Relief Breathing Difficulties

Our mission is the relief of survivors from breathing difficulties, chronic and acute illness and striving for independent home-based self-care or family care. Especially in the New Normal after the coronavirus Covid 19 which mandates self and family unit isolation and protection. LEGA® our signature and revolutionary medico-technical innovation combines core engineering principles and smart technology with proper sanitization procedures to ensure simple, safe and supremely efficient respiratory therapy and rehabilitation.

We help patients suffering from COPD, Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Cystic Fibrosis and other general lung diseases breath better by using is an innovative portable handheld device called LEGA.

LEGA is an electronically controlled medical device for effecting percussion and vibrations to a patient’s predetermined chest area. The amplified vibration waves generated by LEGA loosens the thick mucus plugs which block the air passages especially in weak patients with lung infection. Then, the cough reflex will expel the harmful debris clearing the congested lung of obstructive mucous secretions and thick phlegm usually associated with breathing

LEGA creates an effective resonance wave that travels thru the patient’s chest wall and helps loosen the obstructive mucous secretion and thick phlegm around the respiratory system, it aids the patient to expel obstructive mucous secretions from the air passages in the lung.

LEGA is patented and clinically proven in both public and private healthcare facilities

LEGA ACE can be used by patients from 20kgs and above to augment percussing treatment usually done by a physio therapist or a skilled healthcare provider. LEGA ACE is highly portable and can be self-operated by the patient or a caregiver with minimal training. LEGA ACE enables patients to increase the frequency of percussing treatment to ease breathing difficulties

LEGA KID is specifically design for younger patients from 2 months old to 5 years old. (below 20Kgs). LEGA KID is designed based on the similar principals of LEGA ACE with a more delicate and physically smaller patient in mind. LEGA KID can be used to augment percussing treatment usually done by a physio therapist or a skilled healthcare provider. LEGA KID is highly portable and can be self-operated by the patient or a caregiver with minimal training. LEGA KID enables patients to increase the frequency of percussing treatment to relief breathing difficulties

Clinically Proven and Used By Caregivers Worldwide

Indispensable medical device for caregivers at Home and in Healthcare facilities. Manual hand percussing can be time consuming, physically and a mentally demanding activity . Therefore, skilled caregivers are only limited to a small number of patients to provide treatment in a day along with their daily activities. LEGA is an easy to use device that can be operated by the patient or by any care giver with minimal supervision and training, freeing up the skilled caregivers time to perform more critical treatments. With LEGA, patients get higher frequencies of percussing treatments to relief breathing difficulties and improve medium term prognosis. 

Relief Breathing Difficulties

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

  • Pneumonia

  • Bronchitis

  • Chronic Bronchitis

  • Asthma

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

  • Congested Lung

  • Blocked Airway (due to Thick Phlegm) Smoker or Breathing Difficulty

  • Other Lung Obstructive Conditions

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What is Chest Percussion ?

 

Percussion Chest percussion is a manual technique which involves clapping on the chest and/or back to loosen the thick, sticky mucus from the sides of the lungs. This will enable the secretions to move into the larger airway when you take deep breaths so that you are able to cough and clear the secretions effectively. Percussion is easy to do and can be carried out by physiotherapists, patients or the patients friends and relatives. The place in which you choose to clap is directed by the location of the sputum within your lungs, you will be guided by your physiotherapist. Percussion may be used in conjunction with postural drainage to further aid sputum clearance.

 

How does LEGA Help ?

 

LEGA is an electronically controlled medical device that can be an alternative to manual chest percussion. It tirelessly mimics hand clapping enabling patients access to chest percussion without physiotherapist .With Lega, patients can gain access to treatment longer and more frequently.

 

The People Behind LEGA

Formedic Technologies Sdn Bhd consists of a multidisciplinary team of  Medical Doctors ,Mechanical engineers and software engineers. Both teams are headed by Mr Zim Ng, Datuk Dr Teoh Siang Chin and Dr Shahbodin Sarik (Medical Advisor). Formedic Technologies Sdn Bhd has been actively involved in medical and manufacturing sectors including automation and standard medical equipment industries as well as product development industries.

