New Strategic Partnership between CUREXO Inc. and Fourier Intelligence

Medical robot specialist CUREXO Inc. and rehabilitation robotics vanguard Fourier Intelligence announces their strategic global partnership

SEOUL, KOREA & SINGAPORE, Aug 20, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence has announced a partnership with CUREXO Inc., the company behind the world’s first “fully automated surgical robot”. This partnership will initially focus on the distribution of CUREXO’s Morning Walk to the global network.

The Morning Walk from CUREXO is a gait rehabilitation robotics suited for paediatrics and adult populations. The recent CE certification allows the novel end-effector gait rehabilitation robot to be offered into countries outside of Korea. This partnership leverages Fourier Intelligence’s vast network of global sales partners with its presence in over 50 countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Australia, and many more. 

From top left: Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Global Hub CEO, and Mr Jae Jun Lee, CUREXO Inc. CEO
From bottom left: Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager, Fourier Intelligence, Mr Jean Cho, CUREXO Overseas Sales Manager, and Ms Sandra Lee, Operations Director, Fourier Intelligenc
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“We are excited for this strategic partnership with CUREXO to further enrich our global market offerings,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub. “Together with Jae Jun and his team, we will also work towards future joint technological development, furthering our mission to providing intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and their patients.”

CUREXO’s CEO, Mr. Jae Jun Lee states that “I am thrilled for this partnership with Fourier Intelligence, which will be a great asset in getting awareness in the global market. The end-effector gait rehabilitation robot Morning Walk has 18 installation sites in Korea. Now is the time to move out to compete with the international players, and this alliance with Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub has given us the strength to start the journey.”

CUREXO is one of the many companies working together with rehabilitation robotics pioneer Fourier Intelligence to provide rehabilitation robotics. The vanguard company works with various other well-known manufacturers to positively disrupt the industry and serves true to its mission as a ‘One-Stop Solution Provider of Robotics for All’. It recently completed an extended C+ round funding led by Prosperity7 Ventures, an Aramco Venture Fund, to further its global market expansion plan.

CUREXO’s Morning Walk

The Morning Walk will now be part of Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™. The comprehensive rehabilitation concept is equipped with highly efficient, compact, modular, interconnected, and cost-effective robots that deliver efficacious functional training. Building upon group therapy models, the RehabHub™ serves well in rehabilitation to assist clinicians in providing highly intensive, challenging, and effective treatments. This constructively frees up the clinician from monotonous and tedious physical interventions to offer a personalised treatment program to patients.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

This partnership also brings together collective talents in technology development, deployment, product strategy roadmap, and innovation to support clients through lucrative healthcare transformations.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Hoyong Lee
CUREXO
Email: hylee@curexo.com

Revolutionary University and Industry Partnership between Fourier Intelligence and the University of South Australia

Fourier Intelligence partners with the University of South Australia to advance innovative technology-based rehabilitation and cutting-edge research

ADELAIDE, Aug 17, 2021 – Fourier Intelligence has announced a partnership with the University of South Australia. This partnership is aligned with both parties that envision well-integrated technology-led rehabilitation. Both parties signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in a recent virtual signing ceremony.

Building upon Fourier Intelligence’s group therapy concept, the university will focus on group upper limb therapy via the ArmMotus™ M2 device. The devices used will enable the users to undertake competitive games and, in the future, collaborative games in real-time. The devices have haptic feedback technology to recreate the experience of touch and encourage users to sense their virtual environment.

From top left: Mr Zen Koh, CEO of Fourier Intelligence Global Hub, Professor Susan Hillier, and Dr Brenton Hordacre from the University of South Australia.  
From bottom left: Mr Zhi Kang Tai, Director, Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager and Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager from Fourier Intelligence.

The MOU was signed by Professor Susan Hillier, Dean of Research in Allied Health & Human Performance at the University of South Australia, and Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub Chief Executive Officer. The signing was witnessed by Dr Brenton Hordacre, lecturer and research fellow at the University of South Australia, and Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager of Clinical Application and Research at Fourier Intelligence. Both the General Manager, Mr Owen Teoh and Business Development Director, Mr Zhi Kang Tai of Fourier Intelligence attended the simple virtual ceremony too.

“Technology makes all the difference in rehabilitation after a surgery or injury,” said Mr Zen Koh. “Fourier is thrilled to partner with the University of South Australia; we believe providing students with early exposure to rehab technology is critical in pushing innovation.”

A patient training with the ArmMotus M2 at the student-led clinic

“The university has a vision for being a centre of excellence for technology-based rehabilitation and Brenton and his team are spearheading that,” said Professor Hillier.

