HealthLinc Medical Equipment (dba HME Mobility & Accessibility) has agreed to distribute B-TEMIA's Keeogo powered walking assistance device in British Columbia.
Stéphane Bédard, Founder and CEO of B-TEMIA, said: "B-TEMIA is proud to partner with HME Mobility & Accessibility which has a long history of servicing home users for their mobility and accessibility needs. With HME, we will now be able to make available our acquisition process of the Keoogo™ to potential customers who have been asking for a point of sale in B.C.
"Moreover, this partnership represents a key milestone in our strategic expansion in the Canadian market."
Cameron Fleming, one of HME's two principals, said: "On behalf of management and staff at HME Mobility and Accessibility, it gives me great pride to announce our ground-breaking partnership agreement with B-TEMIA as we introduce Keeogo™ to British Columbia.
"The founders and developers at B-TEMIA are justly proud of their wonderful technology and outstanding products, and similarly we at HME are extremely pleased to be able to offer Keeogo™ to our many clients, both new and long-standing."
Keeogo is a powered walking assistance device developed by B-TEMIA. It has been used by individuals with degenerative medical conditions such as knee/hip osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI) and other conditions that limit mobility.
Used as rehabilitation equipment or as a daily commodity for walking, Keeogo is commercially available for purchase or rental in Canada. It is currently under investigation in a multicenter pivotal clinical trial aiming for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, a prerequisite to enter the US market.