaya Medical Centre as the admission is free of charge. Exhibition period will be on the weekdays from 9am to 4pm. For more information, visit here


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Fourier to Host 5th Edition of Innorehab

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Fourier Intelligence will be hosting Innorehab, a creative rehabilitation competition, this weekend

SHANGHAI, Nov 7, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence will be hosting the 5th edition of the Innorehab at their headquarters located in Zhangjiang Robot Valley, Pudong New Area on the 11th of December at 1:30pm.

Fourier Intelligence’s HQ, Zhangjiang Robot Valley

Innorehab is an annual competition organised by the Chinese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine and Fourier Intelligence to provide a platform for first-line rehabilitation therapists and physicians from local hospitals in China, groups or individuals who are keen on research and development of rehabilitation products as well as university professors and students with pursuing rehabilitation majors to brainstorm high-quality rehabilitation methods, solve current rehabilitation problems and promote the development of the rehabilitation industry in various aspects.

Since the opening of the registration on 2nd of July 2021, the preliminary round of Innorehab has received thousands of submissions with re-entry rate of previous contestants exceeding 30%. Approximately half of the submissions come from lecturers and students, who are closely following the trend of medical-industry integration to build more advanced clinical rehabilitation.

The submissions then went through a preliminary review that was led thoroughly by Zhu Yulian, deputy director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Huashan Hospital & Fudan University, and many other top rehabilitation physicians and rehabilitation therapists to select ten of the best projects for the final round. The review was based on 4 important criteria – practicality, scientifically, readiness, and technology level.

For more information about Innorehab, feel free to scan this QR code.


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Zen Koh Talks to NR Times About Fourier’s Global Expansions

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Fourier Intelligence Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO, Zen Koh, speaks about the company’s headquarters relocation and future expansion into Europe and Australia

SINGAPORE, Nov 30, 2021 – Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Zen Koh, gave NR Times insights to the relocation of the company’s headquarters into the hugely sought-after ‘Silicon Valley of the East’ and its future expansion into Europe and Australia.

Fourier Intelligence will be taking a huge step forward in the company’s ongoing and significant expansion to further increase its prominence on a global scale through establishing new offices in Switzerland and Australia by the end of 2022. This expansion will be supported by some of the leading scientists and R&D leaders to help advance its research and product development even further – adding to its ten subsidiaries and joint research laboratories around the world. Other cities in the future plans of expansion are Chicago, Madrid, and London as well.

To read more about this interview, click here.


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Zen Koh spoke at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 5th Anniversary event in Beijing

Zen Koh represented Fourier Intelligence at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 5th Anniversary event alongside companies and institutions such as GE Health Group and BlackRock in Beijing

BEIJING, October 27, 2021 –Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO, represented Fourier Intelligence at the Future Investment Initiative’s (FII) 5th Anniversary that took place in Beijing on October 26th to 28th 2021.

The FII Institute, which powers the Future Investment Initiative event, is a globally recognised institute that aims to leave a positive impact on humanity. The FII Institute foster great minds from all around the world and turn ideas into real-world solutions in five critical areas: Sustainability, Healthcare, Education, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

Due to the current international traveling restrictions, several satellite hubs including Beijing, Paris and New York was set up to connect with the central venue in Riyadh in real time to be streamed live simultaneously. The conference was attended by politicians, business giants and industry leaders from all around the world including Saudi’s Treasury Minister – Mohammed Bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Jadaan, U.S. Treasury Secretary – Steven Terner Mnuchin, Italian Minister of Economy and Finance – Pier Carlo Padoan, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund – Kristalina Georgieva, World Bank President – David R. Malpass, HSBC Group CEO – Neol Quinn, UK General Electric (GE) Healthcare Group President and CEO – Kieran Murphy and many other influential figures.

The FII is also known as the “Desert Davos”. It is chaired by Saudi Arabia’s Economic and Development Commission, Chairman of the Public Investment Fund and Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul of Saudi Arabia. Through the 3-day immersive conference, the objective was to explore the multiple investment fields and development paths that will help shape the future of global economy and drive the economic reform to shape the future of global investment.

The conference mainly focused on topics concerning 4 areas which were health, sustainable development, AI, and robotics. Within the framework of this agenda, participants traded ideas about post-pandemic solutions to public health’s issues and challenges. Healthcare was the major portion of the discussion during the conference.

Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Co-Founder & Deputy CEO, was invited to deliver a keynote speech on “Robotics – Future of Neurorehabilitation” in the Beijing satellite hub, shared how AI and robotics reshaped the medical rehabilitation industry in China’s upstream and downstream industrial chains. He also explained how this will create a sustainable rehabilitation ecosystem and a new blueprint for intelligent rehabilitation for all. Fourier Intelligence’s concept and business insights became the highlight of the conference and unlocked a new vision for the future.

Zen mentioned during his interview, that investments should not be pursued to “make quick money” or to purely gain profit that may leave a negative impact on the environmental development or, to increase the gap between the rich and the poor. “Mankind is a community with a shared future. The sustainable development of mankind advocated by the FII summit is meaningful, which coincides with Fourier’s concept of development.” said Zen.

“By changing the rehabilitation methods of individual patients, we are promoting reformation of the industry. The need to standardise intelligent rehabilitation will accelerate the transformation of traditional rehabilitation medicine to a more modern one. In China, Fourier Intelligence is developing this concept from the ground level to the community. Our objective is to continuously contribute more and more to the health and well-being of mankind.” Said Zen Koh, further assuring Fourier Intelligence’s involvement in this industry for the years to come.

