Device helps stroke patients recover at home

Straits Times | Chia Yan Min | December 14, 2016

Patients who have suffered a stroke or serious injury often go through months of hospital therapy in the hope of regaining muscular functions. Dr Subhasis Banerji and Dr John Heng have developed a wearable device called SynPhNe (pronounced “symphony”), which allows these patients to undergo rehabilitation at home. The SynPhNe system consists of a specially designed headset with neural sensors and an arm glove with muscle activity sensors. Patients then do guided exercises by following onscreen videos. In the second of a four part series about innovative healthcare companies, Chia Yan Min speaks to Dr Banerji and Dr Heng about revolutionising the way therapy is delivered.

Read their full conversation here.

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