Published Friday, October 19, 2018
ForaHealthyMe Inc., was a member of Canadian Rehabilitation and Assistive Device Mission to China and Hong Kong between October 9thand 16th, 2018. The mission was organized by the Governments of Ontario and Canada. Key stops included Guangzhou, Beijing, Chengdu, Hong Kong.
The rising purchasing power among Chinese consumers is driving greater demand for rehabilitation services and assistive devices. In addition, China's policy leaders and its private sector are keen to learn about Canada's innovation in rehabilitation and assistive device. They are seeking new partners that can offer expertise and innovative solutions.As such, there is a need for smart technology solutions like electronic systems for communication and caring purposes and health management applications.
The market size for rehabilitation and assistive device reached CNY400 billion (CAD $80billion) in 2017. The Chinese government has encouraged the establishment of rehabilitation centers within large hospitals and community health centers. Twelve cities have been identified as 'pilot innovation bases' in China for assistive device research and development.
The Beijing leg of the tour included participation in the annual China International Care & Rehabilitation Expo China (CRE). The CRE brings together the most advanced and most updated technologies, achievements and products from the rehabilitation, assistive device, elderly care and health industries, with an aim to build a multi-functional and all-dimensional platform for leading the future development of the industries.
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