“It is not only great that we can expose students to these technologies in the student-led clinic, but we can also educate the public via workshops. That positions us as the leaders within the rehabilitation field, thanks to Fourier’s help.”

The ArmMotus™ M2 was contributed in-kind, in accordance with their 3rd Global Hub anniversary in May, to the University of South Australia as part of Fourier Intelligence’s effort of increasing technology adoption at the university level.

Two ArmMotus™ M2 interconnected for competitive games

“We’ve had the ArmMotus™ M2 for a couple of months now and the patients really enjoy the device. They want to increase their intensity and the device has been fantastic at keeping the patients engaged,” said Dr Hordacre.

“It’s wonderful to partner with the University of South Australia and encourage early usage for students to use within their student-led clinic. Early exposure to technology will definitely pave the way of getting groundbreaking rehabilitation technology as a core part of the future of rehabilitation,” added Ms Sarah Lim.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

The ArmMotus™ M2 is part of Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™. The RehabHub™ concept integrates the different rehabilitation devices to create a standardised platform for therapists to provide intensive rehabilitation, allowing a streamlined approach to group therapy.

The partnership will focus on investigating the clinical application of technology after a neurological injury such as stroke and spinal cord injuries. Eventually, the partnership will collaborate on multi-centre trials that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.


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Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
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Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Candy Gibson
UniSA Media
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Email: candy.gibson@unisa.edu.au

2nd Annual GReAT Summit Paving the New Era of Intelligent Rehabilitation

The Global Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (GReAT) network held its 2nd summit to promote development of the rehabilitation industry

SHANGHAI, July 31, 2021 – The 2nd Annual Global Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology (GReAT) Summit was held at the Bellagio Hotel in Shanghai to further promote the transformation of rehabilitation technology and resource sharing. The summit focuses on better promotion on the rapid development of the rehabilitation industry, improve the technical service level of the rehabilitation medical industry with innovative technology and innovative thinking. The conference was co-hosted by the China Health Promotion Foundation and the Yangtze River Delta Smart Rehabilitation Specialist Alliance, and co-organized by Shanghai Fourier Intelligence. At the same time, the Yangtze River Delta Smart Rehabilitation Specialist Alliance Academic Annual Conference and the 4th Grassroots Community Rehabilitation Innovation Service and Capacity Building Dean’s Symposium were held concurrently.

The Conference was timely held, complementing the 19th Central Committee’s strategic plan to promote a healthy China. Xu Xuguo, executive vice chairman and secretary-general of the China Health Promotion Foundation, pointed out in his speech that rehabilitation, clinical trials health care, and prevention are the four major pillars of the national strategy to address China’s ageing population. Active promotion of innovative rehabilitation is the core to a healthy China in an all-encompassing way, much to the anticipation of the people. This conference focuses on the current key issues in the development of rehabilitation.  

Live demonstration of the ExoMotus™ M4

This conference brought together cutting-edge rehabilitation experts to exchange scientific and technological innovation achievements and discuss resource cooperation for joint research on the advancement of rehabilitation technology.

Wu Liang, director of the Rehabilitation Center of Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital, published a study on “Information Construction of Primary Rehabilitation and Home Rehabilitation APP”, and Liu Gang, director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Southern Hospital of Southern Medical University, shared on “Research and Application of Motor Function Evaluation”. Trent Maruyama, Program Manager at the rehabilitation technology department of Barrow Neurological Institute, talked about the “Application of Robots in the Rehabilitation Field and Future Development Directions.”

The exhibition area at the GReAT Summit

Professor Dario Farina, Chair in Neurorehabilitation Engineering from Imperial College London, spoke on wearable, non-invasive human-machine interface and spinal cord motor neuron docking technology. He pointed out that “neurons related to brain activity can be used by healthy people to control robotic arms. This idea has proven to be possible.”

Professor Robert Riener shares on Bionic Exo-Muscles

Professor Robert Riener, the head of the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab at the ETH Zürich, discussed the practicality of flexible exoskeletons in his speech “Bionic Exo-Muscles for Movement Rehabilitation”. He affirmed that while flexible exoskeletons are lightweight for high comfort and prolonged use, there are shortcomings such as weak support.

Professor Jose Pons, Scientific Chair of the Legs+Walking Lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab also shared his views on “Rehabilitation Robotics in the context of a Digital Continuum of Care Model”. All the international speakers had to attend the summit virtually due to the global pandemic but hope to attend future summits in person.

