An Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IIT-H) incubated startup BeAble Health developed a gamified arm rehabilitation device for neuro-rehabilitation of stroke victims and motor rehabilitation of victims with the upper motor deficit.
According to a press release issued by IIT-H, the ‘ArmAble’ was recently unveiled by Rajiv Kumar, vice chairman, NITI Aayog during seventh foundation day celebrations of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) at Delhi.
BeAble Health works towards enabling health and lives through the convergence of design and technology. ‘ArmAble’ is aimed at solving a pressing need for intensive, engaging and regular rehabilitation therapy for the upper limb. It is aimed at conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fracture, and Frozen shoulder.
During the foundation day celebrations, ‘BIRAC TiE winner award 2019 for women’ was presented to Akitha Kolloju, co-founder of HEAMAC healthcare, which was also incubated by IIT-H. Founder of both the startups graduated from the fellowship programme offered by the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE), IIT-H, which trains individuals from various disciplines towards innovations in healthcare.
Speaking about the recognition accorded to graduates of CfHE Program, Renu John, co-head of CfHE and head, department of biomedical engineering, IIT Hyderabad, said “The successes of these two entrepreneurs is a testimonial to the Systematic Biodesign Process that they followed at the CfHE starting from the identification of the unmet need to the Launch of the product validating their concept and carefully addressing the risks at each stage of product development.”