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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Fourier Intelligence Inks Master Research Collaboration with TTSH CART

Technology unicorn Fourier Intelligence is furthering its global expansion and ambition to bring life-changing rehab robotics to more people around the world through its latest strategic partnership with Tan Tock Seng Hospital in Singapore.

Fourier Intelligence has signed a Master Research Collaboration with TTSH’s Clinic for Advanced Rehabilitation Therapeutics (CART), which is marking a decade of pioneering innovation and empowering patients through its work in neurorehabilitation.

The three-year collaboration will focus on the co-development of sustainable care models to help improve patients’ access to robotic therapies in both outpatient and community settings, beyond traditional specialist hospital rehabilitation.

CART – which is marking its anniversary through a move into new premises, four times the size of its previous clinic – incorporates Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™, a forum for its range of state-of-the-art robotics to combine to support patient recovery and maximise rehabilitation potential, with the new partnership offering even greater possibilities for patient outcomes.

The research will involve the ArmMotus™ EMU upper body robot, winner of this year’s Red Dot Design Award and iF Award, which has been hailed as having the potential to redefine neurorehabilitation through its pioneering design and capability.

Through its expertise in using robotics – CART is the region’s first clinic to integrate robotics and virtual reality (VR) with traditional therapies – the clinic will be a ‘living lab’ to test and accelerate the adoption of Fourier Intelligence’s near market-ready innovations.

One innovation currently being studied is the pioneering BalanceMotus™, which incorporates game-based features to enable therapists to measure patients’ balance and fall risk digitally and in precision within 20 minutes, instead of the longer manual scoring. CART is evaluating the potential for more enhanced features to be developed to widen its potential into new patient groups, including the elderly.

The partnership will also explore the potential use of such robotic technologies in the premises of TTSH’s community care partners and telerehabilitation therapy in patients’ homes, maximising the chances of patient engagement and participation.

It builds further on Fourier Intelligence’s approach to strategic partnerships and collaboration with key sites around the world, including the University of Melbourne and the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, to deliver world-leading rehabilitation robotics to patients around the world.

The Master Research Collaboration was confirmed through an official signing ceremony attended by Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Co-founder and Group Deputy CEO, and Professor Eugene Fidelis Soh, CEO of TTSH & Central Health.

The event also included CART’s additional new partnership with Stroke Support Station, a stroke-focused community rehabilitation agency with expertise in robotic aided rehabilitation, the potential for rehab to be delivered outside of traditional hospital settings in Singapore increases further still.

The opening ceremony of the new CART and its strategic partnerships was officiated by Minister for Health, Mr Ong Ye Kung.

“We are honoured to deepen our collaboration with CART, the largest hospital facility in Singapore,” says Zen Koh.

“Working together, we can consolidate our resources and jointly develop and test meaningful next generation technologies for use by clinicians and patients, which will maximise patients’ recovery potential and enable us to bring these innovations to more people than ever before.”

“CART has been relentless in its pursuit of revolutionising patient care from the hospital to the community and home,” says Dr Loh Yong Joo, Head, Rehabilitation Medicine, Integrative & Community Care, TTSH.

“It has embraced new technologies and combined them with conventional treatment approaches in seeking the best possible outcomes for patients.”

“Its strategic partnerships with leading industry players, academics and community partners have contributed significantly to its remarkable growth and achievements in its first 10 years.”

“We look forward to a dynamic partnership with Fourier Intelligence to bring the best rehabilitative care for our patients.”

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Fourier Intelligence Inks Industry-Academic Partnership with The University of Queensland

The public research university forges an agreement with the SoftBank-backed rehab robotics leader, Fourier Intelligence

SINGAPORE, April 11, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence announces its partnership with The University of Queensland (UQ). The partnership was inked to deliver research for personalised robotic therapy for restoration of walking function after stroke combining Fourier Intelligence’s EXOPS™, and UQ’s expertise in Neuroengineering, Rehabilitation, Medical Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence.

The project, led by Dr Alejandro Melendez-Calderon (UQ), involves a transdisciplinary research team of Biomedical and Rehabilitation Engineers, Scientists, and Clinicians across multiple faculties and institutes and aims at co-developing robot-assisted methods for promoting recovery, suited to the Australian healthcare system.

