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Neurofenix - transforming stroke and brain injury recovery

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Neurofenix is a healthtech startup that is transforming neurological rehab via its innovative tool that enables patients to continue their therapy at home, whenever they want.

neurofenix logo.Every year, millions of people around the world suffer a stroke. In many cases, these strokes can be recovered from fully, but it can take a lot of rehabilitation to do so. If someone has their mobility affected, it can take a long time to regain the use of something like an arm, which 80% of stroke patients lose mobility in. The process is made quicker by intensive rehabilitation therapy; however, this means visiting the hospital in order to get the most effective therapy. So what is needed is a way of being able to get effective therapy at home, on demand.

1080x360Atlanta-based healthtech startup Neurofenix has created a rehabilitation tool to help stroke patients continue their therapy at home, whenever they want. Their NeuroBall makes neurological rehab simpler, more accessible, and even optionally gamifies. The NeuroBall is, as it sounds, a ball that you strap your hand to and then, either on the supplied base or on any hard surface, roll it and squeeze the pressure-sensitive inside as directed on the companion app.

The app contains a number of games that can be controlled by the NeuroBall, or if the user has no interest in those, they can simply use the practical exercises to improve mobility. The games are a good idea, however, because they not only provide a function for every movement you’re making with the ball and track your progress through leaderboards, but they provide something to focus on. As decreased mobility can be frustrating, this redirection of focus can keep that frustration at bay.

In August, Neurofenix announced that they had raised $7 million in a Series A round led by AlbionVC, with participation from HTH, InHealth Ventures, as well as existing investors. This funding will go towards carrying out the kind of tests and trials that will allow NeuroBall to be covered by health insurance as a prescribed medical device. From there, they also have many ideas for expanding into further therapies to meet the varied needs of those with neurological trauma, such as speech therapy and cognitive training.

The testimonials from stroke patients and neurologists alike suggest that the NeuroBall is having a great effect on rehabilitation, and we hope that the startup and its product find even wider recognition and awareness, particularly among those who need it.


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Published on: 20th October 2022

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