The eKapija portal has opened the contest for the best investment in 2018 – Aurea 2019. In anticipation of the new winners, we have visited the companies shortlisted last year to see how far they`ve come in their business development.
The company 3F-Fit Fabricando Faber
won the special prize for innovation at last year’s Aurea
for its MOTIMOVE device for movement assistance for persons with disabilities
. They announced at the time that MOTIMOVE could become commercially available as a finished product in early 2019.
In her interview with eKapija, Lana Popovic Maneski explains that the testing of the device at the Cyberbike contest in France in September 2018 showed that minimal modifications were necessary.
– A new prototype was made and the certification process began, entailing the forming of a technical file, a check of harmonization with the standards and similar activities. The finalization of the intellectual property protection process is also in progress – our interviewee emphasizes.
Initially, three types of the device, of three levels of complexity, were planned, but after a detailed analysis and considering the very high price of certification, they decided to focus on the main device. Complete concepts for the other two models have been developed, but they will only be finalized once the sale of the main one starts and once the necessary funds are secured.
– We have established binding contacts with companies in Europe which produce and distribute rehabilitation robots and which want MOTIMOVE to be a part of their offer as an add-on component. This cooperation guarantees that we will have room to develop stimulators which allow for the integration with the suits with built-in electrodes (wearable systems). We have also agreed cooperation with a well known company which produces and distributes medical equipment in Belgrade, where they would act as the producer of MOTIMOVE systems, and thereby secured excellent logistics support – Lana Popovic Maneski emphasizes.