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LOOK: Manila introduces robotic-aids for physical therapy

/ 01:10 PM June 30, 2021
Robotics aid. Photos from Mayor Isko Moreno’s Facebook page

Robotic aids. Photos from Mayor Isko Moreno’s Facebook page

MANILA, Philippines — The city government of Manila has launched its Robotic Rehabilitation program for physical therapy at the Ospital ng Maynila Medical Center (OMMC).

Manila Mayor Isko Moreno said the use of robotic aids will be for patients who have spinal cord injury, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and progressive intractable neuromuscular diseases.

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Moreno said in a Facebook post Tuesday, that the city government rented two sets of three Hybrid Assistive Limb (HAL) units through a partnership with Robocare Solutions, Inc.

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The HAL units operate through an “advanced robotic rehabilitation technology,” Moreno said.

HAL “assists a physically challenged person to move and enables him or her to exert bigger motor energy than usual,” according to the website of Robocare Solutions, Inc.

The advanced technology is considered as a system that “accelerates a motor learning of cerebral nerves.”

“Patuloy pong pagsusumikapan ng inyong Pamahalaang Lungsod ang pagpapaunlad sa ating medical facilities and equipment,” Moreno said. (The local government will continue to improve its medical facilities and equipment.) — Faith Yuen Wei Ragasa, Inquirer trainee

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