Amana healthcare and the Dubai health authority: transforming rehabilitation through technology at Dubai health forum

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Staff Report

Dubai: Amana Healthcare, a recognized leader in using innovative technology in rehabilitation at its hospitals and clinics in the UAE. It will highlight the role of robotic-assisted rehabilitation as part of the “Health Innovation Hub” at the upcoming Dubai Health Forum 2018, to be held at Madinat Jumeirah on January 15-16.

The Dubai Health Forum, an event held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and organized under the leadership of the Dubai Health Authority – brings together healthcare decision makers, practitioners, international guest speakers and innovators launching next-generation, game-changing healthcare technologies.

Amana Healthcare – a specialized provider of long-term care, post-acute rehabilitation, transitional care and home healthcare services based in the UAE – will highlight the role of the REX Bionics Robotic Exoskeleton in helping people recover function after a stroke, spinal injury or neurological disorder such as Multiple Sclerosis.  Amana Healthcare operates the only specialized rehabilitation hospital in the Middle East to use a robotic exoskeleton as part of its multidisciplinary rehabilitation program.

Dr. Vaqas Farooqi, Consultant in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Amana Healthcare Abu Dhabi, will host a 30-minute workshop on the role of technology in stroke rehabilitation.

Dr. Farooqi says: “Technology is transforming rehabilitation medicine and plays an ever-greater role in helping people recover after a stroke, spinal injury or neurological disease.  Amana Healthcare is proud to be a leader in this field.  We look forward to showcasing some of these technologies at the upcoming Dubai Health Forum and working with colleagues at the Dubai Health Authority to bring the best in global rehabilitation technology to Dubai and the UAE.”