Xconomy: Study Determines VERA Is 'As Effective' & 'Less Costly' as Traditional Physical Therapy

Xconomy, a media company covering business and technology developments, recently highlighted the news from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) announcing “positive results” from the VERITAS study comparing our Virtual Exercise Rehabilitation Assistant (VERA™) physical therapy platform to traditional PT.

The findings from that study, a “randomized controlled clinical trial completed by nearly 300 people,” revealed that healthcare organizations who use VERA for post-acute care saw an average cost savings of $2,745 per patient “compared to those who underwent traditional physical therapy,” writes Sarah de Crescenzo in the article.

“The study determined the San Diego, CA-based startup’s system was as effective in reducing disability and improving knee function as traditional physical therapy, but less costly,” de Crescenzo writes. “The savings came from reductions in what’s called “post-acute” care—that’s services provided in long-term hospital care, a skilled nursing facility or rehabilitation care—and rehospitalizations, according to DCRI.”