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About Us

Motus Nova

In Latin, motus nova translates to a new movement.

Our Story

How It All Started

Founded in 2013, Motus Nova set out on a journey to make healthcare robotics more accessible for people. We started out by trying to help people in clinics and hospitals get access to technology that could help them achieve more hours of therapy, which is extremely critical in the recovery process. After realizing this model still wasn’t providing people with significantly more therapy, we thought about how we can provide more access.

Developed over the past decade in conjunction with the top hospitals in the US, our patented FDA Class I rehabilitation robot is used in over 170 clinics and hospitals. Using advanced sensors, predictive technologies, and hiding the repetitive nature of rehabilitation behind task-guided video games, we’ve delivered a superior and richer recovery experience for thousands of brain injury and stroke survivors.

Late 2017 marked the beginning of a crucial shift. We decided to put our technology in homes. At home, people can use healthcare robotics as much as they want; it is limitless. There’s no transportation burden. Use is independent. And we began to touch the surface of tele-medicine and robotic therapy at home instead of in a clinic. Finally, in 2019 after reengineering our technology we set out to truly put Healthcare Robotics in people’s homes and create a world-class service experience that puts the patient at the center by combining Artificial Intelligence and Personalized Care.

Building on our experience, we seek to close the gap in treatment access by placing our robot powered by advanced AI directly in the home for superior clinic-quality telemedicine. The Motus Home Hand Mentor and Foot Mentor is always available on demand, allowing our users to take charge of their own recovery at up to five times faster and a fraction of the cost of conventional physical therapy.

Our Company Mission & User Vision

We are Committed. Engaged. Driven. Caring. Professional. Inspired. Innovative. In Motion.

Mission

Stroke and other brain injuries affect more than 100 million worldwide. Direct access to clinically proven therapies and a full recovery is out of reach for most survivors leading to a lifetime of impairment.

Our mission is to deliver neuro-rehab in every home through robotic exoskeletons guided by AI.

Vision

Latin for ‘movement anewed’, Motus Nova envisions a world where survivors of brain injuries live without impairment. We believe a brain injury or stroke is meant to be overcome and does not define your future.

Values

Customer centered – We are committed to incorporating and integrating our customer’s perspective into every step of the experience.
Scientific and clinical rigor – We are driven by strictly reviewed evidence.
Quality of care – We strive to provide the best possible service for our users.
Continual innovation – We understand there’s always room for improvement and want to provide people with the best technology for their needs.

Executives

Meet Our Team

Conquering Rehab.

David Wu

David Wu

Founder & CEO

Decade’s experience in tech startups focused on healthcare

Dr. Nick Housley, DPT PhD

Dr. Nick Housley, DPT PhD

Director of Clinical Research

Former Neuro ICU PT and nationally ranked cyclist, now Neuroscientist dedicated to new rehab technologies

Dr. Russell Jeter, PhD

Dr. Russell Jeter, PhD

Director of Analytics

Data scientist specializing in AI and Machine Learning.

Wendell Whittaker

Wendell Whittaker

Head of Graphics

Graphical artist specializing in games and animations

Parth Patel

Parth Patel

Director of Product and UX

Engineer specializing in product development

Rebecca Forry

Rebecca Forry

Biomedical Engineer

Engineer specializing in hand robotic rehab

Miya Stefanick

Miya Stefanick

Biomedical Engineer

Engineer specializing in foot robotic rehab

What We have Done to Make Rehab Accessible

Motus Nova. Accessible Sufficient NeuroRehab in Every Home.

About 7 Million US Stroke Survivors Suffer from Insufficient Rehabilitation. Traditional Clinic-Based Rehabilitation can Require Months or Years. Innovative Motus Home Robotics can Accelerate Rehabilitation Time by 8x. Cost Saving, FDA/Clinically Validated, Results Driven by AI.