At this conference, Fourier Intelligence has managed to attract worldwide attention with its top scientific research, global strategic deployments, advanced concepts, and broad market development prospects. In addition, Fourier Intelligence received tens of millions of USD in the C+ financing round led by Saudi Aramco’s Prosperity7 Ventures fund in July this year. Both parties has plans to carry out in-depth cooperation in clinical applications and scientific research.


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Fourier Intelligence Awarded Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise by KPMG

Tech Unicorn, Fourier Intelligence, was awarded the Top 4 Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise by KPMG China

SHANGHAI, October 21, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence was selected and awarded the Top 4 Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise by KPMG and the China Association of Non-Public Health Institutions, co-organised by the Health Sector Strategy in an event that was held in Shanghai recently.

The launch of this event comes as no surprise as KPMG has been paying close attention to the development of the medical industry for a long time. In May 2020, KPMG and the China Association of Non-Public Health Institutions jointly issued the “Rehabilitation Medicine Trends Guide” which reported an annual growth rate of 22.5% in the number of inpatients in rehabilitation in China in the past 10 years. This figure is expected to reach the scale of hundreds of billions in the next couple of years.

The objective of the event was to encourage enterprises to achieve medical and rehabilitation benchmarks and to promote the industry’s best practices. The event also serves as a platform to discuss obstacles that are slowing the industry’s development and explore options for ways to promote high-quality rehabilitation development in China.

In this event ceremony, Fourier Intelligence was recognised and awarded the “Leading Rehabilitation Technology Enterprise Award” for its efforts in developing and promoting rehabilitation technologies these past years. Fourier Intelligence was 1 of the 4 chosen rehabilitation technology enterprises in the whole of China to be given this award.

The award is given based on certain criteria such as core technology, brand reputation, investments in R&D, development potential and social responsibilities. Other criteria such as safety issues and incidents are also considered when awarded with the achievement.

Despite having many top rehabilitation technology companies in China, Fourier Intelligence is the only company from Shanghai to be awarded. “This is a very big milestone for us as a company. To be awarded and acknowledged by one of the most reputable companies in the world is an honour and will definitely motivate us to achieve more in the future.” Said Zen Koh, the co-founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence.

“This award further solidifies Fourier Intelligence’s technology and made all our work in the past few years’ worth it. We are more driven now to promote high-quality rehabilitation technology and make it more accessible to everyone.”

According to KPMG Asia Pacific and China Chairman, Tao Kuangchun, he said “Health is the foundation of economic development and an important symbol of the national prosperity and rejuvenation. We believe that rehabilitation medicine plays a very vital role in maintaining national health and can improve the patients’ quality of life and rebuild their confidence.

“In recent years, the state has paid great attention to rehabilitation medicine and has repeatedly introduced relevant measures to encourage the development of rehabilitation in China,” said Mr Tao.


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Fourier Intelligence Invited to Speak at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 5th Anniversary

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Fourier Intelligence has been invited to speak at the Future Investment Initiative (FII) 5th Anniversary event alongside companies and institutions such as GE Health Group and BlackRock

BEIJING, October 20, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence, who will be represented by Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO, has been invited to speak at the Future Investment Initiative’s (FII) 5th Anniversary that will be taking place in Beijing on the 26th and 27th of October.

FII Institute, which powers the Future Investment Initiative event, is a globally recognised institute that aims to leave a positive impact on humanity. Building on environmental, social and governance principles, the FII Institute foster great minds from all around the world and turn ideas into real-world solutions in five critical areas: Sustainability, Healthcare, Education, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

The Future Investment Initiative (FII) is the annual investment forum that is held to discuss trends in the world economy and investment environment. The objective of the event is to acknowledge the need for sustainable change in the wake of the pandemic, as global leaders and investors are seeking to create value, growth, and impact. The 5th anniversary of the FII serves as a unique call to action with its theme being “Invest of Humanity” for a brighter future for all.

This event is set to have more than 250 speakers, including head of state, global executives, policymakers, investors, and innovators from all around the world. FII Institute has created a program that focuses action on the theme “Invest in Humanity” with deep dives into core areas that are driving businesses, government, and investment such as AI, Robotics, Education, Healthcare and Sustainability.

Alongside companies such as GE Health Group, BlackRock, FIFA, and SoftBank Group, Fourier Intelligence will be the only robotic rehabilitation company to be invited and participate in this event. Zen Koh, who will be speaking during this event, has expressed his gratitude towards the invitation. “We are very honoured and thankful that all our efforts these past few years has become fruitful. This invitation shows that everything that we have achieved and produced these few years is acknowledged and well accepted worldwide”.

Zen will be sharing about Fourier Intelligence’s strategy moving forward in rehabilitation and the future of the rehabilitation industry in general. “We will be touching on how we believe that robotics is the future of rehabilitation and how it can integrate to empower everyone.” Zen also mentioned that he will further elaborate on how Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ can be the next sustainable step for the future of rehabilitation.

CEO of FII Institute, Richard Attias said, “The 5th Anniversary of FII has been specifically designed to leverage the transformation of the past year to ensure progress, prosperity, and opportunity for all. FII’s interactive program features conversations with global leaders, executive roundtables and networking with CEOs and policymakers. What makes FII stand out is the commitment to turning conversations into actions, and that will continue as we will create solutions to positively impact humanity.”

For more details about FII Institute and for the 5th anniversary event, please visit www.fii-institute.org.


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