Harmonic Bionics improves the clinical efficacy and productivity of physical therapy for neuro-rehabilitation with our exoskeleton technology for rehabilitation facilities.

The productivity of physical therapy must be improved due to the gap between the market demand and supply. For the past 10 years, the incidence of stroke cases has increased 13%, to 795,000 cases in 2017. The survival rate also has been increased 8.1% from 70.66% in 2001 to 78.76% in 2011. As a result of these two trends, the prevalence of stroke survivors will be increased 39.9% in the next 10 years. The rapid increase in demand for rehabilitation services will not be fulfilled even with the fast growth rate of the physical therapy jobs, 28% forecasted increase for the next 10 years.

Our rehabilitation robots have been developed based on a number of scientific research. In 2006, Charles Burgar, MD, Robotic Rehabilitation Advisor of Harmonic Bionics, conducted clinical studies for a new robotic physical therap...
Harmonic Bionics improves the clinical efficacy and productivity of physical therapy for neuro-rehabilitation with our exoskeleton technology for rehabilitation facilities.

The productivity of physical therapy must be improved due to the gap between the market demand and supply. For the past 10 years, the incidence of stroke cases has increased 13%, to 795,000 cases in 2017. The survival rate also has been increased 8.1% from 70.66% in 2001 to 78.76% in 2011. As a result of these two trends, the prevalence of stroke survivors will be increased 39.9% in the next 10 years. The rapid increase in demand for rehabilitation services will not be fulfilled even with the fast growth rate of the physical therapy jobs, 28% forecasted increase for the next 10 years.

Our rehabilitation robots have been developed based on a number of scientific research. In 2006, Charles Burgar, MD, Robotic Rehabilitation Advisor of Harmonic Bionics, conducted clinical studies for a new robotic physical therapy, called MIME, with support from NIH and VA, and validated its effectiveness on the motor function recovery of upper-limb for stroke patients. In 2011, Ashish Deshpande, PhD, Chief Research Officer of Harmonic Bionics and Director of ReNeu Robotics Lab, The University of Texas at Austin, started development of an upper-limb rehabilitation robot, called Harmony, to innovate the rehabilitation process of neurological disorders under support of NSF. In 2016, Youngmok Yun, PhD, and Ashish Deshpande, PhD, co-founded Harmonic Bionics to commercialize the rehabilitation robots including Harmony. The foundation of Harmonic Bionics was supported by NSF SBIR, PFI:TT, and I-Corps. Currently, Harmony has been deployed in a local rehabilitation hospital and collecting clinical data with stroke patients.
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