The success of physiotherapy is dependent on the correct performance of therapeutic exercises. These can mostly be provided with the guidance of an expert in a physical rehabilitation centre. However, this is dependent on NHS staff availability and patient transport, which can in many cases limit access to adequate services provision. Motion capture provides stroke survivors with alternative and objective therapies. However, this approach also requires a laboratory equipped with expensive systems to where the patient should be taken.
Biokido and BrainMIC will engage in a joint R&D partnership: with Biokido’s novel artificially intelligent algorithms and BrainMIC’s network of clinical expertise as well as their ‘unmet needs directory’, we will develop an analysis system that will track and analyse patients’ motion in any hospital environment. It will also be available within the home. The physician will be able to evaluate objectively the course of the therapy. Moreover, the software will also assist the patient in order to ensure that the exercise is performed correctly.
Our collaboration will continue past the R&D stage as BrainMIC and Biokido move together to commercialise their outputs.