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Lifbak spinal load reduction exoskeleton commercialisation project report

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This research investigates the product and market development requirements forbuilding a medical device intended to assist patients rehabilitating from back injuries. It looks at the competitive landscape, potential customers segments, path to market, research and development requirements, and funding requirements. This document provides background research for the included business case which will be presented to my project partner, Lifbak. Lifbak is developing a device for customers seeking to accelerate their rehabilitation from a back injury.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Degree Discipline

Innovation and Commercialisation

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Innovation and Commercialisation

ANZSRC Type Of Activity code

970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

Victoria University of Wellington Item Type

Awarded Research Masters Thesis



Victoria University of Wellington School

School of Chemical and Physical Sciences


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