Sunnybrook Hospital And Nia Technologies Receive Co-Design Grant From MaRS
On November 17, 2017, the MaRS Procurement by Co-Design Advisory Board announced the award Co-Design Grants to four innovation teams made up of Ontario healthcare delivery organizations and technology vendors.
Nia Technologies is proud to be partnered with Dr. Amanda Mayo, Amputee Rehab Physician of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, who was named a recipient of one of the grants.
The following is an excerpt from the announcement. You can read the full story here.
Dr. Amanda Mayo, Amputee Rehab Physician of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Matt Ratto, Chief Science Officer of Nia Technologies, are working to reduce the cost and time of lower limb prosthetic socket fabrication and prosthetic fitting. Currently, laborious manual plaster casting and prosthetic fabrication techniques lead to delays in fitting and patient rehab. Such delays put patients at higher risk for functional decline, contractures, pressure sores and falls. This co-design project seeks to return patients to walking sooner thus preventing functional decline while creating a more efficient and cost-effective process.