24 Acquisition International - Research & Development Awards 2022 Assistive Technology Innovation of the Year 2022: LusioMATE he story of Lusio Rehab starts with a boy called Arshia. Aged just five and diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, he was struggling with his home therapy regime. His doctor asked his friend, a robotics engineer, if he had any ideas. His friend designed a remotecontrol car that would respond when Arshia moved his hand, and then he wondered if this sort of technology could go further. Could it help other people? The answer was, of course, yes. Since opening their doors, the team at Lusio Rehab have been proud to work alongside physical therapists in the development of new and exciting forms of therapy. Their flagship product, LusioMATE, showcases the approach that sets them apart in the industry as it combines both software in the form of a digital therapy app and hardware in the form of wearable sensors. The sensors attach to any part of the body and connect via bluetooth to an ever growing number of fun exergames created to entertain and motivate players through their tailor made PT programs, and the app records data and provides invaluable real-time feedback to both physical therapists and their clients. The team at Lusio Rehab have focused their marketing on the B2B market, aiming their products at clinicians who will refer LusioMATE to their clients for use. In many ways, this demonstrates the closeness with which the team approach their audience. For them, the process of R&D is one which essentially means the team is building the car as they are driving it. It’s not enough simply to develop the technology. Lusio Rehab is committed to being on the journey with the people who use LusioMATE, adjusting it until it suits their needs perfectly. The COVID-19 pandemic allowed the team to realise the true potential of their remote capabilities. As many had to transition essentially T Physical therapy is a long and arduous journey, with improvement dependant on whether or not you put in the work. Repetitive routines, however, make this a major challenge. The team at Lusio Rehab, with their leading product LusioMATE aim simply to make these challenges as palatable as possible. We caught up with the team to uncover some of the secrets of their success. Company: Lusio Rehab Name: Justin Keenan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Address: lusiorehab.com Aug22230 overnight to telehealth and at-home rehab, the benefit of a product that had been tried and tested such as LusioMATE was clear. Those who were already using LusioMATE were able to continue their bespoke plans while take up rocketed amongst those who wanted to take advantage of the solution that LusioMATE offered to the new ‘stay at home’ normal. The sheer versatility of LusioMATE means that it is essentially a therapist in your pocket, ideal to take travelling anywhere and everywhere. The true success of Lusio Rehab and LusioMATE comes from the way in which the product acts collaboratively with both clients and therapists to provide a holistic solution. For them, R&D is not just an aspect of the business, but the focal point of what they do. From those humble beginnings, the business has not only grown, but continues to thrive. Some companies would look to their own incredible technical developments when talking about their own successes, but the team at Lusio Rehab celebrate the material differences they have made to people they have helped. These are people for whom picking up a coffee cup or slicing a bagel is a major accomplishment, and for whom LusioMATE has been an important part of their journey. Surely, there can be no greater reward. Company: Lusio Rehab Name: Justin Keenan Email: email@example.com Web Address: lusiorehab.com Since opening their doors, the team at Lusio Rehab have been proud to work alongside physical therapists in the development of new and exciting forms of therapy.