Flint Rehab, an Irvine, CA-based neuro-rehabilitation device company, received an additional $1.72M in financial grants.
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), provided the grants. Flint Rehab has received close to $8 million in total funding from the NIH, including funds set aside specifically for small businesses.
The company will use the additional funds over the next two and a half years to create functional modules to enhance the rehabilitation experience for stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors using its rehabilitation device, FitMi, an exercise-sensing system utilizing two wireless, puck-shaped devices to detect specific movement patterns made by the user, and to perform testing in collaboration with the University of California, Irvine, to compare the updated version of FitMi with prior versions to see the difference the enhancements will make for users.
Led by Dr. Nizan Friedman, co-founder and CEO, Flint Rehab creates rehabilitation tools using clinical research and gamification. Its products, FitMi® and MusicGlove®, have empowered thousands of people to increase mobility and regain a positive outlook on life. It also provides educational resources and community support to motivate survivors to rebuild a life full of the activities.