The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad-incubated start-up 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. Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog unveiled the ‘ArmAble’ on March 19, 2019, during the celebrations of Seventh Foundation Day celebrations of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).
Renu John, Co-Head of Canter for Healthcare Entrepreneurship (CfHE) and Head, Department of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Hyderabad, said, “The successes of these two entrepreneurs is a testimonial to the Systematic Bio Design Process that they followed at the CfHE starting from the identification of the unmet need to the Launch of the product validating their concept and carefully addressing the risks at each stage of product development”
Features of BeAble Health
BeAble Health works towards enabling health and lives through the convergence of good design and technology.
‘ArmAble’ is their first product and is aimed at solving a pressing need for intensive, engaging and regular rehabilitation therapy for the upper limb.
It is aimed at conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Fracture and Frozen shoulder.
Speaking about ‘ArmAble’, Habib Ali, a Biomedical Engineer and a CfHE Fellow who co-founded BeAble, said, “The constant mentoring and support by CfHE helped us identify a strong need and conceptualize an appropriate solution. This strong research foundation and a significant grant from BIRAC under the guidance of IKP Hyderabad have accelerated our journey to the product. The ecosystem enablers have played a crucial role in our journey so far, and it is just the beginning.”