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
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact: Sarah Lim, Senior Manager Fourier Intelligence Phone: +65-6911-6651 Email: email@example.com
Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, shares his thoughts on disability-inclusive hiring during the HCS-SG Enable Masterclass
SINGAPORE, Oct 15, 2021 – Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Zen Koh, shares his thoughts and opinions on disability-inclusive hiring and how Fourier Intelligence devices can assist people with disabilities (PWDs) to return to work during the Masterclass organised by Human Capital Singapore (HCS)and SG Enable, which was supported by industry partners, Institute for Human Resource Professionals, Association of Small & Medium Enterprises, Singapore Computer Society and The Bosses Network.
The Masterclass, which was attended by the Guest-of-Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore, was organised to bring together the Public-Private-People sector leaders to share the best disability-inclusive hiring practices and embrace a mindset for disability-inclusive hiring as a strategic competitive advantage for businesses. It is also to leverage the inclusive mindset to promote dignity for PWDs as well as implement supportive employment policies and job redesign to seed a conductive organisation culture for PWDs.
In an opening speech by Madam Halimah, she recognised that employers play an influential role in the ongoing efforts to empower PWDs in society. She said, “Inclusive hiring has slowly turn into a reality, thanks to the collective efforts from many companies such as those that are present today.” She also added that employers who have signed for the President’s Challenge Enabling Employment Pledge can further build up their efforts to train, hire and integrate more PWDs in their company.
Zen Koh, who was invited to share his views on disability-inclusive hiring, explained how Fourier Intelligence’s technologies can assist PWDs. “Fourier Intelligence’s devices can assist PWDs with their recovery as well as empower them to do more than just getting employed. The purpose of our devices is to ultimately enhance their quality of living, more than just in the working environment. In the previous years, robotic assistive technologies have been bulky, expensive and complicated to use. Therefore, we developed robotic assistive devices that can be easily accessible to everyone.”
Zen also emphasised Fourier Intelligence hiring PWDs in the near future. “We have already signed the President’s Challenge pledge to further stamp our commitment to employing PWDs in the coming years. We believe that PWDs are as capable as others in completing tasks and should not be discouraged from employment.” Zen also mentioned that Fourier Intelligence will invest heavily in assistive technology in Singapore to enable PWDs to re-join society and workforce.
At the end of the Masterclass, a session was opened to the attendees where they are free to ask their questions to the panellists. When asked on how other companies can access to the rehab services by Fourier Intelligence for their PWDs, Zen mentioned that Fourier Intelligence’s technologies are being offered to the community through Cerebral Palsy Association Singapore (CPAS), AWWA rehab centre, Khoo Teck Puat Hospital etc. and worked with the NCSS to make Fourier’s services and technology accessible to everyone.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact: Sarah Lim, Senior Manager Fourier Intelligence Phone: +65-6911-6651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fourier Intelligence partners with UTAR to advance rehabilitation technology
SUNGAI LONG, Oct 1, 2021 – Aimed to facilitate research in rehabilitation technology, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and Fourier Intelligence International Pte. Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) via Zoom on 01 October 2021.
Under the collaboration, UTAR and Fourier Intelligence will work together to initiate joint projects involving collaborative research in the field of rehabilitation technologies.
The signing ceremony was held online to commemorate the collaboration between both parties. UTAR was represented by its President Ir Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat and Fourier Intelligence was represented by its General Manager Mr Owen Teoh. Also present to witness the virtual signing ceremony were Fourier Intelligence Co-Founder and Global Hub Chief Executive Officer Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Senior Manager for Business Development Mr Even Koh, Fourier Intelligence Senior Manager for Clinical Application and Research Ms Sarah Lim and Fourier Intelligence Senior Manager for Product Management Mr Jake Kee.
