The MiNT Academy and MotusAcademy Sign MoU to Strengthen Global Exchange on Neurotechnology Clinical Education with Academics and Industry

The bilateral agreement was established to mutually promote and support global clinical education and application of neurotechnology by bridging the gap between clinicians, researchers, product developers and patients.

Membership with MiNT includes physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech & language therapists, academics, researchers, engineers, neurotechnology developers as well as established technology companies from all over the world.

RehabWeek, Rotterdam, 27th July 2022 – The MiNT Academy formalised the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with non-profit association MotusAcademy, a platform dedicated to promoting continuing development and education in rehabilitation robotics. MotusAcademy, led by Professor Robert Riener in Zurich, Switzerland, aims to bring together leaders in their field internationally for the advancement of the sector.

“We are very proud to be joining the forces of MiNT and MotusAcademy to allow the future development of clinical education,” said Helen Hobbs, Director and Founder of Hobbs Rehabilitation, the largest independent provider of neurological rehab in the UK.

“It is the clinical expertise of the Hobbs’ interdisciplinary team that has driven forward the development of the MiNT Academy. Their vision, combined with that of the team of experts behind the MotusAcademy, will elevate the platform of education and research. This will empower clinicians to engage with the use of technology within their clinical practice to improve patient outcomes across the globe.  We are excited to build upon our future relationship and encourage other clinicians who are yet to join the network to do so.

Alison Watt, MiNT Academy Lead adds “I am incredibly excited by this collaboration - through it, we will connect our educational platforms and share resources, ideas and innovation to further neurotechnology and rehabilitation knowledge. Only through partnerships such as this will the global network of clinicians and industry be able to learn together, developing the skills and knowledge essential to improve patient care. We look forward to working with each other on our combined strategy and delivering joint educational offerings soon.”

Zen Koh, MotusAcademy Co-Founder and Executive Director said, “We are very excited about this partnership with Helen’s team. Working together as a team, we will fully unlock the potential of clinical education and empowerment for the users and patients of advanced rehabilitation technology.” 

This partnership has been brewing with smaller projects since the start of 2022 when one of MiNT’s Specialist NeuroPhysiotherapist, Amy Dennis-Jones, shared her perspectives on upper limb robotics in MotusAcademy’s Spring Webinar Series. The two academies will continue sharing resources and ideas across both networks to ensure the adoption of advanced technology ensures a pathway to the best clinical recovery for patients.

Helen Hobbs, Director of Hobbs Rehabilitation
Alison Watt, The MiNT Academy Lead
Prof Robert Riener, Co-Founder and President of MotusAcademy
Zen Koh, Co-Founder and Executive Director of MotusAcademy

Note to Editors: MiNT stands for Masterclass in Neurotechnology

Founded by Hobbs Rehabilitation, the largest independent provider of neurological rehabilitation in the UK with over 100 interdisciplinary clinicians, the MiNT Academy aims to identify and overcome the challenges which limit the implementation of technology into clinical practice and offers clinical consultancy packages, clinical education and clinical trials.Hobbs Rehabilitation was founded in 2005 and offers specialist neurological rehabilitation to adults and children across the south of England, as well as education and clinical research. A team of over 100 clinicians offer physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychology and more, in the community and in residential and outpatient clinics. Hobbs are planning to build a 35-bed specialist centre in Winchester which will combine clinical excellence, technology and design, with research and intensive rehabilitation programs, as well as post graduate training, which will be the first of its kind in the UK. Hobbs works with the NHS, insurance companies and the 3rd sector which includes the Injured Jockeys Fund, the Injured Players Foundation of the RFU, the MS Society and Parki
nson’s UK. 

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kirsti Pretty
Head of Marketing and Public Relations at Hobbs Rehabilitation,
Phone: +44 1962 779796

Sarah Lim
Secretary of MotusAcademy
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