The ongoing development of the global rehabilitation robotics sector has been strengthened further through a new partnership between Fourier Intelligence and Gulf Medical University.
DUBAI, JUNE 30, 2022 – The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will centre around the joint working between the rehabilitation robotics leader and UAE-based university, helping to advance the technology available to patients around the world in their rehabilitation.
The partnership will involve the testing of existing and new products created by Fourier Intelligence, which are already in use globally, and will ensure they are optimised to deliver the best possible outcomes for those who need them.
It will also focus on research ideas, professional development, and teaching, to share knowledge and best practice in the fast-growing field of rehabilitation robotics.
Gulf Medical University, one of the leading private medical university in region, becomes the latest strategic global partner for Fourier Intelligence, which has MoU relationships with academic and clinical sites around the world to bring together expertise to create the highest standards of world-leading robotics.
“We believe collaboration is at the heart of leading the growth of the rehabilitation robotics sector and in making a difference in patients’ lives,” says Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence.
“Gulf Medical University is making a huge impact through its research, and we are very pleased to partner with them. Our MoU will be very important in the further development of new and existing Fourier Intelligence products, which will maximise the rehabilitation potential for people around the world.”
“Working with key partners globally, we want to advance knowledge and bring together expertise to lead the further development of rehabilitation robotics and making these life-changing products available as widely as possible.”
Fourier Intelligence provides a technological boost to Hospital La Magdalena, Spain with the installation of upper limb rehabilitation technology – ArmMotus™ M2.
SPAIN, JUNE 29, 2022 – As Fourier Intelligence travels across the borders, they provided their very first installation of ArmMotus™ M2 Gen in Hospital La Magdalena, Spain.
With the installation of ArmMotus™ M2 Gen, Hospital La Magdalena will be able to perform diversified task-oriented training with objective assessments and interventions. These include a variety of functional training modes that can assess and train cognition, muscle strength as well as Range of Motion (ROM) of the joints. Furthermore, via its interactive gaming experience, it will make upper limb rehabilitation in Hospital La Magdalena more functional, effective, personalised, and fun.
The advanced rehabilitation technology in Hospital La Magdalena will not only make rehabilitation more enjoyable and effective for patients but also ease the burden of health professionals as rehabilitation can now be individualised and self-monitored. This allows health professionals to help and assist more people at a time with less physical strain of manual facilitation.
At the installation to witness the momentous event was Fourier Intelligence’s Co-founder & Group Deputy CEO, Zen Koh, together with Hospital La Magdalena’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician, Dr Juan Vázquez-Díez initiating the start of the partnership. During the launch, after the unsealing of the device, additional team members from Fourier Intelligence conducted clinical application training for the therapists on the use of the equipment.
Fourier Intelligence Group is a global leader in the manufacturing, design and marketing of rehabilitation robotics used to transcend innovative robotics, clinically empowering human ability. The group has achieved encouraging growth and positive developments over the past years. More than 1,000 hospitals and research institutes have successfully installed technology solutions developed by Fourier Intelligence, across 30 countries worldwide.
The new partnership will support future developments of global efforts in advancing rehabilitation robotics.
SPAIN, JUNE 28, 2022 – The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between robotics pioneer Fourier Intelligence and Spanish healthcare institution CEN will focus on the testing of new and existing rehabilitation robotic devices created by Fourier Intelligence.
Fourier Intelligence robotics are already in use around the world, with testing and feedback undertaken continually to ensure they are best equipped to improve patients’ lives and deliver the highest standards of rehabilitation.
With a track record of healthcare excellence and research, working alongside international partners, CEN already makes an important contribution on a global scale and will be a key partner in the further development of Fourier Intelligence’s portfolio of life-changing devices.
The MoU is the latest to be signed by Fourier Intelligence with key global partners, as part of its commitment to working in collaboration with experts around the world to create world-leading rehab robotics.
“The agreement of this MoU is another significant step in the ongoing development of rehabilitation robotics, which will improve patients’ lives,” says Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence.
“CEN has an excellent international reputation and track record in healthcare and research, and we are delighted to partner with them in this way. The testing of new and existing Fourier Intelligence devices is critical to maximising patient outcomes, so this will be very important in achieving that.”
“We believe collaboration is at the heart of developing this sector and making a difference in the lives of those who need this technology, and are very proud to have key partners around the world. Together, we will take this forward and make the positive change that is needed.”
The renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see devices created by Fourier Intelligence installed in the Legs + Walking Lab and DayRehabilitation centres at the pioneering Chicago research hospital, to gain data on their impact in neuro-rehabilitation.