Staff from UTAR included Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) Emeritus Prof Dr Cheong Soon Keng, Dean of Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science (LKC FES) Ir Prof Dr Goi Bok Min, FMHS Deputy Dean for Student Development and Industrial Training Assoc Prof Dr Leong Pooi Pooi, FMHS Head of Clinical Physiotherapy Programme K. Premala, LKC FES Asst Prof of Department of Mechatronics and BioMedical Engineering Dr Goh Choon Hian, Director of Division of Community and International Networking (DCInterNet) Assoc Prof Dr Lai Soon Onn, Director of Division of Corporate Communication and Public Relations Ong Soo Weon, Deputy Director of DCInterNet Dr. Chen, I-Chi, and UTAR staff.
Welcoming Fourier Intelligence into UTAR’s MoU fraternity of more than 500 international and local partners, Prof Ewe said that the collaborative initiatives explored through the MoU will be mutually beneficial to both parties.
“On behalf of UTAR, I would like to express my gratitude to Fourier Intelligence for giving us this opportunity to explore collaborations in the development of exoskeleton and rehabilitation robotics. Under this MoU, we will be able to facilitate exchanges of ideas and facilities, as well as industrial study visits of our students and staff, which is important for enhancing their learning experience and professional development. This will also enable us to gain insights into the industry, which is important for ensuring that our programmes remain relevant to the advances of the industry,” enthused Prof Ewe, who also expressed his delight that the MoU will allow FMHS and LKC FES to share knowledge and expertise, as well as establish possible collaborative research and development projects.
Lauding UTAR as a prominent and progressive university with enormous achievements, Mr Teoh said, “We are very honoured to be at this signing ceremony today and also look forward to working with UTAR to promote accessibility and adoption of rehabilitation technology.”
Introducing Fourier Intelligence as a technology-driven company, infusing creativity into the development of exoskeleton and rehabilitation robotics since 2015, Mr Teoh added, “Throughout the last three years, Fourier Intelligence has established its installation of technology into 54 economies worldwide. We have also been signing MoUs and expanding our research collaborations with various renowned institutions in the world.”
“Today, we are very excited to partner with UTAR with the collaboration scope on developing talent, promoting education of rehabilitation technology as well as enhancing and collaborating in the research of engineering and technology development of rehabilitation and medical technology. With that, we believe that the impact that we are going to create would certainly contribute to the community and the health-care industry.” said Mr Teoh.
He continued, “With our extension office in Kuala Lumpur, we do look forward to working together with faculties in UTAR for the purpose of talent development, research and education as well as organise more webinars to promote awareness and also insights on rehabilitation technologies.”
The ceremony reached its highlight with the virtual presentation of the MoU documents signed by Prof Ewe and Mr Teoh.
About UTAR UTAR is a university that offers courses in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas including Accountancy, Actuarial Science, Applied Mathematics, Arts, Chinese Studies, Malaysia Studies, Business and Economics, Biotechnology, Engineering and Build Environment, Information and Communication Technology, Life and Physical Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Media and Journalism, Education and General Studies, Agriculture and Food Science, and engages in the provision and conduct of research, consultation, management and leadership training and other related educational services at its campuses at Bandar Sungai Long and Kampar in Malaysia.
Fourier Intelligence participated in this year’s RehabWeek Virtual 2021 which was held on 23-25th September as the platinum sponsor
SINGAPORE, Sept 25, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence left a great impact as the platinum sponsor in the RehabWeek 2021 which was held virtually from September 23-25th. RehabWeek is a top event in the international rehabilitation field which is held every two years and is well known as the “Olympic Games” in the rehabilitation industry. During the event this year, Fourier unveiled its ArmMotus™ EMU, a 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot for the first time.
In addition to that, Dr Minos Niu Chuanxin of Ruijin Hospital, an affiliate to Shanghai Jiaotong University and Professor Jose Pons of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab also delivered keynote speeches during the symposium. Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Zen Koh also participated in a roundtable discussion session, ‘Meet The Entrepreneurs’, to discuss and demonstrate the advanced nature of rehabilitation medical technology in China and globally.