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global Hub CEO of Fourier Intelligence expects that Fourier Intelligence will be a top contributor in the advanced rehabilitation technology industry amidst a global rise in the field of intelligent rehabilitation. “We hope to lead the technological development of the rehabilitation market and promote the exchanges between engineers, academics, researchers, and clinicians.”


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

KINESIQ

KINESIQ And Fourier Intelligence Enters Into a Strategic Bilateral Distribution Agreement

KINESIQ

KINESIQ, a leader in simulation and virtual reality, partners with robotics trailblazer Fourier Intelligence to propel the accessibility of rehab technologies.

GRANBY, QUEBEC, August 2, 2021KINESIQ, the creator behind KINE-SIM, the first balance and gait exercise equipment combining two motorised force plates with real-life scenarios dedicated to functional autonomy preservation, is proud to announce that it has entered into a bilateral distribution agreement with Fourier Intelligence.

Under this agreement, KINESIQ will distribute Fourier Intelligence’s line of robotics and AI/Haptic rehabilitation products within North America. At the same time, Fourier Intelligence and its extensive global sales partner network will add KINESIQ’s existing and upcoming products to its offer throughout more than 50 countries such as India, United Kingdom, Romania, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, and many more to come.

(Top row, from left): Mr Lukas Dufault and Mr Zen Koh

(Bottom row, from left): Mr Owen Teoh, Mr Zhi Kang Tai, and Ms Sandra Lee from Fourier Intelligence

“This deal with Fourier Intelligence is a great milestone in making both our high-tech rehabilitation products accessible to as many patients in need all over the world”, declared Mr. Lukas Dufault, President of KINESIQ. “We are very proud of this collaboration with Fourier Intelligence as we both share the same values of offering innovative and stimulating technologies to improve quality of life and preserve functional autonomy”, added Mr. Dufault.

Fourier Intelligence is a global leading rehabilitation robotics manufacturer and AI/haptic research hub and has recently completed an extended C+ round funding led by Prosperity7 Ventures, the diversified growth fund of Aramco Venture. Fourier Intelligence has established multiple R&D centres in Singapore, Chicago, Phoenix, Zurich, Melbourne, Madrid, Kobe, and Kuala Lumpur. Fourier products have been widely installed in more than 1,000 institutions.

“We look forward to our strategic partnership with KINESIQ to further ramp up our global market expansion plan,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub. “Together with Lukas and his team, we will also work towards future joint technological development, furthering our mission to providing intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and neurological patients.”

The two global leading manufacturer and solutions provider of AI-powered rehabilitation robotics, KINESIQ and Fourier are committed to technological innovation and has already initiated several successful joint projects in Southeast Asia.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Lukas Dufault, President,
KINESIQ Inc.
Phone: +1-450-574-8079
Email: ldufault@kinesiq.com

Sarah LIM, Senior Manager
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Prosperity7 Ventures backs Fourier’s Smart Rehabilitation Robotics and supports bringing them to Saudi Arabia

Leading rehabilitation robotics manufacturer completes C+ financing round led by Prosperity7 Ventures, an Aramco Venture Fund, to further its global market expansion and technological development

SAUDI ARABIA, July 9, 2021 – Leading rehabilitation robotics manufacturer and AI/haptic research hub, Fourier Intelligence Co., Ltd (“Fourier”), has recently completed a new financing round. The C+ round funding was led by Prosperity7 Ventures, the diversified growth fund of Aramco Venture. All proceeds will go towards global market expansion and technological development, furthering the company’s mission to providing intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and neurological patients.

Fourier Intelligence Group is headquartered in Shanghai and has established multiple R&D centres in Singapore, Chicago, Phoenix, Zürich, Melbourne, Madrid, Kobe, and Kuala Lumpur. Fourier products have been widely installed in more than 1,000 institutions and have customers spanning across 50 countries.

Fourier Intelligence RehabHub™

In 2020, Fourier had developed and launched its product-level intelligent robotic solution, RehabHub™, which is widely used in neurorehabilitation, elderly care, and community-based rehabilitation settings. The comprehensive rehabilitation solution is equipped with highly efficient, compact, modular, interconnected, and cost-effective robots that deliver efficacious functional training. RehabHub™ works well in clinical rehabilitation environments to assist clinicians in providing highly intensive, challenging, and effective treatments. This constructively frees up the clinician from soporific and repetitive physical interventions to offer a personalised treatment program through careful assessment.

