MoRow Limited, a UK North West-based developer of a walking device for stroke patients, has received a £50k investment from SPARK Impact, managers of the £25m North West Fund for Biomedical.
The company intends to use the capital for development of its device by designing and building pre-production prototypes and software (ready for patient trials later this year).
Formed by PDS Engineering, Medilink NW and Butters Innovation as a result of a previous research project with Salford University, MoRow (which stands for Motorised Rehabilitation of Walking) is pioneering a device designed to help stroke patients at an early stage in their rehabilitation without the physical support of healthcare professionals. The motorised device assists patients to stand, balance, walk and sit in a natural way.
The company, which is led by director Jonathan Butters, intends to relocate to Liverpool.