The Singapore Robotics Rehabilitation Centre, the country’s the first holistic robotics rehabilitation centre has started operations on Orchard Road.
The private facility is equipped with Hocoma’s Lokomat robotic medical device for gait rehabilitation and the C-Mill VR+ by Motek, treadmill training integrated with augmented and virtual reality.
A collaboration with DIH Asia Pacific Hub, the global distributor of rehabilitation technology, the Centre is helmed and founded by Chien Han How, who also owns the Sleepwake Centre where adults and children suffering from conditions related to sleep get help.
The founding and opening of the new centre is intended to help make medical technology accessible to all with the belief that technology also has a big role to play in non-surgical therapy such as rehabilitation.
“There has never been a better time than now to redefine rehabilitation by using technology and bringing Hocoma and Motek closer to Singaporeans,” said How.
“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,” he added.
The facility is staffed by an integrated team of highly trained therapists that aims to help restore function in patients suffering from stroke, trauma, reparable spinal injuries, hip replacement, chronic pain, and many other physically debilitating conditions.
The team will design interdisciplinary, patient-focused treatments that can best realise the healing potentials of the patients, helping them regain a better quality of life.