The new AISHa ion source has been designed to generate high brightness multiply charged ion beams for hadrontheraphy applications, with high reliability, easy operations and fast maintenance. In order to get a compact machine the radial confinement is provided by a Halbach-type permanent magnet hexapole structure, while axial confinement is allowed by four high field He$^-$ free superconducting magnets, allowing the optimization of the magnetic field gradient at ECR resonance. The present work shows the results of ion source commissioning along with next developments. Innovative active coupling techniques are planned to be tested to optimize the first pass wave absorption, which play an important role in the coupling optimization of the new generation ECRIS. The new setup will described in details and some additional upgrades will be proposed.