MotusAcademy’s DISCOVERY Programme Empowers Budding Rehab Professionals

MotusAcademy’s DISCOVERY Programme Empowers Budding Rehab Professionals

MotusAcademy’s DISCOVERY Programme Empowers Budding Rehab Professionals

August 23, 2023

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA 23rd August 2023 – Being at the forefront of providing continuing education in rehabilitation technology, MotusAcademy conducted a workshop under their DISCOVERY Programme. The full-day programme saw the participation of over 20 students pursuing their Bachelor’s Degrees in Physiotherapy from Inti International University.

Aiming to provide an inclusive experience for participants, the recent workshop enabled a comprehensive coverage of the solutions available in the market. Various device demonstrations covering the full rehabilitation spectrum for upper, lower, balance and movement solutions were conducted during the full-day program.

Picture 1: Aiming to provide a better understanding of the available technologies in the industry, students were able to test and experience multiple devices that cater for upper, lower, balance and movement solutions throughout the workshop.
Picture 2: Facilitating the hands-on experience, representatives from MotusAcademy were present to explain each device's technical and clinical capabilities.

In addition, participants were also allowed to gain valuable insights through knowledge sharing by experts in the field. Special guest Ms. Ying Sii Gen, Occupational Therapist at Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, attended the event and shared her industry experience as a therapist. Understanding the need for better knowledge sharing, MotusAcademy also partners with multiple individuals known as PACERS. Consisting of highly acclaimed professionals, they spread across various regions and assist in promoting rehabilitation technology adoption to the public, hospitals, and other clinicians.

Picture 3: Ms. Ying Sii Gen, Occupational Therapist at Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, during a sharing session at the DISCOVERY Programme.

“Collaboration and partnerships are key to driving innovation in this industry. With a combination of expert and industry partnerships, we aim to facilitate knowledge-sharing, create new research opportunities, and drive industry growth. Combining our expertise can bridge the gap between clinical applications and patient acceptance, but to achieve this, we must first empower upcoming professionals through exposure. This will allow them to gain the knowledge needed and allow for accelerated and widespread adoption of these technologies,” said Zen Koh, Co-founder & Executive Director of MotusAcademy.

Picture 4: Zen Koh, Co-founder & Executive Director of MotusAcademy, presenting a token of appreciation to Ms. Ying Sii Gen, Occupational Therapist at Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care

Throughout the full-day programme, students were actively engaged in various activities, enabling them to grasp the entire concept of advanced rehabilitation technology effectively. Overall, students expressed satisfaction with the programme, highlighting exceptional interest in the hands-on session with the devices.

Picture 5: Participants of the Programme pursuing their Bachelors in Physiotherapy from Inti International University.

Since its launch in May 2022, MotusAcademy has been on track in leading education for rehabilitation technology through various on-ground and online initiatives. Providing free learning opportunities, MotusAcademy also provides exclusive access to experts offering insightful commentary in webinars and podcasts. In addition, MotusAcademy will see an increase in hands-on sessions with educational institutions to drive the future of rehabilitation technology.

About MotusAcademy

MotusAcademy: Advancing Healthcare Through Education and Innovation

MotusAcademy is a leading association committed to providing continuous education and valuable insights into robotics and advanced technologies applied to healthcare, with a particular focus on rehabilitation, therapy, and functional independence. The association promotes scientific advances, research, and innovation through comprehensive educational programs, events, and knowledge-sharing initiatives.

MotusAcademy provides a platform for engagement between healthcare professionals, engineers, clinicians, researchers, rehabilitation physicians, and care receivers. The association recognises the importance of collaboration and the benefits of bringing together industry leaders from diverse backgrounds to drive innovation and create new solutions for the healthcare industry. The association is committed to promoting the industry’s growth and contributing to healthcare advancement through education and innovation.

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Executive Director, MotusAcademy
Incoming President, IISART
Co-Founder & Global CEO, Fourier Intelligence

Zen is a visionary and pioneering influencer in the field of MedTech and Robotics for Rehabilitation. He has been involved in several successful start-ups and businesses in Singapore, Switzerland, and China for over two decades, providing medical devices, healthcare solutions, and services for people with disabilities and neurological patients. He was nominated as one of the 40 under 40 most influential industry leaders in MedTech in 2012.

Zen holds multiple leadership roles, including the incoming president and ambassador of the International Industry Society for Advanced Rehabilitation Technology (IISART), General Chair for RehabWeek 2023, co-founder and Executive Director of the Swiss-based MotusAcademy Association, Managing Editor of the Journal of Rehabilitation Methods and Technologies (JRMT), and co-founder and Global CEO of Fourier Intelligence Group. Under his leadership, Fourier has raised over USD100 million, notably in 2022, from renowned investors such as Saudi Aramco Prosperity 7 venture and Softbank Vision Fund 2.

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