Zim Ng

Founder- Managing Director

Mr Ng started his career as Product Engineer, Plastic Mold Designer and CNC programmer for consumer electronic products in Malaysia. Prior to this, he had spent more than 6 years in a US mechanical design software company holding several regional technical positions and 8 years in B&W soft in Germany as consulting director. He has gained sound knowledge and skills over the years in product design management for both electronic and medical industry

Datuk Dr Teoh Siang Chin

Medical Advisor

Dr Teoh is medical advisor to Formedic Tech. As a former  state director in the Ministry of Health Malaysia and CEO of Clinical Research Malaysia, he provides guidance on strategic initiatives and healthcare trends in the region coupling  business and healthcare requirements for Formedic Tech

Dr Haji Mohamad Shahbodin Bin Sarik 

Medical Advisor

Dr Shah obtained his M.D from University Science Malaysia. He served as medical officer in Ipoh and Seri Manjung in various field of medicine and was later appointed as medical lecturer at USM Hospital. He was posted to Westmead’s Children Hospital in Sydney Australia and served in KPJ Bukit Mertajam as a Pediatrician Consultant and a Pediatric Cardiologist. He is now serving at Pantai Hospital Sungai Petani as Pediatric Consultant and Pediatric Cardiologist since Jan 2011.

Dr Johannes Weber

Technical Advisor

Dr Johannes Weber is also the co-founder and former CTO of B&W Software, a leading engineering software development company in Germany. Johannes is the technical advisor for software development and mechanical systems in Formedic Tech harnessing his many years experience in Mechanical design & software development

Nurul Aqilah

Technical Manager 

Nurul Aqilah graduated with BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy from MAHSA University in 2017.  Driven by a passion for rehabilitation of patients young and old suffering from breathing difficulties, Nurul brings the practical perspectives in the development of LEGA in clinical practice 

 
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Our Product Development Journey

2009

September

  • The Idea to develop LEGA started when the founder’s son was hit with chronic breathing difficulties. Living far away from any physiotherapist, he needed to find a way to perform regular chest percussion to treat his son. Being a mechanical engineer by training, he decided to develop a machine that can perform chest percussion

2013

March

  • First batch of LEGA sold to respiratory department of Penang General Hospital after careful evaluation and clinical testing

2018

January

  • Completed ISO 13485 certification

  • Successfully Registered with MDA (Medical Device Authority)

2010

January

  • Within a few months of the idea, the first mock-up of LEGA was developed with help from his family practitioner and a former manufacturing client. The mock-up worked for his son and had a lot of interest from friends that had similar breathing difficulties and access to therapist in the area. He then realized that this device can benefit people in similar situation as himself

2014June

  • Platcom Venture Sdn Bhd -HIP Development Fund awarded to Formedic to develop LEGA kid

2019

March

  • LEGA kid production started

  • KKM first central purchase for Serdang Hospital and Cheras Rehab

  • KKM central for Klinik Kesihatan for Selangor, KL, Perak, Penang, Sabah and Sarawak

  • First batch of LEGA and LEGA Kid shipped to Thailand

2010

June

  • With support and encouragement from his family, Mr Ng started Formedic Technologies with the goal to further develop the device for mass production as a certified medical device. By combining the expertise of medical practitioners, Physiotherapist and with his engineering background, they had an ambitious plan to develop and create the first production  prototype in the next 3 months

2015

March

  • First version of LEGA kid Prototype sample completed

  • Engaged PICU UMMC for LEGA kid clinical study (first 15 subjects pilot study and 30 subject for clinical study)

2020

Febuary

  • LEGA Ace V2 completed (battery performance enchaned)

  • LEGA kid clinical paper published in Singapore medical Journal

  • Delivered to 41 Klinik Kesihatan

  • Certificate of Free Sale granted for Thailand, Indonesia, UAE and Saudi Arabia.

2010

October

  • The 1st production prototype LEGA is ready after more then 1000 man hours on development by Formedic Technologies multi disciplinary development. With the goal of being the certified medical device, they realized that the device had to be acknowledge and recognized by the Malaysia Ministry of Health.

2016

March

  • First batch of LEGA sold to Physiotherapist department of KPJ Damansara Specialist Hospital after careful evaluation and clinical testing

2011

January

  • Formedic Technologies presented the LEGA to the Ministry of Health Malaysia and was acknowledge as a device that can complement the good work of physiotherapist in providing percussing treatment

2016

May

  • Final prototype of LEGA kid completed

  • LEGA kid clinical study completed

  • First batch of LEGA shipped to Germany

2012

January

  • Clinical Trials for LEGA is completed with outstanding results on efficacy to patients with breathing difficulties and symptomatic relief for COPD, Bronchitis etc.

  • Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd CIP 500 awarded to Formedic for LEGA marketing awareness program 

2017

January

  • LEGA kid won first prize for best oral presentation in Malaysia Thoracic Society

  • First batch of LEGA shipped to Middle East

  • First Batch of LEGA shipped to Prince Court Medical Centre

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Formedic Technologies Sdn Bhd

64, jalan Pinggal tunggal 2

Kawasan Industri Ringan Taman Kempas

08000 Sungai Petani

Kedah Darul Aman

MALAYSIA

+60 19 458 9200

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2020

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