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Exhibition on technology for rehabilitation to be held in February

Published on Jan 29, 2013 6:52 PM
 
Photo of Mr Au Yong Haw Yee who suffered a stroke last year and was paralysed on the left side of his body. Now on the road to recovery, he has set up a fund to help other stroke patients who have no money to pay for the advanced therapeutics. A four-day event focusing on innovative medical technology for rehabilitation will be staged from Feb 27 by Singex Exhibition Ventures, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. -- ST PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Two years ago, strategist Au Yong Haw Yee, suffered an unexpected stroke when he was just 30. With the left side of his body greatly weakened, he strengthened his arm muscles by doing exercises using the Armeo robotic arm.

With this in mind, a four-day event focusing on innovative medical technology for rehabilitation will be staged from Feb 27 by Singex Exhibition Ventures, Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Singapore General Hospital.

To be held at Singapore Expo, it comprises an exhibition, conference and symposium for participants to learn about the latest in the industry.

One example is a wheelchair accessible vehicle by French car-maker Renault that allows disabled people to enter by rolling their wheelchairs up a ramp that unfolds from the back of the car.