Fourier Intelligence and Akina Strengthens Strategic Partnership

Swiss digital healthcare company Akina joins rehab robotics leader Fourier Intelligence’s network of partners.

SWITZERLAND, 21 JULY 2022 – Fourier Intelligence and Akina strengthened their strategic partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signifying the possibility of including Akina’s immersive digital technology into the ever-expanding product portfolio of Fourier Intelligence.

Akina is a leading developer of medical software to empower patients through artificial intelligence-driven motion coaching and digital gamification technology. Starting as a spin-off from Swiss University ETH Zürich, Akina’s growing team believes long-term patient success comes from education and compelling motivation and develops rehabilitation solutions that are engaging and enjoyable for patients. 

A signing ceremony was held to commemorate the partnership between both parties. The partnership was inked and established by Zen Koh (Fourier Intelligence’s Co-Founder and Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer, Owen Teoh(Fourier Intelligence’s General Manager), Florian Haufe (Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Akina), and Michele Xiloyannis (Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Akina).

Commenting on the partnership, Zen Koh of Fourier Intelligence, said, “our partnership with Florian and Michele’s team complements our existing RehabHub™ portfolio and will make the patient’s journey more engaging and fun.”

Florian Haufe of Akina further emphasized that “Fourier Intelligence is a strong partner and platform for Akina to enter the highly attractive SEA market in the future. Together we can dramatically improve patients’ rehabilitation treatment through integrated robotic and digital care.”

From left to right – Florian Haufe (Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Akina), Zen Koh (Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer (Global Hub) at Fourier Intelligence) and Michele Xiloyannis (Founder and Chief Technical Officer at Akina)

In July 2022, Akina secured CHF 150’000 through the Venture Kick award. The partnership brings Akina another exposure platform, leveraging Fourier Intelligence’s vast network of joint labs and clinicians, ensuring a broad market reach for innovative technologies that complement the different markets. Furthermore, the partnership also increases Fourier Intelligence’s capacity to be one of the most comprehensive rehabilitation solution providers through strategic partnerships with over 30 companies, providing over 190 rehabilitation products and solutions.

Fourier’s global network spans over 50 countries, ensuring a broad market outreach for innovative technologies. With joint laboratories with some of the top research institutes in the world, such as ETH Zürich, the University of Melbourne, and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, Fourier is set to chart the new frontier of innovative medical technologies.

Akina will now be part of Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHubTM. RehabHubTM is a comprehensive rehabilitation concept equipped with highly efficient, compact, modular, interconnected, and cost-effective robots that deliver efficacious functional training using a combination of group therapy and gamification. Akina will heighten that by offering an immersive digital experience and a more integrated service for therapy at home.

Group photo between Fourier Intelligence and Akina on 20 July 2022

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Fourier Intelligence Inks MoU with National Robotarium to Advance Rehabilitation Technology

The growth and potential of the global rehabilitation robotics sector have seen another significant step with a new partnership between Fourier Intelligence and the UK-based National Robotarium.

MoU Signing between Fourier Intelligence and National Robotarium on 12 July 2022

UNITED KINGDOM, July 15, 2022 – A Memorandum of Understanding has been agreed which will promote knowledge sharing and joint work to create world-leading robotics to benefit the lives of people around the world.

Fourier Intelligence is committed to building the sector and its potential through collaboration with experts around the world and is forming key partnerships with academic and clinical sites on a global scale from its bases in Singapore and Shanghai.

Its MoU with the National Robotarium is the first partnership of its kind in the UK and is seen as having huge potential.

The National Robotarium, in Edinburgh, Scotland, is known as a world-leading centre for the advancement of robotics and in creating innovative technology-led solutions to global challenges, taking research from the laboratory to market.

The partnership between two globally significant names in rehab robotics is the latest step in helping to drive forward the fast-growing sector and to create new solutions in rehabilitation to benefit the lives of those who need them.

“We believe collaboration lies at the heart of unlocking the full potential of this sector,” says Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Deputy Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence.