SINGAPORE, June 20, 2022 – The bedside robotic devices will be used for the benefit of patients currently in the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in their ongoing recovery, but the research will help to influence outcomes on a global scale.
To develop that further still, a joint application will be made for larger-scale clinical studies with patients over the next five years of the MoU. The partnership between the two began in 2019 and is now renewed until 2027.
Pilot studies will be carried out using the ExoMotus M4 gait training device, the AnkleMotus M1-A ankle joint rehab robot and bedside cycling device CycleMotus B2L – all sector-leading robotics developed by Fourier Intelligence in collaboration with the University of Melbourne, as part of its commitment to involving global expertise in the creation of the best possible devices for patients.
The renewal of the partnership was celebrated in an official MoU signing ceremony attended by leading figures from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab – Richard L. Lieber, Senior Vice President & Chief Scientific Officer, and Professor José Pons, Director of the Legs + Walking Lab – alongside leaders from Fourier Intelligence – Zen Koh, Co-Director, University of Melbourne & Fourier Intelligence Robotics Lab and Owen Teoh, General Manager, Fourier Intelligence. The ceremony was held on the last day of the 10th Summer School on Neurorehabilitation (SSNR) 2022 in Baiona, Spain.
“Through collaboration, we can change the futures of patients worldwide,” says Zen Koh.
“We share a commitment with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab to do all we can to maximise outcomes from rehabilitation through the creation of world-leading robotic devices, and we will work in partnership to achieve this.
“With the renewal of our MoU, our efforts will focus on research and data collection from trials, which will support our work in creating the technology which will give clinicians the means to deliver optimum rehabilitation. This will help in redefining the potential for patients in their ongoing recovery.
“The robotics we are using in this research have been jointly developed between Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne, bringing together outstanding talent and expertise across continents to create the robotic devices that will change the lives of patients who need them. “By working together, we can achieve great things, as we will continue to do with Shirley Ryan AbiltyLab over the next five years and beyond.”
APHM returns with its full-fledged conferences and exhibitions from its members after a year of COVID-19 lockdown. Together with Activ Life, Fourier Intelligence supports the nationwide exhibition
APHM returns with its full-fledged conferences and exhibitions from its members after a year of COVID-19 lockdown. Together with Activ Life, Fourier Intelligence supports the nationwide exhibition.
MALAYSIA, June 2, 2022 – The annual Association of Private Hospitals of Malaysia (APHM) International Conference and Exhibition showcases the developments within the healthcare sector that contribute toward a healthy and progressive population. The association is recognised by the Ministry of Health and the government of Malaysia as the representative of the private hospital sector with over 100 members all over Malaysia. APHM plays a significant role in ensuring quality, patient safety, and good governance amongst its member hospitals.
After a year of hiatus, APHM is back with its full-fledged conference at the very heart of Kuala Lumpur this year. The 28th APHM International Healthcare Conference was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Health Malaysia, YB Dato’ Dr Haji Noor Azmi bin Ghazali on Tuesday 31st May, and the keynote was addressed by the Malaysian General of Health, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, there were more than 100 exhibiting companies from the American, European, and Asian continent.
Fourier Intelligence is proud to be part of the 3-day exhibition alongside its esteemed partner, Activ Life, a cutting-edge medical equipment company, that provides services from planning to execution, or repairs to CMEs (Continuing Medical Education).
Fourier Intelligence supported Activ Life with product display, product demonstrations and enlightening the audience with Fourier’s value-added products and services to enrich patients’ lives. Amongst the showcase was the ArmMotus™ EMU, jointly developed with the team at the University of Melbourne, and the winner of the Red Dot Design Award 2022, and iF Award 2022.
The platform is dedicated to promoting continuing development and education in rehabilitation robotics, bringing together leaders in their field internationally for the advancement of the sector.
Zurich, 30th April 2022 – MotusAcademy, based in Zurich, Switzerland, has partnered with the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART); the MINT Academy, created by Hobbs Rehabilitation in the UK; and the European Center of Neurosciences in Spain. The pioneering MotusAcademy has plans already in place to expand further on a global scale.
Now set to advance its ambitions further, MotusAcademy will establish its Asia Pacific Hub in Singapore by June 2022, with hubs also planned for North America, South America, the Middle East and Africa.
The platform offers educational resources which are freely available for the advancement of rehabilitative and assistive technology, supported by a minimum of four educational seminars held every year by each of the hubs.
MotusAcademy will also launch an official publication, the Journal of Rehabilitation Methods and Technologies (JRMT), which aims to be the leading journal to focus on emerging rehabilitative and assistive methods and technologies.
To mark its official launch, founding members attended a virtual event to celebrate the occasion.
