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Alex Gu, CEO and founder of Fourier Intelligence © CompassList

The startup has also launched an open-source platform to boost rehabilitation robotics and exoskeleton R&D and collaboration

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Alex Gu is the founder and CEO of Fourier Intelligence, one of China’s first makers of rehabilitation robots and robotic exoskeletons. But a decade ago, even he had no idea what a rehabilitation robot was.
“Until the tragic earthquake of Wenchuan that year [in 2008], few people in China had any notion of rehabilitation, not to mention rehabilitation robots,” he recalled. “Then all of a sudden, a large number of rehabilitation centers were set up across the country.”
That got Gu, a robotics enthusiast since his college days, thinking about creating robots and robotic devices to help in ph...

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