Movendo and the College of Memphis work collectively to foretell, consider and deal with sports activities accidents in athletes
BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE) – Movendo Technology has partnered with the University of Memphis to integrate Movendo’s hunova © robotic system into the screening and physical rehabilitation of their student athletes for knee-related deficits, concussions and overall performance.
Douglas Powell, PhD, co-director of the Exercise Neuroscience Research Laboratory, said the hunova © at the University of Memphis will be incorporated into the ongoing assessment of athletes’ overall performance, knee and concussion. The hunova © is a programmable medical robotic device that consists of two independent electromechanical moving platforms, one at foot height and one at seat height. The device, which can provide more than 200 evaluations and exercises for posture control, stretching, muscle strengthening, balance, core stability and proprioception, works in active, passive and assistive mode.
“Objective assessment and individual training are key to preventing injury, optimizing performance, and making better decisions when you return to the game,” said Dr. Powell. “We plan to evaluate and train student athletes from almost all sports teams both for the baseline and throughout the season with the Hunova. The University of Memphis Tigers will certainly benefit from this new technology. ”
Athletes are rated using Movendo’s “Performance Index” – a robotic whole-body index that aims to evaluate an athlete’s performance and compare it with his colleagues. about the “knee index” – the first robotic functional assessment of the knee that provides objective data to monitor an athlete’s progress during the rehabilitation process; and a newly developed “Concussion Index” to better identify and manage concussions or minor traumatic brain injuries.
“Working with the University of Memphis to collect sport-specific data to continuously improve hunova’s integrated database to better predict and treat athletes is an important step in further improving athlete safety and performance,” said Frank Menzler, Executive Movendo Vice President and General Manager North America. “The Hunova has already been used by more than 100 facilities as a compact system for both objective assessments and functional therapy,” said Menzler. “We are confident that Hunova’s integration with the Tiger’s sports medicine program will result in data-driven decisions that prevent injuries, optimize performance and accelerate recovery.”
About the Movendo technology
Movendo Technology, part of the biopharmaceutical group Dompé Holdings, was founded in 2016. Movendo is headquartered in Genoa (Italy) and has subsidiaries in Boston (Massachusetts) and Munich (Germany). Movendo develops and markets robotic and digital rehabilitation solutions for objective, functional assessments and effective treatments. Hunova ©, the company’s flagship and one of the most versatile robotic aids available, improves orthopedic rehabilitation, neurological and chronic disease management, active aging and athletic performance. Proprietary software algorithms and innovative IT solutions enable predictive and personalized therapy, telerehabilitation and data-driven tools for population health management.
Further information can be found at movendo.technology
About the University of Memphis
The University of Memphis is an important research facility in Memphis, Tennessee (USA). The university was founded in 1912 and has more than 21,000 bachelor, diploma and doctoral degrees. Students and faculties represent a diverse population who come to the city of Memphis from around the world. With nationally and internationally recognized academic programs and research centers, the University of Memphis is a leader in science and education.
For more information about the University of Memphis, visit memphis.edu.