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July 16, 2019

“I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That …Yet”

Generally when we think of artificial intelligence, we think of one of the many movies about murderous robots that want to eradicate humanity, or at least make humans subservient. See HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey, or Skynet from Terminator, or basically any episode of Black Mirror. Typically, the plot starts with a friendly … Continue reading ““I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That …Yet””

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June 15, 2019

New Director of Analytics

I would like to introduce myself as the new Director of Analytics for Motus Nova.  This means I am responsible for finding meaning in data that can help decision-making.  In the context of stroke rehabilitation, this amounts to utilizing historical data to provide better care. I received my PhD in Mathematics from Georgia State University … Continue reading “New Director of Analytics”

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June 03, 2019

AI-Based Stroke Rehab System Shown to Be as Effective as One-on-One Therapy

Source: MDDI/Qmed – by Susan ShepardDate: May 31, 2019 Motus Nova’s “theratainment” device allows patients to perform therapeutic exercises to help make the tedious process of neurological rehab engaging and fun, while eliminating barriers to traditional physical therapy such as cost, time, and lack of motivation…

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May 23, 2019

Breaking the 3 Barriers to Stroke Therapy

Stroke survivors require hundreds to thousands of hours of therapy for the brain to restructure the synaptic connections needed to regain movement in an impaired arm or leg. That’s a lot of therapy. Sadly, many stroke survivors aren’t getting enough of it. That’s one of the reasons we will be offering a home version of … Continue reading “Breaking the 3 Barriers to Stroke Therapy”

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May 17, 2019

How Stroke Patients Can Regain Mobility By Playing Tetris With A Robotic Arm

Source: Hypepotamus – by Muriel Vega  Date: May 15, 2019 There are seven million stroke victims in the U.S. alone, with 800,000 new cases every year. To speed up recovery, patients typically enter a physical therapy rehabilitation program to stimulate their affected side and limbs to regain flexibility, extension, and range of motion. However, stroke rehabilitation can … Continue reading “How Stroke Patients Can Regain Mobility By Playing Tetris With A Robotic Arm”

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May 08, 2019

Motus Nova Expands FDA-Cleared Robotic Stroke Therapy System, Adds New Hospital Partners

After Years of Clinical Trial Success, Collaboration with Leading Hospitals and Recognition for Innovation, Neuro Rehab Pioneer Eyes Entry into Consumer Market for Home System Use ATLANTA, May 7, 2019 — Motus Nova, a technology firm offering the only robotic system cleared by the FDA to be as effective as an in-person therapist for remote stroke rehabilitation, … Continue reading “Motus Nova Expands FDA-Cleared Robotic Stroke Therapy System, Adds New Hospital Partners”

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May 06, 2019

What is Theratainment?

Simply stated, Theratainment is the use of entertainment during therapeutic treatment. We here at Motus Nova make keen use of Theratainment to help clients stay focused on a fun task while using our therapeutic device. Why Theratainment? It Makes Stroke Therapy FunLet’s face it—stroke rehabilitation is tedious business. Any physical therapy is. If you’ve had … Continue reading “What is Theratainment?”

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March 18, 2019

MotusNova in the Top Ten at TAG

The Technology Association of Georgia has announced its annual Top 10 Innovative Companies in the state among its list of 40 startups and companies. TAG’s Top 40 Awards recognize Georgia-based technology companies for their innovation, financial impact and their efforts at spreading awareness of the state’s technology initiatives throughout the U.S. and globally. After reviewing … Continue reading “MotusNova in the Top Ten at TAG”

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October 20, 2016

Heart Disease, Stroke and Research Statistics At-a-Glance

Fact sheet from the American Heart Association & American Stroke Association

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October 20, 2016

Expanding Stroke Telerehabilitation to Rural Veterans

Veterans who reside in rural areas often have limited access to rehabilitation services after sustaining a stroke. The VA Office of Rural Health stroke telerehabilitation project’s goal is to deliver in-home physical rehabilitation in an engaging, yet challenging personalized experience while increasing health care access to Veterans, especially those in under-served rural areas.

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