As the leading conference in the field of rehabilitation, the RehabWeek brings together top engineers, clinicians, researchers, and industry representatives from all around the world, providing the best platform for networking and meaningful interactions. Previously held in Zurich and London, the pandemic has forced the event to be held virtually this year. The conference was jointly hosted by the International Consortium for Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR), the International Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS), the International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART) and the International Society for Virtual Rehabilitation (ISVR). Experts were invited to share their academic researchers, industrial insights, clinical findings as well as to discuss the latest development trends and innovative ideas in the rehabilitation industry.
Fourier Intelligence Launches ArmMotus™ EMU
During the first day, Fourier Intelligence unveiled its new device, the ArmMotus™ EMU, a 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot. Being the world’s first 3D back-drivable upper limb rehabilitation robot, The ArmMotus™ EMU was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Lab. It has successfully transformed years of scientific research into a clinically proven device that redefines human-machine interaction. The ArmMotus™ EMU has a large 3D training trajectory motion that combines with the industry-leading force feedback technology. This will simulate the force exerted by a therapist and allows rehabilitation movement to be more realistic.
Zen Koh, the Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence emphasized the importance of this device launch. “The appearance of the ArmMotus™ EMU in the RehabWeek is not only a huge benchmark for intelligent rehabilitation devices but also personally a huge milestone for us.”
“It has been a project that we have worked on for years and we are proud to finally show the fruits to our labour. We were looking to provide users with not only a complete but easy-to-use upper limb robotic rehabilitation device and the ArmMotus™ EMU is the answer”, said Zen Koh.
Meeting the Entrepreneurs
Zen Koh, the ambassador of The International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART), was invited to a roundtable discussion during the RehabWeek to share his 20 years of experience in the industry. “In addition to providing services to existing markets in China and Asia, Fourier intelligence have our focus set on expanding in North America and Europe. The next step will be to possibly set up a branch in Zurich, Switzerland to further expand our influence in the European market. We may also establish additional branches in Chicago and Melbourne next year. Our aim is to serve the world”, said Zen Koh.
Zen also pointed out that for a product to truly enter the mainstream market, it must have three important elements: people, money, and space. “The robot is just like a car. Fourier Intelligence has made the leap from manual to automatic. Fourier devices are highly operative and allow therapists to train multiple patients at the same time, which perfectly solves the problem regarding the shortage of therapists.”
“In terms of pricing, we are not looking to manufacture the Ferrari of rehabilitation robotics, but products that everyone can afford. Relying on core technology developed by independent research and development, coupled with the ecological synergy of upstream and downstream industrial chains, Fourier devices are created. The quality of devices is on par with the ones manufactured in Europe and the United States, but the price is only about one-third.” said Zen Koh.
“Lastly, space is also another major pain point of rehabilitation. Spaces in hospitals are very valuable. If the device is reliable but takes up a huge space, it would still not be desirable”. Fourier Intelligence has solved these pain points and has been very well received by the market, installing over 1000 devices globally in only the span of 3 years.
Future of Interconnected Rehabilitation
Prof Jose Pons of Shirley Ryan AbilityLab gave a presentation titled ‘Towards a Digital Continuum of Care Model: The Role of Robotics’. Prof Jose Pons talked about the two typical paths of the continuum of care for neurological models and gave his opinion on suggested rehabilitation training programs. He also mentioned the importance of rehabilitation robotics in supporting group interventions and remote interventions, especially during these pandemic times. “We believe that the usage of robotics or AI can use to break the physical barrier between therapists and patients, and they can be mediators between the caregivers and patients in the digital CCM. This will provide more intense training and interventions can be more personalized to the motor and cognitive status of patients as well”.
In another keynote lecture, Dr Minos Niu Chuanxin from Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, shared the challenges faced by rehabilitation robots in clinical settings. As an emerging technology, rehabilitation robots face difficulties in being clinically verified for their actual application effects. Led by Ruijin Hospital, a large-scale randomized double-blind grouped controlled experiment of rehabilitation robotics was carried out and after three years of research, some clinical effects have been accumulated. Dr Minos pointed out that although each country has its own regulatory system, the scientific research of rehabilitation knows no borders. “Although we come from different nationalities, our body functions are similar. Researchers use the same scientific research system and discourse to produce results and evidence that can be recognised mutually.”