A virtual signing was held on the 6th of April 2022 to commemorate the partnership between Fourier Intelligence and UQ. The virtual signing ceremony was attended by Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO, CEO of Global HQ, Owen Teoh, General Manager, Sarah Lim, Assistant Director of Support Services, Taya Hamilton, Clinical Consultant, Oceanic Region, Chen Onn Leong, Manager for Scientific Research from Fourier Intelligence; Prof. Denny Oetomo, co-director of the University of Melbourne & Fourier Robotics Laboratory; and Lisa Kennedy, Director of Research Partnerships, and Dr Alejandro Melendez-Calderon, Principal Investigator, from The University of Queensland.

Top from left: Owen Teoh, Zen Koh, Lisa Kennedy, Prof Denny Oetomo
Bottom from left: Chen Onn Leong, Sarah Lim, Dr Alejandro Melendez-Calderon, Taya Hamilton

With this partnership, The University of Queensland will become part of the Global Rehabilitation & Assistive Technology (GReAT) Network – an international association between top academic and clinical institutions around the world to optimise resource sharing and knowledge transfer in assistive and rehabilitation technologies. The goal is to facilitate the efforts of engineers, academics, and clinical stakeholders focused on translational research from early research and development stages into clinical adoption.

The team is leveraging capabilities created by the UQ Artificial Intelligence (AI) Collaboratory Initiative and Fourier Intelligence’s unique  EXOPS™ platform combined with the company’s comprehensive rehabilitation solutions portfolio.

Fourier has developed its very own intelligent healthcare robotics technology platform, RehabHub™, to provide tailored digital healthcare solutions that will revolutionise the neurorehabilitation industry. Using Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™ technology and the EXOPS™ platform, UQ and other research groups around the globe are working to ensure advanced technologies provide meaningful, individualised, and effective therapy that is widely applicable and enhances the quality of life of patients worldwide.

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Fourier Intelligence’s ArmMotus™ EMU Wins ‘Red Dot Design Award’

The SoftBank-funded robotics leader Fourier Intelligence announces their accolade for the 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot from one of the most sought-after industrial design awards, also known as the “Oscar” of the sector

SHANGHAI, April 6, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence announces its Red Dot Design accolade for its 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot, the ArmMotus™ EMU. The device was evaluated by over 50 experts, including independent designers, design professors, and industry media partners based on the merits of its ergonomic design, aesthetics, and product functionality.

The ArmMotus™ EMU is the world’s first 3D back-drivable upper limb rehabilitation robot, setting a new benchmark for intelligent rehabilitation devices. With it being a multifunctional, immersive, end-effector based 3D upper limb rehabilitation robot, the ArmMotus™ EMU brings a whole new experience of robotics rehabilitation therapy to the world.

The design of the ArmMotus™ EMU has redefined the human-machine interaction. It is the first of its kind that applies the end-effector based concept to  3D movements, which makes it multifunctional and transparent. This transparency starts with a cable-driven mechanism, that combines with a 4-linkage structure, which perfectly reduces the friction and inertia during the movement of the system. This design also enables the control system to respond and execute more efficiently.

The device was made possible through industry-academic collaboration by research. The EMU was jointly built by Fourier Intelligence and the University of Melbourne Robotics Laboratory. After numerous studies and assessments from a simple wooden prototype, the ideal device was developed. The device was launched into the market back in September 2021 during the virtual RehabWeek 2021.

With its excellent R&D capabilities and its productivity at the helm of innovation, Fourier Industrial Design Centre was formerly awarded the 2021 Shanghai Design Innovation Centre whilst the ArmMotus™ EMU proved to be a world-leading masterpiece through recognition from its Red Dot Award.

Red Dot is one the most sought-after seals of quality for good design. Also known as the “Oscar” of the sector, the ‘Red Dot Design Award’ stands for its international design competition based on excellence in product designs and concepts by experts.

Aiming to provide a better life for the people through intelligent technology, Fourier Intelligence will continue to invest in research and development of robotic technology to deliver an end-to-end solution for various applications of robots.

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Zen KOH Appears On The Front Cover of NR Times Issue 21

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO, Fourier Intelligence Group

SINGAPORE, March 29th, 2022 – Zen KOH, Co-founder & Deputy Group CEO of Fourier Intelligence was recently featured on the front cover of NRTimes magazine as he discusses how Fourier Intelligence is poised to lead the expansion of the ever-burgeoning rehab tech sector globally.

