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A new collaboration is looking to advance the knowledge and promotion of advanced rehabilitation equipment and robotics to benefit the lives of clients in need of these services.

Using pioneering techniques and studies, the partnership aims to use the technology to underpin research and improve understanding of the use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) for assisted living, movement, and patient rehabilitation.

STEPS Rehabilitation and Fourier Intelligence signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to mark their partnership.

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On 11 July 2022, STEPS Rehabilitation welcomed Co-Founder and Group Deputy CEO of Fourier Intelligence, Zen Koh, along with senior members of the Fourier team its facility in Sheffield to co-sign the MOU.

Both firms offer a range of assistive rehabilitation technologies, such as exoskeletons, upper and lower limb robots, and rehabilitation gloves, to restore movement in clients.

Zen commented: “Fourier has been driving innovation and technologies through our various research partners but what matters most is making them applicable and meaningful for the patients. Our team is very excited to be working with the STEPS team to further revolutionise the way technologies are used within the clinical setting.

“We’re hoping to further close the gap between a manufacturer and customer’s pain points. This can only be achieved by speaking and working closely with those who deliver these directly to the patients.”

During his visit, Zen had a chance to view STEPS Rehabilitation’s RehabHub, the first in the UK installed by Thor Assistive Technologies.

RehabHub is a suite of rehabilitation technology that focuses on both upper and lower limb robotic therapy, cognitive feedback, and training for those who have had life-changing injuries.

“I am very excited to have the opportunity to work closely with Fourier Intelligence and directly influence the design of future technologies and ways they can be implemented to further advance rehab outcomes for our clients,” added STEPS Rehabilitation Co-Founder Toria Chan.

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