The event featured leading names in rehab tech globally, including newly-elected MotusAcademy President, Professor Robert Riener, director of the Sensory-Motor-Systems Lab at ETH Zürich, incoming election to the presidency of the IEEE International Consortium for Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR); Vice President, Professor José Pons, director of the Legs+Walking Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; and Zen Koh, incoming President of IISART and Co-Founder of Fourier Intelligence.
The scientific advisory board for MotusAcademy is represented by members of the GReAT network.
“The creation and formal launch of MotusAcademy marks a significant step forward in the fast-growing area of rehabilitative and assistive technologies, uniting global partners who share a vision to work together to improve the lives of patients and people with disabilities around the world,” says Professor Riener.
“As we create new hubs in more international locations, we will expand and grow knowledge and promote education even further.”
“This is a global mission and we want to work as widely as possible. We look forward to collaborating with like-minded partners to jointly promote the advancement of this field,” added Professor Pons.
Zen Koh says, “Education is central to the development of rehabilitation robotics, and through MotusAcademy, we are dedicated to promoting this across the world, to people in a range of professions at all stages of their careers – whether they are engineering students or medical professionals, continued development is crucial to achieving the full potential of this sector.”
“Collaborations are how we can collectively achieve success, and ultimately deliver the best possible outcomes for patients, so we are very pleased to be able to share MotusAcademy and its resources with the world.”
“By working together, we can deliver positive change and realise what we can achieve in advanced rehabilitation technology.”
Dr. Stienen, an internationally renowned scientist, and educator will provide his consultancy to support Fourier, the industry leader in new product development
SINGAPORE, April 25, 2022 – The agreement between Fourier and Dr. Stienen was made official on April 1, 2022. Dr. Stienen will be Fourier Intelligence Group’s scientific advisor, responsible for consultancy in new product development, technology transfer, product commercialisation, OEM projects identification, joint labs, and strategic alliance partners collaboration.
Dr. Stienen specialises in human-machine interaction, exoskeletons, and robotics in unstructured and compliant environments. He has a proven track record of cross-functional iterative collaborations to resolve complex problems and has the demonstrated ability to develop and commercialise robotics solutions. Dr. Stienen has previously initiated and led dozens of projects and teams of various professionals.
Zen Koh, Co-founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence, expresses his delight to have Dr. Stienen on board with Fourier. “Arno has been an old friend, and we have collaborated successfully in the past. With his stellar experience in exoskeleton and robotics applications, we believe he will play an instrumental role in Fourier’s future innovation and product development.”
“I am excited to take on this role as the official scientific advisor of Fourier Intelligence”, said Dr. Arno Stienen. “I look forward to utilising my experience across all phases from product development to strategic partners collaboration,” Dr. Stienen added.
Technology unicorn Fourier Intelligence is furthering its global expansion and ambition to bring life-changing rehab robotics to more people around the world through its latest strategic partnership with Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.
Fourier Intelligence has signed a Master Research Collaboration with TTSH’s Clinic for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics (CART), which is marking a decade of pioneering innovation and empowering patients through its work in neurorehabilitation.
The three-year collaboration will focus on the co-development of sustainable care models to help improve patients’ access to robotic therapies in both outpatient and community settings, beyond traditional specialist hospital rehabilitation.
CART – which is marking its anniversary through a move into new premises, four times the size of its previous clinic – incorporates Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™, a forum for its range of state-of-the-art robotics to combine to support patient recovery and maximise rehabilitation potential, with the new partnership offering even greater possibilities for patient outcomes.
The research will involve the ArmMotus™ EMU upper body robot, winner of this year’s Red Dot Design Award and iF Award, which has been hailed as having the potential to redefine neurorehabilitation through its pioneering design and capability.
Through its expertise in using robotics – CART is the region’s first clinic to integrate robotics and virtual reality (VR) with traditional therapies – the clinic will be a ‘living lab’ to test and accelerate the adoption of Fourier Intelligence’s near market-ready innovations.
One innovation currently being studied is the pioneering BalanceMotus™, which incorporates game-based features to enable therapists to measure patients’ balance and fall risk digitally and in precision within 20 minutes, instead of the longer manual scoring. CART is evaluating the potential for more enhanced features to be developed to widen its potential into new patient groups, including the elderly.
The partnership will also explore the potential use of such robotic technologies in the premises of TTSH’s community care partners and telerehabilitation therapy in patients’ homes, maximising the chances of patient engagement and participation.
It builds further on Fourier Intelligence’s approach to strategic partnerships and collaboration with key sites around the world, including the University of Melbourne and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, to deliver world-leading rehabilitation robotics to patients around the world.
