IITH-incubated startup develops ‘Gamified Arm Rehabilitation Device’ for stroke victims
Hyderabad: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated startup BeAble Health has developed a Gamified Arm Rehabilitation Device for neuro-rehabilitation of stroke victims and motor rehabilitation of victims with the upper motor deficit.
The ‘ArmAble’ was unveiled by Dr. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, in the presence of Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, during Seventh Foundation Day celebrations of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) on 19thMarch 2019 at Delhi.
During the Foundation Day, ‘BIRAC TiE WInER Award 2019 for Women’ was presented to Akitha Kolloju, Co-founder of HEAMAC Healthcare, which was also incubated by IIT Hyderabad. The founders of both startups graduated from the Fellowship Program offered by the Center for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE), IIT Hyderabad, which trains individuals from various disciplines towards innovations in Healthcare.
'ArmAble' is aimed at solving a pressing need for intensive, engaging and regular rehabilitation therapy for Upper Limb. It is aimed at conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fracture and Frozen shoulder.
BIRAC-TIE WInER Award
Akitha Kolloju, who co-founded Heamac Healthcare Pvt. Ltd along with Prasad Muddam, is developing a ‘Smart Phototherapy System for Neonatal Jaundice,’ which promotes an uninterrupted treatment while breastfeeding and Kangaroo Mother care.