“This round of financing will further accelerate our growth and allow us to invest more into our core technology development, talents acquisition, and global market expansion,” said Alex Gu, Founder and Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group. “Underpinning the successful financing is our impressive growth numbers in recent years, and increased global adoptions, despite the challenging COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we aim to build a world-leading collaborative rehabilitation ecological system, through our RehabHub™ concept, and to consolidate Fourier’s global leading position further to create greater value for our customers.”

Alex Gu, Founder and Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group

“Fourier Intelligence is leading the way to next-generation rehabilitation.  The ability to combine the power of AI analytics with precision robotics can achieve leaps in rehabilitation,” said Aysar Tayeb, Executive Managing Director of Prosperity7 Ventures. “As a pioneer in the robotic rehabilitation industry, Fourier has been part of the development process of the whole space from the outset.  We believe this is an important space that will continue to grow, and that the use of intelligent robotics will become the new norm for rehabilitation. Prosperity7 Ventures is always looking to partner with pioneers to enable continued global growth and transformation and provide positive impact on people’s lives.  We’re pleased to be part of supporting the exciting global shift towards technology-focused healthcare solutions, and believe Fourier is well-positioned to be a leader in its domain, and we are happy to back the company and to support bringing their technology and services to Saudi Arabia.”

As a global leading manufacturer and solutions provider of AI-powered rehabilitation robotics, Fourier is committed to technological innovation and has been leading, supporting, and participating in international scientific research in the field of rehabilitation robotics. Some of such initiatives are joint research laboratories, respectively, with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly known as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) in the United States, the University of Melbourne in Australia, ETH Zürich in Switzerland, National University of Singapore, Kobe University in Japan and the KITE Research Institute at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute in Canada. These partnerships put Fourier at the forefront of technological innovation and enable Fourier to offer industry-leading products across end-to-end rehabilitation services, with innovative solutions to solve specific clinical constraints.

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group

“Our partnerships with Prosperity7 Ventures and Aramco Ventures inspire and strengthen our resolve in delivering innovative healthcare solutions. Fourier will continue to invest in our core technologies to stay ahead of the competition,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group. “The COVID-19 pandemic has fueled the need to reduce reliance on manual clinical interventions, vindicating our advocation of technologies integration in rehabilitation. Rapid iterations and the ability to deliver high performance, low cost, and efficient technological solutions are key to successful clinical adoptions. We look forward to the next stage of our journey, together with our strategic partners.”

For more information on Fourier’s market-leading rehabilitation robotic portfolio, please visit www.fftai.com.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM (Senior Manager)
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Alya Sairafi
Prosperity7 Ventures Communications
Email: alya.sairafi@aramco.com

MoU Signing ceremony

Pioneering Collaboration between Fourier Intelligence and the University Malaya Medical Centre

MoU Signing ceremony
The MoU Signing ceremony held virtually on the 22nd June 2021

Collaboration with University Malaya seeking to advance rehabilitation technology research

MALAYSIA, June 22, 2021 Global rehabilitation technology organisation, Fourier Intelligence is now in collaboration with the internationally recognised University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) on advancing research on rehabilitation technology to make it more clinically applicable with localisation. This collaboration will further develop current solutions to be more effective and versatile within the rehabilitation technology industry.

The MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing event with Fourier Intelligence, held virtually on 22nd June, aligns UMMC’s mission towards driving excellence in clinical research, empowering human capital, and uplifting healthcare-related institutions. With this joint effort, more innovative solutions will be developed.

“In the last five years, rehabilitation medicine practice has heavily utilised technology as part of our clinical service. It encompasses clinical work in motor recovery neurorehabilitation, structured cognitive rehabilitation, spinal cord injury rehabilitation, innovative exercise prescription, prosthesis and orthosis prescription, gait analysis and training, and musculoskeletal treatment approaches. With this new collaboration with Fourier Intelligence, we hope to expand our capabilities and expertise in robotic rehabilitation. It can only lead us both towards a higher level of medical frontier and improve human health which is the core of our interest. Thank you to Mr Zen Koh and Fourier Intelligence for this collaboration, as we look forward to joining a network of world-class collaborators in robotic rehabilitation and advances in robotic technology,” said Professor Nazirah Hasnan.

Signing the MOU from UMMC, Professor Nazirah Hasnan, Director of UMMC was accompanied by Associate Professor Dr. Mazlina Mazlan, Head of Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Dr. Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, Clinical Expert and coordinator for robotic rehabilitation, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, as well as clinicians of the department, all that have delved into research regarding rehabilitative technology over the years.  Attendance also included the Deputy Directors of UMMC; the Head of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, Governance Unit, and Legal Unit of UMMC.

