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Monday January 11th, 2016

Posted at 3:14pm

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Leamington District Memorial Hospital has signed a collaboration agreement with KAREtech Medical Devices Inc of Farmington Hills to jointly develop the Integrated Healthcare Platform, which is a high-tech robotic bed that will improve patient care.

The iHP applies the very best of automotive and robotic technology in a new context of healthcare.

KAREtech Medical Devices’ CEO, Deepak (Bob) Karwal has been working with LDMH since February 2015 to evaluate the viability of developing this product in Leamington, and working with industry partners. “KAREtech ™ is happy to have secured a Canadian partner in healthcare along with our US collaborators which include: Henry Ford Innovation Institute and Cleveland Clinic Innovations” says Bob Karwal, CEO of KAREtech™

The agreement with KAREtech makes the hospital the lead agency on this project for Canada. KAREtech has been able to secure Uni-Fab, a global provider in custom fabrication of Leamington, to develop a prototype.

The hospital will act as a Canadian demonstration site as the iHP continues the developmental process. “Given our small and efficient size, LDMH is well positioned to support entrepreneurs’ and innovators who are in the healthcare sector. Our scale is conducive for a ground base of adaptability. This form of partnership allows for rapid scalability” says Cheryl Deter, LDMH’s Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive.

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