To read more about the magazine, click here.

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Fourier Intelligence Inks Strategic Alliance Partnership with MyndTec Inc.

The award-winning Canadian MyndMove™ therapy from MyndTec. Inc joins SoftBank-backed rehab robotics leader Fourier Intelligence’s network of partners

SINGAPORE, March 23rd, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence has announced a strategic alliance partnership with MyndTec Inc, an award-winning Canadian medical technology company specialising in innovative therapeutic medical devices.

This partnership will focus on the distribution of MyndMove™, a non-invasive functional electrical stimulation-based intervention, to the ever-expanding global network of Fourier Intelligence.

A virtual signing ceremony was held to commemorate the partnership between both parties. MyndTec’s CEO, Craig Leon, Co-Founder, Dr Milos R. Popovic, Fourier Intelligence Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO, Zen Koh, General Manager, Owen Teoh and Operations Director, Sandra Lee, attended the virtual event.

From top left: Mr Owen Teoh, General Manager, Fourier Intelligence, Dr Milos R. Popovic, Co-Founder MyndTec Inc., and Ms Sandra Lee, Operations Director, Fourier Intelligence.
From bottom left: Mr Craig Leon, CEO of MyndTec Inc. and Mr Zen Koh, Fourier Intelligence Global HQ CEO

This partnership is timely as both parties recently reached strategic milestones. Fourier Intelligence received a Series D growth investment led by the SoftBank Group and backed by the Saudi Aramco P7 Venture Fund and the Yuanjing Capital earlier this year. MyndTec met all the requirements of the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and began trading its common shares on the CSE on February 24th under the ticker symbol MYTC.

“Our partnership with MyndTec Inc. signifies yet another successful strategic collaboration with market leaders to offer innovative and clinically effective technology for our patients globally,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO of Fourier Intelligence. “MyndMove™, an electrical stimulation-based intervention, integrates perfectly into Fourier’s RehabHub™ solution and complement our existing product/technology portfolio. Fourier will continue our investment into more of such joint technological developments to better provide highly integrated intelligent rehabilitation technologies to empower clinicians and patients.”

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

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“We are excited to enter into this meaningful partnership with Fourier Intelligence to strategically integrate our MyndMove™ technology into RehabHub™. Fourier’s proven track record establishing globally successful RehabHub™, positively changing patient lives globally and the addition of MyndTec’s innovative MyndMove™ therapy to this network will enable us to reach out to more patients worldwide,” said Craig Leon, CEO of MyndTec.

MyndTec’s medical devices are designed to improve function, maximise independence, and enhance the quality of life for individuals with upper limb paralysis due to stroke, spinal cord injury, or some cases of traumatic brain injury*.

MyndTec Inc. also partners with several organisations such as the KITE Research Institute, the research arm of the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute – University Health Network and the University of Toronto to develop and commercialise MyndMove™ therapy. The MyndMove™ therapy is also supported by numerous clinical studies, including randomised controlled trials in stroke and spinal cord injuries. The embedded stimulation protocols in MyndMove™ allows clinicians to stimulate natural, purposeful, and functional movements in patients.

*Disclaimer: MyndMove™ claims may differ depending on the jurisdiction. Please contact MyndTec for details.

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BalanceMotus™ KINE-SIM – The world’s first balance and gait device of its kind

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO, Fourier Intelligence Group

Rehab-robotics leader Fourier Intelligence partners MedTech KINESIQ to launch BalanceMotus™ KINE-SIM as part of the RehabHub™ concept – the world’s first balance and gait exercise equipment combining motorised force plates with real-life scenarios dedicated to functional autonomy preservation.

Read more about the story here.

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SoftBank-funded Fourier announced a strategic partnership with KINESIQ Inc.

The Canadian med-tech company, KINESIQ Inc. and SoftBank-funded Fourier Intelligence, the global leader in rehabilitation robotics, announces strategic partnership

Singapore, March 1, 2022 – Fourier Intelligence entered a bilateral strategic partnership with KINESIQ Inc. As part of the global partnership, KINESIQ and Fourier Intelligence will jointly launch the BalanceMotus™ KINE-SIM as part of the RehabHub™ concept globally in March 2022 in response to increasing demand for intelligent rehabilitation solutions.

