Opening: Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre

The Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre is a collaboration with DIH Asia Pacific Hub, the global distributor of rehabilitation technology. It boasts that it is the first holistic robotics rehabilitation centre in Singapore.

Inside the Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre.

Inside the Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre.

The Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre is equipped with an integrated team of highly trained therapists who aims to help restore function in patients suffering from stroke, trauma, reparable spinal injuries, hip replacement, chronic pain, and many other physically debilitating conditions by designing interdisciplinary, patient-focused treatments that can best realise the healing potentials of the patients, helping them regain a better quality of life.

The private facility, which is located in the city centre on Orchard Road, will feature the Lokomat®Nanos by Hocoma and the C-Mill VR+ with Hero Solution by Motek and comprehensive service and care by licensed physiotherapists and professionals.

More details below from the press release.

Hocoma was founded in 1996 in Volketswil, Switzerland and is a pioneer and market leader in the field of robotics rehabilitation technology.

“There has never been a better time than now to redefine rehabilitation by using technology and bringing Hocoma and Motek closer to Singaporeans. Due to our ever increasing workload and demand for more efficient delivery of therapy and patients who want to be empowered with their own clinical outcomes, the use of robotics and virtual and augmented reality opens up so many possibilities for us. The ease of managing a patient’s therapy and the workflow is just so amazing, just to name a few. The evolving trend of technology will not stop and at SG Robotic Rehabilitation Centre, we want to build bridges to bring technology closer to patients,” commented Chien Han How, Founder of SG Robotics Rehab Centre.

The Lokomat® by Hocoma is the world’s leading robotic rehabilitation device that provides highly intensive physiological gait rehabilitation for severely impaired neurological patients using the exoskeleton system, designed to ease the strain on the lower body while retraining mobility functions and motor skills in a more natural setting.

The Lokomat has evolved since it was initially introduced in 2001 and the Lokomat®Nanos helps patients who have lost some or all ability to walk due to conditions such as a stroke, a head injury, a spinal cord injury (paraplegia), multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease.

This enhanced and compact version even allows patients with severe neurological disorders to benefit from intensive gait training and the effectiveness of the Lokomat has been proven in more than 400 studies.

The C-Mill VR+ by Motek is a balance and gait treadmill training device which simulates challenges in everyday life through augmented and virtual reality with integrated assessments to help patients train for everyday life’s environments and changing circumstances, like walking in a crowded area or avoiding obstacles.

“We are immensely proud to have played a part in bringing advanced technology to patients from SG Robotic Rehabilitation Centre. The ageing population and changes in lifestyle are leading to increased demand for rehabilitation. In addition, patients today are educated on different rehabilitation possibilities, therefore, adding robotics is the next step in modernising rehabilitation treatments. By integrating robotics, SG Robotic Rehabilitation Centre opens new treatment possibilities to the patients and supports therapists’ daily efforts to improve patients’ recovery and accelerate their return to everyday life. We look forward to witnessing great progress and hearing success stories from patients benefiting from advanced training.” added Mitja Hribar, Director International Sales at DIH.

Supporting the C-Mill VR+ is the HERO Solution, which combines Motek and Monitored Rehab Systems’ most suitable devices into one set of four hardware devices, synchronised by a smart and user-friendly software.

It makes planning and treatment easy, as patient intake and treatment plan selection will automatically suggest which assessments, tests and questionnaires to take and which interventions to follow on the individual devices.

Both Hocoma and Motek are under the parent group of DIH International, which focuses on rehabilitation solutions and medication management by connecting the most innovative people with the most intelligent technologies.

The Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre is helmed by Chien Han How, who also owns the Sleepwake Centre, which helps with adults and children suffering from conditions related to sleep.

Chien is a firm believer in the benefits of medical technology.

He has close to 30 years of experience in the business of non-surgical management of patients with neuro physiological, respiratory and sleep disorder conditions.

With the opening of the new centre, he hopes to make medical technology accessible to all as he believes that technology also has a big role to play in non-surgical therapy such as rehabilitation.

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