“This partnership with the National Robotarium is another very significant step in achieving this on a global scale. With the expertise they have here, and their experience in bringing research to market, there is great potential in us working together to deliver the robotic solutions which will benefit patients around the world.” 

“The rehabilitation robotics sector is growing so quickly, and we are proud to be playing a leading role in that. We are committed to working with global partners to advance this further still – through working together, we can deliver positive change.”

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Fourier Intelligence Partners Modern Pharmaceutical Company LLC (MPC) to Promote Rehabilitation Technology in Dubai

MPC will adopt the RehabHub™ technology to offer comprehensive rehabilitation solutions encompassing upper limb, lower limb, balance, and movement & coordination.

DUBAI, July 7, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence announces its partnership with MPC to champion the promotions of Fourier’s manufactured rehabilitation robotics devices in Dubai. The partnership will accelerate Fourier’s distribution business across the UAE.

MPC, the leading distributor and healthcare service provider offers a comprehensive portfolio of products and services serving hospitals, medical centres, institutions, retailers, wholesalers, and pharmacies. The company has over 50 years of expertise with long-term support from key healthcare providers within the UAE. MPC provides the strongest back-end support and infrastructure system, machinery, and logistics. With the strategic partnership in place, MPC will incorporate Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ solution to cater intelligent and innovative robotic technology to the patients.

“Our mission is to enable patients to access intelligent and innovative therapy globally”, says Zen Koh. “I am pleased to partner with MPC to advance our distribution across UAE. MPC has a strong track record in the healthcare industry and Fourier is very honoured to partner a leading distributor. This is a significant milestone for Fourier,” the Co-Founder and Deputy Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence states.

Fourier Intelligence’s senior management team will resume their regional interactions and strategic collaborations with market leaders in Europe and the Middle East to offer innovative and clinically effective technology to patients globally.

MoU signing between Fourier Intelligence and Modern Pharmaceutical Company LLC (MPC) on 1 July 2022 to Promote Rehabilitation Technology in Dubai

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Fourier Intelligence Strengthens Partnership with Gulf Medical University, Ajman, UAE

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.”

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding between Gulf Medical University and Fourier Intelligence
Group photo between Gulf Medical University and Fourier Intelligence

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Fourier Intelligence Extends Rehabilitation Technology to Spain

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.

Training and demonstration of ArmMotus™ M2
Fourier Intelligence & partners in Hospital La Magdalena, Spain

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Fourier Intelligence Inks MoU with Centro Europeo de Neurosciencias (CEN) to Advance Rehabilitation Robotics

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.”

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between robotics pioneer Fourier Intelligence and Spanish healthcare institution CEN signed on 24 June 2022

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With A Focus on Research to Help Improve Outcomes for Patients and to Further Develop World-Leading Rehab Technology, Fourier Intelligence Renews Partnership with Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

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.”

The MOU Signing Ceremony in Baiona, Spain.

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Fourier Intelligence – Enriching Patients’ Lives through APHM

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.

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MotusAcademy, an Advance Knowledge Sharing platform of Rehabilitative and Assistive Technologies has been launched

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.

From top left: Owen Teoh, General Manager, Professor Robert Riener, Co-Founder and President, Professor José Pons, Co-Founder and Vice President, Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MotusAcademy and Incoming President of IISART
From bottom left: Mark Lee, Education, Sarah Lim, Secretary of MotusAcademy and IISART, Mathias Bannwart, Treasurer of MotusAcademy and Project Officer of IISART, Jesslyn Tan, Foundation

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.”

More details on MotusAcademy could be found at www.motusacademy.org 

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The SoftBank-backed Fourier Intelligence Appoints Dr. Arno Stienen as the Group’s Scientific Advisor

Dr. Stienen, an internationally renowned scientist, and educator will provide his consultancy to support Fourier, the industry leader in new product development

Dr. Arno Stienen
Group’s Scientific Advisor
Fourier Intelligence

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.

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