Professor Nazirah Hasnan and Dr. Norhamizan Binti Hamzah from UMMC

From Fourier Intelligence, Owen Teoh, the General Manager, signed the document, witnessed by Sarah Lim, the Senior Manager for Clinical Application and Research. Additionally, Zen Koh, the Global Hub CEO; Zhi Kang Tai, the Business Development Director; and Hayley Lim, Asst. Business Development Director, was in attendance as well. 

(Top row, from left): Associate Professor Dr. Julia Patrick Engkasan, Associate Professor Dr. Mazlina Mazlan, Professor Nazirah Hasnan, Dr. Norhamizan Binti Hamzah, and Ms Leena Lee from the Department of Rehabilitation, UMMC.

(Bottom row, from left): Ms Sarah Lim, Mr Owen Teoh, Mr Zen Koh, Mr Zhi Kang Tai, Ms Hayley Lim from Fourier Intelligence.

“My team and I are very excited to work alongside such an established and driven organization such as the UMMC with the development of this project,” added Mr. Zen KOH. “Implementing innovative techniques and research with our current solutions can break the boundaries of rehabilitative technology and we now find ourselves surrounded by individuals that can help actualise that vision.”

The partnership will focus on combining the ExoMotus™ X2 and ArmMotus™ M2 with FES (Functional Electrical Stimulation) technology. Ultimately, the partnership will collaborate on multi-centre trials that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.

 

Fourier Intelligence’s ExoMotus™ X2 and ArmMotus™ M2 Pro


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM (Senior Manager)
Fourier Intelligence
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Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

Fourier Intelligence Integrates Eastern and Western Rehabilitation

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (Jiangsu Province Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

Official inauguration of a new model integrating the Eastern and Western rehabilitation therapy was held in the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre of the Second Chinese Medicine Hospital of Jiangsu Province.

NANJING, June 19, 2021 – The official opening of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre marks a historical moment of the integration of traditional and modern concepts and methods of rehabilitation therapy. The Centre features a wide clinical application base of intelligent rehabilitation robots in collaboration with Fourier Intelligence.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) rehabilitation therapy has been in practice for thousands of years and has endured the test of time. This discipline enters a new paradigm in the digital age combining advanced robotics through modern rehabilitation equipment.

Established in 1988, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (Jiangsu Province Second Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine) is a public provincial-level hospital providing medical treatment, medical education, scientific research, preventative health care, and rehabilitation.

The Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion and Tuina was officially formed in 1991, a milestone in the recognition of TCM rehabilitation. This department helps to promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle grounded in science while boosting people’s awareness of the benefits of self-care.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ within the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre

The Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre started its trial operation on the 9th of June. The overall project spans a total of 6 floors and construction covering nearly 6,000 square meters.

Guided by the concept of “continuum rehabilitation”, it is divided into an evaluation area, a physical rehabilitation area, a pre- and post-operation rehabilitation area, a speech rehabilitation area, and a pelvic floor rehabilitation centre.

These five major rehabilitation areas provide standardised, high-level, and diversified rehabilitation medical services while focusing on patient-centred care. The main areas have been equipped with a cardiopulmonary function test system, a multi-joint isokinetic strength test training system, a digital treadmill, force feedback dynamic weight loss gait and balance function training evaluation system, electromyography, transcranial magnetic therapy device, upper and lower limb rehabilitation robotics, climbing wall, suspension weight loss support training systems and other international advanced diagnostic and rehabilitation equipment.

In terms of TCM, the areas are equipped with TCM fumigation devices, medical cold compress, automatic intelligent wax therapeutics, specific electromagnetic wave therapy systems, acupuncture, massage, and various other distinctive TCM treatment equipment.

Yin Liping, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Hospital

At the launch ceremony speech, Yin Liping, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Hospital emphasizes the service concept of “taking the physical and mental health of the residents as its own responsibility”. As such, rehabilitation is in line with the development strategy of the Department.

The establishment of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre and the signing of the strategic cooperation with Fourier Intelligence is a starting point of future collaborative platforms for medical education and universities to conduct integrated rehabilitation science research.

The hospital strives to set standards and establish norms for the industry by contributing to high-quality, all-rounded TCM medical treatment, rehabilitation, health care, and excellent services to those in need.

Launch event of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre

The official opening of the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre also witnessed the signing ceremony for the strategic cooperation between the Hospital and Fourier Intelligence. The unveiling ceremony of the clinical application base of intelligent rehabilitation robots was held with much anticipation.

