Kinetic Muscles Inc.

Kinetic Muscles Inc.

June 27, 2011 07:00 ET

Telehealth Innovator, Kinetic Muscles, Celebrates 10 Years Advancing Rehabilitation Technology

TEMPE, ARIZONA--(Marketwire - June 27, 2011) -Kinetic Muscles, Inc. (, an innovator of stroke rehabilitation and telestroke therapies, celebrated its 10-year anniversary on May 26, 2011.

Since incorporating in May 2001, Kinetic Muscles has become a recognized thought leader in therapy technologies for people recovering from stroke and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Some notable achievements over the last decade include:

In 2003 Kinetic Muscles' Hand Mentor™ became one of the first robotic technologies listed by the FDA to help in recovery of hand function after a stroke.

In 2009 Kinetic Muscles was chosen, from among many competitors, by the Department of Defence (DoD) for a development project using gaming technology to help soldiers recover from TBI.

"For 10 years we have been heads down creating products that can help stroke survivors find the encouragement to stick to their rehabilitation, as painful as it often is," said Ed Koeneman, co-founder of Kinetic Muscles. "The system, by combining simple game designs and robotics, encourages high levels of therapy dedication. Today, we are able to look up, if only for a moment, to realize that thousands of people have benefited from our products and we cannot be prouder."

Along the way, Kinetic Muscles has been recognized with many business and technology awards. These include Medical Design Excellence Awards in 2004 and 2008, R&D 100 Award in 2004, Startup Innovator of the Year in 2004 and Arizona Innovation Award in 2007, both from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, then Governor of Arizona, and Arizona BioIndustry Association Medical Device Company of the Year in 2005.

In 2010 Kinetic Muscles introduced the Foot Mentor™ to help treat people suffering from Drop Foot. Shortly, Kinetic Muscles will be delivering a new family of video games for use with both products.

Also in 2010, Kinetic Muscles introduced the Mentor Home™ teletherapy system to address the simultaneous healthcare aims of increased access, improved treatment outcomes, and reduced cost. Mentor Home™ is ideally suited to help meet the goals of emerging Accountable Care models by continuing where other telestroke programs end to efficiently deliver post-acute stroke treatment. The Hand Mentor™ and Foot Mentor™ neurorehabilitation robots are the foundation for this active, in-home therapy delivery system.

About Kinetic Muscles, Inc.

For over a decade, Kinetic Muscles has worked to address the unmet rehabilitation needs of patients suffering from stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, and incomplete spinal cord injury. As a pioneer and thought leader in the field, Kinetic Muscles merges digital, robotic, and telemedicine technologies with the most up-to-date discoveries in neurorehabilitation science to provide solutions that are both practical and clinically effective. The mission of our long-term commitment is 'Improved Outcomes for More Patients at Lower Cost™'.

Kinetic Muscles products are used in leading rehabilitation clinics and by a growing number of patients in the home setting. Hand Mentor™, Foot Mentor™, Mentor Home™, and Active Repetitive Motion™ are trademarks of Kinetic Muscles.

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