“The open robotic technology platform created by Fourier Intelligence has broken the technological barrier of rehabilitation robotics, encouraging cooperation and openness, rather than just relying on the ideas from one source”, said Dr Minos. He also spoke about the importance of industry-university-research-medical integration, stating that medical products need the cooperation and promotion of clinics and enterprises to be successful.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact: Sarah LIM, Senior Manager Fourier Intelligence Phone: +65-6911-6651 Email: email@example.com
The ArmMotus™EMU was officially unveiled and launched by Fourier Intelligence during the RehabWeek 2021
SINGAPORE, Sept 23, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence officially launched the new ArmMotus™ EMU during the RehabWeek 2021 that was held virtually this year from September 23rd to 25th 2021. The launch was attended by clinicians, researchers, engineers, and other stakeholders in the rehabilitation technology field.
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 into the 3D movement, 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 ArmMotus™ EMU, which was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Laboratory, was a project in the making for the past 2 years that was led by Professor Denny Oetomo. “The robot offers large workspace with very minimal resistance and reflected inertia of the robot on the patient. This would allow the patient to move freely”, said Prof. Oetomo.
“Combined with the appropriate gravity compensation of the weight of the arm, patients with weak or little arm function, is able to carry out therapy without exertion.”, said Prof. Oetomo.
Another key person to the success of the ArmMotus™ EMU, Dr Marlena Klaic, who is the translational research lead of the Royal Melbourne Hospital, gave some insights into why robotic rehabilitation is important. “There’s a large and growing body of evidence suggesting that robotic devices can improve a patient’s outcome, including function, strength and ADL”.
“This evidence is growing even more rapidly in these pandemic times as more people are exploring digital and remote prevision therapies.”, said Dr Marlena.
“We conducted a user-based design study where we build and modify the robot based on the feedback from clinicians. Based on our results, we found that clinicians believe that robotic devices can be helpful in their practice. Patients and junior therapists are more frequently asking for robotic devices as part of their therapy session.”, said Dr Marlena.
Aside from exoskeleton and other one-dimension upper limb rehabilitation robots, EMU is based on terminal control and high technical content which is difficult to develop. It is China’s first breakthrough in this field. EMU uses the industry-leading force feedback technology platform, which was independently developed by Fourier Intelligence, to simulate the force exerted by a therapist. EMU also provides a large 3D trajectory training space which allows rehabilitation movements to be more realistic and guides users to complete various complex rehabilitation training.
During the product video presentation, EMU can be seen to support dual upper limb cooperative and mirror training, which further enriches the rehabilitation training program. Product director of Fourier Intelligence, Daris Yang also explained the importance of having interactive rehabilitation programmes. “By equipping EMU with games such as table tennis, cooking, and fishing, this would simulate activities of daily living even more”, said Yang. “The boring and repetitive training actions in traditional rehabilitation makes it boring for patients to train for a long time. Our EMU game settings have completely rewritten the rehabilitation scene”.
Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence, believes that the ArmMotus™ EMU is instrumental in changing the future of neurorehabilitation. “Current neurorehabilitation models primarily rely on extended hospital stays or regular therapy sessions which require close physical interactions between rehab professionals and patients. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation has challenged this model and as a result, many neurological patients are not receiving sufficient therapy. There is an urgent need to rethink conventional neurorehabilitation therapy.”
“The new ArmMotus™ EMU provides that solution. The EMU, equipped with clinical intelligence, provides personalised therapy, technology-based solutions, coaching capabilities and remote monitoring.”, said Zen Koh. “The implementation of fun functional games with embedded artificial intelligence also provides clinically motivating therapy to patients as well as giving caregivers and healthcare practitioners confidence”.
For investor and media inquiries, please contact: Sarah LIM, Senior Manager Fourier Intelligence Phone: +65-6911-6651 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org