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Tech firm Fourier supports physio students in Australia

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The University of South Australia (UniSA) has signed an MoU with Fourier Intelligence which gives students access the latest rehab tech.  

UniSA’s physiotherapy students are using an upper limb rehabilitation robot to treat stroke patients and people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and traumatic brain injuries, thanks to the partnership.

ArmMotus M2 is being used to help rehabilitate patients with limited arm movements, allowing users to play competitive games with haptic feedback technology to recreate the experience of touch.

The device helps arm movements for people with neurological and musculoskeletal disorders, providing an immersive, interactive experience to improve upper arm strength, speed and accuracy, according to UniSA lecturer and research fellow, Dr Brenton Hordacre.

UniSA recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Fourier Intelligence to integrate technology-led rehabilitation in its teaching and clinics.

Dean of research in allied health and Human Performance, Professor Susan Hillier, said: “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.”

Two of the ArmMotus M2 devices were contributed in-kind to the University of South Australia as part of Fourier Intelligence’s effort of increasing technology adoption at the university level.

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