The RehabHub™ platform will accelerate the transformation of rehabilitation medicine with robots as the core to empower traditional rehabilitation services to gradually achieve standardisation and promote the innovative development of modern rehabilitation medicine.

Alex Gu, Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group

In his inaugural speech, Alex Gu, Founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group, highlighted that Fourier Intelligence has continuously integrated Chinese elements into intelligent rehabilitation technology.

The Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre and the Fourier Intelligence-University of Melbourne Joint Laboratory have joined forces to build a rehabilitation robot clinical application base. This has grafted traditional rehabilitation into the global rehabilitation industry-university-research system.

Not only will this innovative way of cooperation effectively promote deep integration between industry, university, and research, but it will also drive the intelligent rehabilitation industry to new heights.

Professor Denny Oetomo congratulated the inauguration ceremony remotely

The Fourier Intelligence-University of Melbourne Joint Laboratory is an innovative laboratory integrating research and development and innovation of advanced rehabilitation technologies. Denny Oetomo, the head of the laboratory and a professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Melbourne, said that the efficiency and efficacy of contemporary rehabilitation treatment can be effectively improved through a holistic intelligent rehabilitation path. The realisation of this goal depends on the clinical transformation of innovative technologies.

“Modern robotics can be organically integrated with the rich traditions of TCM practiced by the Hospital. I am very excited about this developmental prospect and sincerely look forward to achieving fruitful results in this interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation,” said Professor Oetomo.

The collaboration leverages the depth of clinical data provided by the Chinese Medicine Rehabilitation Centre. Applying the technology to a variety of clinical cases in real life helps to accelerate the transformation of theory into practice through real-time feedback, benefitting the entire industry.

Alex Gu introduced the new functions of rehabilitation robots to the visiting leaders

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Sarah LIM (Senior Manager)
Fourier Intelligence
Phone: +65-6911-6651
Email: sarah.lim@fftai.com

National Healthcare Group

National Healthcare Group and Fourier Intelligence Ink MOU to Advance MedTech Innovations

National Healthcare Group

Tech unicorn partners Singapore’s National Healthcare Group to co-develop cutting-edge medical technologies and rehabilitation robotics innovations 

SINGAPORE, March 10, 2021Shanghai-based Fourier Intelligence has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Healthcare Group (NHG), a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, and recognised locally and globally for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities, to co-develop novel rehabilitation technology and robotics innovations.

The partnership, facilitated by NHG Centre for Medical Technologies and Innovations (CMTi), aims to address the unmet clinical needs in rehabilitation by leveraging the clinical expertise and translational research capabilities of NHG and the global research network of Fourier Intelligence to create accessible, affordable and efficient rehabilitation technology and solutions for patients, the population and healthcare professionals. The NHG and Fourier Intelligence collaboration will focus on these areas: Mobility, Frailty, and Falls Prevention.

Building upon Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ concept, both parties will co-develop home-based rehabilitation technologies and devices that will help improve patients’ accessibility to care and therapy outside the hospital, as well as reduce the manpower required in community settings. Clinical validation and trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of such technologies and devices will be carried out as both Fourier Intelligence and NHG seek to establish a regional rehabilitation centre of excellence.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

The MOU was signed by Professor Benjamin Seet, Deputy Group CEO (Education and Research) at NHG, and Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub Chief Executive Officer. The signing was witnessed by Dr Loh Yong Joo, Director, Clinical Innovation, Clinical Research and Innovation Office, and Head and Senior Consultant, Rehabilitation Medicine, Tan Tock Seng Hospital (TTSH) and Ms Sandra Lee, Business Development Director of Fourier Intelligence.

MoU Signing Ceremony on 5th March 2021

“We look forward to our partnership with NHG and supporting Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative, where technology plays an important role in improving the way healthcare is delivered to patients,” said Mr Zen Koh. “Through our joint research, we will focus on further enhancing clinical productivity, providing earlier patient care and tele-rehabilitation, and increasing patients’ access to therapy.”

“In the future, technology will make all the difference in rehabilitating someone following a stroke, trauma or major surgery. With our research partnership with Fourier Intelligence, we plan to bring a part of this future into our hospitals and rehabilitation centres. This will change many lives,” said Professor Benjamin Seet.


About National Healthcare Group
The National Healthcare Group (NHG) is a leader in public healthcare in Singapore, recognised at home and abroad for the quality of its medical expertise and facilities. Care is provided through an integrated network of six primary care polyclinics, acute care and tertiary hospitals, national specialty centres and business divisions. Together they bring a rich legacy of medical expertise to our philosophy of integrated patient-centred care.

