04 Jul Nia Technologies and West Park Healthcare Centre Announce Partnership to Revolutionize Prosthetic and Orthotic Digital Design
Unique User Interface Leads to Enhanced Visualizations, Superior Designs and Improved Patient Outcomes.
TORONTO – Nia Technologies Inc. and West Park Healthcare Centre plan to form a new for-profit company with an outside investor to market, sell and continuously improve Nia’s prosthetics and orthotics (P&O) design and production software.
“This partnership brings together a specialized software developer and a specialized rehabilitation hospital with extensive clinical expertise to produce P&O devices using 3D printers and subtractive milling carvers,” said Jerry Evans, President, Nia Technologies.
Nia’s innovative software is built on a gaming framework, combining parametric computer-aided design and direct mesh editing workflows which enable patients to receive custom devices in less time and with improved fit.
Early versions of Nia’s software have undergone clinical studies in Cambodia, Tanzania and Uganda and have completed ISO “million-step” tests by an independent testing organization in Belgium. This partnership will aim to commercialize Nia’s software in high-income countries, but also allow Nia’s non-profit work to continue to support humanitarian P&O initiatives in low-income countries.
“We look forward to working with Nia Technologies in an effort to continue to improve the software in support of improved patient outcomes,“ said Corinne Wong, Vice President, Finance and CFO, West Park Healthcare Centre.
About Nia Technologies Inc.
Nia Technologies Inc. is a not-for-profit social enterprise that develops and deploys prosthetic and orthotic technologies and toolchains in low-income countries. Founded by Hope and Healing International, a registered Canadian charity, Nia’s mission is to help more people walk.
About West Park Healthcare Centre
West Park Healthcare Centre helps patients get their lives back by providing specialized rehabilitative and complex care after a life-altering illness or injury such as lung disease, amputation, stroke and traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. West Park is building a new hospital and transforming its 27-acre site into a campus of care, enabling the hospital to evolve its rehabilitative programs to meet Ontario’s future health care needs.
For more information, please contact:
Jerry P. Evans
President ∙ Nia Technologies Inc.
Manager ∙ Research and Innovation
West Park Healthcare Centre