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US' Sensoria & Padula to develop wearable risk of fall assessment tool

28 Oct '22
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Pic: Sensoria
Pic: Sensoria

US’ Sensoria Health and Padula Rehabilitation Technologies have announced their collaboration to develop NeurOpTrek, the first and only truly wearable solution for Risk of Fall (ROF) assessment to prevent and rehabilitate patients from fall injuries. Sensoria Health is a developer of wearable remote patient monitoring and artificial intelligence solutions.

Padula is the creator of unique medical instruments for the diagnosis and rehabilitation of visual dysfunction. The new wearable NeurOpTrek system will collect gait-related data, which will then be analysed in near real-time in order to maximise the patient’s vision potential and enable him or her to improve posture and balance through a set of custom designed yoked prism lenses to treat VMSS and other challenging conditions. In addition to providing balance data, NeurOpTrek will also provide COM data and double support time. With NeurOpTrek, clinicians will no longer need expensive gait systems, they only need Sensoria smart socks, the NeurOpTrek app, and a tablet. This partnership combines the unique capabilities of these two industry innovators, Sensoria said in a press release.

For the last year, in collaboration with Padula, Sensoria Health has been focused on designing and developing the first wearable ROF assessment system. The Sensoria textile pressure sensor-infused smart socks are designed from the ground up to improve balance and posture for people with high risk of fall. This system will be used by simply having the patient wear a sensor infused sock and walk a few steps in front of a clinician with a tablet application. In fact, NeurOpTrek will feature not only the Sensoria smart socks, but also a dedicated app on an Android tablet and proprietary algorithms that analyse a patient’s gait to determine their midline shift, providing data to the clinician to help inform and generate the appropriate prescription yoked prism lenses to reduce the risk of falls. The solution will help clinicians assess patient balance and posture and may reduce ROF by monitoring improvement and facilitating inter-professional interaction between physical therapists, neuro-optometrists, and physicians in rehabilitation centres and online.

The mission of Padula, together with Sensoria, is to develop an easy to use, patient focused, truly wearable system for the assessment and correction of visual dysfunction, affecting posture, gait, balance, and visual field loss often associated with aging or traumatic neurological accidents. NeurOpTrek can be used for ROF prevention and rehab from traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, MS, concussion, chronic fatigue, and more.

“We are very excited to work on this challenging research and development project to develop this innovative solution utilising our Sensoria socks and new gait algorithms that we are developing. Our joint work will improve people’s lives and may reduce risk of falls,” Davide Vigano, CEO and co-founder of Sensoria Health, said.

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