TORONTO and BOSTON, Feb. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionik Laboratories Corp. (OTCQB: BNKL) ("Bionik" or the "Company"), a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility impairments from hospital to home, today announced the launch of its improved InMotion Arm interactive robotic system for clinical rehabilitation of stroke survivors and those with mobility impairments due to neurological conditions.
The improved new generation InMotion Arm will provide the same innovative active-assisted robotic therapy, but with a new industrial design that is modern, smaller and sleeker. The software interface has been completely redesigned to allow greater ease of use and therefore reduced training requirements for clinical staff.
"The overall design is very different from before and allows us to be more user friendly for the hospital staff and the patient. It's now a much more modern, smaller, sleeker robot which is important because hospital space is not large. We need to be able to fit our machines in tighter spaces and be easier to move if needed," said Michal Prywata, co-founder, chief technology officer and director of Bionik Laboratories. "The interface is also much simpler to use. We wanted it to feel like downloading a new app. Just a few screens of quick instruction, and then the rest is self-explanatory. We wanted to ensure our robots are easy to learn and use, and we believe we've accomplished that in this update."
The Company has already sold and placed units of its new generation InMotion Arm system with rehabilitation hospitals including Saint Luke's South Hospital in Overland Park, Kansas and Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation in Pomona, New Jersey.
"Bionik's InMotion Arm interactive robotic systems enable us to enhance our treatment programs for those suffering from stroke or other neurological injury. They are easy to use for our rehab specialists, and provide an unmatched therapy experience for our patients," said Reagan Simpson, Vice President of Rehabilitation Services, Saint Luke's South Hospital. "We are proud to offer this innovative therapy model to our patients here in the Greater Kansas City area and look forward to a long partnership with Bionik Laboratories as we help people to rebuild strength and mobility in their recovery process."
The Company has also entered into agreement with Cogmedix Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Coghlin Companies, Inc., a world class medical device development and manufacturing company out of Worcester, MA for the production of its new InMotion Arm systems. The initial agreement is for turnkey, compliant manufacturing, with the possibility for increased volume as the Company continues to receive positive feedback on the technology.