ReWalk Robotics Ltd has finalized and moved to implement two separate agreements to distribute additional product lines in the United States market. These include telehealth-capable stroke rehabilitation devices as well as clinic and home use devices for persons with spinal cord injury.
Upon commencement of the effective periods of these agreements, the company will be the exclusive distributor of the MediTouch Tutor movement biofeedback systems in the United States, and will also have distribution rights for the MYOLYN MyoCycle Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) cycles to US rehabilitation clinics and personal sales through the US Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals, the company notes in a media release.
“These impressive technologies serve similar clinician and patient profiles as our current products, which presents an opportunity to increase same-site sales, and offering a broader portfolio of solutions also potentially expands our access to new customers,” says Andy Dolan, Vice President of Marketing at ReWalk.
“The MediTouch Tutor devices will also give us an entry into the telehealth-capable products category to leverage recent COVID-19 related reimbursement changes and trends in rehabilitative care.”
The MediTouch Tutor movement biofeedback product line includes the Arm, Hand, 3D and Leg Tutor devices. These devices are used by physical and occupational therapists to evaluate functional tasks during rehabilitation of neurologic disorders, and can also be used by patients remotely at home. The system consists of sensors attached to textiles worn on the patient’s hand, arm or leg to detect motion and a web-based program which uses game play to provide instruction and motivation to the patient user. The program also captures and evaluates patient progress and provides feedback to the clinician.
“Entering the US physical rehabilitation clinic and home telehealth markets with our innovative wearable devices and web-based MediTutor app in order to provide the best clinical care and affordable cost effective treatment, while enabling social distancing specifically during this pandemic is a key goal for our company, and we believe that this partnership with ReWalk gives us the customer access we need,” states Giora Ein-ZVi, CEO of MediTouch, the release continues.
The MYOLYN MyoCycles use FES to facilitate therapeutic exercise for persons with muscle weakness or paralysis caused by disorders like spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. Similar to the ReWalk exoskeleton, these devices can be used in a clinic for rehabilitation or training for an individual to eventually use their own at home. Both the MyoCycle Pro for clinic use and MyoCyle Home for patient home use have Federal Supply Schedule contracts to facilitate sales to VA hospitals and patients with VA benefits.
For more information, visit ReWalk Robotics Ltd.
[Source(s): ReWalk Robotics Ltd, GlobeNewswire]