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BIONIK Laboratories Donates InMotion® Robotic System to MossRehab's COVID-19 Rehab Unit

May 15 2020

BIONIK Laboratories Donates InMotion® Robotic System to MossRehab's COVID-19 Rehab Unit

MossRehab, led by renowned Dr. Alberto Esquenazi, utilizing BIONIK’s robotic therapy system in new CORE+ Unit to treat patients infected with or recovering from COVID-19.


TORONTO, BOSTON – May 12, 2020 -- BIONIK Laboratories Corp, a robotics company focused on providing rehabilitation and assistive technology solutions to individuals with neurological and mobility challenges from hospital to home, today announced it has donated an InMotion® robotic system to  MossRehab.

The InMotion® system is being utilized within the newly announced CORE+ Unit, a rehabilitation space for patients infected with or recovering from COVID-19 that require inpatient rehabilitation to return to their communities. The CORE+ Unit is in a dedicated section of MossRehab Elkins Park, where patients will have their own rooms, dedicated staff, stringent PPE requirements, and transportation protocols to reduce risk of infection. Admission requirements include being seven days from COVID-19 diagnosis and 72 hours with no fever. It is believed the CORE+ Unit is the first of its kind in the United Sates.

“We’re grateful for BIONIK and their kind gesture of donating an InMotion® robotic therapy system to MossRehab’s CORE+ Unit. Being infected with COVID-19 should not prevent patients from receiving the high-quality therapy they require for recovery, and BIONIK’s technology will help to ensure patients have the best possible opportunity for positive outcomes,” said Dr. Alberto Esquenazi, Chief Medical Officer, MossRehab. “This generous gift highlights how communities can come together to help those most in need. We thank BIONIK and look forward to utilizing InMotion® robotic therapy with our patients.”

MossRehab is the largest provider of physical medicine and rehabilitation in the Philadelphia region, and a member of Einstein Healthcare Network, the largest independent medical center in the Philadelphia region. Led by the renowned Dr. Esquenazi, MossRehab has been recognized as one of the nation’s 10 best rehabilitation hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

“We are extremely proud to donate an InMotion® robot to MossRehab, and to help patients inflicted with COVID-19 get the critical therapy they need as they seek a return toward normal life within their communities, and support their dedicated healthcare team with their tireless efforts to rehabilitate patients,” said Dr. Eric Dusseux, CEO, BIONIK. “In times like these, it’s important for everyone to band together to best help the people who need it most. Einstein Healthcare Network and MossRehab have long been renowned for the terrific patient care they provide on a daily basis. We’re happy to be able to join in their mission by offering our innovative robotic therapy solutions free of charge.”

InMotion® robotic therapy systems are used regularly in more than 15 countries to help stroke survivors and those with other neurological conditions regain arm movement by training shoulder protraction/retraction, flexion/extension, abduction/adduction, internal/external rotation and elbow flexion/extension. The improved InMotion® therapy was developed according to the principles of motor learning and neuro-plasticity, using AI and measuring 200 times a second the position, the speed and the acceleration of the upper limb. InMotion® therapy guides the patient through specific tasks, aiming to improve motor control of the arm by increasing strength, range of motion and coordination, and assisting with the provision of efficient, effective and intensive sensorimotor therapy. 

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