Québec-based Kinova honoured in Germany
Melanie Huml, Bavarian Minister of Health and Care, Richard Garon, Chair of the Board of Directors of Kinova, and Dr. Rüdiger Rupp, board member of the German Paraplegia Foundation.
On February 25, Kinova, a Québec-based company, received the prestigious Innovation 2014 Award from the German Paraplegia Foundation for its robotic arm known as JACO.
This award, which includes a certificate, a sculpture and the amount of €5,000, was presented by Melanie Huml, Bavaria’s Minister of Health and Care.
Kinova designs and manufactures innovative personal robotics solutions.
Introduced in the market in 2009, JACO is a six-axis robotic manipulator arm with a three-finger hand that can be integrated in almost all models and configurations of power wheelchair controls.
Quality of life
This very light arm can be controlled intuitively and allows its users to live a more independent life.
Kinova has participated several times in the REHACARE trade fair, which is held every September in Düsseldorf.
This year, Export Québec will conduct a mission to the REHACARE trade fair in order to support Québec companies active in the field of rehabilitation.
It should be noted that Québec and Bavaria are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their official cooperation in 2014.
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