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2022/08/11

A Clinical Doctor's Explanation of Health Tech in Asia (Series#6)

The Second Part: AI-Enabled Portable Arm Rehabilitation Robot, “H-MAN”

In the previous part, we introduced the AI-enabled portable arm rehabilitation robot “H-MAN” developed by the Singapore start-up Articares. In this part, we will take a closer look at "H-MAN" based on several research reports.

Dr. Y

2022/07/14

A Clinical Doctor's Explanation of Health Tech in Asia (Series#5)

The First Part: AI-Enabled Portable Arm Rehabilitation Robot, “H-MAN”

A Singapore-based start-up company, Articares, has developed a rehabilitation robot equipped with AI as a treatment device for the functional decline of the upper limbs following a stroke. The company's “H-MAN,” which performs rehabilitation through a gamified environment, will be explained by clinician writer, Doctor. Y.

Dr. Y

2022/06/23

A Doctor of Medicine Explains Rehabilitation and Digital Technology (Part 4)

The Second Part: MELTIN's Robotic Neurorehabilitation for the Fingers

MELTIN announced on June 15 that it has obtained a Class II medical devices marketing license and Class II medical device approval for its “MELTz Hand Rehabilitation System.” MELTz is expected to be utilized in clinical practice in Japan soon. In this second part of the article, Nanami, M.D. will focus on this rehabilitation system and provide detail about it.

Yohei Nanami, M.D.

2022/06/09

A Doctor of Medicine Explains Rehabilitation and Digital Technology (Part 3)

The First Part: MELTIN's Robotic Neurorehabilitation for the Fingers

The Paralysis of the body and reduced motor function that accompany strokes occur by damage to the areas of the brain associated with the movement. In order to recover their motor function, patients’ brains must relearn methods of movement. MELTIN’s “Robotic neurorehabilitation device for the fingers” offers neurorehabilitation by providing assistance for actions according to motor intent so as to stimulate the brain motor re-learning. In this article, we will focus on the technology of MELTIN.

Yohei Nanami, M.D.

2022/04/22

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 4)

The first part: Digital Technology Alliance Across Borders - Strategies for the Japanese Dental Industry

Implant treatment has become common in Japan in recent years, and digitalization is also progressing in this field. This fourth part of the series by dentist Megumi Kamo, Ph.D., focuses on dental implants. This article will include an interview with Kyocera Corporation, one of the implant manufacturers in Japan.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2022/04/14

Dental Treatment Evolving with Digital Technology (Part 3)

The second part: Can Digital Help Handwork? -The Near Future of 3D Dental Printers

Denture production has required the skills of “master craftsmanship,” but digital technology is now assisting in this process. We will direct these questions to Mr. Shiro of Kulzer Japan, the company operating 3D printers, to find out how the widespread use of 3D printers will change the dental field.

Megumi Kamo DDS, PhD.

2022/03/29

A Doctor of Medicine Explains Rehabilitation and Digital Technology (Part 2)

The second part: Expectations for “EsoGLOVE™” from the Field of Neurorehabilitation

"EsoGLOVE™ is a soft robotic exoskeleton technology for hand rehabilitation and assistance. The system helps patients relearn and recover hand motor functions via action observation therapy through a series of exercises. In the second part of this article, the functions of “EsoGLOVE™” will be explained.

Yohei Nanami, M.D.

2022/03/22

A Doctor of Medicine Explains Rehabilitation and Digital Technology (Part 1)

The first part: Expectations for “EsoGLOVE™” from the Field of Neurorehabilitation

The Singapore-based startup Roceso Technologies has developed “EsoGLOVE™,” an Exoskeleton-type soft robotic glove designed to help restore hand mobility to stroke patients and other people with neurological disabilities. Yohei Nanami, M.D., who works at a rehabilitation hospital, will explain this rehabilitation system.

Yohei Nanami, M.D.

2022/03/10

Digital Health from a Healthcare Perspective (Part 4)

FRONTEO Aims to Develop the World's First Linguistic AI Medical Device

FRONTEO is developing a “conversational dementia diagnostic support AI program” that screens for cognitive dysfunction using AI and natural language. This program is the first linguistic AI program medical device in Japan, and clinical trials started in April 2021. Mr. Keisuke Harada, who has ten years of experience in pharmaceutical clinical development, will explain this AI program.

Mr. Keisuke Harada

2021/12/24

A Clinical Doctor's Explanation of Health Tech in Asia (Series#1)

The first part: "Whizz", an innovation in bronchial asthma inhalation therapy

The application of technology is advancing not only in Europe and the United States, but also in Asia. This is a new series of articles by clinical doctors introducing Asian ventures that are solving healthcare issues with technology. In the first article, doctor will introduce "Whizz" developed by Meracle, a start-up from Singapore.

Yuji Odaka M.D.

2021/07/16

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #5)

The second part: AMI to conduct research and development of Super Stethoscope and remote auscultation system

In this second part of the column, the author, Dr. Shinpaku, focused on AMI's technology and “the COVID-19 Remote Auscultation Project,” which led him to know about AMI.

Dr. Shinpaku

2021/07/12

Technology of Japanese start-up featured by doctors (Series #4)

The first part: AMI to conduct research and development of Super Stethoscope and remote auscultation system

The first part of the articles sheds light on the technology and efforts of AMI Inc. which is engaged in the research and development of Super Stethoscopes and the building of telemedicine systems based on Super Stethoscopes. In this issue, we will present the first part, "Expectations for remote auscultation by the Super Stethoscope against decreasing auscultation in the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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