[KIMES 2018] Woorim Technology, introduced ‘Hand of Hope’ that Fundamentally Rehabilitation the Hand

Woorim Technology Co. Ltd., (CEO Yoon Jin-young) have participated ‘The 34th Korea International Medical & Hospital Equipment Show (hereinafter referred to as, KIMES 2018)’ from Mar. 15th (Thu) to 18th (Sun) and presented ‘Hand of Hope’ for hand rehabilitation.

Woorim Technology is an affiliate of the medical textbook publishing company ‘Daihak Seorim’, which has developed a brain rehabilitation device developed by the Hong Kong Polytech University to provide ‘ Hand of Hope ‘ in Korea. ‘Hand of Hope’, a product developed with the Hong Kong government’s funding, is a treatment device made by combining robotics and brain engineering. The officials of the company said, “70 percent of stroke victims have restrictions on the use of hands and fingers”, and added, “Nervousness type such as muscle function improvement is possible through robotic rehabilitation training with an EMG signal that wakes up the brain”.

Unlike other products that help the movement of the hands, it is possible to conduct repeated training without electricity by attaching optic nerve sensors to each finger to deliver the signal. The ‘ Hand of Hope ‘, which was first introduced in 2015 in the country, is available as an upgraded product in this May. In the second half of this year, it will release 8 kinds of games to help with rehabilitation, and plans to provide the services to hospitals and rehabilitation centers. It also plans to provide medical education institutions such as medical schools. The export plan is for the Middle East, where blood vessel treatment is in high demand.

On the other hand, KIMES is Korea’s largest medical equipment and hospital facility exhibition which has grown steadily with the development of the Korean medical industry since its opening in 1980. The nation`s medical industry is now transformed into a technology-intensive high-tech industry, with medical information systems, ultrasound detectors and imaging medical devices, robotic medicine, AI and rehabilitation drugs. As KIMES contributes to the advancement of the Korean medical industry, it has become a world-class medical exhibition. At this exhibition, the participants will showcase new technologies and products from the medical industry, including high-tech hospital facilities, IT-enabled medical information systems, and the automotive industry for rapid patient transportation.

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