Debilitating accidents that affect the very quality of life of an individual can cause much physical and mental agony. For the most part, conventional mobility devices available on the market currently are only effective if the patient exhibits a certain degree of mobility themselves. As an answer to this long-standing concern, manufacturers of mobility devices have now begun to make a palpable switch toward mobility robots equipped with sophisticated features.
A case in point would be the launch of the latest mobility robot, REX, which is the result of a partnership between Deltason Medical and Rex Bionics. The mobility robot was recently introduced to the markets of China and Hong Kong, where the market for mobility robots is gaining wider acceptance.
According to Deltason—a distributor of mobility and medical rehabilitation aids—their current aim is to place the REX robots not just in neuro-rehabilitation clinics, but also in the home-use market. The robot carries much promise for those who suffer from mobility problems. Based on information provided by the World Health Organization, Deltason said that a solution such as this has much potential because in Hong Kong alone, about 2,000 citizens reportedly suffer from debilitating spinal cord injury.
The CEO of Rex, Crispin Simon said that Hong Kong is a critical market not just in terms of sales and revenues, but in the context of world-class research and clinical trials. This is further accentuated by Deltason’s reputation as a leading-edge service provider and innovator. The company said that its long-standing service and commitment to the rehabilitation community give it that extra advantage.
Next on the cards for Deltason is foray into other regions so as to expand its geographical footprint. These expansion plans are slated to be deployed over the next 24 months, the company’s head honcho said. This plan also entails signing deals with distribution partners.
The tie-up will roll off at the upcoming Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair, scheduled between May 18 and 20, 2015.