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Motus Nova envisions a world where no physical disability goes untreated regardless of access, status, or location.


Stroke and brain injuries affect more than 100 million people worldwide. Direct access to clinically-proven therapies and a full recovery are out of reach for most, leading to a lifetime of impairment. Our mission is to deliver high quality neuro-rehabilitation in every home through robotic exoskeletons guided by AI.

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Motus Nova is latin for New Motion.

User Centered

We design products and solutions focused on the best interest of our user’s recovery and experience.

Quality of Service

We strive to provide the best possible service and attention for our users and caregivers.

Scientific and Clinical Rigor

We are data driven and use strictly reviewed scientific evidence.

Continual Innovation

We see innovation as a continuous journey rather than a single destination and seek to constantly reimagine our technology to better the world.

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The Motus Nova Story.

Motus Nova was founded in 2013.

Our goal was to make healthcare robotics more accessible for people. In conjunction with some of the top hospitals in the United States, we developed our patented FDA Class I rehabilitation robots over the last decade based on the principles of constraint induced movement therapy (CIMT). The Motus Hand and Foot are now used in about 200 clinics and hospitals across the country.

Rehabilitation was needed most in the home.

After realizing that providing robotics to clinics and hospitals was not giving patients significantly more therapy hours, we knew we had to make a change. So, in 2017, we decided to move our technology into patients’ homes, where people can use the robotics without limits. This change made it easier for users facing challenges related to transportation or clinician access to receive care at home. In 2019, we re-engineered our robotics to use artificial intelligence and created a world-class, patient-centric rehabilitation experience.

Closing the gap in rehabilitation access.

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

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Meet Our Team

David Wu

CEO & Founder

Over a decade’s worth of experience in tech startups focused on healthcare

Dr Nick Housley PT, 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

Director of Analytics

Academic publications in AI & machine learning in hospital sepsis management & gait rehabilitation. PhD in Math.

Wendell Whittaker

Lead Graphics Designer

Graphical artist specializing in games and animations.

Parth Patel

Lead Engineer

Engineer specializing in product development.

Molly Mobley

Full Stack Developer

Engineer specializing in product development.

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Board of Advisors

Stacy Kenworthy
Chairman

A veteran of more than 30 years in the finance and technology fields, Mr. Kenworthy has held senior-level management positions at various companies in the finance, risk management, investment banking, and technology fields.

Dr Harald Einsmann PhD, MBA
Advisor

Former President and CEO of Proctor & Gamble International for over 15 years. Dr. Einsmann previously served on the Board of Directors for Tesco PLC, Harman International, Carlson Group, and Rezidor Hotel Group in Scandinavia.

Sanford R. Climan
Advisor

Golden Globe and British Academy Award winner Sanford R. Climan is a global leader in business, media, and entertainment. Mr. Climan serves on several charitable boards, including the American Cinematheque and the UCLA Longevity Center of the Semel Institute for Neurosciences and Human Behavior, and former member of the Advisory Committee to the Director of the CDC.

Dr Steven Wolf PT, PhD, FAPTA
Scientific Advisor

Received the highest honor in physical therapy for the American Physical Therapy Association, Living Legend Lifetime achievement award in 2009. Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine.

Dr Andrew Butler PT, PhD, FAPTA
Scientific Advisor

Dean of the UAB School of Health Professions. Dr. Butler has pioneered the successfully deployment of tele-rehabilitation robotics for the delivery of upper limb rehabilitation in stroke survivors.

Dr. Randy Trumbower, PT, PhD
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Trumbower is focused on integrating sensorimotor rehabilitation and engineering technologies with an interdisciplinary team of engineers, physicians, physical therapists, and neuroscientists to improve rehabilitation outcomes.

Dr. Samir Belagaje, MD, FAAN
Scientific Advisor

Dr. Belagaje is the Director of Rehabilitation at the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center at Grady Hospital. His research focuses on mechanisms of post-stroke recovery using novel interventions.

Dr. Xuan Luo, MD
Scientific Advisor

Assistant Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Luo is a hand, shoulder, and elbow surgeon and trained at the Harvard Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship in Boston. He has a special interest in degenerative diseases, including arthritis in the hand and the fingers.