CALGARY, ALBERTA and QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 8, 2016) - B-TEMIA Inc., a leader in the human augmentation market with its proprietary dermoskeletal technology, and Home Medical Solutions Inc., a provider of home medical equipment, today announce that they executed an agreement whereby Home Medical Solutions will be the primary distributor of the Keeogo™ powered walking assistance device in Alberta.
"Home Medical Solutions has been going through B-TEMIA's thorough clinical certification program, and we are very proud to count them as part of our group of trusted partners to distribute our Keeogo™ walking assistance device," stated Stéphane Bédard, Founder and CEO of B-TEMIA. "With this new partnership and the one announced earlier in November for British Columbia, patients and clinicians in West Canada can easily have access to our Keeogo™ device."
"Home Medical Solutions has partnered with B-TEMIA to promote innovation and bring Keeogo™, a new revolutionary product, to the Alberta market. Keeogo™ creates additional possibilities that were never available before. It allows individuals to reach their potential and to push their own boundaries. Simply put, it's about a person's lifestyle," underlined David Thompson, President of Home Medical Solutions.
Keeogo™ is a powered walking assistance device developed by B-TEMIA. It has been used by individuals with degenerative medical conditions such as knee/hip osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) and other conditions that limit mobility. Used as rehabilitation equipment or as a daily commodity for walking, Keeogo™ is commercially available for purchase or rental in Canada. It is currently under investigation in a multicenter pivotal clinical trial aiming for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, a prerequisite to enter the US market.
Founded in 2010, B-TEMIA Inc. is a medical device manufacturer that develops and markets cutting-edge products for the growing market of human augmentation systems. B-TEMIA operates through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, B-TEMIA Inc. and B-TEMIA USA Inc., in the medical, industrial and military fields. B-TEMIA owns a patented technology called Dermoskeleton™ that restores, maintains or enhances the mobility of users.
About Home Medical Solutions
We provide solutions for independence and living spaces that promote Universal Design and Home Automation with Medical Equipment. We offer premium service to meet our clients' varying levels of ability and create functional self-reliant living and working environments. We promote quality of life through our expertise and we work with our clients to develop the most appropriate solutions to achieving their own goals and interests.