BalanceMotus™ KINE-SIM

KINESIQ Inc. developed the BalanceMotus™ KINE-SIM, the world’s first balance and gait exercise equipment combining two motorised force plates with real-life scenarios dedicated to functional autonomy preservation in August 2021.

Fourier Intelligence’s RehabHub™

KINESIQ Inc. will fully integrate its technology into the Fourier Intelligence RehabHub™ Movement & Balance Series under this partnership. This comes timely as Fourier, which recently closed its Series D funding led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and followed by Prosperity7 Ventures, an Aramco Ventures Fund and Vision Plus Capital, is accelerating its innovation in healthcare robotics solutions and expansion of global market reach.

“KINESIQ Inc. is very excited to enter into this strategic partnership,” said Lukas Dufault, President and CEO of KINESIQ Inc. “Our partnership with Fourier enables us to focus on delivering innovative healthcare solutions. This strategic partnership allows both parties to leverage on each other’s strength and resources, to increase further our installation base riding on Fourier’s Global Sales and Marketing network covering more than 54 countries.”

Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO, Fourier Intelligence Group

“Fourier is pleased to be part of this global shift towards consolidation of healthcare solutions companies. We firmly believe our domain-specific expertise will fuel more of such strategic collaborations that address the healthcare challenges we see today,” said Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Global HQ CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group. “Fourier will continue to invest in such partnerships to stay ahead of the competition, and we look forward to the next stage of our journey, together with our strategic partners.”

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MotusAcademy Presents Webinar Series with Top Rehabilitation Technology Industry Leaders

In just two days, MotusAcademy will be launching its first Thematic Webinar Series alongside some of the world’s foremost rehabilitation technology industry leaders. At 1600 Hrs (GMT +8) on 17th Feb 2022, MotusAcademy will kickstart the first of its four-part virtual seminar series.

The launch will be officiated by MotusAcademy’s President, Professor Robert Riener, from the Sensory-Motor Systems lab at the Department of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich. Professor Riener is also the founder and organiser of CYBATHLON – an international multi-sport event in which people with physical disabilities compete in carrying out daily tasks using state-of-the-art technical assistance systems.

The first webinar will take the form of a coffee chat with the speakers where audiences have the opportunity to join the speakers in sharing their journey, experience and insights revolving around the industry of rehabilitation. After the session, audiences will surely have a better grasp of the missions, visions and goals, as well as the challenges and barriers of the rehabilitation industry.

The webinar speaker line-up includes:

  • Zen Koh, Co-founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence – one of the world’s prominent developers in rehabilitation robotics solutions and technology.
  • Gery Colombo, Healthcare and Technology Expert; Founding President (2011 – 2019) of International Industry Society in Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART); Founder and Former CEO of Hocoma AG – global market leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of robotic and sensor-based devices for functional movement therapy.
  • Alexander Kollreider, CTO and Founder of Tyromotion – one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of technology-based therapy.

Subsequent webinars will tap into in-depth topics of the rehabilitation industry, for example, hand robotics, limb robotics, balance technologies, telerehabilitation, functional electrical stimulation and augmented reality (AR). These sessions will also feature engineers, academics and clinicians to share real-life experiences in working with rehabilitation. Through the sharing sessions, audiences can appreciate the interrelationships between the different roles in the rehabilitation industry.

Unlike a typical one-hour webinar with only the speakers delivering their materials, MotusAcademy promises to present a discussion platform for all parties interested in rehabilitation technology. With that, audiences will be able to pose questions throughout the webinar session. Apart from getting on-the-spot first-hand responses from the experts, those questions will be utilised as perceptive references for the planning of future webinars.

About MotusAcademy

MotusAcademy is a dedicated platform for sharing knowledge in the field of advanced rehabilitation technology, including therapeutic robotics, assistive technologies and supporting technologies such as functional electrical stimulation and virtual reality. MotusAcademy is designed to support ongoing education and discussions between engineers, clinicians and researchers in the field of robotics technology. MotusAcademy’s affiliations include the IISART, CEN Academy and Masterclass in Neuro Technology (MiNT Concept) by Hobbs Rehabilitation.

Professor Robert Riener, President of MotusAcademy

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