With a mission to revive the rehabilitation industry, HandyRehab is devoted to bringing effective and affordable robotics to stroke survivors' home.
HandyRehab (Zunosaki) is a Hong Kong-based robotic technology venture founded in 2015. With a focus to tackle the problem of healthcare accessibility and improve the quality of life of the disabled, the start-up designs and develops affordable robotic products for physical rehabilitation. By empowering community healthcare service providers with affordable solutions, we enhance therapists’ productivity and improve the quality of life of the disabled.
With years of R&D in the robotics and sensor technologies, we are spearheading our first product – HandyRehab – a lightweight and a wireless robotic glove that is patented and clinically proven to assist stroke rehabilitation to up to 90% of full motor control. With an approachable consumer-grade model, the emphasis is on selling this cutting-edge product at affordable pricing levels to make technology work for all.
HandyRehab is an alumnus of the HKSTP IncuTech, SoInSoGood and SOW Asia, and is currently
supported by the SIE Fund.
We are dedicated to tackling the problem of healthcare accessibility by developing affordable robotic devices for rehabilitation.
Robotic-assisted therapy in rehabilitation is regarded as a more effective and efficient method than conventional rehab therapies to promote recovery, but unfortunately its adoption in rehabilitation is limited to hospital service providers due to the high cost and bulky size.
The golden recovery period for stroke is the 6 months post stroke and it could take up to 3 years for an average stroke patient to fully recover. Yet, even in developed cities like Hong Kong, the public sector can only offer up to 2 months of rehab training. With a surviving rate at 80%, about 300,000 disabled stroke survivors in HK are in great need for advanced rehabilitation technologies.
Even worse, according to HKGOV Report, there will be manpower shortages of occupational therapists and physiotherapists in the coming 5 – 10 years under the existing service level and model. Our society is desperate for automated solutions which can reduce the workload on manual workload and increase the productivity of our healthcare system.