Located approximately 200 kilometers from the nation’s capital, The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands, and is the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands. UMCG focuses on care, education, training, and research; and not only provides patient-centred care, but also aims to conduct revolutionary scientific and educational research on treating the healthy aged population. This in order to to build the future of healthcare, and a healthy and active population.
Committed to these values, the UMCG is one of the pioneering medical centers which has introduced Neuromotus™to treat phantom limb pain (PLP). Now, as a Neuromotus™ Teaching Center, the Center of Rehabilitation at UMCG will be equipped to train other clinicians and teams who are intending to introduce this novel, non-invasive, Augmented Reality based technology in the treatment of their patients. This provides Integrum with a broader access to rehabilitation centers who treat PLP patients, and provides further clinics, and consequently patients, access to the novel and effective therapy.
The efficient and highly skilled team, led by Professor, Dr. Corry van der Sluis, is driving the Neuromotus™project at the UMCG. The multidisciplinary team is composed of a group of researchers, doctors, and therapists. Since the first patient was recruited in 2016, UMCG has utilized Neuromotus™ to treat several amputees suffering from debilitating PLP.
One of the biggest challenges in the healthcare field is the translation of results generated through scientific research into a clinical environment, and demonstrating tangible clinical benefits. Promising research which fails to achieve this goal is, unfortunately, a common occurrence. However, with the support of the University of Groningen, a strong and multidisciplinary team, and a seamless collaboration with Integrum, the Rehabilitation Center at UMCG has been able to translate Neuromotus™ into a clinical setting and derive its intended patient benefits.
“Introducing innovation to the standard of care is always a challenge, but with strong and productive collaborations such as the one we have with the UMCG, the efforts towards achieving our mission of helping as many people as possible with amputation, is made easier.”-Maria Lopez, CEO, Integrum AB.
Phantom Limb Pain is debilitating condition which affects approximately 50-80% of people with amputation, and current treatment modalities such as “mirror therapy” and the use of heavy opiates have proven ineffective with many patients. Neuromotus™ is a novel, non-invasive device which is based on the principles of Phantom Motor Execution and utilizes Augmented Reality technology to “train away the pain”. Clinical evidence clearly demonstrates a significant reduction of PLP for even chronic patients.
For further information, please contact:
Maria Lopez, CEO
Cell. +46 (0) 708-46 10 69
Erik Penser Bank AB
Tel. +46 (0) 8 463 8000