As the Regional Health System (RHS) for Central Singapore, it is vital for NHG to partner and collaborate with stakeholders, community advisors, and voluntary welfare organisations. Together with our patients, their families, and caregivers, we aim to deliver integrated healthcare services and programmes that help in Adding Years of Healthy Life to all concerned.

Ms Benetta Lim
Senior Executive, Group Corporate Communications
National Healthcare Group
Tel: 9222 1291
Email: Benetta_SM_Lim@nhg.com.sg

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Fourier Intelligence
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Fourier Intelligence Raises Tens of Millions in Series C+ Financing Round

Fourier Intelligence receives tens of millions in a new round of financing to accelerate the construction of the rehabilitation industry ecosystem 

SHANGHAI, March 8, 2021Fourier Intelligence, a leader in China’s intelligent rehabilitation industry, completed its Series C+ round of financing of tens of millions of yuan. The financing round is led by the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Investment Fund. This round of financing will be used for new product research and development, accelerate the improvement of the core product matrix of the extensive line of rehabilitation robots, integrate the upstream and downstream platforms of the industrial chain, and promote the establishment of a rehabilitation ecosystem.

“Despite the challenging global pandemic, Fourier Intelligence has been on track in delivering revolutionary rehabilitation solutions globally,” said Mr Zen Koh, CEO of Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub. “The successful completion of the C+ round is a strong vote of confidence and will further accelerate Fourier’s plan in the consolidation of the market through vertical integration.”

Mr Zen Koh, Global Hub CEO, Fourier Intelligence

Driven by its vision of ‘rehabilitation for all’ through intelligent technology, Fourier Intelligence develops a modern rehabilitation centre under its RehabHub™ concept with intelligent robotics as the core. Multiple rehabilitation robotics with similar interface with complementary functions are installed in the rehabilitation hubs to achieve data interconnectivity between the robots, and finally achieves the effect of multi-machine coordination. This reduced the number of clinicians required thus, significantly improving efficiency and the cost for manpower. The company aims to become a global one-stop solution for intelligent rehabilitation whilst providing world-class technology that is affordable and highly competitive for the clinical market.

Simultaneously, Fourier Intelligence is actively assisting the rapid implementation of the three-tiered rehabilitation network nationwide and forming a closed loop at the product, data, medical institution, and user levels. The company is transforming from a product research and development company to an industry-driven platform company.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub Concept

The Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Industry Investment Fund (abbreviated as: AI Fund) was approved by the Shanghai Municipal Government and was jointly initiated and established by Shanghai Guosheng Group and Lingang Group. The fund’s Limited Partners are both large state-owned enterprises with Lingang Group based in the Shanghai Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Center.

The AI ​​Fund focuses on the core technologies and key applications of artificial intelligence and is committed to building a one-stop platform for the communication, connection, and integration of various elements for the development of Shanghai’s artificial intelligence industry. It aims to build an industrial chain and ecology that closely integrates the world’s top technologies and extensive local applications to strategically position Shanghai at the top of the global arena for artificial intelligence.

Wu Wei, general manager of the Shanghai AI Fund, said: “The current rehabilitation field lacks professional medical staff and advanced medical equipment. Intelligent rehabilitation robots can assist doctors and therapists to provide patients with safe and effective human-computer interaction training. Efficient solutions will greatly reduce the workload of therapists. The AI ​​Fund will work with Fourier to create the era of intelligent rehabilitation – the RehabHub™ 2.0.”

RehabHub Devices
Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub Devices

Fourier Intelligence is headquartered in Shanghai, with its global team counts more than 350 employees with offices in Singapore, Malaysia, Guangzhou, and Zhuhai. In the field of rehabilitation robot research, Fourier Intelligence has entered the world’s highest standing, and established joint laboratories with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, which is ranked number one in the United States, the University of Melbourne in Australia, and ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Recent news highlights the achievements the company has developed with universities such as Kobe University in Japan and KITE Research Institute in Canada through signing a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly carry out the transformational research of rehabilitation robots and assistive technologies.

At present, the rehabilitation robot products developed by Fourier Intelligence have been installed in more than 30 countries and more than 1,000 institutions around the world, including hospitals, rehabilitation centres, elderly care institutions, and more. The robotics perform more than 400 million trainings and are leading the development of the global rehabilitation industry through a global strategic layout and advancement.


