National University of Singapore

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

National University of Singapore

Collaboration with National University of Singapore aims to facilitate research in rehabilitation technology and promote its adoption in patient care and therapy   

SINGAPORE, Feb 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

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

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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HumanXR

Fourier Intelligence and HumanXR join forces to advance digital rehabilitation

HumanXR

Global initiative with HumanXR to integrate immersive virtual experiences in state-of-the-art rehabilitation robotics

SINGAPORE & NETHERLANDS, Jan 25, 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.

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

“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.”

“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.

Virtual signing event between 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.
Fourier Intelligence’s CycleMotus™ Series – CycleMotus™ B2L, A4 and H1

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

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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Maxon

maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence join forces to transform rehabilitation technology

Maxon

maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence enters global strategic partnership, combining maxon’s industry-leading high precision drive system with Fourier’s world-class rehabilitation robotics and next-gen ExoMotus™ systems

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

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

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

Virtual signing ceremony between maxon Group and Fourier Intelligence (FI).

(Top row, from left): Mr Martin Zimmermann (Chief Sales Officer, maxon Group), Mr Zen Koh (Co-Founder, Group Deputy CEO, FI), Mr Eugen Elmiger (CEO, maxon Group), Mr Owen Teoh (General Manager, FI)


(Bottom row, from left): Daniel Lau (Managing Director, maxon SEA), Mr Zhi Kang Tai (Business Development Director, FI), Stefan Roschi (Head of Communications, maxon Group) Mr Jake Kee (Sr. Manager of Product Management & Development, FI)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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