Maddison are proud to be a key member of the team working on an Invention for Innovation funded venture: Mechanical Muscle Activity with Real-time Kinematics (M-MARK). The project is to develop a home based device, which uses a novel combination of movement and muscle sensor technologies to improve arm recovery following a stroke.
It involves a body worn garment with integrated sensors and a user interface to guide and record the user’s activities. The product will includes a range of technical and usability challenges in a healthcare setting, which Maddison are well suited to address.
We have an in-depth and broad experience of developing solutions in the assistive living market including fall detection systems, home telehealth terminals and rehabilitation support solutions. Specifically for stroke survivors Maddison has developed a home based facial rehabilitation system and a dysphagia treatment device. Maddison work extensively with university groups and start-ups to commercialise new healthcare and scientific technologies, with a keen focus on medical devices.
The M-Mark project launch event on the 14th January at Southampton University was very well attended by academics, industry representatives and stroke patient groups, with the project leader Professor Jane Burridge opening proceedings. Working with experienced community rehabilitation experts, the project will also examine the feasibility of its use in the NHS.
Based in the Faculty of Health Sciences, the University of Southampton is working in collaboration with Imperial College London, North Bristol NHS Trust, Portsmouth Hospital Trust, as well as industry partners Maddison and Tactiq.