The Master Research Collaboration was confirmed through an official signing ceremony attended by Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Co-founder and Group Deputy CEO, and Professor Eugene Fidelis Soh, CEO of TTSH & Central Health.
The event also included CART’s additional new partnership with Stroke Support Station, a stroke-focused community rehabilitation agency with expertise in robotic aided rehabilitation, the potential for rehab to be delivered outside of traditional hospital settings in Singapore increases further still.
The opening ceremony of the new CART and its strategic partnerships was officiated by Minister for Health, Mr Ong Ye Kung.
“We are honoured to deepen our collaboration with CART, the largest hospital facility in Singapore,” says Zen Koh.
“Working together, we can consolidate our resources and jointly develop and test meaningful next generation technologies for use by clinicians and patients, which will maximise patients’ recovery potential and enable us to bring these innovations to more people than ever before.”
“CART has been relentless in its pursuit of revolutionising patient care from the hospital to the community and home,” says Dr Loh Yong Joo, Head, Rehabilitation Medicine, Integrative & Community Care, TTSH.
“It has embraced new technologies and combined them with conventional treatment approaches in seeking the best possible outcomes for patients.”
“Its strategic partnerships with leading industry players, academics and community partners have contributed significantly to its remarkable growth and achievements in its first 10 years.”
“We look forward to a dynamic partnership with Fourier Intelligence to bring the best rehabilitative care for our patients.”
The public research university forges an agreement with the SoftBank-backed rehab robotics leader, Fourier Intelligence
SINGAPORE, April 11, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence announces its partnership with The University of Queensland (UQ). The partnership was inked to deliver research for personalised robotic therapy for restoration of walking function after stroke combining Fourier Intelligence’s EXOPS™, and UQ’s expertise in Neuroengineering, Rehabilitation, Medical Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence.
The project, led by Dr Alejandro Melendez-Calderon (UQ), involves a transdisciplinary research team of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineers, Scientists, and Clinicians across multiple faculties and institutes and aims at co-developing robot-assisted methods for promoting recovery, suited to the Australian healthcare system.
A virtual signing was held on the 6th of April 2022 to commemorate the partnership between Fourier Intelligence and UQ. The virtual signing ceremony was attended by Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO, CEO of Global HQ, Owen Teoh, General Manager, Sarah Lim, Assistant Director of Support Services, Taya Hamilton, Clinical Consultant, Oceanic Region, Chen Onn Leong, Manager for Scientific Research from Fourier Intelligence; Prof. Denny Oetomo, co-director of the University of Melbourne & Fourier Robotics Laboratory; and Lisa Kennedy, Director of Research Partnerships, and Dr Alejandro Melendez-Calderon, Principal Investigator, from The University of Queensland.
With this partnership, The University of Queensland will become part of the Global Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology (GReAT) Network – an international association between top academic and clinical institutions around the world to optimise resource sharing and knowledge transfer in assistive and rehabilitation technologies. The goal is to facilitate the efforts of engineers, academics, and clinical stakeholders focused on translational research from early research and development stages into clinical adoption.
Fourier has developed its very own intelligent healthcare robotics technology platform, RehabHub™, to provide tailored digital healthcare solutions that will revolutionise the neurorehabilitation industry. Using Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ technology and the EXOPS™ platform, UQ and other research groups around the globe are working to ensure advanced technologies provide meaningful, individualised, and effective therapy that is widely applicable and enhances the quality of life of patients worldwide.
The SoftBank-funded robotics leader Fourier Intelligence announces their accolade for the 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot from one of the most sought-after industrial design awards, also known as the “Oscar” of the sector
SHANGHAI, April 6, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence announces its Red Dot Design accolade for its 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot, the ArmMotus™ EMU. The device was evaluated by over 50 experts, including independent designers, design professors, and industry media partners based on the merits of its ergonomic design, aesthetics, and product functionality.
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 to 3D movements, 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 device was made possible through industry-academic collaboration by research. The EMU was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Laboratory. After numerous studies and assessments from a simple wooden prototype, the ideal device was developed. The device was launched into the market back in September 2021 during the virtual RehabWeek 2021.
With its excellent R&D capabilities and its productivity at the helm of innovation, Fourier Industrial Design Centre was formerly awarded the 2021 Shanghai Design Innovation Centre whilst the ArmMotus™ EMU proved to be a world-leading masterpiece through recognition from its Red Dot Award.
Red Dot is one the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. Also known as the “Oscar” of the sector, the ‘Red Dot Design Award’ stands for its international design competition based on excellence in product designs and concepts by experts.
Aiming to provide a better life for the people through intelligent technology, Fourier Intelligence will continue to invest in research and development of robotic technology to deliver an end-to-end solution for various applications of robots.