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NEWTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2016) - Helius Medical Technologies, Inc. (TSX:HSM)(TSX:HSM.S)(OTCQB:HSDT) ("Helius") along with the Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) of University of Wisconsin-Madison, are pleased to announce the last subject has been randomized in a 44-subject clinical trial, investigating PoNS™ Therapy for the treatment of chronic balance deficits due to traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the trial is now fully enrolled.

Subjects in the trial participate in 14-weeks of PoNS™ Therapy training, followed by a 12-week follow up period to assess the durability of response. Based on this treatment timeline, the expected completion date of the 44-subject study is late May, 2017. Full trial details are available at:


"The tireless efforts and dedication shown by the team at TCNL in achieving full recruitment are a testament to their commitment to see the investigational PoNS™ Therapy evolve as a potential treatment option for the multitude of patients that have suffered a TBI and are faced with a lifetime of neurologic symptoms," said Helius CEO, Phil Deschamps. "We look forward to the analysis of results and furthering the clinical foundation of PoNS™ Therapy," he added.

The TCNL TBI trial is similar in design, subject population and outcome measures to Helius' ongoing, 120-subject registrational study, however, the Helius trial is a 5-week treatment protocol. To learn more about recruitment opportunities please visit:


About PoNS™ Therapy

The Portable Neuromodulation Stimulator (PoNS™) is an investigational non-invasive device designed to deliver neurostimulation through the tongue. PoNS™ Therapy combines the use of the device with physical therapy and is currently being evaluated in a multicenter clinical trial for the treatment of balance disorder for subjects with mild to moderate Traumatic Brain Injury.

About Helius Medical Technologies, Inc.

Helius Medical Technologies is a medical technology company focused on neurological wellness. Helius seeks to develop, license and acquire unique and non-invasive platform technologies that amplify the brain's ability to heal itself. Helius intends to file for FDA clearance for the PoNS™ device. For more information, please visit www.heliusmedical.com.

About TCNL

Founded in 1992, the Tactile Communication and Neurorehabilitation Laboratory (TCNL) is located at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. They are a research center that uses the experience of many different areas of science to study the theory and application of applied neuroplasticity, the brain's ability to reorganize in response to new information, needs, and pathways. The aim of their research is the development of solutions for sensory and motor disorders. Their center has three core areas that form the backbone of their research: neuromodulation, sensory substitution, and electrotactile stimulation. TCNL is administratively part of the UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology.

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