biotechinasiaIn the recently concluded Techventure 2016, an anchor event at SWITCH 2016, I met Dr. John Heng, Director and Co-founder/Inventor and Dr. Subhasis Banerji, the MD and Co-founder/Inventor of SynPhNe, who spoke passionately about how their company is changing the way stroke rehabilitation is done in patients and helping in accelerating their recovery.

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SPRINGnews | May 2015

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Medical technology start-up Synphne is off to a healthy start thanks to the advantages offered by Singapore’s start-up ecosystem.

Synphne’s device – which it expects to launch next year – synthesises physical and neurological therapy techniques to aid patient recovery. By capturing patients’ brain and muscle activity in the form of data, the product can help ensure accuracy and efficiency in the recovery process.

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Device ‘improves stroke recovery’

Healthcare Asia Daily | April 15, 2013

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have come up with a new device which they say can improve recovery in stroke patients.

The gadget, named Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (SynPhNe), consists of computer software connected to a headset with sensors and adjustable cuffs.

It works by detecting a patient’s muscle movements and allows stroke patients to monitor their progress on a computer screen. Graphics tell the user which sets of muscles are being contracted or relaxed. They also provide feedback on the emotional state of the user – such as whether he or she is feeling tense.

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Stroke rehabilitation system shows users how to improve their dexterity

News Atlas | | April 12th, 2013

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People recovering from strokes can often find rehabilitation very frustrating. They try to move their hand in a certain way, for instance, but it just won’t do it – why not? That’s where a new system known as the Synergistic Physio-Neuro Platform (SynPhNe) comes into the picture. It guides patients through exercises, monitors their performance, and lets them know why they’re unable to perform certain tasks. They can then use that knowledge to self-correct their actions, instead of just getting exasperated.

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Mobile Mag | Leo Xavier | Apr 12, 2013

For example, if a patient wants to move his wrist, but his wrist is not moving, SynPhNe will be able to show him that his mind had sent out a signal, his muscles have received it, but because supporting and opposing muscles are clenched, he will need to relax the opposing muscle in order to move his wrist. Another common problem is that the patient may feel stressed while undergoing therapy, which affects his muscle control. So by showing the stress level on the screen, SynPhNe will teach the patient how to control his breathing and posture to regain his balance and composure so that he can continue with the exercises”.

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NTU scientists develop new stroke rehabilitation device

News Medical | April 12, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Patients whose progress plateaued after undergoing conventional treatment showed new peaks in recovery under new system.

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new stroke rehabilitation device which greatly improves recovery in stroke patients.

Thanks to this invention, stroke patients who had undergone conventional rehabilitation for a year or more and had hit a plateau in their recovery, managed to make significant progress in their ability to carry out everyday tasks.

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New therapy device enables stroke victims to recover further

ScienceDaily | Nanyang Technological University | April 11, 2013

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Patients whose progress plateaued after undergoing conventional treatment showed new peaks in recovery under new system.

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a new stroke rehabilitation device which greatly improves recovery in stroke patients.

Thanks to this invention, stroke patients who had undergone conventional rehabilitation for a year or more and had hit a plateau in their recovery, managed to make significant progress in their ability to carry out everyday tasks.

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Technology Evolves to Enhance Stroke Recovery

The Stroke Network | David Wasielewski

Science and technology continue to develop innovative tools for stroke recovery. These advances arise as neurologists come to more fully understand the brain’s extraordinary ability to recover from the damage that stroke brings. Understanding how the brain recovers allows medical practitioners and bio-engineers to focus on ways in which technology can help the brain mending process.

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