Reflexion Health working on back and spine surgery indication for rehab remote monitoring

Reflexion Health has updated its FDA-cleared procedure prep and recovery product for hip and knee replacement as it works on a new indication designed for back, spine and shoulder surgery. The updates include new additions geared for patients and on the provider side.

The remote monitoring business has also added services in response to interest from workers’ compensation companies.

The digital health company’s Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant or VERA enlists an avatar to guide users through the prescribed exercises to support their recovery remotely.

VERAHome does more in the way of helping people get their homes ready in the runup to a procedure, even simple things such as ensuring they have a walker or cane ready when they need it. Joe Smith, Reflexion Health CEO, said in a phone interview that customers asked the company to bring patients through a set of timely instructions so the providers could deliver additional context between what was happening to patients with the procedure and tasks patients needed to do based on each day of the rehab program.

On the flip side, VERAClinic offers greater data-based insights so providers can review the progress of their patients on predicted trajectories of recovery. Smith said the company also hopes to help quantify which rehabilitation exercises are helping people get better faster and which regimens are associated with more rapid recovery.

“By recording everything that happens all the time with these pats and linking it back to the database…we should be able to help institutions figure out the best way to get therapy done based on patient outcomes,” Smith said.

By Stephanie Baum | MedCity News

Image Credit: Reflexion Health


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