Smith+Nephew Adds Personalized Robotic Patient Rehab to Real Intelligence Enabling Technology

By Julie A. Vetalice

Smith+Nephew Adds Personalized Robotic Patient Rehab to Real Intelligence Enabling Technology

Smith+Nephew entered into a marketing collaboration with Movendo Technology that will add personalized robotic patient rehabilitation capability to Smith+Nephew's Real Intelligence enabling technology solutions, creating a fully digitized patient pathway from pre-op to post-rehab. The collaboration has launched in Europe and is slated to expand to other regions shortly.

Movendo's HUNOVA multifunctional rehabilitation device can analyze 130 different biomechanics parameters of the lower limb before and after surgery, generating a functional evaluation knee index. This yields a personalized patient recovery program to support the return of strength and function in the joint. The index can also be extended to the hip and ankle.

Smith+Nephew's Real Intelligence ecosystem addresses patient engagement, pre-operative planning, digital and robotic surgery, post-operative assessment and outcomes measurement. Smith+Nephew's CORI™ robotics-assisted surgical platform is scheduled to launch in Europe during 1H21 after a successful U.S. introduction in 2020.

"We are thrilled that this collaboration will start in Europe," said Peter Coenen, President EMEA, Smith+Nephew. "By combining our innovations in robotics-assisted surgical systems with HUNOVA Robotic technology, we bring together personalized implant placement and soft tissue balancing with a rehabilitation treatment to deliver greater benefits to patients, accelerate recovery and improve function."

Product Labels: Knee Replacement, Robot-Assisted Systems