For investor and media inquiries, please contact:
Kerry GUO (Business Development Director)
Fourier Intelligence
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International Research Collaborations From the New Partnership Between Kobe University and Fourier Intelligence

(Top row, from left): Associate Professor Sasithorn Sung-U, Professor Hisafumi Yasuda, Mr Zen Koh, Associate Professor Tomoko Uchida, and Professor Rumi Tanemura.

(Bottom row, from left): Ms Hayley Lim, Mr Owen Teoh, and Ms Sarah Lim.

Partnership aims to promote advanced rehabilitation technology and integrate group therapy into the clinical setting

SINGAPORE, Feb 26, 2021 Fourier Intelligence has started a new partnership with Kobe University, Japan. This partnership signifies Fourier Intelligence’s global vision in promoting accessibility and adoption of rehabilitation technology. For Kobe University, this is the continuation to integrate education, research, and technology to support clinicians in delivering top-quality rehabilitation services.

The global rehabilitation robots market size was valued at USD 529.8 Million in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 2,617.3 Million by 2026, exhibiting a CAGR of 22.1% during the forecast period. This is according to market research firm Globe Newswire. Demand for rehabilitation robots is expected to be very strong in Japan, given its rapidly greying and shrinking population.

Rehabilitation robots are expected to help the elderly regain their independence of daily living and avoid becoming bed ridden. Robotics can also enable patients to train independently and with minimum clinician intervention. This could be a major incentive for countries facing the dwindling population of working-age people who must care for the increasingly mushrooming number of retirees. By 2035, it is estimated a third of Japan’s population would be aged 65 or older.

HandyRehab™ hand exoskeleton
The HandyRehab™ hand exoskeleton on the OTParvos™ digital smartboard.

Therefore, this partnership comes in timely to address rehabilitation needs for the elderly and neurorehabilitation patient populations. Professor Rumi Tanemura from the Department of Rehabilitation Science would be leading the research efforts for this partnership. The research would focus on Fourier Intelligence’s Upper Limb RehabHub™ series, introducing translational research into the clinical setting. The partnership would focus on the portable finger rehabilitation glove, the HandyRehab™, paired with the digital smartboard, OTParvos™.

“We’re delighted to be able to forge this new partnership with Kobe University, which is one of the highest-ranked universities in Japan,” said Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence’s Global Hub Chief Executive Officer. “This collaboration aims to introduce previously research-oriented projects on rehabilitation robotics into clinical settings. This will tremendously improve the efficiency of clinical services for clinicians and resulting in better clinical outcomes for patients.”

“We are excited in this partnership with Fourier Intelligence and to join their global research network in introducing advanced rehabilitation technology for Japan’s rehabilitation services,” said Professor Rumi Tanemura. “We believe this is mutually beneficial, as Kobe University trains some of the best therapists in Japan and combining our in-depth clinical knowhow, we can jointly develop technologies that will be highly relevant for our hospitals.”

HandyRehab
The HandyRehab™ hand exoskeleton on the OTParvos™ accessory

The Memorandum of Understanding signing event took place virtually on the 24th of February with Professor Hisafumi Yasuda, Dean of the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University and Mr Zen Koh. The signing was witnessed by Kobe University’s Professor Rumi Tanemura, Associate Professor Tomoko Uchida, and Associate Professor Sasithorn Sung-U from Chiang Mai University. From Fourier Intelligence, Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager, Ms Hayley Lim, Assistant Business Development Director and Ms Sarah Lim, Senior Manager of Clinical Applications and Scientific Research attended the virtual event.

The partnership will focus on efficacy research on the upper limb robotics for patients. Ultimately, the partnership will collaborate on multi-centre trials that will involve Fourier Intelligence’s extensive global network of researchers and laboratories.


About Kobe University
Kobe University is a leading Japanese national university located in the city of Kobe, in Hyōgo. Predecessor of Kobe University School of Medicine Faculty of Health Sciences was established in 1949, but the academic origins of Kobe University trace back to the establishment of Kobe Higher Commercial School in 1902, which was renamed Kobe University of Commerce, and Kobe University of Economics. Kobe University is one of the oldest and largest national universities in Japan and one of the highest-ranking national universities in the country. It comprises of 15 graduate schools and 11 undergraduate faculties and holds about 16,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. The institution welcomes overseas students, which accounted for 1,227 students, as of the 1st of May 2020. It also has 3,734 staff members, including professors, associate professors, and administrative officials. Read more about Kobe University here

About HandyRehab™
HandyRehab™ is an intelligent hand rehabilitation robotic glove that targets the fine motor skills of the user by providing various functional finger movement training. It is portable, lightweight and also provides human-computer interactions by integrating electromyographic biofeedback technology. For more information, click here

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