Deployment of Stroke Rehab Robots in Communities

start-up, healthcare, elderly, Impact Incubator

Developing an upper limb robotic exo-skeleton system to strengthen the results of rehabilitation training of stroke patients


Robotic-assisted therapy in stroke rehabilitation is regarded as a more effective and efficient method than conventional therapies. Nevertheless, its adoption in stroke rehabilitation is limited to hospitals because of the high cost and the bulky size of the device.

The venture aims to make assistive robots available to rehab centres at the community level by developing a portable stroke rehab robot which will be offered at an affordable cost.

The stroke rehab robot is an upper limb robotic exoskeleton system which can strengthen the recovery of hand functions for stroke patients. By detecting the patient’s sensory signals of moving the affected hand, the robot can assist the patient to use hand muscle to perform the action and conduct hand rehab training with less effort from physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Data will be captured to enhance the training results and facilitate better monitoring of the patient’s recovery progress.

The venture has received funding support from the SIE Fund for another start-up project.

  • Click here to learn more about the "Hong Kong Social Innovator" behind this venture.

Name of Organisation

Zunosaki Limited

Approved Funding Amount


Funding Period (Status)

1 year and 9 months (Ended)


  • Completed product trials with 114 stroke patients, eight of whom were individual patients directly recruited by the team
  • Engaged more than 190 physiotherapists and occupational therapists from 51 NGOs/institutes for product demonstration and conducted product trials with 28 of them
  • Produced 47 units of trial product and delivered five units of products to three customers, and generated a revenue of over $680,000
  • Passed the product safety standard (IEC 60335-1:2010) in August 2019 and obtained the CE mark
  • Exhibited the products in Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit 2018 and 2019, and Golden Age Expo and Summit 2019